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Over the years we have asked our readers who they feel has the best custom designed food truck or food cart design. This year has been no different. For the last couple of weeks we have asked readers to submit their choices to help us determine a Top 10, we’ll they did it. We received nearly 2,500 submissions so we are thankful we had an extra day this weekend to sort through all of the candidates.

We have found that this year’s field is a little different than other years, as it seems many of the favorites are coming from the East Coast. Pennsylvania and Massachusetts specifically where 5 of the top 10 hail.

So we are happy to announce that starting today, we are asking for your vote for your favorite food truck graphic design for 2014.

Check out your choices below and vote for your favorite:

Baron von Schwein – Lancaster, PA

Chaos Bistro – Alamogordo, NM

Doner Men – Chicago, IL

Evan’s New York Style Deli – Boston, MA

Heart Food Truck – Philadelphia, PA

Marty’s Waffles – Alexandria, KY

Mess Haul – Andover, MA

Quiero Arepas – Denver, CO

Sunflower Truck Stop – Pottstown, PA

Urban Grill – Cincinnati, OH

THIS POLL IS CLOSED!!!

PLEASE NOTE: If you have issues with submitting votes in the poll, we have found the problem can be corrected if you register as a subscriber to the site. You can also submit a vote via email to contest@mobile-cuisine.com. We have the ability to track ip addresses and will only allow one vote per IP (votes via email from IPs that have already submitted votes from the poll will be disqualified)

The winning truck of the contest will have a profile interview posted on Mobile Cuisine, and the design group that installed the artwork will be given one month of free advertising on Mobile Cuisine.

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The movie “Chef” launched last week (in LA and NYC) which is bound to attract even more food trucks to the consistently growing mobile food industry in the next couple of years. This means jobs will be created across the country, ranging from line cooks to service staff, but one of the area of job creation often missed in the discussion is the graphic designer.

Designers provide the creative flair that helps to differentiate their clients from the other trucks on the road. Over the years this has resulted in some really cool art on wheels.

We at Mobile Cuisine would like to know who our readers feel has the best custom designed food truck or food cart design. Because of this, we are starting a competition to find out who it is.

Starting today, we are asking for you to submit your favorite food truck design for 2014. In last year’s contest we had a fantastic turnout and our final winner was Renny’s Oki Doki from Tampa, FL. The designer that came up with the winning graphic design was Ruben A. Aquino.

You may submit as many times as you would like, but each submission must be submitted individually. We will accept entries until Friday, May 23rd. At that point we will narrow the field down to your top 10 selections. On Monday, May the 26th, we will open up a poll for you to determine this year’s winner. The final poll will wrap up on Friday, June the 6th. The truck with the most votes from the poll will be declared our winner.

The winning truck will have a profile interview posted on Mobile Cuisine, and the design group that installed the artwork will be given one month of free advertising on Mobile Cuisine.

  • Designs must be of a food truck or cart that has been operating since the end of April 2014 (anywhere in the world). Previous winners are able to be submitted.
  • Designs can be painted or wrapped onto any mobile food platform.
  • Feel free to submit one or more trucks or vote for a single truck more than once, however each entry must be submitted individually.

You can submit your vote on the form at the bottom of this page or email us at contest@mobile-cuisine.com

Please include the name of the truck and the city it operates in. We will contact each vehicle owner that makes it to the polling stage to submit images of their graphics, so don’t worry about attaching images of vehicles in your submission.

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For the last month, we have been asking for submissions and votes for our 2013 Best Food Truck Graphic Design. Once we determined the top 10 trucks almost 2,0500 votes were submitted from around the world;  and you; our readers have made your choice. The winner with over 650 individual votes comes from Tampa, FL. Renny’s Oki Doki food truck will have a feature article published in the near future, and their graphic designer Ruben A. Aquino has won a free month of advertising on Mobile Cuisine.

Rennys Oki Doki

Twitter: @RennysOkiDoki

Okinawan Food truck in Tampa, Florida. Soki Soba, Yaki Soba, gyoza, spring rolls, pork belly

Just follow the noodles! · facebook.com/rennysokidoki

 

We would like to thank all of our entrants and voters for making this fantastic contest.

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With so many food trucks cruising around the country, it’s no surprise that designers are starting to get more creative with their art to differentiate their clients from the other trucks on the road. The result has been some really cool art on wheels, driving around various cities selling food.

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We at Mobile Cuisine would like to know who our readers feel has the best custom designed food truck or food cart design. Because of this, we are starting a competition to find out who it is. We started this contest by asking for submissions of your favorite to narrow down the field. The top 10 Mobile Cuisine reader favorites have been added to the final poll.

Starting today, we are asking for you to vote your favorite food truck graphic design.

Check out your choices below and vote for your favorite.

