A new food truck hit the streets this spring, merging two culinary favorites to offer a creative and tasty dining option on the go.
The concept behind Naan-Stop Pizza Truck's menu is pretty simple: they feature personal pizzas made on naan bread with a variety of toppings and a monthly special.
"Naanzas" range in price from $7-$10 and offer traditional pizza flavors like caprese or pepperoni, in addition to more creative choices like Jamaican Jerk (a crowd favorite) or Buffalo chicken. July's monthly special is the Chicken Tikki Masala Naanza.
If pizza isn't your thing, or you're in the mood for something lighter, they also offer a $4 Naan-Stop Salad.
The inspiration behind the business began when owner Ross Caster decided he wanted to "break free from the same old daily grind of leasing apartments" to open a food truck. With his degree in hospitality management and some help from his girlfriend, the dream behind the Naan-Stop Pizza Truck came to fruition.
The pizza truck officially opened in May, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, but he says they weathered the storm and built closer ties with the community.
"It was very difficult getting started considering all events were getting canceled and everyone was in isolation. I struggled so hard at first, I had to sell all of my music equipment just to make ends meet. However, we were able to make it through that difficult time and continue to connect with our Cincinnati community to build a solid foundation," Caster said in an email interview.
Naan-Stop Pizza typically parks their truck at three different locations around town weekly. You can find where they're headed next by visiting streetfoodfinder.com, where you can also find their full menu.