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food trucks

St. Louis

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Seoul Taco — Known for creating a blend of Mexican and Korean cuisine, Seoul Taco’s cooks combine Korean barbecue with chipotle-spiced “Seoul Sauces” and lime juice in their namesake tacos. Gogi bowls, another specialty, are filled with rice, gojuchang sauce, julienned vegetables and topped with a fried egg. Customers favor Kimchi, or marinated cabbage, as a side. Seoul Taco also has a brick-and-mortar location in the Delmar Loop.

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LuLu’s Local Eatery — Lulu’s puts the focus on organic ingredients and sustainable methods in order to provide the freshest vegetarian dishes. The Buddha Bowl, a blend of udon noodles and crisp veggies with optional baked tofu, also comes in a gluten-free form for inclusive dining. Owners Robert Tucker and Lauren Loomis stock the truck with a bevy of beers, teas and organic Izze sodas.

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The Meltdown — This truck brings a nostalgic selection to the St. Louis streets. The menu is full of everything grilled, pressed and gooey — grilled cheeses, quesadillas and meaty melts. Cooks Randy and Alyssa specialize in soups, with a tomato and red pepper soup constantly

available and a soup of the week changing throughout the month. Randy and Alyssa also make their own chips by hand daily to pair with the entrées. Not all of the options are savory, either — check out the Nutella, banana and powdered sugar Frenchie sandwich.

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Sarah’s Cake Stop — Sarah’s serves a rotating menu of their most successful flavors in cupcake form, along with brownies, Everyday Wedding Cake slices and their popular cheesecake bombs. Try a Razzmatazz, a chocolate raspberry cake with white chocolate ganache and hazelnutcappuccino frosting, on Wednesdays. Another flavorful choice is the Saturday Lemon Bear, a lemon cupcake with mascarpone icing. The truck specializes in catering, as does the permanent shop location in Chesterfield.

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Completely Sauced — Bob and Julie Komanetsky present Cajun dishes with a St. Louis spin from their gold, red and purple truck in downtown St. Louis and the surrounding Metro area. Stop by to view the selection of sandwiches, jambalaya, étouffée and other Creole specialties. The Komanetskys have a sense of humor in naming their dishes — for instance, the jumbo blackened shrimp Po’Boy sandwich is christened “Oxymoron.”

Columbia

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Pepe’s of Columbia — This black truck emblazoned with a cheerful, futbol-playing donkey usually runs the circuit south of the University of Missouri, occasionally making stops at Lucky’s Market and the Macadoodles liquor store. Pepe, the truck’s owner and main cook, makes his specialty burritos with help from his wife, Katy. Other items that make Pepe’s stand out are the sweet candied tamales and variety of dips, like the Mexican ground sausage chorizo dip.

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Buck’s Ice Cream — Despite having a permanent home at Buck’s Ice Cream Place on the University of Missouri campus, Buck’s Ice Cream Truck is a year-round, mobile favorite of the students. The truck’s crew roams around campus to deliver the icy treats to anyone who doesn’t want walk to the east side of campus. Customers can try the most famous of Buck’s flavors — the Mizzou-inspired Tiger Stripe — in a scoop, quart or half-gallon.

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Ozark Mountain Biscuit Company — Ozark Mountain’s cooks take pride in their dishes, most sandwiched between the buttery, cottony biscuits that give the truck its name. Seekers of the simple should try ham and cheese with freshly made pepper jelly, while those who crave something less

traditional can try the “Haughty Hillbilly,” a fried green tomato with tempeh, pimiento cheese and arugula.

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Como Dough — Wood-fired pizza is not something one would expect from a truck, but owner Mark Risch made that his goal with Como Dough. The Forno Bravo oven housed inside can cook a pizza — like the Sausage and Apple — in less than three minutes, and Risch makes a point to use fresh, organic toppings from the Columbia area by buying from local businesses. The truck parks at the North Village Arts District Farmers and Artisans Market every Sunday to sell breads and Risch’s cinnamon buns.

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Jamaican Jerk Hut — Outfitted with a large, outdoor grill, the Jamaican Jerk Hut truck can serve the namesake jerk chicken to dozens of hungry patrons. The meat is not the only thing in the spotlight, though — the Rasta Lemonade and Jamaican sodas are a good way to wash down the spicy, salty curry chicken or jerk wings. The Jamaican Jerk Hut is also known for its steady participation in Food Truck Fridays, a fall festival that celebrates the rolling meal.

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