Not only is Nashville on the Move but so is our food! Check out these great local food trucks!
Bang Candy Company
You may have already seen the Coco Van (not to be confused with French dish Coq Au Vin) posted up around town. If you thought this was a typical candy store gone mobile, you were wrong! Irish sweetheart Sarah Souther hand-makes marshmallows in flavors as diverse as espresso praline, chocolate chili, and rose cardamom and serves them out of the van as well as online. The winter months meant marshmallows were served with hot chocolate, but as the weather warms up Souther has a new plan: she’s been developing flavored syrups to use in Italian sodas or with prosecco for certain events. These syrup flavors are just as diverse as the marshmallows themselves, ranging from habanero-lime to lavender. Cocktail-inspired lollipops are also on the agenda for expansion. “The main sort of motive for my company is candy for adults, or candy for people with developed palates.”
Tin Can Treats
Melodie and Matty had visions of tooling around in an old vintage camper for years. Their dreams and personalities have been realized through “Doris,” the 1965 Shasta camper from which their retro soda-shop style business is run. From glass-bottled Crush sodas to cotton candy and caramel apples, Tin Can Treats can take you back to a simpler time. Doris and her owners love being rented out for parties, weddings, and other events, where they will customize a menu to fit your theme or color scheme!
The classic comfort food takes on a gourmet attitude with this new local staple served by Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef Crystal De Luna-Bogan. With a rotating menu and a rotating location, grilled cheese never gets boring anymore! The creative twists on old favorites such as a Croque Madame or standard breakfast sandwiches pair perfectly with roasted tomato soup or tater tots with “tot sauce,” homemade ketchup that is to die for. Eventually, Souther wants to bring her baking skills to her business and bake her own fresh bread for the sandwiches! For now, hungry customers can choose from four breads, nine cheeses, and tons of toppings to form their own creations or pick something off the rotating specials menu!
Most famous for its late-night service in front of many of Nashville’s music haunts, the “Leisure Time” truck brings incredible pizza slices to complete your evening out. The idea came to these boys at Austin’s annual SXSW event after a late night of concerts out on the street gorging on – what else? – pizza. With a crust inspired by “Momma’s cooking” (hint: brown sugar is part of the recipe!) and simple toppings occasionally kicked up by an event-specific specialty, these three Buds have created a success!