J'aime Sparrow thinks that fast food should also be local and fresh.
Here she is, peeking out the window of the new food truck she and her husband Christian opened on the side of Route 6 in Wellfleet. He's a designer; she's a chef, and together they've created a road side restaurant that is tasty, affordable, and stocked almost entirely with local food. They're working with people like Ron Backer and Lucas Dinwiddie in Brewster, Peter Burgess in Truro, and Andrew Cummings in Wellfleet. Right now the menu looks like this:
And they're not the only ones. Heidi Pleso opened a gourmet food truck called Fiddlestix in Sandwich, where she's serving up things like an all-local Caprese salad with mozzarella from Fromage A Trois and Crow Farm veggies.
The gourmet food truck movement started in New York City and Los Angelos, but lo and behold it has made its way to the east coast, Paris, and even Cape Cod. Last year, Zagat even added a food truck review category.
There was supposed to be a food truck festival at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds at the end of August, but unfortunately our leg of the journey was cancelled. (The tour is still going on, though, and is getting as close as Rhode Island, Hingham, and Framingham, so check here for dates and locations around New England.)
You can find out current menu and location info for Sunbird and Fiddlestix on Facebook. You can see a photo gallery and read more about top gourmet food trucks around the country over here, and there's more about the movement over here.