Five Questions with Soul Sista On the Moveposted by SPD Communications on August 22, 2018 in Food Truck Interview Market
From festivals to farmer’s markets throughout the Circle City, Tressie Mickens-Maxwell’s blue and gold-hued food truck strives to bring a little heart and a lot of soul (food) to her customers.
With a menu that features many “comfort food” items and sides, Mickens-Maxwell’s mobile restaurant has quickly gained a following and made an impact in the competitive, ever-busy Indianapolis food truck scene.
Mickens-Maxwell’s distinctive truck is always “on the move,” perpetually roaming to and fro to bring home-style meals — and plenty of smiles — to hungry patrons. Soul Sista On the Move has proven to be a popular lunchtime stop for many at the Statehouse Market as well, and with a menu that features familiar favorites like mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, pork chops, chicken wings and a whole lot more, it’s easy to see why.
Fortunately, Soul Sista On the Move makes frequent stops at the Statehouse Market.
Read on to hear how Mickens-Maxwell and her crew are bringing their own brand of delicious soul food straight to you.
Q: Soul Sista on the Move specializes in “soul food.” What, to you, is “soul food,” and what inspired you to bring it to Indy via food truck?
A: Soul food is food that is good for the soul. I have always enjoyed cooking and once I started seeing the new trend of food trucks, I was determined to have one.
Q: Who are the people making the Soul Sista food truck a success with customers, and what are their roles?
A: My aunt has been with me since the first day I opened the truck. She helps me prep, wash the dishes, and she cleans the truck. One of my high school friends has helped me these last few years preparing food or cashiering. But I do all the cooking to ensure that the food tastes the same every time.
Q: What do you like most about the Statehouse Market?
A: I like the staff because they help you get to the right spot; they are very informative. The customers are always pleasant and they buy food. I also love the fact that we are very well-welcomed at the Statehouse.
Q: What are a few of your more popular menu items?
A: wings, pork chops and sweet potatoes
Q: What do you like best about operating a food truck in Indianapolis?
A: Going to all the different events, jobs and especially the festivals. Indianapolis is so welcoming of food trucks.