Food Trucks: A Great Alternative for Holiday Party Catering!

Do you want to wow your guests at your holiday party this year? Then call or email us to discuss Rickshaw Stop catering options!

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Just picture it: Your friends/family/co-workers walk up to our shiny truck to pick up their tasty meal. While they’re in line, they are talking, laughing, interacting with our friendly staff–basically enjoying an awesome food truck experience. :)

And the food! We have menu possibilities for all kinds of parties and guests: small plates, large plates, vegan, vegetarian, desserts, even specialty off-menu items like biryani. We’ll work with you to create the menu that you feel will work for your guests and your party. This is, after all, about you–not us.

So send us an email <info@rickshawstop-sa.com> or call us <210-902-9308> to discuss your catering needs. Please have the following information ready to share with us so we can better understand the type of party you are planning:

  • Date & Time of event
  • Address
  • Number of guests
  • Number of children
  • Total number of food trucks (including Rickshaw Stop)
  • Type of menu items (full meals, finger foods, etc)
  • Any special dietary considerations (Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-friendly, etc.)
  • Desired price-point per person ($20 per person, etc)
  • Your contact information

We look forward to providing you with your own private Rickshaw Stop food truck experience soon!

Craft Beer + Food Trucks = PERFECT COMBO!

If you’ve only been following Rickshaw Stop for a short period of time, you may not realize that we like to bring our truck to a lot of events supporting local craft breweries. For example, you will find our truck this Saturday (March 8) at Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling for their 1st Quarter Open House << RSVP HERE >> Next Saturday (March 15) we will be posted up with our good friends at Branchline Brewing Co. for their open house.

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Rickshaw Stop visits Branchline Brewing

No matter how you spin it, food trucks & craft breweries compliment each other perfectly. Whether the brewery asks the food truck to incorporate their beer into a menu item or if the menu items are simply being paired with different varieties of beer: it all works!

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Chong’s Korean & Rickshaw Stop at Ranger Creek 3-yr Anniversary

We haven’t even mentioned how the culture you find at breweries matches perfectly with the food truck world. We are like a giant network–NO–a giant family that support each other in a fascinating symbiotic relationship.

San Antonio Beer Week is coming up May 10-18th and you will be pleased to find a significant amount of events that will be including local San Antonio food trucks. Be sure to follow on Facebook and/or Twitter to stay up to date on when everything will be happening.

Cheers!

Rickshaw Stop Food Truck Halloween Costume

Looking for a unique Halloween costume idea? Go as your favorite FOOD TRUCK! All you need is a refrigerator box, a box cutter, some paint and your imagination.

Rickshaw Stop Food Truck Costume

Rickshaw Stop Food Truck Costume

You can even make a serving window!

Rickshaw Food Truck Halloween Costume

Rickshaw Food Truck Halloween Costume with Serving Window

Jon from Cheesy Jane’s & Jason from Stout’s Pizza loved their food truck costumes as well!

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Jason Stout with Stout’s Pizza Food Truck Costume

Cheesy Jane's Food Truck Costume

Jon Lindskog with Cheesy Jane’s Food Truck Costume

Meagan & Sameer with Rickshaw Food Truck Costume

Meagan & Sameer Siddiqui with Rickshaw Food Truck Costume

Sameer in Rickshaw Halloween Costume

Sameer in Rickshaw Food Truck Halloween Costume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How you helped us become the #7 food truck in America

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We were blown away when The Daily Meal named us #7 out of 101 food trucks in America.

And then when Yahoo! Shine published us as one of the Top Ten Food Trucks in America, we had goosebumps for a week!

But we’ve got to be honest: there’s no way we could have done this without YOU.

Thank YOU for ‘taking a chance on that Pakistani truck’ and finding out that yea…you really DO enjoy ‘ethnic’ food! ;)
Thank YOU for telling all of your friends about us.
Thank YOU for explaining our menu to new customers while you wait in line.
Thank YOU for posting your reviews of our food/customer service on Yelp, Urbanspoon, Google and other online sites.
Thank YOU for taking awesome pictures of our food and sharing them on Twitter, Facebook, Foodspotting and Instagram.
Thank YOU for the face-to-face conversations we have at the truck, when you see us out & about in San Antonio, and also for the ‘virtual’ conversations we have via social media.

See – this award is more about YOU, and less about us. You should be proud to have the #7 rated Food Truck in America here in San Antonio. Next year, let’s make it our goal to get even MORE San Antonio food trucks on these lists!

