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7Nov/130

Short Leash Dogs Sit…Stay

 

The Sunny - grilled seasonal fruit, prosciutto, arugula, goat cheese, honey & cracked pepper served on naan with a chicken wiener.

The Sunny - grilled seasonal fruit, prosciutto, arugula, goat cheese, honey & cracked pepper served on naan with a chicken wiener.

Popular food truck Short Leash Dogs now has a permanent eatery where you can enjoy their naan wrapped gourmet hot dogs. Sit…Stay is located on Roosevelt Row and has an expanded menu of gourmet hot dogs, corn pups, soups, salads and more. They also share space with The Pie Hole, the permanent location of Mama Toledo’s food truck.

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4Jun/130

Q Up! BBQ Food Truck

QUp BBQ Food Truck

When hunger strikes follow your nose to the Q Up! BBQ food truck. This Phoenix food truck features smoked barbecue meats served traditionally or with a southwestern flair.  Popular menu items include their Gangsta Grilled Cheese, a grilled cheese sandwich with a generous portion of beef brisket stuffed inside with bacon and macaroni and cheese,  and their BBQ Pork Nachos, served with their slow-smoked pork on top of  house-made tortilla chips and finished with salsa and cheese.

Meat Platter - Instagram

If you are more of a barbecue traditionalist, you can order the Three Meat Plate that comes with mesquite slow smoked beef brisket, pulled pork, spicy sausage and a side.

You can find out where the Q Up! BBQ food truck will be next by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

The food truck craze has exploded in Phoenix with many opportunities to eat from these rolling gourmet “restaurants." We’ve eaten from many of the food trucks throughout Phoenix and wanted to highlight them individually for you. You can find the food trucks on a regular basis at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market  on Wednesday evenings from 5-8 p.m, Fridays from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. At the North Central Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and the Third Thursday of the Month at the Whole Foods Raintree location from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. There are always many more opportunities that you can find by following your favorite truck individually or by following the Phoenix Street Coalition. Bon Appétit! 

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15May/130

Liberty’s Biscuits Food Truck

Liberty's Biscuits food truck, phoenix food truck

Liberty’s Biscuits food truck centers around, you guessed it, the biscuit. But these aren't your grandma’s biscuits – owner Rachel Millard uses her biscuits as vessels for delicious fillings such as fried chicken, sausage gravy, eggs, bacon and even Nutella.

When it comes to comfort food my philosophy is to go big, or go home, so I tried The Liberty which comes with fried chicken, bacon, egg, cheese and gravy.

The Liberty, Liberty's Biscuits food truck phoenix

The Liberty

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28Feb/132

Jamburrittos Cajun Grille Express Food Truck

Jamburritos Truck

Jamburritos Cajun Grille Express chef, Michael Brown, took the Cajun food that he knew and loved and put a tortilla on it – making it Cajun food Phoenix style.

This popular Phoenix food truck brings New Orleans style food and turns it into a portable burrito, hence the Jamburritos name (get it, the popular Cajun jambalaya + burrito = jamburrito).

Catfish Jamburritto with hushpuppies

Catfish Jamburrito with hushpuppies

The Jamburritos Cajun Grille Express menu includes items like the Chicken Jamburrito made with chicken etouffee, jambalaya rice with smoked andouille sausage, Creole sauce, shredded Monterey jack cheese and shredded lettuce, a Catfish Jamburrito made with catfish, jambalaya rice with smoked andouille sausage, Cajun tartar, black bean salsa, shredded Monterey jack cheese and shredded lettuce, hungry yet? Make sure to keep an eye out for special menu items like crawfish etouffee, fried oysters and hushpuppies.

Vegetarian Breakfast Jamburritto

Vegetarian Breakfast Jamburrito

If you catch Jamburritos Cajun Grille Express at the Phoenix Public Market on Saturday mornings you can get one of their delicious breakfast Jamburritos with scrambled eggs and bacon.

You can find Jamburritos Cajun Grille Express regularly Monday – Thursday on Roosevelt between 4th and 5th streets  from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday evenings at the Phoenix Public Market from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Fridays at Food Truck Friday at the Phoenix Public Market from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and Saturday mornings at the Phoenix Public Market from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Make sure to follow Jamburritos Cajun Grille Express on Facebook and Twitter to find additional locations and times.

The food truck craze has exploded in Phoenix with many opportunities to eat from these rolling gourmet “restaurants." We’ve eaten from many of the food trucks throughout Phoenix and wanted to highlight them individually for you. You can find the food trucks on a regular basis at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market  on Wednesday evenings from 5-8 p.m, Fridays from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. At the North Central Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and the Third Thursday of the Month at the Whole Foods Raintree location from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. There are always many more opportunities that you can find by following your favorite truck individually or by following the Phoenix Street Coalition. Bon Appétit! 

