Mainstreet.com recently published a list of their choices for the best food trucks in America. While there are the usual suspects such as Calexico Carne Asada (not actually a food truck) and Dessert Truck (which is now a storefront) in New York and Kogi Korean BBQ, Skillet and Buttermilk Truck in L.A., there were a few left-field choices too. Click here to see them, as well as to read a (very) short history of food trucks.
However, our favorite part of the article is their short history of food trucks:
“Food trucks have been around for decades. Actually, if you consider the chuck wagon, created in 1866, mobile eateries have been around for well over a century. Of course, the first diner, established in 1872, was actually a food truck. Creator Walter Scott parked his horse-drawn freight wagon in front of the Providence Journal offices and sold hard-boiled eggs and sandwiches to its workers.” [mainstreet.com]
Gotta love the chuck wagon shout-out.