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A Nashville Street Food Month Spotlight On Nashville Food Trucks On TV
by TJ Anderson
May 2016 (i.e. this month) brought the fourth annual Nashville Street Food Month, celebrating our city’s bounty of road-worthy food providers. There’s a lot to celebrate, too, with trucks that excel at everything from snow cones to savory crepes.
If you’re still getting to know Nashville’s food truck landscape, an easy place to explore: The Nashville Food Truck Association, whose membership includes 70-plus trucks from across the culinary spectrum. Highly recommended: Poke around the site, learn about what mobile Music City eateries are doing, and, if you’re inspired, make some plans to celebrate the month by meeting some for lunch.
For a somewhat quicker Nashville Street Food Month food truck tour, though, I figured I’d narrow things down a bit with the help of professional editors. Namely, the ones who work for food TV shows.
Respect for our city’s street food offerings spreads well outside the Davidson County borders, and Nashville food trucks’ steady appearances on food TV through the years is a good representation of that fact. Since I enjoy seeing our neighbors on TV as much as the next guy: Below, a look at some of my favorite local trucks’ TV time. They’re not all still rolling the same way they used to, but they’re all still serving in town in some form (and it’s all a good form). They say pictures are worth a thousand words, so hopefully these moving pictures should be worth… a whole bunch of words.
Nashville food trucks on TV
Traffics in: Southern food, much of it served on/with scratch-made biscuits
Traffics in: sweet and savory crepes
(Technically based in Spring Hill, where they have a “Southern Food Joint,” but the truck spends lots of time in Nashville.)
Traffics in: Southern food, with roots in the Delta.
Traffics in: gourmet grilled cheese and accompaniments
Traffics in: creative, cheese-stuffed gourmet burgers
Mas Tacos Por Favor
(Their East Nashville restaurant is where most of the Mas Tacos goes down these days, but the truck does go out for events and things.)
Traffics in: Fresh Mexican flavors, from tacos to elote to their famous chicken tortilla soup.
(Those folks have a cafe and catering biz now, but they’re also still on the road slinging food with the newer Funk Seoul Brother truck.)
Traffics in: global flavors (Funk Seoul Brother focuses on Korean and Japanese street food. Sushi Burritos can be had.)
Traffics in: “Vintage Mexican cuisine with a modern twist.”
Any favorite Nashville food truck TV appearances you’d like to add? Drop a link in the comments, I’d love to see!
TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....
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