Sweet Divine, St. Louis, MO – Oh Sweet Cupcake of Mine!

In case you are unaware, there is a Cupcake War taking place across our country.  A strategic battle was recently won by St. Louis’ own, the Sweet Divine.  At a recent food truck event, I finally sampled one of their cupcakes.  Ok, maybe I lied…I bought more than one 😀

This post is specifically about the salted caramel.  Look at this beauty (BEWARE:  you may have the urge to lick the screen):

Brown sugar cupcake topped with salted caramel buttercream, caramel drizzle, and sea salt

Let’s dissect it.  The brown sugar cake was moist and made a solid foundation.  The icing…are you freaking kidding me?  It was so decadent!  Just the way a dessert should be.  I’m pretty sure it contained the calories of 10 normal cupcakes crammed into one.  It was smooth but had some crunch for texture.  Last but not least, it had caramel sauce drizzled over the top.  Who doesn’t like caramel?  It added just the right amount of sweetness.  This cupcake top-to-bottom is one of my new favorites.

Dive 2 Five Scale:  Food trucks for me are a 2.  You have to look for places to sit, it’s on the move, etc.  However, this should not deter you one bit.  If you don’t want to chase down the truck itself, go check out their storefront at 4521 S Kingshighway.  Personally, I enjoy trying them a food truck event at a place like Creve Coeur Lake.  Then I can make an evening out of sampling food and enjoying the outdoors.

The Sweet Divine (Food Truck) on Urbanspoon

Guerrilla Street Food – Join the Food Truck Revolution

The food truck movement is alive and well in St. Louis.  If you have not tried any of the area’s food truck choices, you are missing out on some great food options.  Long gone are the times of the standard (and scary) “roach coaches”.

How do you find a food truck?  Most use Twitter, Facebook, etc. to notify everyone of their location and daily specials.  Another great option is to watch for food truck events where multiple food trucks take part.

Guerrilla Street Food uses fresh and local ingredients to serve Filipino-inspired street food.

Candid shot of Guerrilla Street Food Truck getting ready to close up shop.

“Fresh” is the keyword when trying their Fresh Lumpia.

The Lumpia is very similar to a spring roll.  The sauce is sweet and I find it is easiest to pour it on each bite.  Otherwise you tend to lose pieces of the roll.

I also tried the Chicken Adobo:

Lots of flavor in a small to-go package

There is a generous amount of chicken served adobo style over a bed of rice.  I stir the chicken into the rice so it can soak up the sauce.  The chicken is tender.  I love the garlic in the sauce.  Watch out for the peppercorns, they pack a punch.

So what’s the verdict?  I think the following answers that question:

My new shirt

I will be proudly be wearing my new Guerrilla Street Food shirt.  Both items I tried were fantastic.  I had hoped to try the Flying Pig, but it was sold out when I arrived.  A recommendation when wanting to try food trucks at an event, get there early.  Being sold out of items is a normal occurrence.  Don’t let this happen to you!

Dive 2 Five Scale –  How do you rate a place that is mobile?  I score it a 2.  Food trucks are very trendy now, but you never know where you will actually eat your food.  It may be in your car, it may be on the ground…..who knows?  Still everyone should experience a meal from a food truck.