About

Street Eats was created to track the trend of mobile eateries in the capital city. While mobile food is not new, the variety of options is and we are are on the lookout for what is new on the street.

Who we are:

Andy Dehus
Andy Dehus is a freelance designer with a focus in retail and
restaurant interiors. His most recent local design was Nida’s Thai
on High in the Short North. A native Ohioan, Andy is also a graduate
of CCAD. Andy is a co-founder & contributor to Taco trucks Columbus,
Alt Eats Columbus, Street Eats Columbus and runs Columbus Food
Adventures with Bethia leading taco truck and alt eats tours.
He and Bethia spend a lot of time researching Columbus restaurants,
food trucks and markets. Andy is also a board member of Slow Food
Columbus.


Jim Ellison
Jim’s first job was at Knight’s Ice Cream in Clintonville, he is
still hooked on ice cream as well as the food and service industry.

Jim started writing in 1998, crafting culinary tales for Ohio
Magazine. He has written for many publications including C-Bus
Magazine, Crave, The Alive, 614 Magazine and more.

In 2006, he created
CMH Gourmand a blog highlighting the best places to eat and drink in Central Ohio and beyond.

In 2009 Jim, Andy and Bethia started a website called
Taco Trucks Columbus.

In 2010, two sites spun off of this project
Alt Eats Columbus
& Street Eats Columbus.

Locally he judges for various food contests all over the city.

Jim worked for an economic development non-profit from 2011 to 2013 helping many small food based businesses and food trucks launch.

Jim is co-owner (with Bethia) of Columbus Brew Adventures since 2013. He is also the lead guide so you are likely to see him “on tour” throughout the week.

Nationally, he is a Kansas City BBQ Society Certified BBQ judge,
a Zagat Rater, a contributor to RoadFood.com and a credited
researcher for three food related books. Obviously he is gaining
a lot of weight.


Bethia Woolf
Bethia is the owner of Columbus Food Adventures, Columbus’ first food
tour company. A UK native, Bethia Woolf has long been a prolific
chronicler of the Columbus food scene. In addition to co-founding and
running three prominent Columbus food blogs and numerous twitter
accounts, she sits on the boards of Slow Food Columbus and Dine Originals Columbus and is a contributor to Crave Magazine, Columbus’ dining magazine.
Her in-depth knowledge of food and the Columbus food scene has been
recognized in numerous local and regional media appearances. Prior to
founding Columbus Food Adventures, she served as an NCAA Division 1
coach, educator, and Himalayan expedition leader.

27 Responses to “About”

  1. Brian August 17, 2010 at 2:39 am #

    Nice site, but will someone please open a pretzel and/or french fry cart. As an Irish Catholic, it is my dream pairing (lots of potatoes in Ireland, Catholic monks invented pretzels)!

    • Dustin Vincent December 14, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

      I just visioned my hotdog/pretzel food cart and it’s location next to the kia dealer on 23/high st. no food places for 1/4 mile and great traffic flow. my fries will include 3 varieties…julianne fries, potato wedgies, and sweet potatoe fries…3 kinds of pretzels…regular, pizza’etzel, and cinn and sugar with vanilla dipping sauce…will include fountain drinks, topping bar for your fries, and 3 types of seasonings….table, season, and kosher salt n pepp mix. probably will take me 3 months to get things up and running

    • Christy February 24, 2013 at 11:45 am #

      The Spud Bus is up and running with more potato options than you can imagine. They have a FB page. Check them out.

  2. Lynette Santoro-Au September 14, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    Love this site! So great to have alternatives to the traditional restaurant. We host a Labor Day Arts Festival and next year is our 45th and would love to do an all-food-cart event in 2011. It’s a fine art fine craft event and we get about 20,000 people. If you’re interested please email me so I can get in touch with you about the particulars.

  3. Wade May 25, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    Great site. Great showing some love to local Carts. But it appears to be a bit out of date now. some updates would be nice.
    Other wise thanks! Lots of great food on the streets of C-bus these days!

    • tacodrew May 25, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

      We’re in the process of updating it, the trucks have been late getting going this year due to the weather.

      • Andrew Hessler October 5, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

        Hey,

        My name is Andrew Hessler, a student at Ohio University. I’m currently in the college of business doing a mock business plan for starting up a street vendor business. I have a quick question for you, if you have the time. How much market share does an individual street vendor establishment expect to gain upon market entry? Please let me know if you have any thoughts.

        Thank You,
        Andrew H.

      • tacodrew October 7, 2011 at 9:21 am #

        To be frank, given the huge number of mobile food vendors out there, I’d think the market share would almost inevitably be tiny – even for the guys that open with a big splash. Seems it’d be more helpful to define an area (ideally smaller than the city as a whole), assess the number of vendors that work it, and then go from there.

      • cmh gourmand October 7, 2011 at 11:01 pm #

        Also check with the owners of the Burrito Buggy and other food carts on the OU Campus.

