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1 A MANO PIZZA + GELATO
Meet Newport's brick-oven pizza and handmade gelato food truck: A Mano Pizza + Gelato. In English, the Italian phrase "A mano" means "by hand," which is exactly how owner and chef Simone Ferrara controls the dough, arguably the most important piece of the pie and made of four simple ingredients, for an end result that is crisp, airy and pillowy.
Catch a glimpse of your Neapolitan pizza cooking through the truck's custom-made glass windows inside a brick-oven that was handcrafted and imported from Naples, Italy (the birthplace of Margherita pizza). The oven operates 100% by wood fire, using oak to help with the smokiness of the crust.
Among the menu options are five choices of pizza, including classic choices like Margherita, pepperoni, and sweet Italian sausage, two calzone options, and a sandwich offering.
You can find the weekly schedule and map of locations at amanopizzanpt.com
2 Cluck Truck
The Cluck Truck claims to have the best cluckin’ chicken around, and from the looks of it—they may be on to something. You can spot them from their bright, neon old-school truck at local events in and around Newport.
The truck offers a pick-your-chicken-style menu with sandwiches, including a Cluckin Waffle Sandwich, a Cluck Dog; served with slaw and cluck sauce, and a Cluck Filet; served with cluck sauce and pickles, and on the messier side Cluck Strips, which come in three, five, ten and twenty piece options, spice it up, or leave 'em naked. Don't worry they have extra napkins. Tots, fries, Mac N Cheese, and popcorn chicken are available as sides. If you are still hungry, choose from four milkshake flavors; chocolate, vanilla, half & half, and a rotating specialty flavor.
You can find the weekly schedule at clucktruckri.com.
3 LA COSTA
Newport's only lobster and tacos food truck is the brainchild of the owners and creators at La Forge Restaurant.
The menu offers myriad Mexican favorites, including street corn, nachos, and of course taco varieties including pulled pork, pulled chicken, shrimp, tofu, steak and lobster. Lobster roll offerings include traditional tossed with light mayo, Casa Lacosta tossed with yogurt sauce and scallions, or hot brown butter tossed in a mixture of warm brown sugar butter with scallions and lime.
4 Wiener Wagon
There's a new kid on the block—meet, the Wiener Wagon! What started as a hot dog cart, turned into a brick and mortar restaurant, and now returning as a food truck—Wally's Wieners is truly on the move in Newport.
Find all three ventures around town slinging hot dogs, specifically the famous Saugy dog, and more tasty noshes for the whole family to enjoy.
You can find the weekly schedule on their social.
5 Hawaiian Jim's
Hawaiian Jim's is scooping up Hawaiian-style shave ice, topped with your choice of 20 different flavors; from coconut and watermelon to cotton candy and root beer. You can find them at Newport Polo, South Shore Beach, and other local events in and around Newport.
Pro-tip: Mix and match the flavors for even more sweet combos.
You can find their event schedule at hawaiianjims.com.
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