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HONOLULU, HI - The public will have the chance to give input on rules for city permits allowing food trucks to operate in the Hawaii Capital Special District at a meeting on April 24.

The public meeting, being held by the city departments of Transportation Services and Enterprise Services, is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Mission Memorial Hearings Room on South King Street next to Honolulu Hale.

The departments are coming up with rules to allow food truck vendors to bid for an as-yet-unspecified number of food truck permits allowing them to park in designated stalls in the district.

Other food trucks would not be allowed in the district during the two-year pilot program which was triggered by the approval of City Council Bill 1.

A second public hearing and comment period will occur after draft rules are produced.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell allowed the bill to become law without his signature, noting that food trucks did not provide input about the idea until after it was passed. Caldwell said the subsequent comments were largely negative.

Council Chairman Ernie Martin said he introduced the bill to make the process more equitable and provide the city with a small stream of income. Food truck vendors themselves suggested the permitting system, and that such a system not allow trucks without permits in the same vicinity.

Find the entire article at staradvertiser.com <here>

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Coming in at number eighteen in our Top US Cities to Open a Food Truck is Honolulu, HI.

Honolulu Skyline

Food trucks have been part of the food landscape in Hawaii for generations, usually serving the standard fare of two scoops of rice, pasta salad and some kind of gravy-based main dish. But the popularity and variety of food trucks are growing. As culturally diverse as it is breathtakingly scenic, the tropical paradise of Honolulu is finally one the country’s top cities to open a food truck.

Two years ago if you were a food truck vendor in Honolulu you most likely faced fines, jail sentences and criminal records for selling food from your truck. After a long battle with city hall, food trucks were able to hit the streets in Honolulu legally in April of last year. Since then, the industry has been growing on par with some of the other big food truck towns on the mainland.

With all of the legal shenanigans over, Honolulu provides mobile food entrepreneurs with an active business community that supports businesses of all sizes.

Honolulu is the gateway to the islands’ large industry…tourism; which brings millions of visitors and contributes $10 billion annually to the local economy.  2014 projections also show growth in both population and household incomes which bodes well for anyone looking to sell quick service and delicious food.

Honolulu offers a dynamic dining scene unlike anywhere else in the world and comparable to cities much, much larger.  And last but not least, the weather in Honolulu provides mobile food vendors with yearlong access to potential customers.

Find the city’s documentation for Starting a Food Truck <here>

Find the entire list of Top US cities to Open a Food Truck  <here>

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Fairy-Cakes

HONOLULU, HI – The owner of the popular Hawaii food trucks Xtreme Tacos and Fairycakes is getting into the wedding cake business.

Wendy Awai-Dakroub, who also owns a restaurant chain in the Middle East, has purchased Frosted, an established business specializing in custom wedding cakes and cupcakes, from Melissa Char, who sold the business to pursue a master’s degree in education.

Awai-Dakroub is best known in Hawaii for her colorful food trucks that draw long lines at locations around Oahu.

The mustard-yellow Xtreme Tacos truck, which is often seen in Kakaako and around Windward Oahu, sells Mexican food with spicy sauces.

It is accompanied by Fairycakes, a bright purple van named “Lola,” which serves up whoopie pies, brownies, cupcakes, and gooey bars made from scratch.

Fairycakes’ sales took off, and Awai-Dakroub became flooded with requests for wedding and specialty cakes.

“I couldn’t meet these people’s demands with my van, and thought why not,” Awai-Dakroub said. “So we had our consultants put out a notice that we were looking to buy a wedding company, and, well, here we are.”

Awai-Dakroub intends to keep the Frosted brand, but will call her new business Frosted by Fairycakes. She is looking to hire five people.

Find the entire article from bizjournals.com <here>

FAIRYCAKES808

Twitter: @FAIRYCAKES808
Honolulu’s fun, fab and fresh mobile cakery! ;)

http://fairycakeshawaii.com

 

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You may have missed it, but the mobile food industry is growing faster than anyone would have guessed two years ago. It can be difficult to keep up with the new trucks and carts as they pop up throughout the country. Because of this, Mobile Cuisine Magazine assists our readers weekly by posting the names and information about these trucks, so if they happen to be in your area, you can begin to follow them, or at least keep any eye out for them on the roads and cart pods.

