Food trucks are hopping downtown

  • Article by: RICK NELSON
  • Updated: October 26, 2011 - 9:42 AM

Get out and enjoy a downtown Minneapolis food truck lunch. Jump on Twitter to track locations.

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A Dandelion Kitchen customer holds a homemade basil-lime soda and a B.L.T.

Photo: Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune

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Natalie Coleman and Alexander Brand's bright yellow Dandelion Kitchen trailer is usually parked at the intersection of seasonal ingredients and sandwiches (that's Nicollet Mall, between 7th and 8th Streets). Wash them down with an invigorating made-from-scratch soda.

At Scratch Food Truck, former Subo chef Geoff King and spouse Aimee King are pulling together superb Asian-accented sandwiches -- tender, wonderfully charred beef flavored with sesame, coconut-braised chicken topped with pickled mangoes and papaya. Other items include crispy pork egg rolls and tofu-stuffed lettuce wraps.

Take a noon-hour journey to East Africa courtesy of She Royal owner Samson Benti, who prepares a short but memorable menu that includes fabulous stewed chicken with basmati rice, lentils and collard greens with spongy injera bread, and fried pastries filled with gently seasoned ground beef.

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