Meet the Hot Mess Food Truck (aka burritos on wheels)

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 5th 2015 2501 3

Are you a hot mess? Do you have any friends who are "a hot mess"? Are you a well-adjusted, put together individual who just likes burritos? A hot mess who likes burritos? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you'll want to know all about the Hot Mess Burritos Food Truck. 

  Hot Mess Food Truck 1

A few months back, I had tasty, tangy, and very filling veggie breakfast burrito at Hot Mess when I saw their truck parked at the Cooper Young Farmer's Market. I highly recommend it. I caught up with Hot Mess co-founder Will Freiman recently to ask him five quick questions.

1. Holly: When did you start Hot Mess food truck and why? 
Will: Brad Sheffield and I opened Hot Mess on September 25, 2014. We both wanted to offer filling food that was on the healthier side. 

Hot Mess Food Truck 3
Aforementioned black bean veggie burrito.

2. Holly: What makes your food different than, say, a regular chain burrito? 
Will: We bake everything and try to use as little oil as possible.  Also, we try to source our food as local as we can, which should get easier as the seasons change. For now our catfish is Pride of the Pond out of Tunica Co. and all our sweet potatoes come from Senatobia. 

We hand roll all our tortillas, and I am proud to say we use unbleached, non enriched flour. We also make all the sauces, my favorite is the habanero, but most folks go for the roasted tomato.

Hot Mess Food Truck 2

3. Holly: What's on the menu?
[ed. note: Will sent me this photo of the menu, which is pretty straightforward: a few different kinds of burritos from $4 to about $10 with your choice of toppings and sauces. He explained that the chili isn’t always on the menu, and things are subject to change seasonally.]

Hot Mess Menu

4. Holly: Where can people find you? 
Will: You can catch us pretty regularly at the Cooper Young farmers market, and the breweries around town. We love setting up at Memphis Made. Drew and Andy make everything easy and awesome. People like them give me loads of hope for the future of our fair city. 

[ed note: Drew and Andy are the owners of Memphis Made.] 

Hot Mess Food Truck 4
An in-depth look inside the black bean veggie burrito.

5. Holly: Is this your and Brad's full time job or do you have a Bruce Wayne type of situation? (Yes I am comparing burrito making to being Batman.)
Will: This is our full time gig. Follow us on Twitter @hotmessmemphis to see where we set up for lunches, and keep your eyes open for us at some great events coming up next month and this spring.

Go there: 

Hot Mess Food Truck

Various locations on different days. Follow on Twitter for exact location. Common spots:
– Memphis Made
– Wiseacare
– High Cotton
– Cooper Young Farmer's Market (Saturday mornings)

Twitter: @hotmessmemphis
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hotmessthetruck

 


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. […] 2. Holly: What makes your food different than, say, a regular chain burrito? Will: We bake everything and try to use as little oil as possible. Also, we try to source our food as local as we can, which should get easier as the seasons change. For now our catfish is Pride of the …read more […]

  2. Keshia says:

    Way to go, Will!  Can't wait to try out Hot Mess soon.

  3. Connie Seabolt says:

    I am proud to say I know the owner of Hot Mess and have for 30 years!  Try one of his burritos or just stop by for an interesting conversation with this guy!  He's awesome!  

  4. Awesome! I can't wait to try it!  Hurry up Spring weather!!

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