Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and is second only to San Diego in food trucks per capita. Houston’s diverse residents love their food trucks, and the city, starting in 2014, began making the life for food truck operators easier. They lifted bans on food trucks downtown and allow the establishment of “food truck parks,” where multiple food vendors park and sell their foods.
Food trucks are not new and have a history dating back to the early 1900s, when street food was often available from push carts in immigrant communities as a way to get cheap food. Today, food trucks rival gourmet restaurants and offer foodies an almost inexhaustible number of alternatives in food styles and types. Folks who enjoy food truck fare are drawn to food trucks by a sense of adventure, the feeling of food authenticity and the mystery involved in trying dishes with ingredients you never had before.
Joining the ranks of top Houston food trucks is Fork & Truck, maker of international sandwiches under its owner and operator Chef Martin.
Chef Martin has years of experience in the restaurant industry where he was a line cook. He remembers his career as one of being in an interminable number of uninspired kitchens. Finally, Chef Martin reached his limit and worked to open Fork & Truck, a food truck that shows off his extraordinary culinary talents and excellent training.
Houston Food Trucks Are Big Business
According to a study by researchers in management and organizational behavior at Rice University, despite truck owners being highly competitive when it comes to menus and preparation styles, they are very cooperative in meeting the “central tendencies” of food truck operations, such as:
- Tasty food
- Good ingredients
- Best practices for food truck operations
- Legal matters
Fork & Truck joins this community with an emphasis on fresh ingredients served in imaginative recipes.
Menu Highlights for Fork & Truck
Diversity is an undeniable aspect of Houston’s population. Chef Martin celebrates that diversity with a menu that is as varied as the city’s residents. In addition to his own creations, Chef Martin has partnered with Darling French Confections so that your meal ends on a sweet note. Following are some of the offerings from Food & Truck exceptional menu.
Freshly grilled lamb and a classic chimichurri sauce are a match made in heaven on this unique sandwich where South America meets the Mediterranean.
- Grilled marinated lamb
- Chimichurri mayo
- Greek salad
- Served on pita bread
The classic medianoche.
- Seasoned pork tenderloin
- Swiss cheese
- Banana peppers
- Served on a French roll
Fried Green Tomato BLT
South your mouth with this update on a childhood favorite. It won’t disappoint!
- Balsamic bacon
- Fried green tomato
- Served on Texas toast
Signature not Sandwiches
A Cajun-inspired spin on chicken and waffles.
- Brined & fried chicken strips
- Encased in beignet dough
- Served with honey maple bourbon dipping sauce
Foie Gras Boudin Eggrolls
- Boudin (pork and rice, using fois gras for a gourmet twist) and it is wrapped in a pastry wrapper for extra crunchiness.
- Foie gras
- Encased in a pastry wrapper
- Served with Creole mustard dipping sauce
Chef Martin is active on social media and updates his truck whereabouts daily. Find Fork & Truck on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. For an unmatched culinary experience, give Fork & Truck a try. Once you do, think of Fork & Truck for catering your next business or pleasure event. Call Chef Martin at 346-316-0129 for further information.