Two weeks ago city commissioners voted to allow vendors to start applying for food truck licenses.
Grand Rapids Art Museum managers expect to feature of rotation of food trucks on the Wege Plaza next to Rosa Parks Circle this summer, starting with the first confirmed truck, A Moveable Feast, which soft-opened downtown this past week.
Ann Arbor restaurateur Sava Lelcaj is ready to take on her newest venture, five months after she opened a Spanish tapas restaurant downtown.
The food truck is getting a makeover in the next couple weeks before General’s Mobile Coney is up and running. The truck will visit different office parks in Ann Arbor and will also be used for events.
In Kalamazoo, city officials organized weekly “Lunchtime Live” events at Bronson Park over the summer. What was meant to promote the area’s noon hour inadvertently became an ideal venue for food trucks, said Rob Bauckham, the city’s assistant planner.
Lee develops the mobile menu himself, offering seasonally-inspired creations as well as “playful” ones—from nachos, tacos, and sandwiches to breakfast burritos and more. Lee’s mission to “feed the masses not the classes” lends itself to having “fun with food” through his food truck. Look for What The Truck to be out somewhere during ArtPrize.
The Organic Gypsy is in its second year of operation, serving menu items such as sea palm fettucini with pumpkin seed pesto and goat cheese sandwiches.
Food trucks have become an important part of downtown life across the country and they offer many advantages over a traditional restaurant apart from being mobile. Paul Lee is co-owner of the Winchester, a brick-and-mortar restaurant as well as What the Truck, a food truck that has been around since 2010.
At the public hearing on September 12, the Planning Commission decided to allow food trucks near the Grand Rapids Art Museum.