Ryan Carragher’s ragged 1973 Chevy Step-Van is not much to look at. Approaching it on the off season, one might even wonder if it still runs. The inside is a tight fit and only comfortable for one person, though two can fit. But what the Nosh Village food truck lacks in comfort and spinning rims it makes up for threefold in bold taste, unbound creativity and atypical charm.
Nosh Village is Ryan’s St. Joseph-based food truck, which combines the culinary avenues of ramen, sushi, American east coast seafood, Midwest comfort food and more. The intersection is a Ryan original, developed from his 16 years in food service and time in different parts of the country.
With dishes like chicken finger sushi rolls and tater tot poutine made with reduced ramen stock, Wisconsin cheese curds, kimchi, spicy mayo and scallions, Nosh Village is a food truck that takes the opposite ends of the food spectrum and brings them to previously unthinkable concoctions. For Ryan, if an oddball combination will get a customer to try something new, he will make it.
Adam Drosha for Michiana Life, March 2019