Soups in the Loop

This week’s new entries are:

Chicago, IL

Soups In The Loop

Twitter: @SoupsInTheLoop

Let’s Get Soupy! Soups in the Loop is a mobile food truck rolling through the streets of Chicago bringing you heartwarming meals in a cup!

http://www.SoupsintheLoop.com

Dickenson, ND

Rolling Stove

Twitter: @RollingStoveND

http://www.rollingstovefoodtruck.com

Honolulu, HI

Aloha Bowls

Twitter: @AlohaBowls

Live Healthy

Lincoln, NE

Serendipities Cupcakes

Twitter: @DipitiesTruck

http://serendipitiescupcakes.com/

Los Angeles, CA

Trailer Park Truck

Twitter: @TrailerParkTruk

Not Your Mama’s Home Cookin’!

http://www.TrailerParkTruck.com

Milwaukee, WI

jeppa joes

Twitter: @jeppajoes

Milwaukee food cart featuring tasty local ingredients

http://jeppajoes.com

Orange County, CA

Ninjas With Appetite

Twitter: @NWAtruck

Im a Ninja with an Appetite thanks to ya’ll!!

http://www.facebook.com/NWAtruck

St. Louis, MO

Completely Sauced

Twitter: @saucedonwheels

On the streets of St. Louis

Hot Aztec

Twitter: @HotAztec

We are a family owned mobile food truck in St. Louis. Serving authentic Mexican street food using natural ingredients and family recipes.

http://www.hotaztec.com

2 Girls 4 Wheels

Twitter: @2girls4wheels

Serving gateway grub while showing St. Louis love. One of the newest Stl Food Trucks to hit the streets.

http://www.2girls4wheels.com/

Vancouver, Canada

Guanaco Food Truck

Twitter: @guanacotruck

Coming soon to Vancouver Downtown a Salvadorian Food Truck. Our main food choice is Pupusas, topped off with curtido and fresh tomato based salsa.

http://facebook.com/guanacotruck2

Pig On The Street

Twitter: @Pigonthestreet

We are all about bringing great food to Vancouver, keeping it locally produced, humanely treated and using BACON, all from our Westfalia foodtruck!

http://www.pigonthestreet.com

Washington DC

DC Ballers

Twitter: @DcBallers

Falafel & fries w/ different dipping sauce, is the bew addition to DC food truck feasta!!

http://dcballerstruck.com

 

If you are aware of any new rolling bistros, please let us know so that we can add them to our weekly listing of new food trucks as they hit the streets near you. Email us at MFV@mobile-cuisine.com

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HONOLULU, HI - Food truck vendors are being given more time to sell their product on city streets. The city council today passed bill 59… and it was signed by the Mayor shortly after.

Council member Tulsi Gabbard introduced the measure…when she found out that an outdated city ordinance forced vendors to move every fifteen minutes, or face stiff fines.

The revised law allows them to stay in one place for up to three hours.

“Small business owners can continue to serving ono food to their customers and can do so without looking over their shoulder fearing criminal prosecution,” says Tulsi Gabbard, Honolulu City Council.

Some food trucks vendors had moved out of the downtown area to avoid the law, but now plan to return.

The industry says a handful of vendors closed down because of the toll the law was taking on their business.

Find the original article <here>

 

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HONOLULU, HI - The latest food craze sweeping the nation has also taken off here in Hawaii.

Camilles On Wheels

Gourmet lunch trucks can be found on streets across town but many lunch wagon owners say they could be forced out of business because of an out of date law.

Lunch wagons in Hawaii have long been known as a quick and easy way to grab something delicious to eat.

“We are really trying to be enterprising in an economy that’s down and we are trying to create work for ourselves,” said Camille Komine, Camille’s On Wheels.

Former television set decorator and food stylist Camille Komine took her culinary skills to the streets a year ago and has received national acclaim for her fusion tacos and homemade pies. But recently Camille along with several others say their future has become uncertain.

Recently Honolulu Police officers started enforcing a city ordinance, originally written in 1978, that states “It is unlawful for any itinerant vendor… to carry on or solicit business in one location on any street or on any public highway for a period of more than 15 minutes.”

“It has put at least one vendor out of business because he can’t set up in 15 minutes,” said Komine.

The citation comes with a fine of $500 per person and up to 30 days in jail and has lunch truck operators driving scared.

“It doesn’t allow a food truck to operate in any capacity,” said Joe Twarowski, Chicago Eatz.

Find the entire article <here>

 

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In our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry has compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this weekend from Miami, Sanford, Lawrence, Honolulu, Calgary and Manatee.

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Janya Jones prepares soup at the bamboo Thai food wagon she operates with her husband, Monty.

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Food trucks make night owls their latest customers – Miami, FL – South Florida-based food trucks are gearing up to serve a hungry new crowd on New Year’s Eve.

The mobile kitchens, which offer gourmet food on the fly, are expanding into the wee hours of the morning. Revelers will find the colorful trucks and busses parked outside bars and night life spots seeking customers who want a unique after-midnight snack.