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3Jan/131

The Maine Lobster Lady Food Truck

Who knew you could get fresh, authentic and delicious Maine lobster rolls right here in the desert?! The Maine Lobster Lady food truck brings gourmet lobster rolls to Phoenix seasonally from early winter to late spring.

The Maine Lobster Lady owner Diane Santospago spends her summers in, you guessed it, Maine, then brings back the delicious “ultimate white meat” to Phoenix.

I caught The Maine Lobster Lady at the Phoenix Public Market before she headed back to the East Coast last summer. I ordered the Maine Lobster Roll, Traditional Style with a blueberry lemonade. Hello, lover. This is what we desert dwellers have been missing. Succulent and delicious lobster. I could almost feel the ocean breeze and smell the salty air. I’ll be trolling Phoenix all winter long to get my lobster fix from The Maine Lobster Lady.

Make sure to catch The Maine Lobster Lady in Phoenix before she heads back to the East Coast. You can check where she’ll be on her calendar or follow The Maine Lobster Lady on Facebook and Twitter to find additional locations and times.

The food truck craze has exploded in Phoenix with many opportunities to eat from these rolling gourmet “restaurants." We’ve eaten from many of the food trucks throughout Phoenix and wanted to highlight them individually for you. You can find the food trucks on a regular basis at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market on Wednesday evenings from 4-8pm, Fridays from 11am – 1:30pm and on Saturdays from 8am – 1pm. At the North Central Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9am – 2pm, the Third Thursday of the Month at the Whole Foods Raintree location from 11:30am – 1pm. There are always many more opportunities that you can find by following your favorite truck individually or by following the Phoenix Street Coalition. Bon Appétit!

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24Oct/120

The Uprooted Kitchen Food Truck

The Uprooted Kitchen serves vegetarian and vegan food from their 1968 vintage Avion trailer.

While many of the food trucks in Phoenix have some sort of vegetarian option on their menus, food trucks dedicated solely to vegetarians (and vegans) are few and far between. Enter, The Uprooted Kitchen. The truck is run by Chad and Erin Romanoff who wanted to bring healthy food options to their community.

The Uprooted Kitchen's menu changes weekly, however they always have two salad choices, a quesadilla and an un-bun veggie burger. All of The Uprooted Kitchen’s dishes are freshly prepared with local ingredients. I recently tried Uprooted Kitchen at Food Truck Friday and was immediately addicted. I promptly visited them the very next week to get my fix.

The Uprooted Kitchen menu changes weekly, but they always have two salad options, an un-bun veggie burger and a cheese crisp.

The first salad bowl I tried was the soba noodle tofu bowl which came with kale, red cabbage, sesame soba noodles, marinated tofu, carrots, pickled cucumbers, corn, snap peas, and mushrooms served with a spicy lime peanut dressing and a house-made gluten free seeded cracker.

Soba Noodle Tofu Bowl

This noodle bowl was hearty and kept me full for the rest of the work day. You could tell how fresh everything in the bowl was, and as you can see by the photo below I finished every single last bit. Yum.

It's okay to lick the bowl, right?

Now, I was hooked. I went back to Food Truck Friday the next week to visit the Uprooted Kitchen food truck and this time I tried the quinoa kale salad bowl made with tofu, beets, mushrooms, snap peas, avocado, purslane and sunflower seeds with a sesame soy dressing and their signature house-made gluten free seeded cracker. Another win. I look forward to going back and trying one of the un-bun veggie burgers and quesadillas.

Kale Quinoa Salad

You can find The Uprooted Kitchen consistently at Food Truck Friday at the Phoenix Public Market every Friday from 11am – 1:30pm, then at JAM in Old Town Scottsdale from 6-8pm and at the Gilbert Farmers Market every Saturday from 7am – 11am… Make sure to follow The Uprooted Kitchen on Facebook and Twitter to find additional locations and times.

The food truck craze has exploded in Phoenix with many opportunities to eat from these rolling gourmet “restaurants." We’ve eaten from many of the food trucks throughout Phoenix and wanted to highlight them individually for you. You can find the food trucks on a regular basis at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market on Wednesday evenings from 4-8pm, Fridays from 11am – 1:30pm and on Saturdays from 8am – 1pm. At the North Central Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9am – 2pm, the Third Thursday of the Month at the Whole Foods Raintree location from 11:30am – 1pm. There are always many more opportunities that you can find by following your favorite truck individually or by following the Phoenix Street Coalition. Bon Appétit!

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