Wichita’s next food truck: Funky Monkey Munchies
The Wichita food truck fleet is expanding again. Lisa Palacios and her husband, Eddi, plan to open Funky Monkey Munchies in March. Palacios said she got the vintage-looking truck as an anniversary present last year and has been working on getting it into shape ever since. She’s focusing on healthy fusion food made mostly from non-GMO (genetically modified organisms), organic and locally sourced ingredients.
“We were eating healthy, and I thought, ‘We can actually bring health food in this truck to the people of Wichita at a decent price,” she said. “There will be no additives, no preservatives. It will be clean food.” Palacios plans to have a rotating menu featuring a variety of cuisines from Mexican to French to Asian food – and more. She’ll park at various spots around town and at first will be open for lunch only and also will cater special events. Palacios’ father is working on the truck now and will give it a purple-on-the-bottom, white-on-the-top motif. The purple is an homage to Palacios’ mother, who died last year from pancreatic cancer.
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