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Sanford will have monthly food-truck event – Sanford, FL - Sanford commissioners have agreed to allow a food-truck bazaar on the first Saturday of each month, starting Feb. 4, in an effort to lure visitors and shoppers into the city’s downtown.

Find entire article <here>

Dec 31

Man fatally shot in fight at food truck – Lawrence, MA – A 29-year-old Fairhaven man was shot and killed early yesterday when an argument came to blows outside of a food truck in Lawrence, police said.

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Food truck crackdown spurs move to alter law – Honolulu, HI - A law that makes it difficult for a food truck or lunch wagon to operate legally on city streets could be relaxed under a new proposal before the City Council.

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Chef stirs the pot in city’s culinary scene – Calgary, Canada - Take one generous helping of culinary talent; blend in plenty of innovative dining trends; and, mix with a generous sprinkle of marketing savvy.

It’s the recipe for the success of Charcut Chef Connie DeSousa, who is slicing, dicing and chopping her way to the top of Calgary’s restaurant scene.

Find entire article <here>

Restaurant to go: Food trucks coming to Manatee – Manatee, FL – Monty Jones has a new motto: “soup happens.”Jones has long believed nobody else could cook quite like his wife, Janya, a native of Thailand whose specialty is a beef and noodle soup. He had no idea hundreds of Manatee residents would come to feel the same way.

Find entire article <here>

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In our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry has compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this weekend from Honolulu, Dallas, Miami, Jersey City and San Diego.

dallas food-truck friday

Dec 16

New restaurant: Opal Thai ditches the truck – Honolulu, HI – You can take the guy out of the truck, but you can’t take the truck out of the guy, I say to Opel Sirichandhra when he comes out of the kitchen to take our orders. About a month ago, he sold his popular food truck, Opal Thai Food, and moved into a space in Haleiwa Town Center, under the same name (and yes, his name is spelled Opel, but his business is Opal Thai).

Find the entire article <here>

Food court beware: Food trucks a hit at Dallas outdoor mall – Dallas, TX – Looks like that institution of suburban, culinary mediocrity — the food court – might have a fight on its hands, as one Dallas shopping area draws new customers with the help of gourmet food trucks.

In fact, it looks like a hipster holiday at the Shops at Park Lane as well-dressed, young professionals crowd in for lunch.

Find the entire article <here>

Dec 17

Mac’n Soul Food Wins Spot on Trucks on the Beach – Miami, FL – Last month, we gave four trucks the opportunity to compete to the sixteenth and final truck to be invited to park on the sands of Miami Beach for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s Trucks on the Beach event hosted by Andrew Zimmern on February 26.

Mac’n Soul Food, Miso Hungry, Sugar Rush, and the MexZican Gourment all hoped you the reader would help them win the popular vote for the chance to feed Zimmern and slew of other TV personalities, chefs, and, of course, the regular crowd. However, only one could make it and Miami’s 100 percent vegan food truck Mac’n Soul Food won the big prize.

Find the entire article <here>

Food carts face new regulations that cause indigestion for vendors – Jersey City, NJ – Brothers Bill and Gus Papathanasis have operated two food trucks outside New Jersey City University for decades.

The duo can be spotted every weekday on Kennedy Boulevard and Audubon Avenue from dawn until dusk, serving bacon and egg sandwiches, grilled chicken wraps and other goodies to the starving masses at NJCU.

But the brothers are inadvertently in the crosshairs of city officials hoping to revise an ordinance regulating food trucks and other mobile food vendors.

Find the entire article <here>

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Trendy food trucks drive away hunger for San Diego seniors in need – San Diego, CA – Nonprofit organizations know the holidays are a time when people select their favorite charities to support. Every worthy cause ends up fighting for attention to benefit from this spirit of generosity. How does a nonprofit set itself apart from the rest?

In San Diego, one organization forged a natural partnership spotlighting one of the hottest food trends around – gourmet food trucks – for a fun, newsmaking event that raised both money and awareness.

Find the entire article <here>

 

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You may have missed it, but the mobile food industry is growing faster than anyone would have guessed two years ago. It can be difficult to keep up with the new trucks and carts as they pop up throughout the country. Because of this, Mobile Cuisine Magazine assists our readers weekly by posting the names and information about these trucks, so if they happen to be in your area, you can begin to follow them, or at least keep any eye out for them on the roads and cart pods.