Thank you so much for being our loyal “foodie” customer. We’ll see ya around the truck again soon!

Ranger Creek Quarterly Open House – June 8th!

If you haven’t had the opportunity to attend a Ranger Creek Open House, we HIGHLY recommend you make plans to come out this Saturday, June 8th from 2-5pm! RSVP here: http://www.drinkrangercreek.com/about/events-registration/?event_id=174

Why YOU should attend:

 

#1. AWESOME Ranger Creek Beer!

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#2. LOTS of fun San Antonio Peeps to hang out with!

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#3. LIVE Music!

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And last, but by no means least, the AMAZING food trucks that will be there including US! :)

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So RSVP, and then plan on spending a fun afternoon with us & Ranger Creek this Saturday!

Helpful tips to ensure you have an AWESOME time:

  1. Arrive EARLY. The event starts at 2:00pm, but we recommend coming around 1:30 to ensure you get in first so you can “stake your spot” in the back.
  2. Bring a CHAIR. There are some folding chairs, but the seating is limited so bring your bag chair & get comfy. Bring a canopy as well, if you want – you can set it up and you’ll probably make some friends wanting to get out of the South TX sun!
  3. Bring SUNSCREEN/Hat/Etc. A large portion of the event is outside, so for those who burn, be sure dress appropriately and bring sunscreen.
  4. Bring CASH. Most food trucks accept credit cards (we always do), but we definitely LOVE the money that folds!

 

This Truck was Made for MOVIN’…

…and that’s just what we’ll do. :)

March 30, 2013 will be the last day you will have regular access to our one-of-a-kind authentic Pakistani food at the Boardwalk on Bulverde (BoB) food truck park.

Why? Well, we realize that our food truck has wheels and there are quite a few folks around San Antonio who have not had a chance to taste our amazing food. So, we’re embracing the essential benefit of being a food truck and becoming truly mobile so we can share our addictive samosas, “The Tony” and our other tasty bites all over town. You just might see us on the highway heading to our next location, or we may even turn up for the day at another area food truck park. (For example, we’ll be at The Point on Boerne Stage Road in April!)

Be sure to follow us on Facebook & Twitter so you know where and when to join us.

We truly appreciate all of our loyal BoB customers along with Cameron, Josh and the crew at Cruising Kitchens/BoB and we hope you will look for us around town starting on April 1. ( And no, this is NOT an April Fool’s joke!)

Please stop by during our last Saturday dinner service at BoB (3/30 6-9pm) so we can thank you for your support.

San Antonio Food Truck Association (SAFTA)

San Antonio Food Trucks will have a much stronger voice in the very near future.

San Antonio Food Truck Association (SAFTA) logoKeith Hill from K-Hill BBQ Company & Sameer Siddiqui from Rickshaw Stop spear-headed the San Antonio Food Truck Association by creating a non-profit 501(c) in 2012 with the hopes of organizing and unifying the local food truck, trailer and cart vendors into a single, united community. The goal of the association is to bring professionalism and credibility to the Mobile Food industry in San Antonio. With the help of Jon Lindskog (Cheesy Jane’s), Joseph Jackson (Lagniappe Today) and Neil Hajji (Wheelie Gourmet & Culture Cafe) membership by-laws have been written, including a code of conduct & ethics, and SAFTA is now accepting membership applications. As with any other trade association, we will offer a full array of services and benefits to our members.

Membership Levels:

  1. Founder members. Provides full association benefits for food truck owners only.
  2. Associate members. Provides no voting rights, but is open is to anyone. 

Please keep in mind we are a new organization and we will all grow together. Whether a rookie or seasoned veteran, we highly recommend attending one of our meetings for further information.

STAY UP-TO-DATE:

We are currently in the process of creating our SAFTA website; so in the meantime, for membership details, the latest SAFTA news/events & information on upcoming meetings please:

 

Saturday, Feb 23rd: ENJOY LUNCH AT McALLISTER PARK!

We’ll have the truck at McAllister Park today to feed the masses at the soccer tournament. :-)

We’ll have our entire menu (including Tahiri Rice AND Baklava!) so even if you don’t have a kiddo in the tourney, bring a blanket, stop by for a TONY (or 2) & enjoy some tasty lunch in the park!

We will be open around 11:00 am and we’ll be there until 8 or when we sell out. Here’s a Map to the park entrance.  (http://goo.gl/maps/8GbIR)

Enjoy lunch in the park today

Bring a Blanket & come enjoy a Tony for lunch in the park!