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Bite Of MN: Fresh Air Lunch, Food Truck Style

Since I work on the west side of the Twin Cities, I was envious of my food-loving friends who raved about their food truck lunches in downtown St. Paul. Everything looked so good and when my husband texted me saying he was trying Gastrotruck, I knew I had to try it for myself.

Food Truck Court Crowd
Food Truck Court Crowd (credit: Crystal Grobe)

I parked along Kellogg and walked a block and a half to the food truck court and saw several food trucks: Chef Shack, Fork in the Road, Gastrotruck, 128 Café & Magic Bus hot dogs. Even Leprechaun's Dreamcycle was riding around selling ice cream bars to those needing a cool treat.

Gastrotruck Menu
Gastrotruck Menu (credit: Crystal Grobe)

Fully intending to try black bean oat sliders at Chef Stephen Trojahn's Gastrotruck, I changed my mind as soon as I saw grilled marlin sliders on the menu. Served on a toasted bun with napa cabbage, sliced beets, and ginger aioli, it was a light summer lunch along the river.

Grilled Marlin Sliders
(credit: Crystal Grobe)

I had also intended on getting a dessert, but feeling perfectly content, I decided to save something for next time.

St. Paul has food truck courts on Mondays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Cedar St. between 10th and 11th Streets and again on Wednesdays at the same time, but in a different location, on Kellogg and Wabasha. Here's a fun map from City Pages that shows where each food truck is located along with links to their websites so you can find great street food all week long.

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