Tired of cooking? Try a new twist on the restaurant experience by visiting one of the Valley’s food trucks. These mobile eateries offer a variety of foods—from waffles and grilled cheese sandwiches to gourmet burgers and veggie sushi—that will satisfy any family’s taste buds.
Food trucks are always on the move, so check websites to find out when they will be in your area.
Grilling burgers is fun, but the fuss of preparation and cleanup is not so fun. At Burgers Amore, kids will enjoy choosing the ingredients for their burgers, selecting their choice of bread, meat (beef, bison, chicken, pork, salmon, turkey or veggie), cheese and a sauce.
Look for signature creations like the Mac-and-Cheese Bacon Burger. Indulge in sweet potato, crinkle cut, French, curly or truffle fries. 602-269-7707 or burgersamore.com.
Don’t think street food and gourmet can go together? Think again. Luncha Libre showcases its split personality with authentic Mexican food and an infusion of Asian spices. Kids who are adventurous eaters will enjoy different quesadilla options with choices like Steak and Bleu (carne asada, pico de gallo, bleu cheese and jack cheese) and Papa Verde (potatoes, green chiles, pico de Gallo, jack Cheese and choice of chicken or steak). 602-399-4024 or lunchadorsunite.com.
My Waffle Crush
Breakfast for dinner, anyone? Adults and kids will love Belgian-style waffles topped with fresh fruit, Nutella, chocolate, homemade cream or a scoop of ice cream. Kids will lick the sweet goodness off their fingers and parents will enjoy a taste of Europe without paying for the travel. 480-304-5636 or wafflecrusch.com.
The Grilled Cheese Truck
Instead of lunching at home, stop by The Grilled Cheese Truck for delicious sandwiches. Children can bite into gooey Plain and Simple Melt sandwiches while parents may want to choose from creative options like Cheesy Mac (macaroni and cheese with sharp cheddar or fully loaded with BBQ pork and carmelized onions) or a Brie Melt on cranberry walnut bread with sliced pears, thyme, honey and toasted almonds. If anyone has room for dessert, the menu also features sweet sandwiches—Mom’s Apple Pie and The S’more Melt. 602-275-2800 or thegrilledcheesetruck.com.
The Uprooted Kitchen
If healthier options are important, The Uprooted Kitchen is an ideal choice. With vegetarian choices like quinoa breakfast bowls, veggie sushi and vegan scones, moms and dads will approve any menu item kids request. There no guilt about eating out of a food truck when the options are nutritious and nourishing. 480-332-2104 or theuprootedkitchen.com.