The Little Blue Brunch Truck Brings Vegan Fare to the Charleston Streets
April 12, 2011
The Reynolds Group
The Little Blue Brunch Truck, a mobile eatery featuring inspired, all-natural brunch fare, is venturing into Charleston neighborhoods this spring for a series of events, catering services and private parties. Following its debut at Mixson, a blossoming community in North Charleston’s Park Circle district in early 2011, the Little Blue Brunch Truck continues to establish unique curbside cooking and its signature Diggity Doughnuts as staples within the local food scene. The Little Blue Brunch Truck travels around the Holy City during the week, returning to The Barn at Mixson in Park Circle each Sunday for brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“For me, the Little Blue Brunch Truck is a daily experience where I can bring people together and create happiness with food,” said Ambergre Sloan, owner and chef. “I love the atmosphere and constant movement of the food truck world. It has been exciting to lobe a part of establishing Mixson as a meeting place, a social gathering hub and a pet-friendly haven for brunch goers locally and beyond. As we travel throughout Charleston, there’s so much more in store. The glory of a business on wheels!”
Sloan has emerged as a nutritional powerhouse specializing in vegetarian, vegan and gluten-friendly cuisine. The Little Blue Brunch Truck offers its trademark Diggity Doughnuts, whole-grain, vegan bites in flavors du jour such as chocolate milk stout, chai tea, lemon blueberry, mojito, Nutella, peanut butter sriracha, curry coconut and sweet potato. An evolving chalkboard menu highlights brunch favorites for around $5 each, including local favorite spicy egg sandwich served on whole wheat pancakes; seasoned tater tots; mini-quiches; savory bread pudding; sweet blintzes; and French toast sandwiches. Each week, the Little Blue Brunch Truck hosts an exclusive gluten-friendly day with dishes such as gluten-free Greek yogurt parfaits and gRAWnola, a gluten-free rendition of nutritional, raw granola. The food truck also serves local organic coffees, iced lattes, refreshing juices and other beverages for $2 to $3 each while maintaining an environmentally sound approach with compostable to-go cups and containers.
Sloan worked in various roles in the food and beverage industry for nearly 15 years before deciding to fully commit to her own kitchen. After hunting down the perfectly sized diesel truck in hopes of converting to biodiesel fuel, she discovered what she describes as the “blue beauty” and began transforming it into the Little Blue Brunch Truck. As one of the founding members of the Charleston Food Truck Federation, she also helps direct the organization’s events, facilitate partnerships and advocate for this new segment of local business. Follow the Little Blue Brunch Truck online on Facebook.