Quick, how many food trucks can you name that serve unique offerings made from scratch that are also healthy? Now how many of them cook the food on a Big Green Egg (BGE) that’s surgically implanted in the truck…one: Happy Belly. Terry Hall and team rolled out the Happy Belly Curbside Kitchen a few months back and have already built a loyal following around the city; last week there was line of 50+ at the Food Truck Park waiting for their arrival…
Happy Belly is much more than just another food truck, heck they don’t even refer to themselves as one, and prefer to use the name curbside (or mobile) kitchen to reflect their vision of service and quality. The team takes orders in front of the truck and not at the window using a wireless device; this not only speeds up service, but creates a personal and engaging connection with the customers that many say is a factor for their loyalty.
On a separate visit to the Food Truck Park I was persuaded to try their BGE chicken breast with zucchini noodles, pine nuts, basil and chilies! The chicken had that signature smokiness from the BBE and the zucchini noodles almost melted in my mouth; who knew healthy could taste so good!
Happy Belly has been a great new addition to the street food scene in Atlanta and I only hope this is a sign of things to come from them. I have previewed over 30 “food trucks” in the city and can honestly say they are among the top three and will challenge for the top spot at their currently trajectory. It’s great to see people passionate about what they do and then do it; I can’t wait to try what they cook up next. You find them on Twitter @happybellytruck and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HappyBellyTruck.