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Food & Drink

Connecticut's Food Trucks: What's Behind The Wheels

They're parked at busy office buildings, farmers' markets, festivals and universities, vending everything from cupcakes to barbecued ribs to lobster rolls. Food-truck culture has come a long way over the past several years, as more and more passionate chefs have brought their talents to the streets.

Throughout this weekly summerlong series, we're taking a look at the stories behind Connecticut's restaurants on wheels and their owners. We've chosen trucks that are newer to the state or that haven't received past coverage, as a way to share new tales of mobile food success. Check back weekly for a new profile.

  • Szabo's Seafood: The Little Red Truck That Could

    Szabo's Seafood: The Little Red Truck That Could

    Dan Szabo wasn't looking for a food truck, but one came to him anyway. A friend who was moving to Florida wanted to unload the vehicle, and he thought Szabo could use it for the private catering branch of his retail seafood business. But Szabo didn't want it, not at first. "He said 'Hey, come take...

  • Toasted: Unusual But Familiar Options

    Toasted: Unusual But Familiar Options

    Editor's note: This story was originally published on Oct. 17, 2013 . We are resurrecting it as a part of our summerlong food truck series. Prices may have changed.  It's almost impossible to miss the bright red and shiny Toasted truck in Hartford, but if you do, just follow the blasting reggae...

  • Amor: In The Name Of Love A Vegan Food Truck Is Born

    In The Name Of Amor, A Vegan Food Truck Is Born

    Married Co-Owners Create Healthful, Flavorful Rotating Menu

  • Agave Grill Canteen Truck On A Roll

    Agave Grill Canteen: A Major Upgrade From Cart

    Editor's note: This story was originally published on Nov. 21, 2013. We are resurrecting it as a part of our summerlong food truck series. Prices may have changed. Agave Grill has upgraded its wheels. The modern Mexican restaurant, which marks 10 years on Hartford's Allyn Street this year [2013],...

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