Curbside Cuisine is a food cart pod that opened in March 2011 in Albuquerque’s International District. It happens every Wednesday at the Talin Market, SE corner of Louisiana and Central in Albuquerque’s International District. Food trucks set up from 10 am until the lunch crowd thins out (usually 2 -3 pm) in the east parking lot. Map
Curbside Cuisine will be the prototype for future groups of food trucks. We are working with the City of Albuquerque’s food cart task force on a process for approving future locations. For now, trucks are at a few other locations, which change from day to day. The individual trucks communicate their locations through Facebook and Twitter, and general information is posted on ABQ Food Trucks and Curbside Cuisine Foodies. Like ABQ Food Trucks and/or join the Curbside Cuisine Foodies group on Facebook.
Our blog is a guide to what’s happening at Curbside Cuisine. It’s also about the STEPS food cart initiative – regulations, new trucks and STEPS workshops and other projects related to the growth of food carts in Albuquerque.
As we explore this issue, we’ll cover more of Albuquerque’s food trucks – where to find them and all about their food.
STEPS is a non-profit economic development organization founded in 2006 to help businesses in Albuquerque by providing advice, coaching and connections to the resources they need. In 2010 STEPS focused on food carts as a way for budding culinary entrepreneurs to start a business. A “how to” workshop series, collaboration with a City agency food cart task force, and proposals to amend local zoning codes supplemented one on one assistance to these clients.
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For more information about STEPS and our projects to support small businesses in Albuquerque, visit the STEPS web site.