Food Trucks Feeding The Hungry Masses For Less

MIAMI ( – There’s a tasty trend sweeping South Florida, dining by food truck. Owners of the trucks say it started in Miami in 2009 with just a few vehicles. Now, there are more than 60 food trucks selling meals on wheels.

“The food that I get here is so much better than most places I go to,” said John Berea, who follows his favorite trucks all over town.

That’s sentiment is shared by most of those who can’t wait for the food truck to arrive. The website Food Trucks Miami sent CBS4’s Kara Kostanich to the top trucks for local foodies: Latin Burger and Taco; The Fish Box; Dim Sam A Go-Go; and for the sweet tooth – Sugar Rush.

“It’s not your old style roach coach,” said Richard Hales, owner of a Korean BBQ called Dim Sam A Go-Go. “These are really restaurants on wheels.”

Many truck owners use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to tell people where and when to find the truck. In no time, people are lined up for a quick and tasty meal.

“We normally start posting about 5:30 in the morning then we start going all day long from there,” said Jim Heins, who owns Latin Burger and Taco.

Fans said many trucks offer gourmet meals for less you would pay dining in a restaurant. Whether you like savory, spicy or sweet, one thing’s for sure; there’s divine delight in dining diversely.

“It’s a different thing to go with your family; it’s something new,” said food truck fan Bruna Moreno.

For more information on the food trucks, click here.

  • Chucky

    I gotta’ get over to one of these things.

    We had one on campus here at FIU’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

    I think the owner of that one may have been a graduate of our program, and possibly a celeb’ chef too.

    Anyway, it was a lishy’ deal, and the price was pretty cordail as well.

    I don’t loke sweating while I eat, so I might wait until December to do it. But I’m gonna’ do it!

  • Chucky

    You know what else i don’t like?

    I don’t like that I can’t see the effin’ letters when I write one of these comments.

    I don’t always catch a mis-spelling when I proof’ the comment, and it makes me look stupid.

    I don’t like looking stupid! As an American, I don’t handle that very well.

  • Chet

    25 years ago when I used to do construction there was this old lady who came around with one of these trucks at lunch time & let me tell you it was the only home cooked meal I got everyday-we ate like kings for a fair price-wish I could find one in my neighborhood now !!!!!!

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