The good news about healthy food truck Good Karma Kitchen is that it's expanding its catering and personal chef services. The bad news is that Lucy, their food truck, will be permanently closed to public service at food parks on November 30.
Co-owner Christina MacMicken said that she and her partner Megan Topham would be sad to see the truck go but that the demand for catering and private services had grown to a full-time concern, limiting their food truck scenarios to private and special events.
"We have just been doing so well with our catering and have so many requests for our personal chef services that we can finally do what was intended – use the truck to brand, and help people with their dietary needs," she says.
Beginning December 1, the duo will shift over to nutrition classes, private cooking classes, chef demonstration catering services and private events.
"Good Karma Kitchen was born out of a desire to bring healthy, nutritious and delicious foods to DFW's under-served gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan communities," she says. "Our customers' devotion to coming to our truck has been overwhelming, but rather than their coming daily to our truck or spending hours driving to reach us, we will now come to them."
They'll go out with a bang on November 30 at their regular spot at Clearfork Food Park, with a menu of favorite dishes featured on TV shows such as Eat Street, as well as their most-requested menu items from the past three years. The celebration runs from 11-8 pm.
MacMicken doesn't take their withdrawal as a death knell for food trucks.
"I think food trucks in Dallas-Fort Worth have peaked for the short term, but so many people are ready to reinvent food trucks and how they serve that the trend will grow," she says.