Over the past decade, the Island food truck scene has grown from nothing to a booming food subculture. Some of these are the side hustle of well-known Island restaurateurs and chefs, while others are foodie passion projects. Read about these six Vineyard food trucks and check out their websites to track their location.
Art Cliff Food Truck
If you’ve ever been to the classic diner in downtown Vineyard Haven, you know that it’s so popular, it’s bursting at the seams. The solution to serving the hungry dinner crowd? Put the diner on wheels! Not literally, but the Art Cliff Food Truck brings the same care and quality to its mobile version. Try one of their many burger options: beef, lamb, or pork. Or if you’re vegan or vegetarian, their falafel is melt-in-your-mouth delicious and fresh. More Art Cliff food, what could be better? Catch the truck after 6 pm on weekdays in the Art Cliff Diner parking lot. artcliffdiner.com.
From the plant-based mastermind of Ky Keenan comes yet another food business. Named after her daughter Francesca, Frankie’s Flatbreads sells thin-crust pizzas topped with vegan ingredients. Their tagline “Food in the nude” emphasizes their commitment to eco-friendly practices, using as many organic, locally and ethically sourced ingredients as possible.The vehicle — a converted minivan bus — runs on renewable natural gas. We tried the Classic, the BLT, and the Baja ’Shroom flatbreads. All were super-tasty, and topped with fresh and filling ingredients like marinated MVM shiitakes, coconut bacon, and cashew cheese. frankiesflatbreads.com.
Yommi Healthy Frozen Treats
If Yommi’s light blue 1973 vintage camper isn’t enough to make you smile, their popsicles surely will. Creators Adrian and Nicole Johnson spent years perfecting the perfect recipe, and have designed a variety of “superfood” pop flavors: Golden Goodness, Blueberry Cheesecake, Strawberry Basil Cream, Mexican Chocolate, Mint ChocoChip and their new one, Lemon Alive. The Mexican Chocolate was rich and delicious, and the Strawberry Basil Cream was flavorful and sublime. They’re the perfect fuel to keep going on your weekly shopping trips; spot them at the West Tisbury Farmers Market, the Chilmark Flea Market, and the Vineyard Artisans Fair. vintagedelicious.com.
The Food Truck
Chef Josh Aronie and his wife Angela were serving fresh food on wheels years before the food truck craze arrived on the Vineyard. Since being invited to lead the kitchen at Offshore Ale House in 2018, the Food Truck and the restaurant have joined forces, although the truck menu remains the same as it always has been from years of serving customers in Menemsha and at the Airport Park. Rosemary Lemon Salt Fries are a cult customer favorite, and they did not disappoint (let’s just say the bag was empty within a matter of minutes). We also tried the falafel, breakfast burrito, and Impossible burger. All were jam-packed with great ingredients: chewy bread rolls, tangy pickles (in the case of the burger), and fresh falafel balls, which all kept us full until dinner. Check their Facebook page for daily specials: facebook.com/thefoodtruckmv.
Sunshine and Coconuts
Jessica Frascotti and Mary Klimasewiski at Sunshine and Coconuts are all about spreading good vibes through healthy fresh food. I know if I ate from their menu every day, I would be feeling great vibes. The three categories of items on their roving truck are bowls, smoothies, and bullet coffee. We tried the Squibby Surf Acai Bowl with the works: organic and fair trade acai topped with local granola, coconut flakes, bananas, blueberries, and strawberries, drizzled with peanut butter and Martha’s Vineyard honey. It was sweet, nutty, and chock-full of nutrients. Strawberries, bananas, and organic Ggreek yogurt are blended to create the Edgartown Classic Smoothie, which was refreshing and tangy. We didn’t get a chance to try the bullet coffee — that’s for you to do. sunshineandcoconuts.com.
This truck brings midnight “drunchies” to a whole new level. Head Cook Jordan Wallace elevates food truck fare to include quality ingredients like tuna, oysters, and scup. The menu is constantly changing, based on the fresh produce and meats they receive from their local gardens and farm sources. The reason why they’re only open a few days per week? Their intensive food preparation process, using all unprocessed ingredients. Customers clamor for the chicken plate. Oak Bluffs party revelers who need just a little something to go with that last Dirty Banana visit Midnight Train outside Jim’s Package Store in Oak Bluffs starting at 8 pm, open until 1 am, Thursday through Sunday. Check their Facebook page for specials: facebook.com/midnighttrainMV.