Sometimes, a really good idea bends the rules a little. Not that it’s out-of-bounds, it’s just out of the box. And when that happens, you have get some wacky/interesting/‘new’ results. You get a new creation.
Well, in the food truck world, that same principle holds true. Not all food trucks stick to the rules.
Below are some of our favorite truck weirdos (in no particular order). Have a look for yourself!
Maximus Minimus brings the bacon through the Seattle area! With an innovative truck you can’t miss, if pork sandwiches or good dining is what you’re looking for, Maximus Minimus has the bacon bakin’!
This food truck began as a vision of Mr. Kurt Dammeier. After making pork sandwiches at work one day, and getting good feedback, he decided to continue providing food for his hungry co-workers and anyone else who’d like some of what’s cookin’. After he met with a local designer, he took his vision to the road, feeding hungry customers every summer.
The Gecko Bus
Up in Canada, the Gecko Bus brings tacos to everyone in Halifax who dares to meet the Gecko! Without the bus seats, the Gecko Bus forms an indoor mobile restaurant, allowing customers to walk right in.
Habaneros Modern Taco Bar
Habaneros Modern Taco Bar rolled this food truck out for the masses. Chef inspired, this restaurant-on-wheels extends its customer-centric, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and lactose-intolerant offerings beyond the restaurant. It continues its FLAD theme (Fresh, Local, Affordable, and Delicious) and adjusts its climate control, making the bus as innovative as the company.
The Roving Mammoth
The Roving Mammoth reaches where food trucks won’t go. Right on top of a snowcat, the Mammoth climbs snow and ice like no other, bringing skiers warm burritos, just when they want ‘em – only in Mammoth Lakes, California.
Designed by a 40-year Mammoth Mountain operations specialist, this food truck has over 300 horse power and serves breakfast and lunch only at the Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort. What an idea?
I wonder if it gets good gas mileage…?
Bridgeport Pastry has innovated its food truck…’electrically’. You won’t find this baby at a gas station, because this food truck runs on electricity. Find pastles, British savory pies, and other baked delights in Chicago, Illinois.
A bakery with the idea to serve customers efficiently, Bridgeport Pastry takes advantage of technological innovation. Making donuts, cakes, buns, cookies, danishes, and more, this gem has plenty of good feedback and and has become a neighborhood icon.
Shattering expectations, Del Popolo brings pizza making right in front of its customers. In San Francisco, California, you can find this shipping-container-made-food-truck cooking pizza the old-fashioned way, with customers watching it happen.
Having won praise as the one of the top 100 restaurants in San Francisco 2 years in a row, Del Popolo is an example of a food truck stemming into a restaurant. In 2012, Del Popolo only had a mobile pizzeria, but today, it has a brick-and-mortar. Innovation, the other way around.
With different ideas comes new innovations, both in the food truck world and outside it. There are many more examples that have been brought to creation…these are just a few. What will the next one be?