Food trucks are the new trend. The Arizona Daily Star had two stories in January reporting on Tucson’s street food culture, comparing it favorably to the trends on the East Coast and on the West Coast.
Sunsites has a long history of food trucks that can roll into a location and sell tasty foods on the spot to Sunsites residents hungry for non-standard fare.
The mobile restaurants have diversified into offering ethnic cuisines served at affordable prices.
Now there’s a new truck in town introducing us to a traditional Middle Eastern food, the falafel.
Erik Deri, who lives in Willcox, parks his food truck next to the post office during the week. He sells more than falafels. His customers claim that his French fries are the best in town.
Erik, who moved to the United States from Israel in 1997, says he started his food truck business in order to achieve his dream of bringing something he loves here to Cochise County.
Falafels are made from garbanzo beans or chick peas, and they are high in protein. The final result is a medium-sized ball resembling a meat ball with a texture very similar to a hush puppy.