Starting today, a new food truck named Alegria Gourmet Food Truck, featuring American comfort food incorporating subtle flavors from Mexico will be driving around the Westside. Chef Kalissa Krejcik (C&M Café) and business partners Cristina Ruiz and Guillermo Ruan have spent the last year conjuring their combined inspiration and passion for healthy and organic food into a restaurant on wheels.
Their menu caters to a variety of lifestyles with tons of items less than 600 calories. All ingredients are prepared fresh, local, organic and free of hormones. Examples include a Caesar's Salad is made with kale, Spanish white anchovies, local Asiago cheese, cracked pepitas (roasted shelled pumpkin seeds) with Meyer lemon & caramelized garlic vinaigrette with local Santa Barbara cold pressed olive oil, or try their breakfast prime angus beef burger on a brioche bun with Applewood smoked bacon, hash browns, a fried egg, provolone, red onion, avocado and Dijon aioli.
Smash it all down with three natural "agua frescas" including the detoxifying Simple Alegria made with kale, granny apple, celery, lemon juice, nopal and agave. There is also the Nueva Horchata made with coconut milk, nutmeg and vanilla and the Agua de Fresa strawberry lemonade.
Alegria will be at Radical Media in Santa Monica today at 1630 12th Street, starting at 12 p.m. and at 3272 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034 starting at 3:30 p.m. For the truck's future locations, check out their Facebook page or Instagram handle @alegriafoodtruck.