California Love Truck – Sacramento, CA

Chameleon Mobile Cuisine – Milwaukee, WI

Horn’s n Snouts BBQ – Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Liberty’s Biscuits – Phoenix, AZ

Manna from Heaven – Denver, CO

Renny’s Oki Doki – Tampa, FL

Satay Hut - Phoenix, AZ

Sin City Snoballs – Las Vegas, NV

Surf & Turf Truck – Philadelphia, PA

Yeti Frozen Custard – Austin, TX

 

This poll is closed

The truck with the most votes from the poll will be declared our winner.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have issues with submitting votes in the poll, we have found the problem can be corrected if you register as a subscriber to the site. You can also submit a vote via email to contest@mobile-cuisine.com. We have the ability to track ip addresses and will only allow one vote per IP (votes via email from IPs that have already submitted votes from the poll will be disqualified)

The winning truck of the contest will have a profile interview posted on Mobile Cuisine, and the design group that installed the artwork will be given one month of free advertising on Mobile Cuisine.

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The La Tour Eiffel Food Truck from Boston was our 2012 Winner.

With so many food trucks cruising around the country, it’s no surprise that designers are starting to get more creative with their art to differentiate their clients from the other trucks on the road. The result has been some really cool art on wheels, driving around various cities selling food.

We at Mobile Cuisine would like to know who our readers feel has the best custom designed food truck or food cart design. Because of this, we are starting a competition to find out who it is.

Starting today, we are asking for you to submit your favorite food truck design for 2013. In last year’s contest we had a fantastic turnout and our final winner was The La Tour Eiffel Food Truck from Boston. The design group that came up with the winning graphic design was Mallia Design.

You may submit as many times as you would like, but each submission must be submitted individually. We will accept entries until Friday, May 10th. At that point we will narrow the field down to your top 10 selections. On Monday, May the 13th, we will open up a poll for you to select from to determine the winner. This poll will wrap up on Friday, May the 31st. The truck with the most votes from the poll will be declared our winner.

The winning truck of the contest will have a profile interview posted on Mobile Cuisine, and the design group that installed the artwork will be given one month of free advertising on Mobile Cuisine.

Designs must be of a food truck or cart that has been operating or will hit the streets by the end of April 2013 (anywhere in the world).

Designs can be painted or wrapped onto the mobile food platform.

Feel free to submit one or more trucks or vote for a single truck more than once, however each entry must be submitted individually.

You can submit your vote on the form at the bottom of this page or email us at contest@mobile-cuisine.com

Please include the name of the truck and the city it operates in. We will contact each vehicle owner that makes it to the polling stage to submit images of their graphics, so don’t worry about attaching images of vehicles in your submission.

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BROOKLINE, MA - The La Tour Eiffel Food Truck is a Boston area food truck which won our Best Food Truck Graphic Design contest last month. The truck is the creation of siblings Nick and Kristen Mallia. Kristen, the self-described  lover of photography and drawing letterforms is passionate about design + typography and is the owner of Mallia Design. She worked with her brother Nick to come up with the design of the truck’s wrap. Nick handles the daily operation of the food business.

La Tour Eiffel, which literally translated means The Eiffel Tower, provides a creative play on words that perfectly captures their truck’s primary concept: “We Bring Paris To You”. Stamps placed on the top right portion of the truck, along with its postage-like logo; help establish the truck as a postcard of sorts. La Tour Eiffel, with its prominent Eiffel Tower sculpture affixed above its windshield exists as a little piece of Paris for their patrons.

They serve an array of creative sweet and savory crepes which average between $5 and $8.  These crepes range from a traditional take on a quiche Lorraine turned into a breakfast crepe, to their spin on French toast. Their menu also hits on more mature recipes like the Rosemary Chicken crepe and their unique La Chocolat, which is Nutella with crispy bacon. Nutella is a mainstay of their dessert crepes. If the crepes weren’t enough, they also serve smoothies from the café, like the Nutella frozen hot chocolate, and Mango Smashin’.

Nick, who described his  food to us as, “unique, out of the ordinary, ethnic blend, delicious”, received his culinary education and learned everything about crepes from his years as a manager at the Paris creperie café in Brookline’s Coolidge Corner.

The reason the brother sister team started the truck was due to the fact they wanted to expand the café but they had issues finding a spot in the Boston area that would provide the same level of foot traffic as Coolidge Corner. “Instead of firmly planting ourselves in the ground, we decided to capitalize on the growing trend of food trucks in the Boston area; if the spot we were using didn’t turn out to be lucrative, we could simply drive away!” they explained.

Once they began the process of creating their mobile business, the design of the truck took approximately one month. They had an incredibly tight deadline, but their vision was clear. Kristen told us that she “had recently redesigned The Paris Creperie logo, creating a refined hand illustrated and distressed postage-like stamp, and this vintage European Airmail language was continued into all branding collateral, from postcard coupons to our La Poste Newsletter”.

