Saint Paul Food Truck Adventure

Saint Paul Wednesday Food Truck Scene

Saint Paul Wednesday Food Truck Scene

This summer, Saint Paul, MN invited several food trucks to park at Kellogg Blvd. and Wabasha St. on Wednesday’s at lunchtime.  We walked down there to see what it was all about.  I’ve been a big fan of the concept of food trucks and street vendors for a long time.  It’s nice to see them gaining a real following in the Twin Cities.  Food trucks and push carts lower the barrier of entry into the restaurant scene and provide an additional revenue stream for existing restaurants.  Plus, there’s nothing like eating something on a bun while standing on the sidewalk in the city — especially when you are joined by a few hundred other folks with the same idea.

There were 6 vendors lined up on Kellogg Blvd at about noon.  Here’s today’s roster:

Fork in the Road — Classic American lunch options like salad, subs, and brats. What makes them special?  Fresh Pineapple Snowcones!

Fork In The Road Food Truck

Fork In The Road Food Truck

 

Magic Bus Cafe — Mainly serves hotdogs.  There are several variations available.  What sets them apart?  Seating for 8 inside the bus!

Magic Bus Cafe

Magic Bus Cafe

Gastrotruck — Self-described Gastropub on wheels.  Specializes in sustainably produced ingredients at reasonable prices.  There are lots of different sliders on the menu.
Gastrotruck

Gastrotruck

128 Mobile Cafe — Salads and sandwiches.  Also features one-third rack of ribs with chips and cole slaw and a new fresh fish sandwich each week.
128 Mobile Cafe

128 Mobile Cafe

Chef Shack — Farm-to-truck food items.  Burgers, tacos, brats.  Signature drink — the Arnie Palmer.
Chef Shack

Chef Shack

Romocky Cheddar Bratz & Dogs — Brats filled with piping hot cheddar cheese and hot dogs cooked on a grill.  Several options and condiments are available.  Really reasonable prices.
Romocky Cheddar Bratz & Dogs

Romocky Cheddar Bratz & Dogs

What’s the best food you’ve had from a food truck or street vendor?  Leave your comments below!
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  • Anonymous

    It’s a toss up between…the Bison Burger with bacon ketchup & avacodo on it and the Pulled Pork Tacos with spicy slaw on it

  • Mom

    Very informative. Wish that Milwaukee would advertise the same………..Glad you’re still alive from the games last night…….Mom

  • http://www.backyardlifeblog.com Raun Lauterbach

    Does Milwaukee have a food truck scene? I was surprised at how many food trucks there are in St. Paul and Minneapolis. Both cities eased their laws on food trucks in the past year and it has just blown up!

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