After visiting Turkey and Nepal, where corn is sold on street corners as a meal in itself, Ellie Marrin brought home the concept and created Cornutopia, in the form of a food truck dedicated to corn and tacos. Embracing the link between street food and farmers markets, Marrin proudly calls Preston Market Cornutopia’s home, as it means she has the biggest pantry of fresh ingredients on her doorstep each day.
Dedicated to the humble cob, Cornutopia’s food is fresh and creative. Six styles of corn are on offer, with all the trimmings (such as mayonnaise and cayenne pepper), or simply some butter and salt. Choose from four El Tacos – steak, veggie, chicken or prawn – which come with fresh tomato salsa, sour cream and some excellent sauces. These are also crafted from scratch and doused in fiery chipotle made from fresh smoked jalapeños.
In its concept and delivery, Cornutopia is adventurous and different. People mill around the van, chowing down on their tacos, or share their meals around the miniature cacti resting on little white tables nearby
Along with its regular spot at the Preston Market, The Yellow Cornutopia van pops up around town along with its constantly moving, black sibling, so check their Facebook for updates on where both black and yellow vans will be.