After the food truck rage, we want the party to come to us in every way possible. The convenience, whimsy and interactive element make mobile vendors attractive to the modern host, and Southwest Florida answers the call with a new wave of suppliers on wheels.
Sospiri Italian Cafe & Gelato rolls up with six flavors of its fresh-made gelato, ready to “transport your party to the streets of Italy,” says co-founder Antonella Filipeddu, a Sardinia native. For a caffeinated buzz, Shift Coffee Bar’s Donie Schepp cruises over in his midcentury-modern trike with two offerings—a nitro cold brew and an oat-milk draft latte—that don’t require a power source to prepare.
Looking for boozy libations? The Mixed Mule caters to events within a 50-mile radius of Cape Coral, with two 1970s converted horse trailers and trained bartenders that serve specialty cocktails (or mocktails), while Bubbles Mobile Bar’s taps pour beer, prosecco and rosé. The vintage scooter trucks can navigate as far as your rooftop locale, proving it’s always the right time—and place—to raise a glass.