The Local Green Orlando food truck opened in the Exposition Park area of Disney Springs in March of 2022. It focuses on serving creative and tasty pescatarian, vegetarian, and vegan sandwiches and sides to hungry guests.
The food truck is the first Orlando outpost of Local Green Orlando, a restaurant and food service on the west side of Atlanta. It’s also the first Black-owned food truck at Disney Springs and for that matter, Walt Disney World.
We recently had the opportunity to talk to Robyn Wallace, the restaurant company’s co-owner. We also were able to enjoy the vegan “Bubba Sparxx” pulled BBQ sandwich.
Wallace explained how she was inspired to start this business to take on health issues within the black community brought on by food desserts.
“Local Green Atlanta started as a need to really impact communities, specifically in the west side area of Atlanta, where they are considered within a food desert,” said Wallace. “We decided that we really wanted to go into a food desert, and give people within that community access to healthier foods, foods that are free of heavily saturated fat that weren’t fried, and didn’t have chicken, pork or beef.”
What’s great about having pescatarian options is that not every family is completely vegetarian or vegan. The menu has healthy options for everyone.
Even if you’re not hungry for a full meal, I 100% recommend their Strawberry lemonade. It’s exactly the right mix of sweet and sour with fresh strawberries right in the mix.
Being in partnership with Walt Disney means the world, said Wallace. “I mean, if you don’t get anything bigger than that in the hospitality industry. For us being a small business, we’ve been able to learn so much in the year’s time it took to open this.”
Having an Orlando presence also gives the Wallace’s the opportunity to do what they’re already doing for the Atlanta black community in Orlando.
“One of our initiatives for later on this year is to do what we’re doing in Atlanta with engagement in the community and being able to do food drives,” Wallace said.
Robyn and her husband Zak Wallace co-own Local Green Atlanta. Their restaurant concept means you don’t have to sacrifice taste when enjoying healthier food options while also doing good for the community.
Look them up next time you’re at Disney Springs. They’re in the food truck lot next to Starbucks on the Westside and generally open for Lunch and Dinner, although hours do vary.