THINGS TO DO IN JUPITER : 3 Tasty Food Trucks
KEVIN’S HOT DOGS
The hot dogs and sausages right off Kevin Stanchuk’s grill are fantastic.
So are the stories the 74-year-old New Yorker tells about his days running a deli and hot dog stand near Central Park.
Jacqueline Onassis and her daughter Caroline stopped by. So did TV weatherman Al Roker.
Ask him about how he kabitzed with actor Paul Newman about racing cars.
Hot dogs are $4. Sausages are $7. Stanchuk, now a Palm Beach Gardens resident, is out there most days between 10 a.m. – about 2:30 p.m.
Look for the yellow and blue umbrella stand at Front Road and Jupiter Farms Road, across from Taylor Farms Cafe.
“I love Jupiter Farms. Where else can you sell a hot dog to a customer on horseback?,” Stanchuk said.
Kayakers, bicycle riders, yoga lovers and hikers at Riverbend Park line up weekends at the silver truck amid towering palm trees.
Our favorite is an acai bowl loaded with pulped acai berries and other fruit. The smoothies are great refreshers.
Acai – pronounced ah-sah-EE – is a purplish berry, loaded with antioxidants, that grows on palm trees in Brazil.
“We love being outside. We love healthy food. Everybody’s happy,” says Amanda Oswalt, who runs the truck with Isaac Hernandez and their son Emilio.
Ask Amanda or Isaac about toppings such as granola, seeds, nuts and peanut butter. Their bowls are handcrafted on the spot.
Fresh juices and coffee are on The Magic Bowls menu, too.
Juanita’s Diner & Catering Service has got the grill going in the NAPA Auto Parts parking lot at on the southwest corner of Jupiter Farms and Indiantown Roads.
Pork and corn tamales, Arroz Imperial burgers and empanadas are on the menu. Cuban coffee and Cafe Con Leche too.
Juanita serves up a roasted garlic cheeseburger, loaded Philly cheese steaks, chicken tenders, a diner salad and more.
And of course, Juanita also serves up hamburgers and hot dogs from her truck with the bright blue sign.
Friday is the weekly fish fry.
“I love my local customers. I can’t thank them enough. Us local business people stick together,” said Juanita, a Jupiter Farms resident.
Call Juanita’s to pre-order at 561-531-9174.
Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Check out the Local Leader in Outdoor Activities: Contact Jupiter Outdoor Center at jupiteroutdoorcenter.com