Saturday, July 2, 2011

Cook 'N Wheels - Mobile Food Truck in Nomi (Oh! And They're Legit!)

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 Post and Photos by Nomi Passenger

Mobile food trucks have become the new food movement in Minneapolis for two years now, and this is the first year that the food carts are licensed to serve at various locations in Nomi.  I had seen this food cart on the northwest corner of Penn and Lowry several times, and today was the perfect opportunity to check them out for a late lunch on the go.

The food cart is called Cook 'N Wheels and is run by a gal named Sarah and another guy, who was busy cooking so I didn't get to ask his name.  The menu is nothing fancy or rare, but from what I saw coming out of the food window it looked great. (Strawberry and Almond Chicken Salad?? Yes, Please!)  I had the Memphis style pulled pork sliders (2) for five bucks. Delicious, tangy, not too sweet; cold, crisp coleslaw on top. So good!

Sarah said they are sometimes at the So-Low parking lot (Lowry/Emerson) during the week, approximately 1 to 5. And they head to the corner of Penn and Lowry, directly across the street from The Goddess of Glass Gift Shoppe, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in late afternoon through the evening.

They have a facebook page and twitter which they use to send out their location plans on a daily basis. There are a few more photos on facebook also. Here's their self-description:

"Cook-n-Wheels is a mobile food truck that serves made to order deli sandwiches and Panini's, fresh salads, pulled pork sliders, brats and hot dogs, Greek yogurt parfaits, and much more! Come find us, we have something for everyone to enjoy!""

Click here for a great write up and food truck directory for the twin cities. ( I see they don't have this one, and there's the perfect spot to insert them in the directory)

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Anonymous said...

Mmmm Memphis pulled pork. Old home cooking. You ever lived in Memphis?

Johnny Northside! said...

I've gone through there driving a truck. I always sample the barbeque of cities famous for barbeque and, yes, I've had some in Memphis.