Workers in Lebanon’s downtown area have a new option for lunch, thanks to one determined Hoosier couple.
“We’re coming up on the end of our first month here,” Amanda Clark said across the pair’s food truck counter while holding her youngest son, Jet. “We live in Zionsville (and) we love to be in Boone County.
“We’ve experienced grace from a lot of really wonderful people and from God, and we wanted to honor that in the name of our food truck.”
The aptly named Grace Truck food truck is owned and operated by Jeremiah and Amanda Clark. The young couple move their mobile business daily between Whitestown and Lebanon to attract breakfast and lunch crowds, respectively.
“Whitestown and Lebanon have been pretty consistent, and we would love if that could grow for us,” Amanda said.
Complete with a full-service grill, the truck’s food operations are performed by Chef Jeremiah Clark. Jeremiah has a degree in culinary arts, having studied in both Indianapolis and Napa Valley, Calif.
“Jeremiah has been a chef for 12 years,” Amanda said. “He worked at The French Laundry, which is one of Thomas Keller’s restaurants, and at Bouchon Bistro (another Keller restaurant).”
Once Jeremiah finished his culinary degree, the Hendricks County natives moved back to Indiana, choosing Zionsville as home for the young family of six.
“He’s been an executive chef at a few restaurants locally,” Amanda said. “(But) we just decided it was time to go out on our own, and we felt like God opened up all the doors, so here we are.”
The couple has stayed true to avoiding processed foods and refined sugar in their dishes. With a focus on cleanliness, the menu consists primarily of breakfast and lunch items.
They have many options are available for even the pickiest pallet.
“We’ve got a Cuban on the menu and a salad,” Amanda explained, “And we’ve got a Jesus Bowl, which is a lot like a Buddha Bowl, that’s been surprisingly popular here in Lebanon. It’s like a rice bowl with veggies. We make our own English muffins and they’re really awesome.”
Grace Truck can be found each morning in Whitestown next to Big-O Tires on Center Drive, and again at lunch in Lebanon in a vacant lot south of CVS on Lebanon Street, across from Jimmy John’s and Family Video.