I can spot a food truck from a mile away. I literally could probably be inside my office building, look outside the window, and spot a colorful trailer driving along, making its mecca to feed hungry, irritable, mid-day workers. I love to peruse food truck festivals, to view trucks during their Manifest Destiny, moving from one spot to the other. Food trucks that pass me while I’m driving? I’m more likely to follow them to their ultimate destination rather than give them the finger (a once or twice a week occurrence). Why can’t ‘Hunting for Food Trucks’ be a video game? I’d be so good at it. My favorite food truck spottings are the ones that are random and unexpected. It always elicits a sort of OMG moment from me. Like today, when I was in downtown Miami. Running some errands after a long day of work, preparing for the study session that was about to occur, I spotted REAL SORBET. It’s hard not to spot, (although its a small, old-fashioned ice cream style cart) – speckled, colorful…a fatigue of groovy looking dip n dots – you expect sorbet on LSD, so to speak.
With flavors that change with the season, using local sources for ingredients, REAL SORBET offers flavors such as Coconut Chocolate, Watermelon, Peach Iced Tea, Grapefruit Mint, Orange Espresso, and Red Bean (the owner informed me that the Red Bean flavor was developed for a movie, filming in Miami, that wanted asian inspired sorbet on its set). The best part about these sorbets? Other than the amazingly fresh fruit taste that it delivers to your taste buds? OH – the booze that’s included in several of them. Take a look at the ingredients for Grapefruit Mint, for example: Grapefruits from Pressley Groves Farm, Organic Mint, Barbadian Silver Rum. Vodka more your thing? Try the Watermelon, complete with organic ginger and lime.
As the seasons change, and the fruits with it, keep your eyes peeled for this refreshing, delicious stand – a lovely change from the often heavy and caloric food trucks (although I love them dearly, let’s be real – I gain 5 pounds everytime I eat at one). If you have less than 20/20 vision, perhaps installing the new Burger Beast Food Truck Tracker will be of service.