Published in Southwest Michigan's Second Wave Media
October 3, 2013
|TERRY BAKER, OWNER OF PIZZA VERA - ERIK HOLLADAY|
Food trucks have been legal for a year now in the Kalamazoo area and the vehicles are developing a following around town. Zinta Aistars talks to those who have been bringing food to the people.
Gorilla Gourmet, operating out of a white truck decorated with the in-your-face immense likeness of a gorilla. "I started my business about three-and-a-half years ago, at the farmers market and catering, but about two-and-a-half years ago, I started having a conversation with Kalamazoo mayor Bobby Hopewell about the food truck ordinance."
Coffee Rescue delivers fair trade, locally micro-roasted beans in a converted ambulance that delivers to your place of business whenever you have a coffee emergency.
began as an idea around the kitchen table, laden with farm-fresh food, at a Berrien Springs farm, says Zuzu Bartlett. Along with Lev Pasikhov and Matteo Fabro, Bartlett owns the food truck born of that dinner conversation. Smoothie Operator delivers smoothies made from all-organic, all-locally sourced fruits and vegetables.
Organic Gypsy, moved from Benton Harbor to Kalamazoo because of the new ordinance. She sells what she calls S.O.U.L. food: seasonal, organic, unrefined, local.
Pizza Vera. Unlike the food trucks, his mobile wood-fired brick oven, transported in a trailer, does not ...
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