The leading source of information for quick-service food, QSR magazine, reports that there are more than 4,000 food trucks in the United States and they account for sales of more than $1.2 billion (and growing!). And, as they say, “Limited-service, unlimited possibilities!”
Below is a round-up of food truck possibilities on St. Croix. Be sure to check their Facebook pages, web sites or call to confirm hours and locations due to the nature and flexibility of these businesses.
Telephone: (340) 473-3707
Cruzan Inclusion blends a love of Mediterranean cuisine while training autistic adults to enhance their culinary and communication skills. The truck can often be found next to The Fred in Frederiksted and at special events. Call for Private Events, Beach Parties and Catering.
Must have: the garlic fries.
Telephone: (340) 201-7709 (call ahead and they’ll have it ready!)
Killer Tacos serves authentic Baja Mexico style street food like burritos, quesadillas and chips with scratch-made salsa. And don’t forget dessert: churros or arroz con leche (rice pudding topped with cinnamon). Dine at a picnic table on-site, or call ahead and take your order to go. Find Killer Tacos at the SW corner of Hospital Street and the bypass.
Must have: a burrito bowl with fresh salsa.
Love-Croix Helados & Eatz
Location: Mid Island
Telephone: (340) 244-8972
The Love-Croix Helados & Eatz food truck offers Crucian-Puerto Rican fusion in a fun and relaxed setting. Enjoy alcapurias, burgers, empanadillas, pinchos, plantain chips, fries, seasoned rice, and more – including their signature Pincho-Burger. Don’t forget the helados (ice cream) made from scratch in a variety of local flavors like mango and coconut. Pull up a seat in the shade, or call your order in to go. Find Love-Croix Helados & Eatz on Centerline Road in Peter’s Rest near Cost U Less.
Must have: Chicken Pincho Burger – it is their signature, after all – and ice cream.
Misfit Island Munchies
Saerah cooks up creative menus and has lots of fun while doing it. From brunch to tacos to specialty egg rolls and everything in between — Misfit Island Munchies even usually has a vegan/healthier option available. You’ll find her at Ziggy’s, Jump Up, other events, or hire her for your private event.
Must have: Fried Pickled Cactus Paddle Tacos because where else can you try that?!
Telephone: (978) 850-2924
Nidulari specializes in handmade bakery goods made from simple, wholesome ingredients and baked in a traditional wood-fired brick oven. A unique fusion menu consists of local fare, Indian curries, British-influenced dishes and Southern comfort food with a farm-to-table and slow-food twist. The menu changes daily to accommodate the availability of fresh ingredients. Nidulari is a stationary red and black ‘gypsy cart’ tucked beneath shade trees and surrounded by the historical buildings of Little La Grange Village on Mahogany Road.
Must have: all the baked goods and a bit of Mahogany Road Chocolate.
Sunny Shore Up
Location: Cane Bay
Telephone: (340) 690-3401 (text your to-go order)
Sunny Shore Up is a breakfast food truck operating weekend mornings. Enjoy fresh coffee, espresso drinks, tea, hot chocolate, cold drinks, and smoothies, as well as build-your-own breakfast sandwiches and burritos, bagels with toppings, pastries, and more. Ask about lunch sandwiches. You’ll find them parked just east of the beach at Cane Bay and at special events.
Must have: a smoked salmon bagel and caramel iced latte.
Telephone: (340) 227-7909
Wendy Lou’s “Sweets & Eats” Mobile Food Trailer serves breakfast, lunch, smoothies, local juices, and coffee. Find Wendy Lou’s on Hess Rd directly across from NAPA and at special events. Call or check Facebook for daily soups and waffles.
Must have: all of the waffles (not necessarily at once).