Food Truck of the Week: Beavers DonutsBy Sarah Freeman | August 2, 2013 By Sarah Freeman | August 2, 2013
Food Truck of the Week is our tribute to Chicago's booming food truck industry. We highlight the people putting the pedal to the metal in the street food scene.
Food trucks are a magical place where cuisine can run wild. In the confines of a tiny kitchen with unlimited possibilities and less financial risk than a restaurant, the offerings range from the traditional to the totally wacky. One of Chicago’s oldest food truck, Beavers Coffee + Donuts, falls on the kookier end of the scale. Their fried-to-order mini donuts are covered with customizable toppings including marshmallow sauce to sprinkles. Not only did the truck recently expand into a booth at the Chicago French Market, but also received its mobile food preparer license. Allowing the donut-makers to serve the streets, and not just private events.
This is just the first of what is sure to be a long line of successful trucks. Next up is a “pop up” truck outfitted with LED panels around the exterior. These panels can be custom designed to the specification of the guest chef (including some well-known celebs) that is cooking on the truck. Early runs of the new truck will begin in the fall.