Now open on Dickson Street: Nomad’s Natural Plate food truck

Customers place a food order at Nomad’s Natural Plate food truck Monday afternoon outside Nightbird Books at North Church Avenue and Dickson Street.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Fayetteville residents now have another food truck to choose from.

Nomad’s Natural Plate opened Friday night in the Nightbird Books parking lot at the corner of North Church Avenue and Dickson Street. The truck’s menu features falafel and gyro pockets, as well as french fries and fried risotto balls. Also planned are daily specials after Bikes, Blues, and BBQ, including a slow-cooked Italian pulled-pork sandwich.

The truck is owned by Eric Gallemore and Mitchell Owen, both natives of Hot Springs, who decided to move to Northwest Arkansas after attending the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

Owen said the inspiration for the idea came after studying abroad in Italy in 2010 and buying gyros from food stands.

“I figured it was the perfect late-night food,” said Owen.

“And Dickson needed more late-night food,” Gallemore said.

Nomad’s Natural Plate is open for lunch six days a week (closed on Sundays), from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

On Friday and Saturday nights, the two plan to stay open til 3 a.m. or until they sell out of food.

Customers can dine on the outside patio at Nightbird Books, or in the breezeway when the weather is colder.