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Free Coldness Today!

That’s right hot folks! We’re giving away freeze pops today at lunch to help combat the heat. Where I grew up they were Otter Pops, so if you know what I’m talking about you’ll get a high five today. Come see us across from the Duke building, we’ll be ready with tacos and coldness for you.

Looking ahead to the next couple of days for lunch, we’ll be back uptown tomorrow (same spot) and then inside the Duke building (4th floor) on Friday.

Taco Day

Panko Crusted Ahi Tuna Taco

Panko Crusted Ahi Tuna, Quick Fried and topped with Heirloom Carrot, Arugula, and Peach Salad

Seared Pork Belly

Local pork belly, slow cooked and seared until crispy, topped with a tatsoi and kohlrabi slaw, fresh orange zest, and baby fennel fronds

Marinated Grilled Chicken Taco

Topped with creamy cool and crunchy bacon kale slaw

Taco Fresco

Fresh local raw veggies, cucumber, radish, spring onion, heirloom, carrot, kale, and cabbage topped with garlic scape goat cheese


Black Bean Salad

Black beans, cucumbers, spring onion, heirloom tomato, and sweet chili vinaigrette

Cucumber Salad

Sliced Rowland’s Row cucumber mix with fresh herbs, banana peppers and a simple vinaigrette


They are not local, gourmet, or organic, but they are DELICIOUS and ICE COLD!

thinking cold thoughts,



Orange you glad it’s Taco Day?

I know it’s dreary out right now, but did you know Roots tacos brighten up your day? Did you also know it’s National Running Day? So if you want to celebrate by running to our truck uptown today for lunch, we’ll give you a high five.

Are you aware that Roots does more with our food truck than just go to lunch spots? Did you know that you can even have our food truck at your rehearsal dinner? Surprise your guests with something different. We can fully customize your menu for you. Get at Jackie for more information, jackie@rootsfarmfood.com

Taco Day Uptown (across from Duke building)

Panko Crusted Sail Fish

Panko crusted sail fish with strawberry melon salsa, fresh local mint, cilantro and a creamy, smoky, spicy aioli

Free Range Orange Chicken Taco

Roasted free range chicken simmered in a light orange marinade,  and topped with a slaw made from red Russian and Siberian Kale, red veined dandelion greens, and ginger sweet carrot vinaigrette

Chorizo Taco

Chorizo sausage made from ground pork and from Windy Hill Farm’s pasture raised cured and ground turkey, with curly heirloom local baby carrots and crisp celery, coated with a cool and creamy herbed dressing, oh yeah and we garnished it with some fine cut local rainbow radish

Brocco Taco

Blanched broccoli, with raw julienne bell red peppers, caramelized onion local blueberry chutney (sounds crazy….crazy good!)


Kentucky Wonder Bean Salad

Huge local Kentucky wonder beans, blanched and dressed with fresh orange zest, and balsamic vinegar

Cucumber Salad

Local Cucumber sliced thin with a little red onion, tons of fresh herbs and simple vinaigrette

going overboard with “did you know”,


Taco O’Clock

Hey hey! Since we couldn’t park uptown last week, I know you’ve been having taco withdrawals, so we’re here to save you! Lots of goodness on the menu today.

If you haven’t made it to the monthly #instabeerupclt event yet, tomorrow it’s goin’ down at Birdsong Brewing, 6pm-9pm. They’re always a good time, and Roots will be present to feed y’all!

Oh and we’ll be at Innovation Park and Uptown tomorrow, so be on the lookout for those menus in the AM.

Uptown Taco Menu (Tryon and Levine Ave of the Arts)

Pork Tikka Masala

Braised pork with roasted tomatoes and bell peppers, purple marinated cabbage and julienned carrots topped with Tikka Masala Sauce

Tuna Taco

Panko Crusted Tuna over greens and topped with watermelon, lemon grass salad and a mint Avocado Crema

Cashew Chicken

Poultry Junction Roasted chicken, kale and grilled jalapeno salad and a Cashew peanut aioli

Amarillo Cauliflower Taco

Local Yellow Cauliflower Florets blanched until soft over greens and topped with seasoned roma tomato and house made cheese and cracked black pepper


Potato Salad

Sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, bell peppers, onions and tabasco maple aioli

Pasta Salad

Rigatoni pasta, fire roasted veggies and roasted tomato and red wine vinaigrette

Green Salad

Local Ivy Place Strawberries, red onion, pistachios and simple vinaigrette

keep truckin,






Taco Up!

Let’s get ready to ruuuumble! And by rumble I mean eat lots of Roots tacos today. Or maybe you feel like a burger today? Don’t fret, we’ve got a hamburguesa taco on the menu today to take care of that craving. We are Uptown today AND tomorrow for lunch, right across from the Duke building. Here’s today’s menu below, and be on the lookout for tomorrow’s menu…tomorrow morning. Genius thought I know.

