Food trucks are a staple to downtown Portland Oregon residents. They have created an enthusiastic fan base among the downtown Portland lunch crowd. What was once thought of as an unappetizing meal, is now the hottest culinary focus. The explosive popularity can be attributed to the Food Network show The Great Food Truck Race, which have increased awareness of the of culinary chops behind the meals on wheels.
Today’s top chefs are taking their talent to the streets, as they pop up around town. The food cart following are loyal and dedicated to keeping Portland food cart friendly. The main food carts downtown are along SW Alder, between 9th-11th Street. They are such a Portland landmark that The Amazing Race Reality TV show featured them in 2008, as a “Must Visit” when in Portland. The appetizing food attracts tourist, locals and celebrities alike. The cuisine is on par with organic hip Portland peeps. The food carts focus on progressive wellness with most of the carts sourcing local grub.
These food carts have inspired more than just reality TV shows. New Zealand’s famous chef, Mr Michael Van de Elzen has a cookbook The Food Truck cookbook which spins a healthier take on the junk we consume that has hit the shelves.
And what a cookbook it is – bright, breezy, packed with gorgeous pictures of the food, the truck and smiling people as well as Michael himself – this is a cookbook which is packed with personality.
Eating healthy foods for lunch is important for your overall health, there are many healthy options when eating at food trucks. The benefits of eating healthy will have a lasting impact on your overall health, including your smile says Dr. Ries, a Gresham Dentist.