This week’s new entries are:

Boston, MA

Spoon Truck

Twitter: @spoontruck Boston

Spinning up good food in the Hub

http://spoontruck.com

Chicago, IL

Brown Sugar Cafe

Twitter: @brownsugar_cafe

We are your Chicago area online bakery that creates THE BEST cookies, cupcakes, brownies & cakes. Everything is made from scratch! Call for delivery!

http://thebrownsugarcafe.com

Dallas, TX

Cup Cakin Machine

Twitter: @CupCakinMachine

We are a mobile cupcakery. We prepare fresh, great home tasting cupcakes and serve them from our Cup Cakin Machine in the DFW area. Follow us to find our stops!

http://www.cup-cakin.com

Honolulu, HI

Cooking Fresh 4 U

Twitter: @CookingFresh4U

Enjoy delicious, healthy cooking! Visit our lunch wagon or use us for your next catered event/special occasion! (photo: Chef Tracey Nakashima)

http://www.cookingfreshforyou.com

Los Angeles, CA

Suratruck

Twitter: @Suratruck

Rice bowls and more!!!

http://www.suratruck.com

Philadelphia, PA

The Mini Trini

Twitter: @TheMiniTrini

Feeling for a roti? A doubles? How about a tall refreshing glass of mauby? We’re a gourmet Trinidadian food truck serving up all the best bites! Come taste!

http://www.theminitrini.com

Pure Fare

Twitter: @PureFare

100% Good. Est. 2010

http://www.purefare.com

If you are aware of any new rolling bistros, please let us know so that we can add them to our weekly listing of new food trucks as they hit the streets near you. Email us at MFV@mobile-cuisine.com

 

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You may have missed it, but the mobile food industry is growing faster than anyone would have guessed two years ago. It can be difficult to keep up with the new trucks and carts as they pop up throughout the country. Because of this, Mobile Cuisine Magazine assists our readers weekly by posting the names and information about these trucks, so if they happen to be in your area, you can begin to follow them, or at least keep any eye out for them on the roads and cart pods.

This week’s new entries are:

elGuapo
Detroit's el Guapo Grill Truck

Boise, ID

Rice Works LLC

Twitter: @RiceWorksLLC

Providing delicious Asian food at a great price. Check out our Facebook for our full menu!

 

Brown Shuga Soul Food

Twitter: @boisesoulfood

We are a mobile concession stand located on the corner of Maple Grove and Chinden in Garden City. Specializing in BBQ and Southern cuisine. 

http://www.facebook.com/brownshugasoulfood

 

Boston, MA

Staff Meal

Twitter: @staffmealtruck

We drive places in our truck. Food is served. It’s delicious.

http://staffmealboston.com

Charlotte, NC

Southern Cake Queens Mobile Cupcakery

Twitter: @southerncake
We are Charlotte’s 1st mobile cupcakery.And we are a home-based bakery that offers a variety of custom cakes, custom cookies, and other delicious treats!


Chicago, IL 

Homage Street Food

Twitter: @HomageSF

Global Street Food Truck Homage: To pay respect or to honor something Street Food: Inexpensive hand held foods obtainable from street side vendors

http://homagestreetfood.com

 

Mama Green Goodies

Twitter: @MamaGreenGoodie

We are a bakery on wheels, bringing heirloom family recipes to the streets of Chicago. We believe- Nothing say lovin’ like goodies from Mama Green’s oven.

http://www.MamaGreenGoodies.com

 

Detroit, MI

el Guapo Grill

Twitter: @elGuapoGrill

http://www.elguapogrill.com

 

Honolulu, HI

Flip’t Out Eatery

Twitter: @FliptOutEats

Flip’t Out Eats is the latest entry into the Fusion Lunch Truck Revolution! TRADITIONAL Filipino cuisine served up in not so traditional ways… MASARAP!!

http://www.fliptout.com

Hope, ME

Marko Loco

Twitter: @MarkoLocoTacos

Crazy Good Food from a truck! Mostly Mexican except for the random specials of the day that will make an appearance from time to time.

San Jose, CA

O Mi Ninja

Twitter: @omininjasj

O Mi Ninja is San Jose’s first and only gourmet catering truck serving Vietnamese Street Food using high quality and local ingredients! Launching JULY 2011.

http://www.omininjasj.com

 

Toronto, Canada

Caplansky Deli Truck

Twitter: @CaplanskyTruck

Nicknamed Thundering Thelma 1 after my beloved Nana, Thelma Goodman, Caplansky’s Deli Truck will transform street food in Toronto. With a pickle on the side.

http://caplanskysdeli.com

 

If you are aware of any new rolling bistros, please let us know so that we can add them to our weekly listing of new food trucks as they hit the streets near you. Email us at MFV@mobile-cuisine.com

 

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