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Simply Sweet Allison's Food Truck Tour: hot chicken, fresh seafood, protein donuts, pizza and poke

Simply Sweet's Bakersfield Food Truck Tour
Posted: 9:12 PM, Feb 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-15 01:35:42-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The food truck scene in Bakersfield is growing. There are taco trucks on many corners around town and some brewery's around town are hosting food trucks several nights a week.

Simply Sweet Allison wanted to find to find some of the most unique spots around town. She tries hot chicken, fresh seafood, protein donuts, pizza and poke.

Michaelangelo’s Wood Fired Pizza is serving up some classic and creative pizza pies around Bakersfield. Owner Mike always had a love for pizza. His love took him to a pizza school learning from one of the best in the industry. He learned to flip, bake and top with some of the most unique ingredients. Mike took his passion and turned it into a food truck serving the community of Bakersfield. They make homemade dough, using an Italian and domestic flour, which gives it the perfect crunch. All of the topping come from local vendors and the pies all come together in their 7,000 pound oven! These pizzas cook at 800 degrees for only a few minutes.
Some of the favorites are the Caribbean Spicy, Elote (their take on the classic Mexican street corn) and the garlic chicken.

The Poke Express is a food stand that you can find all around town. Owner Emma Valdivia combined her Asian heritage with classic Hawaiian dishes to make a poke and Korean BBQ experience in Bakersfield. Some of the most popular dishes are the classic poke bowl. It starts with rice, you choose between tune, salmon, or both and then it gets topped with fresh fruit and veggies to make a colorful and fresh dish. Other ways Emma is thinking outside of the box, she is making poke nachos. These are the same as the poke bowl, expect instead of rice, they use fried wonton chips for a light way to indulge in your favorite dish. You can also get the bowl wrapped in a burrito, making a pokerito. On the Korean BBQ side, The Poke Express is making bulgogi fries. This is Emma’s take on the Mexican classic aside fries. She cooks and marinates her meat in a homemade bulgogi sauce. It is then topped with kimchi, veggies, spicy mayo and a fried egg. A new menu item are the bulgogi tacos. They come on a flier tortilla topped with cabbage, bulgogi and a special sauce. These taco melt in your mouth and are bursting with flavor. If you would like to try on of these dishes, you can find The Poke Express stand at Crusader Brewing on Thursday’s and at Great Change Brewing on Friday’s. The also are in Tehachapi for Quiz night at Local Craft Beer Wednesday evenings.

ProDonuts is a combination that you may not expect. Owner Aubrie Felkins created a healthier donut made to be gluten free, sugar free and “kept” friendly. Felkins chose some of the most popular donut toppings and candy bars that she could turn into a guilt-free donut. Some of the most popular are peanut butter and jelly, PayDay, s'mores, coconut, cinnamon toast crunch, fruity pebbles and many more. There is a favor for everyone! Prodonuts has a food truck which is parked on the corner of 24th and M Streets. You can also pick up these donuts at Sully’s Chevrons across the valley. Follow her on Instagram to find her hours and new flavors.

Bucky’s Hot Chicken is a food truck serving up hot chicken to Bakersfield. They are located in the Chevron parking lot on the corner of Coffee and Brimhall. Bucky’s has hot chicken sliders, chicken tenders and wings with fries and Cole slaw on the side. Not only do they have a selection of menu items, but also several spice options. Mild, medium, hot and x-hot, which is what they call ‘Get Buck’ spice. Simply Sweet Allison tried this flavor and it was the real deal spice. Bucky's is open Tuesday - Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday’s 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

El Panda Gordo, which is a food truck in East Bakersfield serving up fresh seafood. Some of the favorites are the tuna tostada and a seafood platter made with several kinds of fresh fish, ripe avocados, tomatoes and mango. It creates colorful and flavorful experience that will have you coming back. If you were wondering why the name El Panda Gordo? Owner, Alonso Yanez said it was a combination of his and his dad’s nicknames. This is a family business, the entire family is working together. The food truck is located at 1031 Mt. Vernon Avenue Bakersfield, CA and the storefront is located at 9710 Main St Lamont, CA.