food truck


Definition of food truck

: a large wheeled vehicle from which food is sold that typically contains cooking facilities where the food is prepared Nearby, lunchtime crowds formed outside about half a dozen food trucks, serving Indian, Cuban, Mexican and French cuisine.— Hugo Martin Food trucks aren't new to the city's landscape. For decades they've offered cheap eats along roadsides and at construction sites across southern California.— David Brindley

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At the time, the husband was gung-ho about running a bed-and-breakfast, while the wife was pushing to buy a food truck. Cheryl Winokur Munk, WSJ, "When Couples Retire—and Then Start a Business," 16 Dec. 2018 Clearly, Eugenie and Jack's wedding guests didn't want the party to stop: Per the Mail Online, guests ate pizza served by a gourmet food truck on the grounds of the York family home, Royal Lodge in Windsor. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rumors From Inside Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Royal Wedding Party," 13 Oct. 2018 The outdoor market has plenty of food trucks, entertainment, and family-friendly activities such as life-size chess and s’more roasting from 5 to 10 p.m. Rylee Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Newaukee's Night Market is Wednesday, and it's bigger than ever," 10 July 2018 There was no cash allowed — even food trucks and the several enormous Ciroc stations weren’t permitted to take anything but credit cards or Apple Pay. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "At Hypebeast’s new streetwear festival, even the toddlers are cool and rich," 8 Oct. 2018 The three-day festival also promises food trucks, amusements, and Saturday evening fireworks., "The week ahead: music, theater, art, and more," 13 July 2018 The series, presented by the Costa Mesa Foundation, will feature a wine and beer garden, children’s activities, food trucks and sponsor booths. Daily Pilot Staff,, "Around Town: Costa Mesa Concerts in the Park begin Tuesday," 6 July 2018 One food truck owner told American University radio station WAMU that her sales were down by more than 50% outside the National Portrait Gallery. Isabella Gomez, Teen Vogue, "5 Ways the Government Shutdown Is Impacting Americans," 3 Jan. 2019 New food truck Sugar + Spoon sells safe-to-eat cookie dough, as well as ice cream. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "From hot ramen to hotter hot pot: 30 restaurant openings in Seattle and on the Eastside," 28 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of food truck

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of food truck was in 1884

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