From the top of a mountain, to the cattle ranches of Mexico, the team at Monolo Eats understands the value of good food with good ingredients.
Coqui Thody has been dreaming of her food truck for as long as she can remember, but in 2018, she decided to turn her dream into a reality. Her son Marco joined in on the project, and the two opened Monolo Eats Food Truck on July 3, 2020.
Offering authentic Mexican food with inspirations from Greek, Indian, and South Asian cuisines, Monolo Eats is not just another taco truck. Their menu features ingredients such as tofu, feta cheese, coconut oil, and cucumber, earning their style the title of Alternative Mexican food.
Coqui and Marco knew they wanted their food to be affordable, healthy, and as sustainably sourced and produced as possible. By utilizing reusable produce bags, compostable utensils, and fresh ingredients, they turned their goals into a reality. The two put emphasis on caring for their community and caring for the environment at the same time.
“When we are not too busy at the food truck, it’s really fun to visit with our customers,” says Coqui. “Especially the regulars who order an item and ask for ‘No veggies, please’. ‘WHAT?’ I always reply. I like to give them a hard time.”
The menu caters to various dietary restrictions, featuring both vegan and vegetarian options. On the breakfast menu you’ll find the Breakfast Burrito ($8) and the Vegan Breakfast Burrito ($8), featuring crumbled tofu and a sweet potato mix in lieu of meat. Both burritos include red bell pepper and the choice between chipotle or green salsa.
“All of our produce is fresh and we take a lot of pride in our homemade salsas. We have an appealing menu to different diets without losing the explosive flavor of the Mexican food,” says Coqui.
The dinner menu offers Blue Tacos ($2 each) served on a blue corn tortilla with the choice of beef, chicken, or chicken molé. The Red Burrito ($8) is stuffed with brown rice, beans, feta cheese, cucumbers, cabbage, and cilantro yogurt dressing and the choice of beef, chicken, or veggies. The truck also serves up quesadillas and a signature molé dish.
This winter, you’ll also find seasonal options like a rotating selection of soups all $5 each. Try the Lentil-Barley Coconut Soup (vegan) or Cream of Bean. For a warming wintertime drink, order the Mexican Hot Chocolate ($3), made with oat milk.
You can find Monolo Eats at Kona Bikes in Bellingham and off Mount Baker Highway in Maple Falls. At Kona they’re open for lunch/dinner on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. In Maple Falls, you can catch them for breakfast on Friday-Sundays from 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. and lunch/dinner on Friday-Sundays from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. 7802 Silver Lake Rd., Maple Falls, 360.223.9770, monoloeats.com
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