Crave Food Truck – Fresh, Healthy and Waterfront!

I happened upon another St. Augustine hidden gem last week… CRAVE Food Truck! They buy all their veggies at local farmers markets, whip up smoothies, build-your-own-salads, sandwiches and wraps to order and they have picnic tables on the water.

locally grown food + waterfront views = awesome food truck!

I’m newly gluten-free and while CRAVE doesn’t offer gluten free bread for sandwiches (too crumbly), they do make a gorgeous, filling salad! I topped my local greens with shredded carrots, red peppers, candied nuts, pumpkin seeds, goat cheese, red cabbage… as my list grew longer, owners Andrés & Renee never rolled their eyes. The CRAVE team loaded up my container, topped it with house made {err… food trailer made?} balsamic dressing and delivered it to our table!

After reading every item on the menu, Timothy decided on the the twisted tuna and ate every bite! I snuck one forkful of tuna… and it was very well seasoned. I’m always skeptical of tuna salads but my fear was groundless. Take a chance and try CRAVE’s. Even my picky eater, 7 yo Andrew, said, “This is better than I thought it would be!”

"Our big sellers are our sweet southwest wrap with sweet potato hummus and the twisted tuna wrap," Andrés said.

The littles decided on a grilled goat cheese & preserves sandwich. CRAVE’s bread of choice for this is raisin Ezekiel Bread, made from sprouted grains. It’s dense and filling – I remain impressed to see it on the menu! The only challenge with Ezekiel Bread is it tends to be a little dry. The girls didn’t seem to mind. They polished off their lunch and shared the pita chips.

The thing that blows me away about CRAVE {besides their locally harvested veggies} is the location. Literally blows me away. The breeze coming off the water was strong while we were there! I didn’t have a problem holding my salad container with one hand and eating with the other but my kids did. The chips went flying more than once. The CRAVE team is putting an awning up soon to provide some shade from the summer sun but the wind will continue to blow…

As a lifelong Floridian, I say be thankful the breeze is keeping the gnats away and cooling you off! But next time I’m there with my littles, I’ll keep their chips at my spot and put a little at a time out for them so we don’t lose lots of lunch.

Eating a $10 lunch with this view is definitely a love where you live perk!

It’s easy to fall in love with CRAVE’s seasonal specials, super fresh salads, gorgeous view and friendly team led by Flagler grad Andrés and Renee. A local business sourcing food locally and providing delicious, nourishing meals with a peaceful view? Yes, please. #GoLocal – eat at CRAVE!

CRAVE Food Truck
Monday through Saturday 11-4
134 Ribera Street; in the San Sebastian Marina

ATTENTION tourists riding the Old Town Trolley or Red Train: get off at the Ice Plant stop and walk next door to the marina. CRAVE food truck is parked in the back L corner. Tell them Simply St. Augustine sent you and enjoy a healthy, delish lunch!

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Comments

  1. We’ve had a couple of food trucks cater at our weddings…it’s always a huge hit! Thanks for writing this one up–great article and pics, as usual!

  2. awesome! I can’t wait to come try it out. Much Success!

  3. We finally ate there twice last week! We are also locals . And they by far are the friendliest people . Awesome food . I’m gluten and dairy free also and they are amazing about whipping up stuff ! Seriously authentic folks !

    • I’m so glad you made it by, Lisa! Isn’t the view amazing, too? Great location for a food truck- it’s so yummy the locals find it!! I hope we all keep them busy for years to come. :) ~Allie O

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