Meal on Wheels: The Fuel Cafe Food Truck is a Taco Wagon
The city of Memphis passed an ordinance allowing food trucks in May, but until a few weeks ago, there weren’t any on the streets. Just when we were all starting to wonder what the hold up was, the Fuel Food Truck hit the streets.
(Apparently, the hold up is that the trucks have to be inspected, and it’s a lengthy process. Read more about it in the Memphis Flyer.)
For the past two weeks, Fuel Cafe’s mobile unit has been spotted downtown, near the U of M and on Broad Ave.
Today, I caught the Fuel Truck while it was parked at the corner of Monroe and Front downtown during lunch.
The menu is pretty simple, but it changes frequently. Today, the options were tacos (chicken, beef, vegan and veggie), grilled cheese, a few side items and brownies. All of it was $7 or less.
I tried the chicken tacos, which were shredded chicken topped with salsa, cheese, and cilantro. They were just a little bit spicy and plenty filling (way more filing than you’d think they’d be for how cheap they are). They’re really portable, packaged in a paper to-go tub, sort of like you’d get at a ballpark. The guys in the truck will wrap them up for you, or you can be like me and shove them in your mouth while you’re walking.
The Fuel Food Truck takes cash and credit cards (via an iPhone attachment that will email or text your receipt to you). You can find out where the truck is parked daily on Facebook and @fuelfoodtruck on Twitter.