The results are in, and you, readers, have chosen the top five food trucks for the Edible Baja Arizona Food Truck Shout Out!
And the winners are…
In fifth place, with 14 votes, is Pin-Up Pastries, a mobile dessert shop making your life “just a little sweeter,” as their Facebook page professes. The company is the child of Tracy Santa Cruz and Tracey Nahrwold. It was always Santa Cruz’s dream to run a cupcake or dessert truck, and Nahrwold was trained at Cordon Bleu; together, they took 5th place at the World Dessert Championship in 2013, and they continue to combine their culinary backgrounds and passions to provide tasty desserts for Southern Arizona.
Fourth place went to Zany Beaver, which received 15 votes. The food truck, owned by Dianne and Craig Brewer and inspired by their Canadian roots, offers up variations on the classic Canadian dish poutine, which consists of potatoes covered in cheese curds and gravy. Their Facebook page calls their food “Canadian Comfort Food à Québécoise” which translates to “in the style of Quebec.” The Brewers’ goal is to show Tucsonans and tourists a Canadian delicacy.
Bam Bam Truck, which serves up Mexican Asian Fusion street food with a gourmet twist and unique flavors, took third place with 21 votes. One of their signature dishes, as listed on Facebook, is the ramen burger, which piles a beef patty, arugula, Swiss cheese, a fried egg, kimchi, bacon, scallions and a secret sauce between two ramen buns for a unique combination of flavors.
Second place, with 30 votes, is the Twisted Tandoor, which is a gourmet food truck that offers Indian grilled meats and curries, as well as vegan and gluten-free options. Among their dishes described on Facebook are chicken tikka masala, a tandoori chicken quesadilla, and a chana samosa, which is made with chickpeas instead of meat to provide customers with a tasty vegetarian option.
And now, the moment you all have been waiting for … taking First Place in the eBA Food Truck Shout Out is Veg-in-a-Box, with 42 votes! According to their Facebook page, Veg-in-a-Box is a GMO-free, soy-free, gluten-free, vegan fusion food truck that has “excellent food that even the most carnivorous will enjoy,” and is dedicated to providing customers with healthy choices. Some of the options available at Veg-in-a-Box are kombucha, green juices, and smoothies created by Chef Erik Korchmaros Plascencia.
Though we can profile only five, some of the honorable food truck mentions are Lucky Girl Café, Planet of the Crepes, DC Jumbie, Tucson Fat Noodle, and Two Ladies Cooking. Stay tuned to see your favorite food trucks profiled and learn more about these restaurants-on-wheels!
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