The Little Sicilian Now Delivers Arancini with Free Shipping

With food truck season still uncertain, food trucks have come up with creative ways to stay in business. Some are delivering family meals to neighborhoods, some are parked, while others are adapting and creating a whole new business model.

The Little Sicilian, a South Jersey food truck specializing in authentic Italian riceballs, is rolling with the latter. Just recently, they launched an e-commerce business to sell and ship their famous arancini across the country.

The Little Sicilian Riceballs

The Collingswood-based company, which runs three trucks and employs five, has been hard hit by the lack of food truck events and corporate clients and needed to expedite selling their riceballs online offering all of their specialty flavors individually or in variety packs.

“We always had it in mind to ship our riceballs, but the quarantine and the lack of events forced us to move more quickly in establishing the e-commerce business,” John S., owner, told South Jersey Food Scene.

The Little Sicilian Riceballs Frozen [Photo: Marilyn Johnson]

Recently, I tried online ordering for myself and received a shipment. The riceballs are delivered frozen with ice packs inside the box they are shipped in and instructions for frying or baking are included. I opted to bake them in the oven on convection for 15 minutes as 10 minutes didn’t seem to get them up to temperature for me. Your oven may vary.

Then I took them out of the oven and pan-fried them for a couple of minutes on each side in a little EVOO for some crispiness and color on the outside. Served on a bed of baby arugula and a side of marinara, they were absolutely scrumptious!

The Little Sicilian Riceballs [Photo: Marilyn Johnson]

For a limited time, they are generously offering 15% off to the readers of South Jersey Food Scene. Simply use promo code “southjersey15” at checkout. If you’re a fan of this Italian street food staple, I suggest you order these arancini. Then come back here and tell me how good they are. 🙂

Please note: orders placed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (and sometimes Thursday) can be delivered by Friday.

Samples were provided, but opinions are our own.
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The Fabulous Fig is… fabulous!

The Fabulous Fig Food Truck

On Friday evening, I checked out my little town of Merchantville’s First Friday Market. I posted about this a few weeks ago. I’m very excited that they are starting to organize more events in town with the purpose of bringing the community together. Naturally, I’m keen on the fact that they will be featuring different food trucks, too.

Terri Sacchetti of The Fabulous Fig

This past Friday night was the very first one and among the food trucks that showed up is The Fabulous Fig: A Plant-Based Food Truck which is owned and operated by Haddon Township-based Terri Sacchetti. She left a full-time job in 2017 as a Licensed Professional Counselor to follow her dream of running a food truck.

The Fabulous Fig Plant-Based Menu

Initially, she was helping run this converted ambulance as a hot dog lunch truck in Philadelphia called “Ambulunch” to learn the in’s and out’s of how a food truck is run. After about a year, she felt comfortable to take it on herself. She completely re-branded the truck to coincide with her own plant-based lifestyle and The Fabulous Fig Plant-Based Food Truck was born. This beautifully designed truck was wrapped by Steve Mesa of Pennsauken based Mesa Signs.

Terri explains,

The food is 100% plant-based and Vegan using approachable ingredients that are recognizable and familiar to plant-based and non-plant-based eaters.

The Fabulous Fig Food Truck

Her goal is to serve food that tastes fabulous while nourishing the body and soul and, most importantly, encouraging compassion and quality of life for all beings. Her motto is “Respect for All Life” which reflects her dedication to animal rights.

She is also committed to using all biodegradable serving containers, utensils, and composting all viable food waste. What’s not to love about that?

The Fabulous Fig Falafel Bowl

It was a pleasure to meet her on Friday night. We had a nice long chat before the market truly got kicked off. I sampled the Falafel Bowl which was an herbaceous bowl packed with three homemade falafel balls, mixed greens, pickled red onions, jalapenos, and tahini sauce topped with cilantro.

I highly recommend checking out The Fabulous Fig regardless of if you are a plant-based eater or not. The food is delicious and healthy, which is sometimes hard to find at food truck events.

Be sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram to learn where you can find her next.

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