“You’ve probably seen the brightly colored and appropriately named Pinky 1 and Pinky 2 trucks roaming the streets of DC and Arlington, distributing frosted confections to sweets-starved office workers. The flavors rotate frequently, and include classics such as chocolate and red velvet, as well as more imaginative options such as egg nog and peanut butter cup. Individual cupcakes go for $3, but you can also order them by the half dozen ($15) or dozen ($27). Its an easy way to make yourself popular around the office.
Curbside Cupcakes Washington DC’s FIRST mobile cupcakery! Curbside Cupcakes is owned and operated by long-time DC residents, Sam & Kristi Whitfield. We first hit the road in November, 2009 and we now have three trucks bringing the “Cupcake Bliss” to Washington DC, Arlington, & Montgomery County. We sell cupcakes directly off the truck in any amount or assortment you’d like. We also have a delivery service, where you can order cupcakes off the daily menu. Finally we do catering for meetings, parties, and events!
Curbside Cupcakes operates weekdays and some Saturdays. We are open from 11:00 – 4:00. We have over 30 flavors, but we usually carry between 6 – 8 flavors on the truck daily. We can only offer you the flavors that we have on the menu that day.
People ask how on earth we came to sell cupcakes off of a truck. Sam was working as a lawyer and one day folks in the office wanted cupcakes, but nobody wanted to make the trek out of the office for cupcakes. Sam had the bright idea that “Cupcakes should come to the people instead of people going to the cupcakes!” And that’s how the idea was born! That evening, Sam asked Kristi “What do you think about a cupcake truck?” That literally set the wheels in motion.
In September of 2009, with a pink trunk and a folding table (we hadn’t cut out the vending window yet) Curbside Cupcakes made its first public appearance around the corner from our home at the annual H Street Festival.
Two months later, on November 3, 2009, we pulled up at the corner of 20th & L, took a deep breath, and started to introduce Washington DC to the idea of enjoying cupcakes from a mobile cupcake truck.
It’s been a pretty exciting journey so far. Today we have 3 trucks rolling around DC, Arlington VA, and Montgomery County, and one of those trucks now offers milkshakes! We’re looking forward to the next phase of this food truck adventure.”