Ever wonder what to get for that someone in your life who can’t get enough food carts or trucks? Here are some literary recommendations. All books available locally from Powell’s Books in Portland, OR.
- Cartopia Portlands Food Cart Revolution – A great book with some amazing photography written when the street food scene was blowing up in Portland at the tail end of the last decade.
- Food Trucks: Dispatches and Recipes from the Best Kitchens on Wheels – Heather Shouse looks at the food truck scene nationally. A great read.
- – Steven Shomler tells the stories of Portland’s street food vendors and more.
For the Cartivore who wants to replicate their favorite street food dish – Cookbooks:
- The Truck Food Cookbook: 150 Recipes and Ramblings from America’s Best Restaurants on Wheels – John T. Edge puts together a compendium of street food recipes.
- Eat St.: Recipes from the Tastiest, Messiest, and Most Irresistible Food Trucks – Eat Street, the show that put street food in America’s living room gathered up some of their favorite dishes.
- – From the team Behind the Food Carts, a street food road trip.
- The Adobo Road Cookbook: A Filipino Food Journey-From Food Blog, to Food Truck, and Beyond
- Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook: Portland Edition, Volume One (American Palate) – Tiffany Harelik is one prolific writer with Trailer Food Diaries for Portland, Austin, Houston, Dallas and beyond.
- Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook: Portland Edition, Volume II (American Palate)
- The Southern Food Truck Cookbook: Discover the South’s Best Food on Four Wheels
- Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand – One of Portland’s most famous little carts that turned into an empire.
For the entreprenuer who wants to start a mobile business:
- The Food Truck Handbook: Start, Grow, and Succeed in the Mobile Food Business
- Running a Food Truck for Dummies (For Dummies)
- How to Start a Home-Based Food Truck Business (How to Start a Home-Based Food Truck Business)
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting a Food Truck Business (Complete Idiot’s Guides)
There are many more, so hit up your local bookstore and keep on supporting the carts.