After seeing the buzz around the food trucks in Orlando, I made a request a few weeks on Facebook that some of my Orlando friends must take me to one of the events. My new friend Marisa happily agreed to drag me to one.
In case you have not heard of food trucks, here’s the rundown. Some trucks come from already established as stand-alone restaurants. Some trucks are just the trucks. The trucks all meet in an area for a bazaar of sorts every Sunday in Orlando. However, you can catch them individually throughout the week if you follow their websites and catch where they’re going to be.
We arrived there sometime around 5:30 on Sunday evening, and even though it wasn’t officially opening until 6, there were already lines. I knew I was going to make Big Wheel my first stop! I had already heard how good they were from following other bloggers.
Marisa and I chose to order the Fried Grouper Cheek Slider sandwich (unpictured) and the Thai Red Coconut Curry Chicken Skewer.
Both were absolutely incredible! The chicken was so moist and seasoned so thoroughly!
If I remember correctly, the GTL Sausage was sausage, ricotta, spinach, and tomato sauce. Basically a lasagna sandwich.
The Mango Bourbon Kota was almost as delicious, but I think the terribly long wait clouded my opinion. I think I waited close to 30 minutes for my sandwich, and I honestly think they lost my order. I wasn’t the only one, either, who was wondering where their food was. I knew going into the evening that there would be waits because the food is obviously made fresh, but this was an extraordinarily long wait. But the sandwich was still tasty. You could actually taste chunks of mango. It’s basically a roll with the fluffy bread taken out and replaced with the pork, bourbon, and mango mixture stuffed inside and served with sweet chips with honey drizzled on top.
I was really psyched when I ran in to MomJovi at Wicked Wiches! Crazy how I’m so new here but I already run into people I know! It was so nice meeting her husband and daughter.
We took our meals back to her car to tailgate and chit-chat. After a long time of letting our food digest, we went back for dessert.
Mango Italian ice from Sunset Ice and a lime coconut parfait from Treehouse.
The Italian ice was sooo smooth and out-of-this-world delicious! The parfait was kind of bitter but still amazing! And both were just the right size to share and not feel stuffed.
It was a great, inexpensive night out with a great friend and great food!
Does your city have food trucks?