This afternoon a handful of Miami based food trucks drove north to Feeding South Florida’s Pembroke Park location (just off Hallandale Beach Blvd.) to host a lunch and donate part of their proceeds to the Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation.
Share Our Strength® is a national nonprofit that is ending childhood hunger in America. Share Our Strength’s goal is to end childhood hunger in America. Working with others, we believe we can do this by 2015. It’s not enough to make sure America’s children have enough to eat; we must make sure they are getting the nutrition they need to live healthy, active lives.
Great food, close location, excellent cause, we are on our way!
The Slow Food Truck
On the menu: The Ono – it means “tasty” $7
What we thought: After trying the mini caramel bacon cupcake, and short rib slider, we decided it was time to go for a full size sandwich. We chose the Ono, a pulled pork sandwich with grilled pineapple, ham, and crispy shallots on top. The pork was perfectly seasoned and moist. The pineapple gave a kick of sweetness (and who could resist grilled pineapple, certainly not us), which balanced out the salty crispy fried shallots. Final verdict, the Ono is definitely tasty.
Cheese Me Mobile
On the menu: Customize your own Grilled cheese sandwich. Starting at $6.
What we thought: For our second trip to Cheese Me Mobile, we decided to customize our creation. Although the McShane was fantastic, pairing it with the Ono might be a pork overload! We chose melted buffalo mozzarella and beefsteak tomatoes on thick cut whole wheat bread. The combination was amazing. The quality fresh ingredients at Cheese Me Mobile will keep us coming back again, and again.
Blue Tree Café
On the menu: Lemonade Smoothie, Pina Colada Smoothie $4 ea. (small)
What we thought: On a hot afternoon like today, we needed to cool off quick., so we headed over to the Blue Tree Café truck for smoothies. We opted for the lemonade and pina colada smoothies respectively. The lemonade was sweet, tangy, and icy. The pina colada, was sweet and creamy. Both were made to order while we waited and served with a smile.
On the menu: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcake 2.50
What we thought: We love cupcakes and were definitely excited to try out Clarabelle’s for dessert. While sitting by the truck deciding which to chose, a very nice woman stopped by and offered us one of her cupcakes. What a sweet day, indeed! We chose the chocolate chip cookie dough cupcake. The cake was light and airy and held a chocolate chip cookie surprise at the bottom. It was topped with a generous mound of vanilla buttercream frosting and garnished with a cookie slice. It was perfection in a cup. Clarabelle’s we will be following you!
After enjoying an amazing food truck catered lunch, the FOTF girls were invited (along with all the visitors) to tour the Feeding South Florida facility and hear a little more about what they do for the community.
Feeding South Florida was founded in 1981 as the Daily Food Bank and has been working to reduce hunger by reducing waste.
They solicit donations of food from a variety of sources – farmers, processors, grocers and restaurants among others – and distribute it through a network of not-for-profit agencies including daycare centers, homeless shelters, residential homes for the physically and mentally challenged, assisted living facilities for the elderly, youth programs, soup kitchens and emergency food pantries.
The result? Feeding South Florida distributes approximately 1.8 million pounds of food each month to hungry South Floridians, including children and the elderly, the unemployed and the working poor, the disabled, the homeless, and victims of natural disasters, illness and violence.
You can help by donating food, money, or time at the Feeding South Florida facility. Get more info here.
Here’s the tour: