Taz food truck at Fifth and Race (the food there on my second visit was just as good the first). Last week I got lunch at another colorful newcomer, Marvelous Munchies, serving from this lavender converted camper at Court and Vine.
Marvelous Munchies is focusing on finding its place in the Cincy food truck landscape as the city’s “Healthy Food Truck,” offering vegan and vegetarian options that include hummus, falafel, and fresh veggies, along with sandwiches made with meats like chicken, sausage, and burgers that are MSG- and additive-free. The owner, a former real estate agent who runs the truck with her niece and nephew, told me she herself is gluten-intolerant, so she is careful on that front as well. As the menu says: “You can find gluten in the obvious places, like pasta or buns, but not in the falafel or meats.”
What I did try was this marinated chicken sandwich on a wheat bun (they also offer white) and the pasta salad side.
The chicken was a well marinated and very flavorful boneless, skinless breast that I liked a lot, especially with cheddar, fresh lettuce, tomato, and red onion on the sandwich, and a dill pickle spear on the side.
Marvelous Munchies started up earlier this summer in Elmwood Place near the P+G Ivorydale plant and moved the Court + Vine food truck location a couple of weeks ago. The owner told me she plans to park there on a regular basis for weekday lunches and hopes to eventually expand to other locations at other hours. But as any food-truck owner – or customer – recognizes, these things take time and tweaking is inevitable.
I’m a supporter of all the bold, hard-working entrepreneurs who comprise the Cincinnati food truck scene and glad to welcome Marvelous Munchies to the mix, especially if they continue their presence as the seasons change. And I’m such a soup lover that I’ll gladly walk a few blocks for a good soup on a chilly day. Best of luck to Marvelous Munchies!