A newcomer to the food truck scene promises to leave you feeling “stuffed.” Something Stuffed has rolled into Arlington and is beginning its third week on the streets.
The food truck is the brainchild of Gauri Sarin and Michelle Nguyen. Sarin studied communications and public relations at George Mason, but after graduating she got the itch to start a food business. Nguyen studied finance at Virginia Tech, and worked for a government contractor until Sarin wooed her into the catering world.
“I have always enjoyed entertaining and cooking at home,” Sarin said. “I somehow convinced her to leave her secure desk job and come on the road with me.”
The two have been catering since late last year, and just branched out into the food truck business. They consider the fare “fusion” because it specializes in a variety of stuffed food items such as empanadas, egg rolls, wraps and dumplings. The menu rotates weekly, and many of the ingredients are purchased from local farms and producers.
Despite finding new challenges with a food truck business not previously encountered while catering, both report enjoying the mobile food industry. They also say the customers have been positive so far.
“We’re starting to see some repeat customers,” said Nguyen. “We’re definitely happy to be in Arlington.”
The ladies say the local sourcing is just one of the things that sets them apart from other establishments.
“Everything we make is definitely stuffed with love,” Sarin said.