FoodToEat Brings Low-Tech Food Trucks Into The Internet Age

Some members of the food truck boom are adept at using technology. But many of the older trucks–often run by recent immigrants–aren’t as up-to-date. FoodToEat helps them master online ordering and other tech to bring their delicious eats to more people.

When Deepti Sharma Kapur was studying for the LSATs, snack breaks were mandatory. But the lines at the food truck outside her New York law library were cutting into valuable time on the books. Inspired to find a better way, she ditched law school and founded, an online service that allows hungry citizens to pre-order from restaurants, food trucks, even street carts, and teaches vendors–many from immigrant communities, some who start without so much as a cell phone–how to use technology to engage customers and increase their business.


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Whitney Pastorek is a writer and photographer based in Los Angeles and/or wherever the bus just dropped her off. She spent six years on staff at Entertainment Weekly, and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Details, the Village Voice, and Fast Company, among many others.