Anybody who’s been keeping an eye on food news around Roanoke and the New River Valley has probably noticed that several food trucks have opened for business over the past year or two. It’s an exciting trend and I’m thrilled to see it growing here in Southwest Virginia.
Trucks are allowed to stay as long as they want on private property with the owner’s permission, but if they’d like to park downtown, they must follow parking rules like anyone else.
It started as a localized trend, but over the past three years, food-truck dining — a newer segment of the Arizona restaurant industry — has blown up into a Valley-wide movement.
Food trucks have been agrowing trend in Anchorage, and now there's a weekly meeting place to find most of them for lunch. The Food Truck Carnival takes places every Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., in the overflow parking next to Chilkoot Charlie's on Spenard Road.
I knew I wanted to do something with food. I liked the idea of cupcake trucks and the hominess of products such as cupcakes and cookies, but I felt like there were a lot of cupcake trucks out there.
The food truck trend at colleges and universities has followed the food truck trend nationwide. It’s taken off so quickly, and colleges are clamoring to jump into it because it’s a nice convenient way for them to serve students on campus
VANCOUVER’S STREET-FOOD SCENE has come a long way since it was dominated by hot dogs several years ago, and it keeps on getting better. Trucks and stalls offering Indian curries, fish tacos, vegan burgers, freshly pressed juices, and more now line urban streets.
If the idea of eating food from the back of a van doesn't sound very appealing, you'll be happy to hear that the trend for street food is taking a new direction - namely coming off the street and into your kitchen.