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Boston Students Surveyed About Food Trucks: A Guest Post

Hey street grub foodies!

Today we’ve got a special treat – a guest post from food Truck fan Stephane Mourani. Stephane is a Boston transplant originally from France, offering his unique take on Boston street food culture as a BU student and expat. Enjoy!

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Coming from Paris, I was already familiar with what we French people call “Camion Ambultant” (Ambulant truck). If you have ever been to Paris your path has definitely crossed with one one these trucks: Le Camion Qui Fume, Le Cantine California’ Goody’s, La Caravane Dorée or Le Refectoire. They are the first generation of Food Trucks still in vogue in Paris and still delicious!

truck creperie in Boston

Boston and Paris aren’t so far apart

As I made my way to Boston to continue my studies at BU, I was honestly surprised by the number food trucks scattered in the city. I later discovered that 54 food trucks were licensed in the city and that Mayor Menino had personally been involved in the 2011 food truck initiative and following food truck lotteries.

Campus food trucks offer a change from the usual Chipotle, Panera and Bolocco diet we college students are used to, with everything from sandwiches and tacos to vegan juice and cupcakes. As SMG senior Mark Sullivan puts it, “Food trucks are tasty, convenient, and cheap,” adding that “it’s a great escape from the never-changing dining hall and average restaurants.” Mobile food trucks give students the chance to explore new appetites with original trucks popping up every spring.

Helen Malloy, a junior in CAS, is not a fast food person but says that she cannot escape her Monday and Tuesday rendezvous with Clover and Taco Party. The latter is a vegetarian-only taco truck. Helen notes, “I like having some more variety and there aren’t a lot of places that offer vegetarian options, so I’m always thrilled at the sight of Taco Party”

taco party food truck boston

Yang Yoon, a sophomore in CAS, said that she’s always hungry for Bon Me, a Vietnamese inspired food truck. Yang says, “I eat there simply because I live in the towers and often want to change from the dining hall. I wish I could use my dining points there.”

BonMe Food Truck chillin' outside the Prudential center

But not everyone is in love with the food trucks on BU campus, Travis Jones, a College of Engineering junior, says he never eats at food trucks. “ I just don’t like this food truck invasion – they ‘re popping like mushrooms! I feel that most of them are just here to surf the wave.”

While opinions on food trucks vary across the BU campus, most students are happy to make food trucks a part of their daily diet. As for me, my passion for food trucks was ignited in Paris, and I believe that fire will burn even stronger as I look forward to sampling all the trucks Boston has to offer.

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Stephane Mourani is currently an Associate at Argopoint LLC, a trusted adviser to the legal departments of Fortune 500 companies. Argopoint works strategically to formulate strategies to significantly increase legal performance and efficiency.



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