1. The Waffle Lab (serving the Fort Collins surrounding area)
Founded in April 2012 in Old Towne Fort Collins, The Waffle Lab specializes in gourmet Belgian-style Liege waffles. Using their signature “classic” waffle as the base, they then create amazing sweet and savory waffle combinations. Made from yeast-leavened dough (not a batter) and specially imported Belgian pearl sugar, the waffles are baked at the perfect temperature and are caramelized on the outside for a sweet, delicate crunch. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert, the hardest part of The Waffle Lab experience is choosing from their mouth-watering menu. The Waffle Lab is open 8am-3pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday and 8am-8pm Thursday-Saturday. This is little piece of heaven is guaranteed to put a smile on your face, so even if the chicken-and-waffles trend confuses you, please allow this scrumptious food truck business to clear things up! If you can’t find the truck, don’t worry! You can stop by the restaurant at 130 W. Olive St., Suite D downtown Fort Collins. One taste of these delicious waffles, and you’ll be stalking the mobile kitchen on wheels like you stalk your ex on Facebook. For more info on The Waffle Lab and how to book their truck for your next special event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970.232.9433.
2. The Taco Stop (serving the Fort Collins surrounding area)
Started by Cesar and Berenice Lopez in August 2012, The Taco Stop has become a welcome sight and destination for taco lovers everywhere. Influenced by the Lopez’s roots from Mexico City, every dish on the menu is truly an authentic culinary experience. Even though the menu is always expanding, two things always stay consistent: good food and good people. The Taco Stop serves made-from-scratch tacos, nachos, salads, quesadillas and even breakfast, so you are sure to find something that the whole family will enjoy. To find The Taco Stop schedule and where they will be next, visit www.thetacostopfoco.com/schedule. The schedule is updated every Monday.
3. The G-Spot Noshery, Longmont
Hot, fresh, delicious. Since your man never found it for you, it’s time for you to find the G-Spot on your own. Based in Longmont, The G-Spot Noshery crafts delicious southern inspired dishes and sweet treats. They are proud to offer locally sourced ingredients such as Rocky Mountain Fresh green tomatoes for their fried green tomatoes, and Haystack Mountain cheddar curds in Heddie’s Poutine. The fan favorite, the chicken and waffles, gets people talking with hand-dredged buttermilk fried chicken breast, cornbread waffles, honey sriracha butter, and bacon maple syrup. Looking for a dessert to go with all that comfort food? The peanut butter cupcakes will change your life. For more info on The G-Spot, please visit www.hitourspot.com.
4. The Sweaty Moose, based in Loveland
Proud to be a Colorado company, The Sweaty Moose sources all their ingredients from local Colorado farms and producers. Not only are they passionate about helping local businesses grow, they also have a sweet spot for composting and recycling for zero waste and making contributions to the Colorado Carbon Fund. All prices on their menu include sales tax, so there’s no moosin’ around when it comes to buying some Sloppy Elk Sliders, smoked brisket, or a beef jalapeno sausage with grilled onions on a grilled hoagie. Not into meat? Try an Orchard Salad, 86 the chicken with goat cheese, cherries, cranberries, apples, and cucumber. To learn more about The Sweaty Moose, go to www.sweatymoose.com.
5. The Slawpy Barn, based in Greeley
The Slawpy Barn is a homemade food truck, which features a unique quality taste serving many locations in Northern Colorado. Complete with all the delicious fixins, their all-American food is sure to satisfy your taste buds and appetite. The signature items such as the “Slawpy Burrito and the Dirty Haystack” have been created to serve the pleasure of the NoCo community. The Slawpy Barn is pleased to have served Weldwerks Brewing Company, Wiley Works Brewing Company, Crabtree Brewing, and more. So, if you’ve got the munchies, grab an order of deep fried mac and cheese, pulled pork nachos, or some golden nuggets, mozzarella sticks, tater tots and more! For more info, visit The Slawpy Barn’s website at www.theslawpybarn.com.