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Jan 15, 201511:06 AM
Let Them Eat Cake

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Food trucks offer a new kind of catering for couples

Melanie Warner Spencer

You’ve seen them the Quarter or maybe outside of your office – food trucks are becoming a lunchtime must-have in New Orleans. The growing popularity of the convenient trucks has made them a staple at festivals and parties all around the city. Most recently, food trucks have become a popular request among couples for reception catering options. This made-to-order option brings a fun and funky vibe to your party. An even better option would be to supply these food truck options as a late-night snack for your guests who wish to continue the party way after closing time.

We saw it as our duty to find and bring you, faithful readers, a few of the tastiest options for food trucks at your wedding festivities.

 

 

La Cocinita‚Äč

A veteran in the wedding and reception arena, La Cocinita adds the perfect spice to your affair.

  • Choose from two different options for your event. A regular food truck service at $10 per person with each guest receiving one entrée or an unlimited food truck service where guests can order as many times as they wish during a two-hour time frame.
  • Prices for the unlimited service are based off of the “vessel” selections: Tacos and “The Bowl” is $20 per person; Tacos, Arepas and “The Bowl” is $24 per person or Tacos, “The Bowl,” Arepas and Patacones for $28 per person.
  • An Hors d’Oeuvres menu is available as well.
     
Kelly Massicot
La Cocinita photos by Kelly Massicot

 

 

Crepes a la Cart 

With Crepes a la Cart, guests can mix and match toppings to make their own masterpieces or choose from various menu options. Each crepe is made on site and “spun” on an authentic crepe griddles. This option is a tasty treat for after dinner or part of the main meal.

  • Available for weddings and private parties.
  • Food truck and crepe station service pricing depends on number of guests, length of service, location (they can be either inside or outside) and menu selections.
  • It usually averages out to about $6-8 per crepe.
  • Menu items include options such as ham and cheese crepes, bacon and cheese, tomato, basil and mozzarella, bananas and Nutella, Speculoos (cookie butter) and more.  

 

 

Theo’s Pizza Truck

Your favorite neighborhood Theo’s is also mobile. Give guests a parting gift to fuel up after the reception or munch on freshly-made pizza while dancing the night away.

  • Available for weddings and private parties.
  • Costs depend on number of people in attendance (between 50 and 150 people is approximately $10 a person with a $500 minimum) and provide two hours of food service.
  • Included are freshly made pizza and salads, plates, utensils, napkins and trash receptacles.
  • Theo’s can also provide soft drinks, bottled water, tea, lemonade, cups and ice. 

 

In a city that could never go without food, food trucks are now feeding the masses. The previously mentioned are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to trendy food truck eateries in New Orleans. Others on our radar include Taceaux Locoeaux and The Fat Shallot. We definitely suggest venturing out and doing your own research. Maybe make the search a fun date night for you and your future spouse! Bring these made-to-order, hip chow options to your nuptials and be the talk of the town. 

 

See also Late-Night Bite from the New Orleans Bride Magazine Summer 2014 issue.

 

Calling all photographers! 

Are you a New Orleans-based wedding photographer? If you’d like one of your New Orleans weddings considered for publication in New Orleans Bride Magazine or on the “Let Them Eat Cake,” blog, email kelly@myneworleans.com or melanie@myneworleans.com

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“Let Them Eat Cake,” is the official wedding blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine. The LTEC blog is the joint labor of love for Kelly Massicot and Melanie Warner Spencer. Massicot is web and social media editor for Renaissance Publishing, a contributing writer for New Orleans Bride Magazine, wedding junkie and fond lover of cake, especially petit fours from Chateau Coffee Cafe. Spencer is the editor of New Orleans Bride Magazine, writer of the “Bon Vivant” blog and a Francophile obsessed with Marie Antoinette and those tiny cakes from Chateau Coffee Café. You can reach Kelly at Kelly@myneworleans.com and Melanie at Melanie@myneworleans.com.

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