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Local Flavor: Food Trucks

These food trucks set the farm-to-fork concept on wheels. Most trucks have a regular rotation of lunchtime locations around the city, but inclement weather or private parties can keep them off the streets—and make it a challenge to track them down.




Chris Edwards

HARVEST MOON GRILLE CART
The cart that spawned the restaurant of the same name still roams the streets and, like its namesake, serves up dishes created with ingredients sourced within one hundred miles of the city. On most days there are two dishes to choose from ranging from $7 to $9. ggfarm.com

MAKI TACO
This taco truck uses local ingredients and lets you customize your own tacos, from the basic filler (veggie, chicken, fish, shrimp, or steak) to the toppings (seasonable vegetables, peanuts, sesame seeds), sauce, and shell. Or order one of their signature tacos, like the Sweet & Sour Shrimp, with red peppers, onions, and tempura flakes in a soft shell (three for $8.50). 704-380-0381, makitaco.com

ROAMING FORK

This “bistro on wheels” serves up local products as sandwiches, soups, and tacos, along with inventive side items like fried deviled eggs. 321-229-1485, roamingfork.net

ROOTS FARM FOOD
Executive Chef Craig Barbour supplies his truck with produce from local farms, including his own, to create a true farm-to-truck experience. Menu items change daily, and often include grab-and-go fare like sandwiches and tacos, plus sides like coffee braised black beans and cilantro infused rice. rootsfarmfood.com

THE TIN KITCHEN

The Tin Kitchen’s Chef de Cuisine Charlie Reid and Chef/Owner David Stuck create daily specials to spotlight local ingredients on their taco-centric menu. A typical item: Drunken Chicken Tacos ($7), with pulled chicken, apples, and raisins braised in Sherry and topped with fresh greens and goat cheese crumbles. 704-750-0477, thetinkitchen.com

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