UPDATE 12/27/21: Via À La Cart announcement sent to us, Viveca Averstedt, owner and operator of SwedeDish food truck, has made the important decision to cut back and spend more time at home with family. That means at the end of this year, she will be moving out of her residency at ALC.
Guests will still be able to catch her from time-to-time as she pops up around the city, so be sure to follow her online to stay up-to-date of any events she may be taking part in. In the meantime, come swing through this week to enjoy her homemade meals one last time at À La Cart.
Food trucks have (obviously) been all the rage here in Central Florida…likely all starting with The Daily City’s Food Truck Bazaar several years ago. Well, that has extended far beyond a trend and has essentially become the norm, with many food truck events happening at any time as well as some permanent/semi-permanent locations. One of the newest additions to the scene is À La Cart Street Food & Craft Beer just near The Milk District and neighbor to Se7en Bites.
“Small, funky food court providing various street foods & special pop-ups along with craft beer.”
Once arriving at the spot (if you’re having trouble finding parking there’s a lot directly across the street) and grabbing a pic of their clean designed fun sign, here’s a glance of what you can find inside:
There’s ample indoor seating if it’s a little too hot outside, after grabbing your pick from the 15 rotating taps (there’s also cider, wine, and coffee if that’s your preference). Check out all that’s currently offered on the menu.
Now once you head outside into the little courtyard that’s set up you can do some “food truck research” and decide just what kind of delicious eats you’d like to try. (TIP: You don’t have to stick with just one. 😉)
Now just like the beers, the food trucks are on rotation as well. A few of them are here most of the week (Adao Pastel Gourmet, Dulce Pecado, PokeKai, Steak It Easy) and with others like SwedeDish making an appearance a few nights.
On the evening of my recent visit I checked out items from both of the trucks that were there.
“Hailing from Brazil, Connie and Thiago Lisboa are bringing their county’s authentic style of barbecue to Central Florida via their food truck, “Steak It Easy.” Specializing in “Espetinho,” a Brazilian-style of cooking meat on a skewer directly on charcoal, Steak it Easy offers traditional favorites such as Picahna, Brazilian Sausage and Chicken with Chimichurri. À La Cart Street Food and Craft Beer guests can also expect weekly specials from Steak It Easy as well as seasonal collaborations with local chefs.”
So although everything on the menu looked delicious and appealed to me, I can never pass up some good meat and ended up going with the Picahna Steak. (Truth be told: I can also never pass up some delicious fries and that did influence my decision making here.) The steak was plentiful, juicy, and had wonderful flavor. I would definitely choose this again if I were to go back to the Steak It Easy Food Truck
“After spending more than 25 years perfecting the art of making Brazilian-style empanadas at his family’s pastel restaurant, widely regarded the best in Rio de Janeiro, Chef Romulo Ferreira Costa serves the coveted recipe from his Adao Pastel Gourmet food truck at À La Cart Street Food and Craft Beer. Chef Romulo offers a rotating menu of more than 45 varieties of empanadas made with handcrafted dough as well as authentic Brazilian specialties such as Black Bean Bites and Yucca Bites.”
Also something we noticed:
This little herb garden right next to Adao. I didn’t confirm with them, but I’m fairly certain it’s their own fresh herb garden used to season their dishes. Anyone know, by chance?
PRO TIP: There are “Movie Monday” events every Monday of the week. We’ve yet to go and check on out yet because, well…🔥🔥🔥. That said, once the weather cools off just a bit we’re all about it. Some of the movies that’ve been featured are: “Top Gun,” “Office Space,” and “The Hangover.” Aside from these movies there are events happening throughout the week. Check it out: ALaCartOrlando.com/Events.
À La Cart Street Food & Craft Beer
609 Irvington Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803
Have you had an opportunity to spend some time at À La Cart yet?