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Is Delaware ready for food trucks?

Just Plain Craig Jun 28, 2012 08:44 AM

I know we have lots of food carts, especially in Newark. But to my knowledge we only have a couple of trucks, one I see every now and then parked on King and 8th and Ms Vicky's Fish Truck parked on 12th St by the prison.

Are there any downstate?

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    Nanzi Jun 28, 2012 08:56 AM

    Not that I have seen in Dover in the last 20 years, except the Sabretts cart at the Post Office. Lower Slower Delaware = anything south of the canal. And Sussex, most southern of the 3 counties has tee shirts that say Delaware, the lower you go, the better it gets. DE is like going back in time, at least below the canal.

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      travelmad478 Jun 28, 2012 10:04 AM

      There's a Wilmington lunch truck at 11th and West (kebabs/felafel). I work a block away and had food from there once, but the felafel was fairly mediocre so I didn't feel any urge to return. I think they do a decent business.

      I wish there were better options, but I don't see the gourmet-style food trucks being able to get enough business here to support themselves. (Kind of like how gourmet restaurants don't get enough business to support themselves either.) Wilmington, at least, is not exactly a bastion of hipness that is crying out for kimchi tacos.

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        jessicheese Jun 28, 2012 02:44 PM

        I see the pizza truck every week at the farmers market in Rodney Square and he seems to do good business. How is Vicky's fish truck? I drive past each morning and am always intrigued. Looks shady, but that doesn't always equal bad.

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          Just Plain Craig Jun 29, 2012 05:50 PM

          I stopped there tonight to get my aunt a fish sandwich with greens and candied yams. She didn't eat it because she never heard of it before. But then again she's 98 and really grumpy this week.
          The fish is good, thate the only thing I ever had from there. The sides I got tonight smelled good and I'll eat it for lunch tomorrow/

        2. DeKitchenShare Jul 31, 2012 03:41 PM

          '...lots of food carts'? I've been living in Delaware for several years, but I'm not familiar with the carts in Newark. Which would you recommend?

          1. The Chowhound Team Aug 6, 2012 11:57 AM

            Folks, while we understand that zoning and political issues often come into play with food trucks, we'd ask that people not take discussions that are about the trucks that do exist off on that tangent. Please try to keep the focus on the chow at food trucks. Thanks!

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                dcjohnson Aug 26, 2012 03:25 PM

                Are there any authentic taco carts/trucks in De. or Southern Chester County?

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                  RC51Mike Aug 27, 2012 01:00 PM

                  On Rt. 273 east of Airport Rd near New Castle, De is a trailer that has good tacos and a few other things. It was called Rivera Taco but they don't presently have a sign. There's a place on Rt.40 opposite Fox Run shopping center by that name but don't know if it's related and haven't been there yet.

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                travelmad478 Oct 27, 2012 03:43 AM

                The NJ blog had a mention of the Dos Palmos (Puerto Rican) food truck on Maryland Ave. yesterday and says there will be an upcoming article about food trucks. Maybe there is a mini-trend.

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