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NAICCO Cuisine
 

NAICCO Cuisine is best known for being a Native American owned and operated food trailer based out of Central Ohio. The operation is unique in the fact that it offers a one-of-a-kind menu consisting of exquisite Native American street food—Fry Bread, NDN Taco, NDN Taco Bowl, and Buffalo Burger. Following a successful unveiling amid the pandemic—receiving stellar reviews and features in Ohio-area and Midwest media outlets—NAICCO Cuisine has made an outstanding showing being the first food trailer of its kind in the country. Solidly going into its fourth year, NAICCO Cuisine is again primed and ready to serve up another round of Indigenous goodness in 2024!

 
Follow NAICCO Cuisine’s 2024 schedule on Street Food Finder
 

NAICCO Cuisine takes pride in creating opportunities for Native community members to earn extra income and develop future employability skills through hands-on experience and training. The operation not only provides a nurturing atmosphere that fosters community, buy-in, and ownership, but as well, serves as a platform for cultivating traditional Native American values and practices—prayer, respect, compassion, truth, generosity, humility, and wisdom (foundational fabric of Native communities).

 

When the food trailer is parked for the winter, the NAICCO Cuisine team pivots and brings out an entirely different repertoire of Native American dishes. That is, during the winter months, the NAICCO Cuisine team takes pride in showcasing a variety of intertribal platters, or savory favorites from various parts of Indian Country.

 

The revenue generated by NAICCO Cuisine helps supplement the important programming at NAICCO, along with helping keep the lights on. NAICCO Cuisine also serves as a means for engaging the general public, thus, to raise awareness, build relationships, and create a real sense of visibility for today’s Native Americans in Ohio. Through Native foods, serving as a warm handshake unto the general public, NAICCO Cuisine is proving to be a heartfelt win for countless people—both Natives and non-Natives alike.

 

Our team is both humbled and grateful for all the love and support everyone has shown NAICCO Cuisine. We could not have imagined such an awesome experience in our wildest dreams. A huge THANK YOU goes out to each and every one of you for helping us get off to a phenomenal start, and for making NAICCO Cuisine’s first years so successful and memorable!

 

To learn more about NAICCO Cuisine, check out what others have had to say about the presence of Native Americans and our People’s cuisine in the Midwest.

Ohiomagazine.com: “Columbus’ Native American Food Truck Shares Culture and Builds Community“

NativeAmerica.Travel: “Indian Country Food is “Taking to the Trucks”!”

The Columbus Dispatch: “’It’s about instilling pride’: Native American center to showcase tribal cuisine Monday”

News 5 Cleveland: “NAICCO Cuisine food truck revitalizing Native American culture in Ohio through street food”

Midstory: “The Food Truck Offering a Taste of Indigenous Cuisine”

Voyage Ohio Magazine: “Daily Inspiration: Meet Ty & Masami Smith”

Spectrum News 1: “NAICCO Cuisine food truck helps guide mission”

Revitalize Ohio Magazine: “A WARM HANDSHAKE AND PLATE FROM NAICCO”

Civil Eats: “A Native American Food Truck Is Keeping Tribal Cultures Alive”

Belt Magazine: “The Ohio Organization Rekindling Indigenous Foodways”

Stock & Barrel: Fall 2021 (614 Media Group): “Rich Recipes”

Columbus Navigator: “NAICCO Is Serving Up Native American Street Food To Columbus”

Columbus Underground: “Short Order: NAICCO Cuisine”

614NOW: “Nonprofit showcases intertribal cuisine in monthly platters”

Spilyay Tymoo: “Making a home away from home”

Columbus Alive: “NAICCO Cuisine dishes up Native American street food worthy of thanks”

Should you have questions about NAICCO Cuisine’s schedule, or anything else related, feel free to contact us via email at naicco1975@gmail.com.

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