Another Local Food Truck Sets Up a Permanent Home

Foxy Falafel owner Erica Strait is planning a permanent storefront in the former Café Caribe space in St. Paul.

Local food truck Foxy Falafel reportedly plans to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant in St. Paul, becoming part of a growing trend of trucks expanding their brands to permanent restaurants.

Foxy Falafel owner Erica Strait plans to open the restaurant in the former Café Caribe space at 791 Raymond Street either later this month or in early August, according to a Star Tribune report.

In addition to items that Strait serves from her truck, which include beet and curry falafels, the restaurant will reportedly feature some new items, such as turkey shawarma, merguez sausage, chicken gyro meatballs, and house-made sodas and kombucha, a type of fermented tea.

The restaurant will reportedly start out just selling lunch and then introduce dinner and weekend brunch when the food truck and farmers market season ends. Foxy Falafel is typically parked at farmers markets, but Strait will begin parking the truck in front of the new restaurant location on Fridays, according to the Star Tribune.

Other local trucks that have expanded into permanent restaurants or have plans to do so include Smack Shack, World Street Kitchen, Chef Shack, and Turkey to Go.

Learn more about this growing trend in a story in the June issue of Twin Cities Business.