One of the newest food trucks to operate in Pittsburgh was launched with the aim of bringing the owner’s love for Puerto Rican food to the place where they live.
This prompted Felipe Crespo, who moved to the city of Pennsylvania two years ago, to launch his Seretos de mis Abuelos food truck, according to a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The truck that serves lunch and dinner from the Miller’s Crossing Fleatique parking lot on Crane Avenue in Beechview was also launched for another important reason – in honor of his grandparents, who taught Crespo all of their local dishes.
“I did a little research and found that there is no large Hispanic population in any concentrated area. Coming from Puerto Rico, Chicago and Florida, there are only Hispanic people everywhere,” Crespo told the news agency.
His grocery business started out as a catering operation and pop-up food experience.
“I have dreams and aspirations of going to medical school, but my job is to get this food truck into a self-sustaining business and give it to my family so they can come here and find work and run it,” he told the news outlet.