Today, I went with my family to Food Truck Station in Hipódromo de Palermo, Buenos Aires. It was great to see creative food truck designs and have a taste of gourmet fresh food at accessible prices. From Mexican tacos to African sandwiches, from crepes to smoothies and everything in between, there is a choice for everyone.
The food truck revolution arrived to Buenos Aires and seems to be here to stay. This trend originated in in 2008 when economic crisis struck the US and chef started to offer novel, inexpensive foods on wheels to customers in cities across America. But it´s not only about costs, with an eye toward wholesomeness and sustainability, a taste for local ingredients, and sophisticated use of social media food trucks are a trend that’s still gaining speed. In Buenos Aires, food trucks and street food carts are not new. Carritos (little trucks) of the Costanera (River Plate coastline) are famous for their meat and chorizo sandwiches (choripán). But, food trucks are not allowed to park on Buenos Aires streets..yet. They only are showing up in events and festivals, like the one I went today. There is an antique law that doesn´t contemplate this kind of food trucks. By now you have to follow food trucks on social media to know where they are.
Here Buenos Aires food truck list:
Nomade: varied fresh sandwiches, vegetarian, min pao. facebook.com/nomade.comidarica
Hollywood dogs: American style hot dogs. facebook.com/hollywoodperros
Morfa: varied sandwiches, crepes and slow cooked beef. facebook.com/morfafoodtruck
Bon Bouquet: French food, crepes. facebook.com/bonbouquetcreperie
Manduca: salads, organic foods, bagels. facebook.com/manducafoodtrucks
Maria Felix: Mexican tacos, quesadillas, nachos. facebook.com/RestMariaFelix
Coffee House: coffee store, sándwiches, vegetarian. www.facebook.com/thecoffeeavenuelatam
Santiago Giorgini: celebrity chef, varied food. www.facebook.com/santigiorgini
Paraje Arevalo: signature cuisine. www.facebook.com/parajearevaloba
Logia Food Truck: pulled pork sándwiches. www.facebook.com/logiafoodtruck
La Arepería de Buenos Aires: arepas 100% corn.
Chef Abdala: middle eastern food, falafel, tagine, baklava. www.facebook.com/Chef-Abdala-1596859290587081/
Green eat: healthy, organic. www.facebook.com/greeneat
Light cooking: low calorie gourmet food. www.facebook.com/LightCookingAR
La Cabrera: Argentinean, meats. www.facebook.com/lacabrerabsas
Compañía de chocolates: coffee, desserts, artisan ice cream. www.facebook.com/CompaniaDeChocolates
Café Martinez: coffee shop, desserts, sandwiches. www.facebook.com/CafeMartinezSitioOficial
Sin fronteras: tacos, burgers, vegetarian. www.facebook.com/Sin-Fronteras-Food-Truck-1564715040439810/
Gypsy club: varied, international cuisine. www.facebook.com/GypsyClub-Food-Truck-993346544020756/
Peugeot Lounge: tapas, bar food. www.facebook.com/PeugeotLounge?fref=ts
La Comarca: variety of gourmet pizzas. https://www.facebook.com/LaComarcaPizzas/
Retro Food Truck: varied foods, from grilled meats to fondue. https://www.facebook.com/RetroFoodTruck/timeline
Hollywood dogs: the typical hot dogs from U.S. cities like New York, Chicago, Florida, Philadelphia with amazing sauces. https://www.facebook.com/hollywoodperros/
Buenos Aires Street Food: burguers, hot dogs, corn dogs, roll, with vegetarian options. http://www.bastreetfood.com/
Sunae Asian Cantina: the best philipino, thai cuisine in BA goes to the streets. https://www.facebook.com/SunaeAsianCantina/
YES Mobile Food: burguers, tacos, pizzas, empanadas and sandwiches. http://www.yesmobilefood.com
Delphos: gourmet mediterranean cuisine (italian, greek). http://delphoscm.com.ar/
Nerca: the reivindication of beef dishes! https://www.facebook.com/mundonerca
Delirio Cocina Rodante: sandwiches and the specialty is the philly cheese steak sandwich! https://www.facebook.com/deliriococinarodante/
Rex: the best Chivitos (barbecued baby goat) from Uruguay gastronomy and other grilled meats. https://www.facebook.com/REX-Las-Lomas-1520363184869332/
Updated 05-24-16. Please share information about your favorite trucks!
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