food trucks coming through

The election of Rham Emanuel as Chicago's new mayor will bring some changes to the way food is grown and distributed here.  He wants to increase access to fresh, healthy food including expanding urban agriculture and getting grocery stores in every neighborhood.  He also promises to expand  permits for food trucks and allow those trucks to cook the food on sight (which they're currently not allowed to do). 

I've sadly never been to a food truck in Chicago- but only because I've never been near enough!  The whole concept is awesome to me!  Here are two existing food trucks that use ingredients that are local, organic and or seasonal. 

Gaztro-Wagon's sandwich selection looks amazing served on naan bread.  I've read great things!

Simple Sandwich sells gourmet sandwiches and salads for $7 each.  The menu looks delightful!

Check out the websites, follow them on facebook or twitter and hope that they expand to other neighborhoods besides downtown.  Although I do understand why they put their focus down there.  Sam and I will be tracking down gaztro-wagon ASAP and Simple Sandwich once they return in the spring! 

And hopefully there will be more trucks starting their engines soon with the hope of Rahm's promises.  Check out Cinnamon Snail, a vegan, organic truck in Brooklyn, NY serving dishes like Fiery southest Asian Salad, Ginger jerk grilled tofu with caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, marinated kale, and horseradish cream in a grilled tortilla...YUM.  Inspiration for anyone wanting to start a food truck??? Please!

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