The New Lunch: Finding Happiness at a Gourmet Food Truck

Following your favorite food truck.

By on July 22, 2013

Gourmet food trucks are more popular than ever in many places, especially with summer in full swing. The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the best food trucks in the country, according to a recent Forbes list of Best Food Trucks.

From the Brunch Box Food Cart in Portland to Seattle’s El Camión, Marination Mobile and Xplosive Food Truck – which visits local businesses, including the Verizon office, to offer a tasty lunch treat – lunch on the go has truly taken on a whole new meaning.

No matter where they live, foodies all across America can easily discover, locate and follow their favorite gourmet food trucks using apps and services on their wireless devices.

TruxMap, a live map, helps satisfy your cravings with real-time updates of current food truck locations, allowing you to act fast when hunger hits you.

The Food Truck Follower app may be what you’re looking for if you prefer to peruse menus before tracking down a truck.  This app aggregates the Twitter feeds of local food trucks and lets you select the feeds you want to follow, making ordering even easier.

Roaming Hunger is a website that allows you to search for food truck vendors by name or location. This is the perfect option for those seeking out the next new big food trucks in your area. You might even find that your favorite restaurant has gone mobile — a fast-growing trend for chefs, especially in the Pacific Northwest.

Once you’ve found the perfect dish to fulfill your craving, don’t forget that you can also use your smartphone to pay. Mobile wallet services like LevelUp, which are commonly used by mobile food vendors, let you skip the ATM before chowing down.

Happy eating!