Hot Rods, Hot Food

Three Cape Cod Food Trucks will serve casual cuisine at Falmouth Festival

By Danika Thiele

The Local Scoop

The Local Scoop “Pop Mobile”

Parks in: Orleans and other Cape locations

Why we’re crazy about them: Often parked at farmers’ markets and local events, The Local Scoop’s “Pop Mobile” is the result of owner Mary Debartolo’s desire to bring delicious locally made frozen yogurt to the community. The truck serves The Local Scoop’s famously scrumptious crepes, freshly scooped ice cream and Cape Cod Pops. These homemade pops are dipped in local favorites like Chequessett chocolate and range from children’s pops to exclusively “adult” varieties, including the decadent “Vineyard,” consisting of cranberry ice cream with Truro Vineyards cranberry wine dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with Wellfleet sea salt from Cape Cod Saltworks. Follow the truck on The Local Scoop’s Facebook page for special events, news and photos. Visit the shop at 34 Cranberry Highway, Orleans, 508-225-0101, thelocalscoop.com.

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Salt Block Food Truck

Parks in: Harwichport and Hyannis

Why we’re crazy about them: The Salt Block serves local food with a Cape Cod flair, including fish tacos, fried green tomatoes and the Salt Block’s popular block fries (adult tater tots): shredded potatoes pressed and cut into blocks topped with lime, cotija cheese and fermented black beans. The diverse menu that accommodates both vegetarians and vegans also features seafood chowder, Caesar salad and regular fries sprinkled with parsley, salt and pepper. The Salt Block is the brainchild of Chef Doug Ramler and his wife, Jennifer, who also own Harwichport’s award-winning Cape Sea Grille. Hungry fans can often find the truck parked across from beautiful Saquatucket Harbor, near Brax Landing, and occasionally in Hyannis near the Cape Cod Maritime Museum. Follow the Salt Block Food Truck on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates on menu offerings, locations, specials and hours, 710 Route 28, Harwichport, 774-209-1007. Available for special events and catering.

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Cape Cod Cannolis

Parks in: Mashpee, Buzzards Bay

Why we’re crazy about them: Even the most intractable Cape Codder has trouble resisting the allure of this sublime Italian pastry. Behind the wheel of the family owned and operated Cape Cod Cannoli is Lilly Ferreira and her husband, Frankie. Lilly’s motto is “great celebrations start with a cannoli” and she frequently caters events from birthday parties to office parties. The vast assortment of cannoli flavors includes buffalo chicken, butter rum, Key lime and even sweet potato! Lilly’s cannoli inspirations spring from years’ worth of creative dinner ideas for her children and extended family. True to Italian ideals, she considers cannoli making an art form and herself a genuine artist. Cape Cod Cannoli offers over 175 flavors, but the list is ever-growing. Another great cannoli perk? Lilly gives customers a free taste of any cannoli they choose. Ciao bella! Catch the truck by visiting the Cape Cod Cannoli website or following the truck on Facebook, 508-813-0644, visit capecodcannolis.com.

The Fourth Annual Cape Cod Food Truck Festival will be held from 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy. (Rte. 151), E. Falmouth. Tickets are available online. Packages range from $5 general admission to $20 V.I.P. Free for children under 12.

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