Dining With Denise Neil

Food truck news: One is almost ready to open, another is closing for good

Vegan food truck Kind Kravings should be ready sometime in March.
Vegan food truck Kind Kravings should be ready sometime in March.

Today brings food truck news, both happy and sad.

First the happy: Rochelle Collins is almost ready to get her vegan food truck, called Kind Kravings, on the road. In a recent Facebook post, she said she hoped to have the truck running by March. She was inspired to start the business after losing both parents to cancer in a five-year period, an experience that caused her to become well versed on holistic healing and clean eating.

Kind Kravings will be set up in a vintage trailer and will serve the kinds of healthy, vegan fare Collins has been eating since her parents got sick. In her Facebook post, Collins asked followers to let her know about events or spots they’d like the truck to visit. She also said the business will accept cash only so that she can keep costs lower. Stay tuned for updates.

The sad news is that Park n Pork BBQ, the food truck that was destroyed in an October fire, will not reopen after all. Owners Jennifer and Brad Vieux announced on Facebook this week that they’d decided not to rebuild the truck. “Many factors played into our final decision,” the post said. Initially, they’d planned to reopen.

The truck caught fire last fall as Jennifer was driving to the Food Trucks at the Fountain meetup at the WaterWalk. Fire officials said that the fire started in the engine and spread.