It’s hard to believe that the mobile food industry has been on the national stage for nearly six years now. When a young LA chef named Roy Choi came up with the idea of taking the the traditional taco and combining it with flavors from Korea. Choi’s Kogi truck became an instant success and since then has sparked many young culinary entrepreneurs to attempt to match this success around the world.
Taco trucks are typically the first type of food truck to enter a market when its laws are modified to allow food trucks to operate on their streets. Besides the traditional Mexican style, there have been many types of fusion styled tacos attempted, some have failed, but many more have succeeded.
Because of this, we started a contest last year to find out which food truck was serving our readers favorite taco.
We had many complaints that some areas of the country famous for their tacos because there were no food trucks represented in the final 10. Ultimately that was not our choice, but our readers (and why the first stage of our contests are always so important). When the dust cleared and the votes were counted the El Gastronomo Vagabundo from Ontario, Canada was declared our winner.
So today we are starting our search for the best in 2014.
This contest will open today and will be run in two stages. For the next two weeks (we will accept emails submitted by 12 PM Central Time on Friday February 21, 2014) we will give our readers to submit their choices via email at: [email protected], and once the data is collected, we will open a poll (Monday February 24, 2014) to allow voting from the top 10 email submissions.
To be eligible for the final poll, the food truck needs to have opened before January 2014 and must regularly serve the taco dish from their truck, cart or trailer. The ingredients of the taco can be any combination of flavors (traditional or fusion), or cuisine and the taco can be served in a hard or soft shell. The trucks can be located in any country so feel free to submit choices from outside of North America.
We look forward to receiving your submissions. Food truck owners are free to submit their own trucks for consideration and voters may vote as often as you wish. The only request we have is that you submit one entry at a time and include the name of the truck, the taco name as well as the city or area the food truck operates in.
So let the voting begin. And remember, vote early and vote often.