As Indianapolis gets ready for its biggest weekend in decades, visitors from all over the country are indulging in the Circle City’s newest cultural influence—street food. The food truck scene in Indy hasn’t been around long, but the number of trucks have jumped up quickly, thanks to the influence of their most popular truck, West Coast Tacos. While they started just over a year ago, the fusion taco truck has become so popular that they are already planning expansion to several neighboring cities. We were able to pull them away from Monument Circle for a minute to see what’s inside a mid-west coast taco:
RH: What is the funniest thing that has happened to you inside a food truck?
WCT: A lot of times, people will pull up to us while we are driving and ask us to throw them a taco or burrito…That’s fine if they can throw some money at us first haha
RH: What is your favorite “food trade” with another truck?
WCT: My favorite thing to trade for is snacks, like pretzels and cupcakes or brownies.
RH: What part of food trucking did you think would be popular that ended up not being so (locations, trends, menu items)?
WCT: Locations are hard to develop. You have to go to multiple locations to build up a following.
RH: Where is the street food culture heading?
WCT: How about turning every single restaurant in to an apartment or home and having everyone do mobile food trucks. More places to live, more places to eat. At this rate, I wouldn’t be surprised.
RH: What on your menu MUST I try?
WCT: Everything is must try but if you HAD to choose, I’d go with the steak fried rice burrito or spicy pork taco.
See where the truck is headed next at West Coast Tacos