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 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.
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!
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.
Marilyn is a freelance writer covering the food and drink scene of South Jersey. You can find more of her writing on Philly Grub and NewsBreak.