The Charleston Food Truck Revolution

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Here in Charleston, our food trucks are plentiful and easy to track down (unlike the roaming ones in Portland and Los Angeles), and more are popping up all the time! With ever-changing chalkboard menus and local produce, these food trucks range from varied ethnic kitchens to singular specialty stands. Come to Eat Street (44 Morris Street), and see what delectable offerings these food trucks are serving up today!

Geechee Island: This mobile kitchen specializes in smoked meats, from pulled pork to smoked turkey and smoked chicken sandwiches. They also offer a variety of flavored wings, making this truck a one-stop shop for all meat-lovers.

Diggity Doughnut Truck: For decadent eating without the guilt, stop by the Diggity Doughnut truck for whole grain, all natural, vegan doughnuts. With gluten-free options and agave icing substitutes available, there’s no reason not to swing by for a healthy breakfast on the go!

  • Hello My Name is BBQ: The mother-truck of all-things-barbeque, this mobile eatery’s dishes are worth many introductions to your plate. Specializing in beer-braised BBQ on brioche with toppings to match—barbequed bacon, grilled jalapenos, coleslaw, and blue cheese, to name a few—this truck is sure to impress.
  • Pot Kettle Black: Serving up Chicago-Italian beef, Philly roasted pork, New Orleans muffalettas, and Wisconsin beer cheese soups, Pot Kettle Black gives your taste buds a culinary tour of the states!
  • Roti Rolls: The food truck that rolls all your favorite cuisines into one, Roti Rolls offers Asian, Indian, Caribbean, Latin, and Southern delicacies all on their signature Roti Bread. Explore the possibilities on your lunch break!

What is your favorite food truck in Charleston?


Eat with the Season for Better Health

seasonal fruitOnce upon a time, before refrigerated trucks and supermarkets, people ate according to what was grown nearby in any given season (or according to what they’d thought to preserve during the previous months).

While today’s agricultural and supermarket industries offer us many more choices in how and what we can eat, doing things the old-fashioned way comes with a number of health benefits. Here’s why you can do your body a huge favor by adding more local, seasonal produce to your diet.

  • Higher nutrient content. Produce has its highest nutritional value at peak ripeness, and starts losing that value as soon as it’s harvested. Many fruits and vegetables [link to ] destined to be shipped long distances are picked before they achieve optimum ripeness and lose nutrients during the long shipment process (and while they sit on your shelves). Eating locally and in season lets you avoid both problems and enjoy more of the nutrients that protect against breast cancer [link to] and other diseases.
  • Better taste. The fresher produce is, the better it tastes. It’s as simple as that. If you’re unfamiliar with the various offerings at your local farmer’s market, you can enjoy an assortment of tantalizing flavors by researching recipes designed for the vegetables and fruits available to you. Or ask the people you buy produce from: chances are, they’ll have plenty of ideas for enjoying the season’s freshest offerings.
  • Smaller carbon footprint. The less distance food travels, the less gasoline is required to get it from the field to your mouth. This creates a greener, healthier planet for everyone.
  • Better prices. When a crop is ripe, farmers have to harvest it and sell it before it goes bad. This means that prices will be lower for you—it’s a simple matter of supply and demand. Take advantage of your favorite food’s peak seasons by learning to preserve batches of whatever you want to eat when the season has passed.

Eating a diet rich in plant-based foods has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to prevent cancer of all kinds. Treat your body right by indulging in the delicacies blooming outside your doorway, and enjoy the rich flavors and high quality of life that brings you!