Summer Food Trends: Food Trucks and Street Food – UPDATE

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][container][text_output]As warmer weather approaches and more consumers look for cuisines they can enjoy while being outdoors, food trucks and street food are lining the curbs and sidewalks. In a recent article onMeat&, TGI Friday’s announced the launch of their Handcrafted America Tour—featuring food sampling trucks that will tour multiple cities in the U.S. that will serve free bites from their new menu. As we’ve reported in previous blog posts and as you’ll see below, food trucks and street food continue to be leading trendsetters in new culinary developments for corporate chefs and the R&D crowd.

As you travel on vacation this summer or if you happen to be out enjoying the day and come across a food truck or sample some street food cuisine, take a photo and send it to us. We’re always on the lookout for interesting examples that we can share.

Street Food in Europe

Originally Posted: Jan. 16, 2013

Author: Mark Hughes

Food trucks and street food continue to receive a lot of attention in the U.S. and have become a leading trendsetter in new culinary developments for corporate chefs and the R&D crowd. With all this national buzz, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at how street food translates in Europe, where there are centuries of history in food markets and street food stalls.

Our international food marketing correspondent took a European river cruise, stopping off at street food markets in several major cities. Looking through the photos that were sent, we noticed several interesting differences in how street food is prepared and presented in Europe, versus major U.S. cities. Onsite preparation of raw ingredients is usually banned in the U.S., while it is a staple of European street vendors. Products like dairy and eggs, that require refrigeration in the U.S., are just as often presented in open air displays without refrigeration in Europe. Wines and liquors, heavily regulated in the U.S., are much more commonly available in European street markets. The photos on the side show several interesting examples.[/text_output][/container][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][rev_slider_vc alias=”streetfoodeurope”][/vc_column][/vc_row]