Laissez les bons temps rouler! A Taste of New Orleans’s Mobile Eateries

Need to satisfy a sweet tooth? Have a craving for Creole? Fancy a fried twist on an old favorite? No need to carve time out of your schedule for sit-down, eat-in dining if you’re eager to tour the streets of New Orleans –  simply head over to one of the many food trucks. Visitors aren’t the only ones on-the-go in the lively city of New Orleans; delicious food selections wander around the city looking for hungry patrons in need of a satisfying yet quick bite. Keeping up with New Orleans tradition, these traveling trucks of tastiness offer up highly diverse and flavorful options and can be spotted nearly anywhere in the city.

For a morning pick-me-up, you can check out Velvet to Geaux’s artisan coffees served out of their colorful Alice in Wonderland inspired food truck. You can also enjoy pastries and breakfast foods from Velvet to Geaux such as ham brie and fig melt or poptarts with homemade jam. For something more classic, Brigade Coffee’s old school Citroen H van encompasses a small coffee shop inside, equipped with espresso machine and coffee grinder. They approach coffee using lighter roasting profiles and South and Central American coffees.  (Source: http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/3-course-interview-shawn-parsons-of-brigade-coffee/Content?oid=2278439)

Hungry for an afternoon snack? Grab a slice of pizza at Theo’s Pizza Truck or any other comfort food favorite like wings and breadsticks. If you’re looking to eat on the healthier side, Theo’s also provides an array of flavorsome salads to choose from. For something more Cajun inspired Woody’s Fish Tacos tempts customers with an adventurous menu – serving grilled fish tacos, gator sausage and veggie black beans. The NOLA Truck gives visitors a taste of New Orleans traditional recipes on wheels – from blackened shrimp po-boys, to chicken and waffles. For a different take on New Orleans cuisine, Taceaux Loceaux fuses traditional NOLA favorites with fan-favorite tacos. Grilled cheese lovers can head over to Frencheeze, a gourmet sandwich food truck that creates some eclectic grilled-cheese inspired dishes – plus fried mac and cheese balls!

Taceaux Loceaux tacos courtesy of  Infrogmation of New Orleans via flickr.com

Taceaux Loceaux tacos courtesy of Infrogmation of New Orleans via flickr.com

Several food trucks in New Orleans offer hearty meals that you can eat after a long day of walking. One of them, Food Drunk, caters to a more adult taste, creating dishes for a bold palette. The Food Drunk truck satisfies a variety of tastes with foods ranging from greasy duck-fat fried potato wedges, to more exquisite options like pumpkin risotto balls stuffed with goat cheese. Louisiana Gulf Shrimp and Grit Cakes, Applewood smoked pig, and the King Cake Burger – a burger topped with gold, green and purple granulated sugar to resemble the famous Mardi Gras “King Cake” –  are all classics you’ll find here. Healthier menu choices are also provided such as jicama watermelon salad or Asian shrimp and noodle salad.

Treat yourself to something sweet and delectable at any number of dessert-friendly trucks. For cupcakes and baked goods check out Cupcakes and Company or NOLA Pie Guy, but if you’re looking to cool down, Melt Down has a variety of frozen treat pops to indulge in. Peace, Love and Sno-Balls serves customers New Orleans’s frozen classic “sno-balls”, finely shaved ice in the form of snow and flavored with cane sugar syrup.

These food trucks aren’t the only ones you will spot around New Orleans in your travels. There are plenty more to discover. For more information about food trucks of New Orleans, visit:

http://nolafoodtrucks.com/
http://roaminghunger.com/nol

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