The Pudding Truck is the first gourmet food truck in Los Angeles to serve decadent, old-school stove top pudding and artisan toppings. We look forward to seeing you at your upcoming events and on the streets!
Here at The Pudding Truck our mission is to bring the creamy goodness of gourmet old-fashioned American-style pudding to the people of Los Angeles. Of course unlike the stuff that most of us are used to, our pudding doesn't come from a box but instead is hand-whisked on the stove top in small batches to ensure top-notch quality. To maintain a perfectly smooth texture, we thicken our puddings with the help of cornstarch. This keeps us from having to rely solely on eggs, enables all of our puddings to be completely gluten-free, and allows us to create delicious vegan flavors. We strive to always use the best possible ingredients in all of our puddings, and our dairy flavors are always made with organic milk and cream, and humanely harvested cage free eggs. Our menu is constantly rotating to take advantage of in-season ingredients, including our various toppings that allow everyone to mix and match in order to customize their own unique treats. We look forward to sharing with you just how delectable the humble pudding can be!
Despite her life-long love of the kitchen, Chef/Owner Carrie Cohen had never really considered a career in food until she found encouragement from an unlikely source. As a Film Studies major at Wesleyan University, she was urged by the chair of the department (known for assigning oral presentations with extensive movie-themed food pairings) to pursue food in some capacity. When soon all of Carrie’s papers were returned with a fairly irrelevant addendum praising her culinary abilities, it became impossible for her to ignore the message.
Even so, Carrie left for Los Angeles with intentions of rising the ranks in the film industry. She found a great position at a production company, but found herself preoccupied with dreaming up restaurant concepts which eventually lead her to the idea for The Pudding Truck. Equipped with an idea that she just found too good to ignore and an unrelenting sweet tooth, she gently nudged aside the world of film development and delved into recipe testing.
Utilizing knowledge acquired from years of self-study and an apprenticeship under Chef Gerald Hirigoyen and his team at Piperade in San Francisco, she created batch after batch of pudding, tweaking until she had found her own style and recipes that pleased even the most discerning, dessert-shunning palates. Carrie is excited to bring the sumptuous yet unpretentious charm of gourmet pudding to the streets of Los Angeles and looks forward to sharing it with you soon!