The number of upscale food trucks on Dallas streets will increase significantly this month. Currently, there are about 16 active food trucks in Dallas and 8-10 in Ft. Worth. Some are more active than others and some are event-only trucks and trailers, but those numbers give you an idea of current activity. Now that the blazing summer is past and the glorious fall weather is upon us, we’ve got at least 6 new food trucks rolling out in the Dallas area. More importantly, all of these food trucks look like they are going to be deliver inexpensive, relatively fast food with innovative flavors.
An introduction to October’s lineup:
First on deck is The Butcher’s Son (TBS). We told you about TBS a couple of weeks ago. This is the truck that I’m nicknaming “Tailgater’s Dream.”. See their full menu after the jump. TBS #1 rolls this week and TBS#2 cranks up next week.
Next up is The Cup Cakin’ Machine, which is planning on starting operations October 8. Owner/pastry chef Ashley Green intends to feature unique flavors. One in particular caught my eye: a “buttermilk maple cupcake topped with bacon.”
You’ve got to love the name: The Good Karma Kitchen food truck. No guessing here as to which dining segment they are targeting: healthy, vegetarian, and gluten-free. Good Karma is planning on being on the streets of Dallas and Fort Worth towards the end of this month.
So-Cal Tacos plans on starting Fort Worth first, followed by Dallas. Owner/chef Scott Wooley wants to bring upscale Baja tacos topped with a “Killer Salsa” with a cool surfing vibe.
The Munch Box has their truck complete and is working on finalizing their menu. Owner/chefs Rob Vassilakos and Eric Foster intends on focusing on high end farm-to-table ingredients. The truck itself will feature monitors of the farms that Munch Box gets their produce from.
There are more coming in October, including Antojitos Cali-Mex and Lee’s Grilled Cheese. However, they are limited to only Fort Worth right now.
Jump for more pictures and menus!The menu from The Butcher’s Son suggests something for everyone in the family, big, hearty mid-west fare. TBS rolls truck #1 this week, #2 next week, and plans on adding more next February. This is the truck that I would want to come to my Superbowl Party.
The Cup Cakin’ Machine plans to start rolling this next weekend, on October 8 in Dallas. Owner/operator/chef Ashley Green is a high school physics teacher who turned into a pastry chef and now into a truck driver as well. The Cup Cakin’ Machine will be the first mobile cupcakery in Dallas, unless you count the ill-fated Dimples truck. Trailercakes doesn’t yet count, since they can’t get the trailer licensed just yet in Dallas. The Cup Cakin’ Machine plans to operate in the lunch to dinner segment, as well as private events. You can find their entire menu here.