Taco Day Uptown

Honey Balsamic Taco

Poultry Junction roasted chicken  dressed with honey balsamic, orange zested brussel sprouts and red onions

BBQ Pork

Braised pork with NC BBQ sauce, crispy red and green cabbage, golden delicious apples and a candied jalapeno aioli

Hamburguesa Taco

Painted Hills grass fed ground beef, greens, sesame seed marinated tomatoes, red onions, sweet potato fries and Special Sauce (a spin on 1000 Island)

Veggie Taco

Roasted potatoes tossed in lime cilantro vinaigrette, greens and an avocado puree


Green Salad

Cucumber, tomato, onions and balsamic herb vinaigrette

Italian Pasta Salad

Salami, soppressata, tomatoes, green pepper, basil, oregano and a red wine tomato vinaigrette

erryday i’m brusselin,


Camp Food vs Roots

Roots wins all day erryday. After a few days on the trails, grubbin’ on dehydrated meals, bars, and oatmeal, I am so ready for some Roots tacos! Aren’t you?? Got some great ones on the menu today. We’ll be Uptown across from the Duke building. It’s pretty Springy outside too, so it’s a great day to take a little walk.

We will not be at Innovation Park tomorrow due to a private event, but you all can catch us at Birdsong Brewing for Thursty Thursday tomorrow night! If you haven’t been to their new location yet, definitely check it out this week. It’s a great post-work spot to unwind, catch up with your buddies, or make some new ones.

Taco Day

April 29th, 2015

Striped Bass Taco

Panko Crusted Striped Bass with heirloom tomato and mango salsa topped with lemon basil aioli

Braised Beef Brisket

Spice Rubbed beef brisket, braised in a beef demi glace, with mixed greens, black eye pea salad and chopped cilantro

Roasted Chicken

Poultry Junction roasted chicken with sweet chili purple cabbage,  bacon marinated purple asparagus and Avocado Cream and sesame seeds

Patatas Bravas

Creamy Herb roasted potatoes, sautéed bell peppers and onions with tangy tomato gravy, greens and slivered green onions


Baked Black Beans and Corn

Creamy Sweet Potato Fire Roasted Pasta Salad

keep truckin,



Happy Taco Day to you! Since we love tacos so much and know you do too, we’re going to ignore those water droplets and serve lunch uptown today! Just grab an umbrella or do rock paper scissors with your co-workers to determine who gets to go do the Roots taco run.

Here’s the menu that will brighten your day.

Taco Day

Uptown (across from Duke building) 11:30am-1:30pm

Burger Taco

Mays Meat’s local beef, a blend of cheeses, crisp purple cabbage, house made relish, sweet potato fries and a “special sauce” tangy aioli

Lemon Grass Marinated Grilled Chicken Taco

Local true leaf Frisee lettuce, lemongrass, a touch of soy, grilled chicken, shaved carrot, onion, local purple orach tsukemono

Southern Aloha Taco

Southern pulled pork BBQ topped with warm pineapple pinto, and butter beans, garnished with citrus coated local garlic chive

Grilled Veggie and Quinoa Taco

Windcrest Organic Farm’s arugula, fire roasted carrots, zucchini and squash with roasted crimini mushrooms, seasoned quinoa, greens and  garlic aioli, and local chervil


Pasta Salad

Baked Beans and bacon

 doin a sun dance,


get up stand up

Chill out. Grill out. Everyone loves to grill, right? It’s finally nice out enough to light up the grill, and relax on the deck with family and friends. Lucky for you we have a grilling class coming up on Tuesday, April 7 and we have some spots left with your name on it! Whether you have never touched a grill in your life, or maybe you’re a grill master chief, this class will be so fun for you! Grab a pal or spouse or dad (what dad doesn’t love to grill?) and sign up HERE. Maybe it could be an early mother’s day or father’s day gift? Boom. Already done. Any questions about it, shoot us an email to rootsfarmfood@gmail.com

We’ll be uptown today for TACO DAY! Across from the Duke building, at Tryon & Levine Ave of the Arts. What a superb day to eat outside too!

This afternoon we will be running up to Davidson Day School, serving from 3pm-6pm. So come by and grab some dinner for the fam!

Uptown Menu

Cajun Chicken Taco

Grilled and roasted chicken with Cajun Spices, marinated green Cabbage, bell peppers, arugula, Aleppo pepper aioli

Adobo Pork

Slow cooked and Aboba marinated pork with Achara (papaya, cabbage, onion, pepper)

Fajita Grass fed Ground Beef

Grassfed ground beef with diced peppers, onions and lime juice. Shredded cheddar Cheese, Pico de gallo, Leaf Lettuce

Patatas bravas

Fried russet potatoes and Cilantro Tomato Chutney over greens Greens


Black bean and corn southwestern pasta salad

Spring Cous Cous

Bell peppers, red onion, dried cranberries, pineapple and citrus vinaigrette

keep truckin,