Rolling Restaurants: New Food Trucks in Downtown Boston

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Posted April 23, 2014 by Cheryl Fenton in Downtown Boston
French macaroons are served at Cameo Macaron.

Heading out to dine in the winter can be pretty black and white. Strolling the streets on the way to a restaurant and you’re surrounded by black ice and white snow. I’m not saying you have to stay in all winter, but let’s just say delivery can be more appealing, especially when it’s 10 degrees outside.

However, it’s spring, it’s a different story. Patios are beginning to open, strappy sandals are coming out to play, and being seated inside suddenly becomes a constraint. Enter the new food trucks in Boston.

This spring, you’ll soon be looking at an array of local food trucks, which translate to an array of colors on the sidewalk dining scene. Think pink French macarons, green organic salads, burgundy BBQ sauces and a bright red tomato sauce on a piping hot piece of ‘za.

Here are a few food trucks slated to hit the downtown area when the season starts in April. Check their individual Facebook pages and Twitter feeds for up-to-date information so you can track down these rolling restaurants.

Cameo Macaron: Channeling her Parisian apartment within walking distance from the Ladurée (one of the original macaroon retailers) on the Champs-Élysées, owner Kinesha Goldson brings a oui bit of France to Boston with her new truck, Cameo Macaron. With flavors such as salted caramel crunch, chocolate raspberry, currant, rose petal, and Nutella, I plan on giving these tasty treats a starring role, not just a cameo.

Moyzilla: Make way for dumplings. And with a cute green dragon gracing the truck’s side, you can’t go wrong. This Asian fusion truck will offer things like yakitori and gyoza (I can’t wait to try out their “animal-style” dumpling inspired by the fast-food chain In-N-Out Burger). Their meats are hand-cut, and their sauces are homemade. Every dumpling is “folded with love.” Awwww, thanks!

Stoked Wood Fired Pizza Co.: Sure, it took six hours for five men to install the 6,000-pound wood-fired pizza oven in the truck, but how else can they deliver (so to speak) Boston’s only wood-fired pies on the go in this bright red gem on wheels? The owners of this new truck are Scott Riebling of the band Letters to Cleo, and Toirm Miller, from the former Copley cart Jack and the Bean Bowl. They promise gooey cheese, fresh pesto, vine-ripened tomatoes, and smoked meats, so let’s face it. . . . I’m stoked.

Lilian’s Smokin’ Rack Barbecue: Barbecue from a native Texan? Yes, please! Though Lilian Wang’s dry rubs and spices can be purchased on Etsy.com, you can now discover them from her BBQ truck, too. Whether it’s spicy or sweet, beef brisket or wings, they’re finger-licking good.

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Zo on the Go serves up the same authentic Greek gyros as their local Zo Boston shops. Photo courtesy of Zo on the Go.

Zo on the Go: Finding good food from new food trucks in Boston shouldn’t be all Greek to you. Or should it? This mobile version of the already loved Green gyro place offers authentic Greek rotisserie made with either chicken or 100 percent lean pork, wrapped in warm flatbread with tzatziki sauce. They’ll also have spanakopita, salads, and a tuna pita wrap that is zo good. Look for the sleek black and white truck.

Whether you’re munching on a main meal or you just happen to be strolling by with a rumbling stomach, with Boston food trucks, not only is spring in the air, but so is the scent of something delicious.

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