I think I love food trucks so much because they remind me of that excitement I had as a child when I saw the ice cream truck coming down the street. The ice cream truck would slowly come down the street playing melodic music summoning every little boy and girl to break open their piggy bank and spend their life savings of 7 years on bomb pops, ice cream sandwiches, and frozen slushy cups. But in comes the popularity of the food truck, my childhood delight of buying ice cream from a truck has now been replaced with purchasing savory mouth watering eats like truffle mushroom quesadillas, duck confit sauteed with chili and thai basil, or a caramel cupcake topped with Guinness buttercream, chocolate sauce, and peanuts. Are you drooling yet?? So now you can understand my excitement when I visited Tasty Tuesdays for the first time in The Milk District of Orlando.
Let's start with Tasty Tuesdays being held in an area named The Milk District. About 10-15 food trucks are parked in a lot right across the street from a large dairy factory, T.G. Lee Dairy. It takes up a block or two of the area, hence the name The Milk District. Now that we've gotten that out the way, let's get to the good stuff…the food!
I was in food truck heaven! Each food truck had a menu that was so irresistible! That was the hardest part, deciding on which food truck I would try, even though styrofoam containers were offered if you'd like to take some tasty morsels home. There was a BBQ food truck, a taco food truck, and a food truck serving authentic Portuguese cuisine…the choices were endless! However being that I'm a Texas gal and I don't play about my barbeque, I opted for a chicken barbecue sandwich from Caro-Bamo. The Caro-Bamo food truck not only had ridiculously amazing barbecue, but is ran by a dynamic husband and wife duo. They brought their love and skill of making great barbecue together and started up Caro-Bama. You'll not only fall in love with the food, but also the charm of this couple. I guess the love shows up in the flavor, because it lived up to my snobbish barbecue taste buds.
I decided I would try something from a different food truck on the side. Bem Bom's Bomb Fries were the perfect complement to my barbecue sandwich. French fries were tossed in Thai basil, Thai chili peppers, white truffle oil, and fresh grated parmesan cheese. I was in total food heaven!
There was no way I was having dinner without dessert, the Yum Yum Cupcake truck took care of that. Once again I had a battle with making a decision, with names like Midnight Snack, Dom Berrignon, Smut Cake, and Peanut Butter Choco-Rama it was the most deliciously difficult decision. Dom Berrignon was the winner, a superbly moist strawberry cupcake covered in homemade strawberry cream cheese and champagne buttercream. I so should have bought the Foxy Four, instead of the Lonely One, but I was trying to show some self-restraint.
Tasty Tuesdays in Orlando is a fun event for all. There were families with their children in strollers munching on snacks and even cute little dogs joining in on the food truck festivities. Tasty Tuesdays goes down every Tuesday from 6:30pm-10pm and features a rotating roster of the best food trucks in Orlando every Tuesday. No need to chase the food trucks down like our days as a kid chasing down the ice cream truck. The food trucks will be right there waiting for ya', ready to satisfy your appetites!
As always thanks for reading guys!
Pamilla The SoloTravelMuse