  4. Paddy Wagon Food Co June 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    There’s a new sheriff in town!
    The Paddy Wagon Food Co. is back in 2011 to clean up the streets of Columbus and save its good citizens from the felonious fodder.
    We are serving up culinary justice, one burger at a time! Patrolling your neighborhood and arresting your hunger. We are stationed Monday-Friday @ Neil ave. BP in Victorian Village from 1130a-10p. Come check us out or call it in and report directly to 614-735-0491. Facebook and Twitter: PaddyWagonFood
    http://www.paddywagon.weebly.com

    Bad Burgers are Unlawful.
    Keep It Legal.

  5. April June 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    I am a food truck newbie. How does one find a food truck and how can I arrange to have a food truck stop by our work place? I work in the Easton area.

    Thanks!

    • hungrywoolf June 29, 2011 at 10:50 am #

      April, the best thing is to contact the owner of the truck directly (via facebook, twitter, email or phone). Trucks like MoJoe TAGO, the cheesy truck and Fusion Cafe visit company locations. You would need to have space in the parking lot for them.

  6. marcus July 5, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    Brand new food cart to Columbus called Yellow Boy’s Polish Boy’s. I operate on Friday and Saturday nights and create this amazing sandwich that originated out of Cleveland,OH..What is it you ask???????? An all beef polish sausage dressed all up with what you have to see in order to believe. Follow me on Twitter @Yellowpolishboy to see my locations and to get more info!!!!

  7. cmh gourmand January 3, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    Hi Heidi (and anyone else out there that is interested in partnering with Food Trucks and Carts). One option is contact the Food Fort at ECDI. 614.559.0193. (I contacted Heidi directly with other options).

  8. mandy January 12, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

    I was wondering if you could offer up some advice for me. I am looking to get two food trucks to cater our wedding. We are getting married at a private residence at the end of June. Do you know of any trucks that do this normally or would be interested?

    • cmh gourmand January 13, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

      There are several trucks in town that do catering. As with any caterer – try the food first and see what you think then approach the truck with a date, a budget and a range of foods you want to have. We did contact Mandy offline to give her suggestions but we unfortunately do not have time to serve as a broker for trucks and catering events. The trend to have trucks cater for lunch, special events and wedding is growing. Several weddings in Columbus have already tried this approach with success.

    • Kelly hiteshew August 9, 2012 at 9:36 am #

      Hi Mandy! I am thinking about doing something similar for my wedding. I would really appreciate it if you could pass along any advice to me at kelly.hiteshew@gmail.com. Thank you!

  9. steve February 8, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    Love the website I was thinking about getting into the food truck biz and was wondering how does one go about getting into the festivals that you have listed on your website

  10. David Jackson June 15, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    Hi – I am the owner of the Across the Field Buckeye Store, located at 2781 Olentangy River Rd, just north of Ackerman Rd. I would like to offer my parking lot (with electricity, water and plenty of grass and trees) to any food carts that need a spot. Our store is in an old renovated church and is a very unique Buckeye store. There is a lot of OSU traffic in the area and I think it would be a good spot, especially during football season! You can contact me at davidj@acrossthefieldstore.com. Thanks!

  11. ES Grauer November 3, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    Will you ever have a map of the food truck locations? You had one on the tacotruck site and it was really usefull!

    • tacodrew November 4, 2012 at 9:15 am #

      We’d love to, but most of them don’t stay in one place! The easiest way to keep up with where any given truck will be is to follow them on twitter. The twitter list is here: http://twitter.com/streeteatscbus/street-eats-columbus/members

      There have been rumblings about an app that would keep track of truck locations, but as far as we know nothing worthwhile has come of it.

  12. Wade T Smith CSC January 5, 2013 at 3:01 am #

    As a prior resident of Columbus,Ohio, I’m super jealous. I have worked in the food industry now for 10+ years. It’s great to see the mobile food boom that I had once wanted to get in on myself years ago actually happening. Keep it up y’all. What’s really hood! Kenny Kim what’s up!

    Chef wade t smith, CSC
    Tenaya lodge at Yosemite

  13. Lexie April 15, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    New food truck just opening up at the end of may by the name of Samurai Sammy’s. They serve Asian Fusion sandwiches such as Lemongrass Ginger chicken, Char Siu pulled pork and curry grilled shrimp. They use high quality, all-natural ingredients and super fresh produce. Best yet is that all of their sandwiches are only like $6.50. Chris, the owner/chef is a recent culinary grad that has traveled all over just relocated to Columbus to open the food truck. I was part of a recipe tasting that was awesome and I can’t wait until he is up and running.

    He is still looking for a few spots to park at durnig the week and weekend mainly for lunch on the weekdays. His evenings are already booked. If you have a spot for him, give him a call @ 513-349-9110.

  14. James Moore July 23, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    New trailer “Dreams” food vendor Fish dinner, Fried or Grilled Chicken dinner and Rib Dinner plus wings and burgers prices not bad. Awsome Mac and cheese. Off South High st behind the Waffle house/ Turkey Hill and Kozy Inn (near the corner of South High and Obetz rd). They just opened. They will offer delievery service locally. I did not see them on twitter or Facebook yet.

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