The Food Truck Phenomenon

Posted on April 27, 2016 | By Brittany Hammer

If you take a walk around the downtown Madison area any afternoon during the week you are sure to come across a plethora of delicious smelling food trucks. And now that spring is here everyone wants to get out and enjoy the sunshine, so why not also indulge some fabulous food while you’re at it?

There’s no denying that food trucks are becoming a larger part of our expanding food options. Here in the Madison area we have more than 50 food trucks ranging from cupcakes to Vietnamese food located in areas such as the Capitol Square, Epic Campus, and Library Mall (check them all out here!). And the best part about them? Quick, affordable food that you can either enjoy while you walk or take back to work with you.

Food trucks have become so popular that in Madison a group of UW grads that have started a blog about the best food trucks around – Madison Street Eats. Their reviews rate the food on a 1-5 plate scale in categories such as price, speed, deliciousness, and authenticity as well as some really tempting photos.

If you’d rather admire the food truck experience from the comfort of your couch, Netflix has a wonderful movie that you can indulge in – Chef. The movie will not only make you want a Cubano really badly but will also make you want to quit your day job and start a food truck. No joke. Check out the trailer here!

And if all of this hasn’t tempted you enough to go out and sample some of Madison’s portable food, let us give you three more reasons: beef kabab roll, hummus sandwich, and Lunchtime in Albuquerque. Ranging from $3-$5, these items are full of flavor and you can’t find them anywhere else in town where they taste so good. Read more here!

Do you have some favorite food trucks in Madison? If so, please leave a comment below so that we can check them out!

Cheers everyone!

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