Sweet Carrot is a bit unusual in the ‘Food Cart 2.0’ world, in that they are focusing primarily on festivals and catering private events. Perhaps that’s not too surprising because Sweet Carrot is a division of the Two Caterers contemporary cuisine catering company (The name is actually an anagram of Two Caterers). With the tagline ‘More than just a food truck, Sweet Carrot is a mobile kitchen’, it was conceived in response to the many prospective customers who looking for lower cost, high quality catering options.
Sweet Carrot has a wide range of menu options for private catering events, including house smoked BBQ meats (pork, brisket, chicken, turkey), burgers, brats, pasta dishes, and desserts. Dishes offered at festivals will vary. For the Arts Festival this weekend they offered ‘fried arts’ – which were deep fried cornmeal dusted artichoke hearts with lemon and parmesan and served with chipotle aioli. The ‘fried arts’ were available on a corncake or served in a boat. Other offerings were chicken meatballs (on a corncake or alone) and carrot cake cake pops.
We tried the corn cake with house smoked pulled pork, coleslaw, BBQ sauce and corn salsa ($6). It’s a play on classic BBQ flavors and sides and the combination works well as you would expect. The coleslaw and corn salsa are refreshing on a warm day and you can add an additional side of each for 50c. It’s definitely a step up from deep fried fair food.
We bumped into one of our Street Eats readers who had tried the food on Friday and thought it was so good that he came back on Sunday for more. That’s a pretty good endorsement.
Here are some of the upcoming events that you will be able to find the Sweet Carrot truck at this summer.