With all that has happened in the world over the past two years, it’s incredible to see how Cayman’s food scene has continued to thrive with new restaurants and concepts. Obviously, outdoor dining and grab-and-go joints were easiest to support when we were avoiding crowds and indoor seating. I have particularly noticed that there has also been an uptick in the food truck scene since the start of 2022. Food truck and food trailers can crank out delicious food in a small space with less staffing, less overhead and convenience.
The food trucks entering the scene are no longer just about getting late night junk food at A La Kebab or Burger Shack, but they are providing more options like a quick breakfast or lunch during the workweek and even gluttonous weekend-worthy meals for a night in.
Here are some of the newest food trucks on island that are worth exploring from Seven Mile Beach to Prospect.
Powerplant is a plant-based food truck that is the newest addition to the ‘Al La Kebab’ and ‘Good Mood Food’ brand. This truck may be vegan and vegetarian, but it is also a great transition for us carnivores that want to cut back on meat without losing any of the flavour. One example is their ‘Oyster Faux Boy’ which uses battered and fried oyster mushrooms instead of actual oysters for this Louisiana classic. Of course, they also have hearty salads, snackable sides and grilled veggies, but if you want to indulge without meat this is a fantastic option. Currently Powerplant is in Red Bay alongside their sister food trucks, but it will eventually make the move to The Hive on the Seven Mile strip once it officially opens.
Boobies is a small food trailer with a very large menu located on Walker’s Road (just before the South Sound junction). They serve almost anything you can imagine on their menu, including burgers, quesadillas, stir fry, pastas and more. You’ll find dishes here that you can rarely (if ever) find on island, such as poutine topped with oxtail gravy, birria tacos with beef consommé and carnival-style funnel cakes that are all freshly made.
Murph’s Kitchen was originally meant to open in 2020, but due to the pandemic they have only recently been able to open to the public. This food trailer spends most of its time at the Seven Mile Public Beach, but they also stay on top of what’s happening in the community so you may find them parked at a local event too. Their menu primarily serves global sandwiches with flavour profiles and ingredients representing Cuba, Italy, and Asia, for example. They also serve a handful of sides and salads to add-on to your lunch. If you’re wanting something earlier, they have breakfast items that are also reasonably priced.
These may be some of the newest food trucks and trailers around, but there are many to consider on island. Comment below on some of your favourite food trucks and trailers that are worthy of a visit.