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The 20 Best Food Trucks in the United States

The food truck revolution is in full force as mobile restaurants around the country dish out tacos, BBQ and other great eats

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Purple Carrot, Lansing, Michigan

Purple Carrot
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According to Mobile Cuisine magazine, you won’t find America’s favorite vegetarian food truck in hippie-Meccas Portland or San Francisco, but in…Lansing, Michigan. The Purple Carrot is Michigan’s first “farm to truck” food stand and takes this mission seriously. Working with 11 local farms, owners Nina Santucci and Anthony Maiale (whose résumé includes a stint at Alinea) put out a sophisticated seasonal menu that showcases high-quality ingredients. The big purple truck only joined the small but growing community of food trucks in Lansing in April 2011, but locals are already addicted to its cake pops, which come in flavors like maple and butternut squash. – AS

Website: http://thepurplecarrottruck.com/  
Twitter: @eatpurplecarrot
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