Even though Orlando Food Truck Bazaar debuted in March of this year; I caught the Food Truck Bug only recently. I chose Lake Nona Food Truck Bazaar as my virgin endeavor since they had 19 food trucks attending; I do relish my variety.
Little did I know that the extensive assortment could hardly be experienced in one visit, not to mention my poor stomach? There is only so much a poor gal can eat. Having the knowledge that Orlando hosted at least 3-4 bazaars a week was some consolation. At Lake Nona, I quickly browsed through the bazaar noting which trucks were attending the Apopka Food Truck Round Up the following week. That narrowed the selection to a few, which I could taste and truly relish the experience.
This brings me to Apopka Food Truck Round Up, hosted every first Thursday of the month at Kit Land Nelson Park. They have 11 resident trucks, plus 3 visiting trucks rotated on the basis of Facebook fan votes and an in house wait list. This month’s visiting trucks were La Empanada, SwedeDISH, and the Batter Bowl Food Truck.
I added La Empanada to our list of truck tastings. We were greeted with a big smile by two pretty ladies; I am assuming were Gabrielle & Janelle. Initially we chose Mexican BBQ Chicken and Creamy Corn/Bacon Empanadas, unique combination to say the very least.
The crust on both the Empanadas was super light and not greasy at all; a pleasant welcome from most empanadas.
The Mexican BBQ Chicken Empanada had a nice size filling of flavorful chicken and radicchio, and it was topped with a tangy herb sauce.
The Corn and Bacon Empanada was ultra creamy and light. They were able to maintain the crispness of the Empanada despite the corn filling.
La Empanada stands true to their motto engraved in front of their truck “Goodness Inside and Out”. I savored each of my Empanadas and before ending the night we brought home some of their mini pies too.