In the last decade, food trucks have seemingly taken our country by storm, offering a diverse range of cuisines and tastes quickly and efficiently. Unbeknownst to many, Stanford has a rotating lineup of food trucks that operate between eleven and two, Monday to Friday, in the space behind Y2E2. There is even a calendar listing…
As the ASSU Executive’s winter quarter food truck pilot program comes to an end, a lack of student demand means that late-night food trucks will not return to campus in the spring. Lunch trucks, organized by food truck management company Off the Grid, will return next quarter, while Net Appetit, a popular and long-serving food truck, is unlikely to come back.
Mia’s Catering, a Mexican food truck, will no longer serve food on the Stanford campus as per the University’s new mobile food vendor policy. In response, community members have circulated a petition calling for the University to relax their food truck policy, which has already driven the popular food truck Net Appetit off campus.
Stanford’s new policy regarding food trucks mandates that trucks must register with Off The Grid, a food truck management company that has partnered with the University for the winter pilot program to bring food trucks to campus.
Food truck management company Off the Grid has partnered with Stanford under the University’s new mobile food vendor policy to provide late night and lunchtime food truck options. The first late-night food trucks appeared on campus on Jan. 11 and 12.
The food trucks, a pillar of the Executive’s platform, will be serving food every Friday and Saturday night during winter quarter.
Food trucks are a good idea…in theory. In reality, however, many rely solely on fast methods of cooking such as deep-frying and use less-than-fresh ingredients. The Oaxacan Kitchen Mobile, however, defies all of my preconceptions about food trucks.
Walking out of class in the Quad or strolling near Tresidder, you may have caught an alluring, sumptuous scent typically foreign to those parts of campus. Upon further inspection you may have spotted a truck, either non-descript or multi-colored, usually with a name strewn across — for instance, Bob’s Tacos or The Taste-Tester. Curious, you…