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Food trucks in the hinterlands

greygarious Jun 15, 2013 12:34 PM

There does not appear to be a listing or general discussion of food trucks closer to 128 than to Boston. It's probably a short list. Offhand I can't think of much other than Fred's Franks in Wakefield and the itinerant strawberry truck that stationed itself in rotating Woburn locations when I worked there until 2007. I don't know if he's still around. I recently noticed Tijuana Trolley in North Billerica but know nothing about it, and have heard good things about Marko's Mediterranean Grill in Lowell.

Anything else?

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    grant.cook RE: greygarious Jun 15, 2013 12:42 PM

    Tenoch from Medford has a truck up in Burlington.. and I occasionally hit up Smokin' Dogs on Middlesex turnpike when he's there.. not really a truck, more like a covered trailer with a big green egg.

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      mcel215 RE: grant.cook Jul 1, 2013 03:15 AM


      Where is the Tenoch truck in Burlington parked and if you know hours, I'd appreciate it.



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      lc02139 RE: greygarious Jun 15, 2013 05:49 PM

      There is the blue ribbon truck in needham, fireflies in their parking lot for lunch, phil's old fashioned bbq in milford, nh for very good briskett.

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        greygarious RE: lc02139 Jun 15, 2013 08:46 PM

        Grant cook and lc02139, I realize I should have asked for locations, and included them as well.

        Fred's Franks is on the shores of Lake Quonapowett(sp?) off
        the 128 exit (go around the 129 rotary). The produce truck in Woburn was parked at the Library on Saturdays and there was another one sometimes at the parking lot on the southern shore of Horn Pond. I noticed Tijuana Trolley at the Habitat for Humanity parking lot on 3A, near CVS. Marko's is on Appleton St. near the Owl Diner.

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          opinionatedchef RE: greygarious Jun 16, 2013 12:31 AM

          the stwberry truck is on Washington St Woburn between Montvale Ave and Gingerbread Muffin. never have bought from him.

      2. trufflehound RE: greygarious Jun 16, 2013 07:40 AM

        Larry Joe's New England Fire Pit sets up at Westwood Lumber on rt 140 in Mendon. He's a Speed alum and does it exactly as he was taught. Good trip for a car, great for a motorcycle. Tues-Sat, 11:30- 6.
        Snappy Dogs in Hopkinton behind Colella's Market, not bad.
        Yummies for lobster rolls. Saw em at the Ashland Farmers Mkt yesterday.

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          RoyRon RE: greygarious Jun 16, 2013 08:51 AM

          Fred's Franks is still at the usual location right of Rte95/128 at the Rte 129 Wakefield exit. Still serving delicious hot dogs, a variety of sausages, kielbasa and linguisa all charcoal grilled to order.

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            JoeM RE: greygarious Jun 17, 2013 09:49 AM

            Cap't Marden's had previously parked it's Cod Squad truck on Washington St. in Wellesley, but the town essentially banned 'em. So, no trucks in Wellesley. I miss the burrito truck that used to park in Needham...


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              LStaff RE: greygarious Jun 18, 2013 06:18 AM

              Kefi's Kitchen services the Waltham area for lunch. They were also parked at the Waltham farmer's market on Saturday.


              Looks like Baja Taco comes out to Waltham on Thursdays for lunch too.

              1. StevenL57 RE: greygarious Jun 19, 2013 09:45 AM

                If anyone knows some reliable schedules for trucks outside the Boston area, please email them to me steve at hubfoodtrucks.com, so I can add that to the master schedule I "try" and maintain. The more the merrier!

                1. FinnFPM RE: greygarious Jun 19, 2013 10:13 AM

                  That 128 is considered "the hinterlands" is depressing to this MetroWesterner...

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                    hilltowner RE: FinnFPM Jun 19, 2013 10:43 AM

                    This WMass resident was thinking the same thing.

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                      hotoynoodle RE: FinnFPM Jun 30, 2013 07:40 AM

                      if not served by green, blue, red or orange line...


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