Press Release

Mortar & Pestle Launches Mobile Food Lab

Tampa, FL— Mortar & Pestle is reviving old-time traditions with a distinctly modern twist, and their new mobile food lab is now gearing up to give the community a taste.

While construction continues on the company’s independent pharmacy and café at 6308 – 6310 N. Florida Ave., the food truck brings a piece of Mortar & Pestle into Bay area neighborhoods.

Experimenting with taste and presentation, the food truck elevates old-fashioned favorites to a new standard, with a menu drawing influence from foods of the American South, without becoming cuisine-specific.

Visitors can expect innovative flavors and combinations like Quail and Waffles, Smoked Brisket Stuffed Baked Potatoes, or Crab Stuffed Avocado Salad. Rooted in the comforts of classic American home cooking, these dishes are prepared and served only at the peak of freshness, using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

Chef Mike Badgett honed his craft in both fine dining and food trucks, traveling from the Middle East to the heart of Austin, Texas, savoring international cuisines and working with championship Texas BBQ cook-off teams—including legendary Franklin Barbecue owner Aaron Franklin.

It’s no accident, then, that Mortar & Pestle menu items often take a pass through a giant in-house smoker before coming to the plate, bringing delicious depth to dishes like Beer Butt Chicken or Sopapillas with Lime-Pepper Skirt Steak.

At price points between $7 and $12, the food truck offers a budget-friendly way to get acquainted with the flavors of Mortar & Pestle’s upcoming Seminole Heights café.

Look for the new Mortar & Pestle mobile food lab popping up at Tampa breweries, outdoor markets, and other locations this month. Follow and social media @mortarpestlefl for schedules, and please contact our office at (813) 773-0909 for information on special event bookings.