Nashville’s only Haitian food truck forced to hit the brakes


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Lamartine Alvarez is familiar with his way around the kitchen area.

He’s been introducing Haitian delicacies to Nashvillians given that 2009.

“Just after you prepare a superb food, persons occur and appreciate. They say, ‘man that was definitely good.’ You see the pleasure in their voice in how they are telling you man that was fantastic,” Alvarez reported.

Through his cooking, he’s been permitting men and women in on a solution he’s identified his total everyday living.

“I often feel that we have the very best foods in the globe, but no person is familiar with a great deal about it,” he said.

But due to the fact Jan. 30, he’s slowed his roll with cooking. His meals truck was stolen although parked around Eastland and Riverside.

“There is no phrases that explain the anger and the suffering I come to feel simply because I just concluded paying a large amount of money to get it wrapped and get it ready for the new season. Considering that 2019, it’s been a roller coaster because of COVID,” Alvarez said.

He’s inquiring folks who may possibly have found or read anything to get in touch with police.

A period that was intended to characterize new beginnings now usually means a new challenge to defeat.

“They robbed me of that possibility to even get out there,” he claimed.

Alvarez claims he’s no stranger to difficult occasions. At age 13, he immigrated to the United States escaping political unrest in Haiti.

He is now possessing to generate for Uber, and can take on smaller catering orders from his residence. But very similar to back then, he’s not providing up.

“I’m nonetheless doing work to commencing something all over again shortly it’s possible just some pop-ups each individual weekend someplace,” Alvarez said.

He is established up a GoFundMe to assistance include the prices of acquiring a different food stuff truck. If you are interested in serving to out, you can stop by his GoFundMe website page.


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