Two probably isn't enough to quite declare this a trend, but it's at least an interesting coincidence: Two popular, long-running Dallas food trucks have set up shop in shopping malls.
The Nammi truck, known for its tasty banh mi sandwiches, soft-opened a store in Valley View Center today. According to Eats Blog, "The restaurant includes the same options you get on the truck, plus a new 'kitchen approved' menu," and beverages like basil-mint lemonade and iced coffee. They'll also be serving frozen treats by Coolhaus (Nammi owners Teena Nguyen and Gary Torres also operate the Dallas branch of the popular ice cream sandwich truck). The small store is mostly focused on to-go business, but also has a few tables for folks who want to dine on the premises.
Meanwhile, the Green House truck is preparing to open its own brick-and-mortar locale at North Park on November 1st. The restaurant, which will be located on the second level near the AMC movie theatre, will serve truck staples like ciabatta sandwiches and brown rice bowls with various proteins, plus plenty of new items with a healthy slant like quinoa tabouli, housemade granola, and seared tuna. It will also include a coffee bar serving cult-favorite Blue Bottle Coffee, a patio (yes, a patio on the second level), and a "lounge area" with free wi-fi.
· Nammi Food Truck Owners Open a Restaurant at Valley View [Eats Blog]
[Photo credit: Nammi/Facebook]