Small Rental Kitchen? Hit a Food Truck

Can't create the meal-of-your-dreams in your tiny, rental kitchen? Never fear, your palate might be pleased right outside your apartment door - at a food truck.

2009 was the year of the food truck, with everyone from barbecue pit masters to gourmet ice cream vendors sidestepping pricey retail rentals in favor of going mobile across city streets.

The thrill of the chase seems to be a huge part of the appeal, with many vendors using Twitter as a sort of treasure map to help devotees mark the spot for the tacos or grilled cheeses that will hit the spot.