September 14, 2011
Guactruck is the first LA-inspired food truck in Manila.
This is the next evolution of the original food trucks of Burger Machine and the jollijeeps in Makati. The key difference is that the Guactruck is mobile. Plus, it is themed and serves good food.
Guactruck (which stands for Guacamole Truck) offers open burrito bowls, which are like Mexican-inspired rice toppings. The truck does not have any kitchen but it does have a serving counter, a sofa and window-type airconditioning.
Finally, the food truck craze has arrived in the Philippines!
This was the first digital rendition of Guactruck when they applied in early July at Mercato Centrale. It has a natural wooden finish and a large full-length glass window. They intended for it to have a museum and showroom feel.
The foodies were naturally curious about what it was, and some were intimidated because of the overall aesthetic of the food truck. It gave them the impression that it was a bit on the expensive side.
Guactruck officially opened its doors (or should I say windows? :) ) last September 9, on a rainy Friday night @ Midnight Mercato in Bonifacio Global City.
Here is an elevated view from the inside of the truck.
Here is a guide on how to order from Guactruck:
The food is simple, colorful and made fresh. You can see your meal being prepared and you can control what goes into your bowl.
You can also add lettuce, sour cream and cheese. To make it easy for you, just order all the toppings. :)
What is interesting about their burrito bowl is that is it served in an eco-friendly and origami-inspired food box. It is like a bud blossoming into a flower, revealing your meal. Amazingly, only one piece of cardboard is used per container -- no glue or plastic around! The cutlery, on the other hand, is made from corn starch.
They highly encourage their customers to return the packaging to them for recycling. They offer an incentive of one free meal in exchange for ten returned containers. :)
Guactruck will officially open on Sept. 12,
See you this weekend @ Midnight Mercato!
Live an Awesome Life,
FULL DISCLOSURE: Guactruck is a vendor partner of Midnight Mercato @ Bonifacio Global City, which we organize.
P.S. Watch out for Street Meat (an LA-inspired food truck with a kitchen that serves gourmet burgers) and the Gelato Mobile in Soderno! :)
P.P.S. We are forming a Food Truck Association of Manila, so if you have a food truck concept or project in mind, please coordinate with us so that, together, we can change the food scene in the metro. :)