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What's Cooler Than A Food Truck? Food Bikes!

Food Trucks Share The Lane Food Bikes Are Merging Into The Business The Salt NPR


When upscale food trucks roared into popularity a few years ago, the folks running them praised their rolling operations as far cheaper and simpler to launch than a bricks-and-mortar restaurant.

Now, entrepreneurs are finding similar advantages in food bikes.

Brewers, chefs, baristas and even farmers are turning to pedal-powered vehicles to bring their goods to consumers — and, sometimes, actually produce them on the street.

The environmental benefits of ditching a motor are obvious — fewer emissions into the urban air. It also makes sense financially: A fully outfitted food bike costs just several thousand dollars — a fraction of the price of a food truck, which will runs tens of thousands.

But the main appeal, it seems, is far simpler.

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That's ridiculous. And cool. Very cool.

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