Brick-and-mortar stores are not the only places to find unique, gourmet delicacies in town. Food trucks have been on the rise across the country, and Lakeland has found its own treasure trove of specialty selections on wheels. Whether at downtown events, Swan Brewing, or popped up by small businesses, be sure to stop and try the delicious offerings of these stand-out trucks.
Who said pancakes were boring? Not Your Momma’s Pancakes puts a twist on the American breakfast classic. They have a rendition of the Philly cheesesteak – with pancakes instead of a hoagie roll, of course. Other dishes include the BBQ Bacon Jam Cheddar Burger on powdered sugar pancakes, Mango Buffalo Chicken & Cheddar Pancake, or a Snickers Pancake Roll-up to satisfy your sweet tooth. This locally owned shop can be found on select nights at Swan Brewing or Grove Roots Brewery in Winter Haven.
Both experimental in taste and style, Salt & Fire Food Lab should be at the top of everyone’s list of local eats. The menu consistently pairs bold flavors, such as the Sticky Fried Ribs with chili, garlic, hoisin, sesame, and scallions. Other savory menu items include Bacon Queso Fries, Pulled Smokey Brisket Grilled Cheese, and Roasted Corn and Jalepeño Hush Puppies. These treats and more can be found at select times at Swan Brewing, and conveniently, everything on the menu goes great with a craft beer.
This mobile dessert truck can satisfy every sweet tooth on the block! This pink beauty serves up sweet treats of all kinds for adults and children alike. Got Candy & More is located in the heart of downtown as a storefront but more recently hit the road to participate in food truck rallies. You can step right up to the window and enjoy ice cream by the scoop, ice cream paninis, milkshakes, cupcakes, brownies, and more. Look for the pink at food truck rallies and local events.
Drica’s Favorites is the first mobile cafe in Polk County. Adrianna has a passion for serving the community with espresso beverages and pastry goodies. Her coffee is served fresh every day, and the high-quality beans are quite the upgrade from an average cup of joe. Her pastry selections are inspired by her Brazilian upbringing, so you can expect every visit to Drica’s to include hand-picked and handmade delicacies. Her website features her locations throughout the week.
Though it usually stays in one place, La Michoacana has become a Lakeland Mexican staple. Right outside of an authentic Mexican grocery store, the truck serves up tacos, quesadillas, tostadas, burritos, and more. Each meal is paired with fresh limes, authentic flour or corn tortillas, and right next door there is a variety of Mexican sodas to choose from. All the food is fresh, made fast, and remarkably affordable.