Nick first approached his sister with visions of silhouetted crowds in Marie Antoinette like garb for the food truck. From there, Kristen immediately pictured large ornate postage stamps, to complement The Paris Creperie logomark, wrought iron café tables, and flor de lis flourishes and patterns.

Every element of the truck’s design is original, consisting primarily of vector illustration. The patterns are a unique combination of French patterns and Rococo motifs combined with more contemporary graphic design accents, such as the half tone dot. An icon language was developed to distinguish the various menu categories utilizing illustration in the same postal language as the logo. They wanted to create a clear, highly visible language with a Parisian-like café charm that could be seen from a distance, and according to our readers, they hit this concept right out of the park.

When we asked them what advice they have for those that might be thinking about starting their own food truck, they responded, “Communication between printer, truck team and designer. Proper communication between the designer and the printer will ensure that every step of the design, which is the critical face of the business, is executed properly to ensure best results and perfect execution of the vision.”

The biggest obstacle or difficulty that they have found in starting up their truck up to this point is, “Parallel parking a huge food truck in Boston!”

You can follow The La Tour Eiffel Food Truck in Boston & Brookline:

Paris Creperie Truck

Twitter: @ParisCreperie
la Tour Eiffel! Mon-Wed: Boylston & Washington: 7-3pm Thur: City Hall Plaza 7-3pm Fri: Boston Public Library 7-10am & more Full schedule on our website

http://www.pariscrepe.com

…and Mallia Design

Kristen Mallia

Twitter: @MalliaDesign
Graphic Design, Visual Arts, Coffee + Confusing Public Dance Maneuvers.

http://fireball-delicious.tumblr.com

 

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For the last month, we have been asking for submissions and votes for the Best Food Truck Graphic Design. Once we determined the top 15 trucks almost 4,500 votes were submitted from around the world;  and you; our readers have made your choice. The winner with over 800 individual votes comes from Brookline, MA. The Paris Creperie (La Tour Effel) food truck will have a feature article published later this week, and their graphic designer  Kristen Mallia has won a free month of advertising on Mobile Cuisine.

The Paris Creperie

Twitter: @ParisCreperie

Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 8am-10pm Friday & Saturday, 8am-11pm. Stop by to eat delicious crepes for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert!

Brookline, MA · http://www.pariscrepe.com

We would like to thank all of our entrants and voters for making this fantastic contest.

 

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With so many food trucks cruising around the country, it’s no surprise that designers are starting to get more creative with their art to differentiate their clients from the other trucks on the road. The result has been some really cool art on wheels, driving around various cities selling food.

We at Mobile Cuisine would like to know who our readers feel has the best custom designed food truck or food cart design. Because of this, we are starting a competition to find out who it is. We started this contest by asking for submissions of your favorite to narrow down the field. Originally we planned on selecting the top 10 entries, but due to the huge voting turnout, we have made the choice to have the top 15 Mobile Cuisine reader favorites added to the final poll.

Starting today, we are asking for you to vote your favorite food truck graphic design.

Check out your choices in the slideshow below and vote for your favorite. The numbers of the slides correspond to the order of the trucks in this poll.

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Thank you for voting this poll has expired. The results will be announced next week.

The winning truck will have a profile interview posted on Mobile Cuisine, and the design group that installed the artwork will be given one month of free advertising on Mobile Cuisine.

Photo Credits: Chop Shop (slide 4) Thomas Duesing – http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfduesing/

 

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blank food truck

With so many food trucks cruising around the country, it’s no surprise that designers are starting to get more creative with their art to differentiate their clients from the other trucks on the road. The result has been some really cool art on wheels, driving around various cities selling food.

We at Mobile Cuisine would like to know who our readers feel has the best custom designed food truck or food cart design. Because of this, we are starting a competition to find out who it is.

Starting today, we are asking for you to submit your favorite food truck design. You may submit as many times as you would like, but each submission must be submitted individually. We will accept entries until Friday, May 25th. At that point we will narrow the field down to your top 10 selections. On Monday, June the 4th, we will open up a poll for you to select from to determine the winner. This poll will wrap up on Friday, June the 8th. The truck with the most votes from the poll will be declared our winner.

The winning truck of the contest will have a profile interview posted on Mobile Cuisine, and the design group that installed the artwork will be given one month of free advertising on Mobile Cuisine.

Designs must be of a food truck or cart that has been operating or will hit the streets by the end of May 2012 (anywhere in the world).

Designs can be painted or wrapped onto the mobile food platform.

Feel free to submit one or more trucks or vote for a single truck more than once, however each entry must be submitted individually.

You can submit your vote on the form at the bottom of this page or email us at contest@mobile-cuisine.com

Please include the name of the truck and the city it operates in. We will contact each vehicle owner that makes it to the polling stage to submit images of their graphics, so don’t worry about attaching images of vehicles in your submission.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject
[Best Food Truck Graphic Design]

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