Food trucks are hardly a new idea. Many of us have fond memories of chasing the ice cream truck down the street as kids to get a Choco Taco, Chipwich or one of those popsicles that was supposed to look like SpongeBob. Those days may be over, but the concept of getting meals on wheels is not. New rolling restaurants are popping up all over Miami, and these are just a few of the most popular ones.
Organic Food Kings
3246 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127
The founders of this rolling vegan restaurant, Alex and
Elena Montanez, and their business partner, Mauricio
Vargo, all turned to veganism as a way to get their health
back on track after various complications. Their goal with
Organic Food Kings, Montanez said, is to show people
just how flavorful vegan food can be. And it seems to
be working—according to Ocean Drive Magazine, OFK
is one of the top seven vegan restaurants in Miami.
Montanez said OFK’s food is environmentally conscious,
locally sourced and made in-house. Some menu favorites
include the Vegan Bacon Burger, Vegan Shrimp with
a Bang, The Yeti Deluxe Burger and Vegan Chicken
Hours and location vary. Follow their
Instagram for info.
You may have seen this food truck on campus—they set
up shop on some weekdays. Bohemian Kitchen calls itself
“Miami’s first and best local street food” on Instagram.
The menu is a mix of South American, European
and Carribean foods meant to reflect the “the rich
tapestry of flavors that makes Miami the world’s leading
international destination.” Anthony Falcon, founder,
owner and chef of the blue-toned geometric floral truck,
said his business celebrates cuisines from different
cultures by bringing together popular street food dishes
from around the world. Each dish on the menu, he said,
is locally sourced and prepared fresh from scratch daily.
Some crowd favorites include Bohemian Frito Pie, Patatas
Bravas, Spicy Asian Shrimp Tacos and Poulet Frit.
8498 Bird Rd.
Miami, FL 33155
Juan Martinez, owner of this bright red truck, specializes in making burgers and hot dogs with a twist. Martinez, a Venezuelan immigrant and self-described “hamburger lover,” said Burger Mania strives to create dishes that are unique. Some crowd favorites are the Plantain Burger, Salchi Queso Hot Dog and the COVID-19 Burger (which comes with a syringe full of sauce).
Taco Baja Republic
8498 Bird Rd.
Miami, FL 33155
Rogelio Peralta, the owner and chef of Taco Baja
Republic, said he has always had a passion for cooking
and serving food. From a young age, he would cook
and sell tacos and burritos at farmers markets and fairs,
and sometimes he would even be hired to cater events.
Peralta said he decided to open the Taco Baja Republic
food truck in July 2020 amid COVID-19. His food truck
specializes in Mexican street-style food. While the truck
is typically parked in its location on Bird Road, Peralta
said he hopes to expand to Homestead, Wynwood and
Brickell in the future. Some featured menu items include
the Birria Tacos, Baja Shrimp Nachos and La Mamalona.
1739 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33132
Before opening a food truck of their own, husband-and wife duo Victor Muñoz and Antonella Gonzalez started out serving players at their tennis club, Real Pedel Miami.
Muñoz, who is also a professional singer, said he travels
often and incorporates his flavor discoveries into the
truck’s menu. Galipan Bistro’s style, he said, is street food with a touch of fine dining, serving menu items such as the Asado Burger, Truffle French Fries, Tequeños, Steak Parrillita and Tres Leches.
words & photo_nina d’agostini. design_isa marquez.