Eat on the Street

4 Jan

One of the biggest trends for 2009–and expecting to grow throughout 2010–is street food. Here in Oxford, you’re probably most familiar with the late-night hot dog and corn dog carts that set up shop to feed hungry drinkers on The Square, but all over the country vendors are setting up carts with everything from tacos to grilled cheese to peanut butter and jelly throughout the day. And, fans are following Twitter–instead of their noses–to find their way to the food.

The food blogging site SeriousEats.com recently touched on the trend by providing a regional listing of popular food cart vendors from places such as California, New York and North Carolina (check the list here).

And, Oxford’s own John T. Edge has been working on a new book he’s named Truck Food Nation specifically about this topic (get a sneak peek here).

Always wanting to stay on trend, there have been rumors about someone opening a taco cart in Oxford. I would personally LOVE that, and with the amount of Mexican restaurants already in Oxford, I have to assume that others would flock to it as well. What’s your opinion? Let us know by commenting here or emailing foodie@eatingoxford.com.

One Response to “Eat on the Street”

  1. SCM January 4, 2010 at 9:01 am #

    I love Oxford. I love Oxford’s restaurants. And, I love your blog. Glad I ran across it. A co-worker of mine started a food blog a few months ago and covers the Mississippi Gulf Coast/NOLA. You guys should link to one another. http://www.janesbits.blogspot.com

    As for street food, I love it. Hope the taco truck rumor is true. I’ve actually had thoughts of selling poboys and jambalaya out of a truck.

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