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The Nutella Food Truck Returns in All Its Spreadable Glory

Plus a Maille mustard truck for your savory needs.
Let the Nutella come to you this summer. Photograph by Rob Hainer/Shutterstock.com.

Nutella has been around since the 1960s, but people are still willing to wait in long lines for the chocolate-hazelnut spread. You can likely expect a queue when the Nutella food truck returns to Washington this Saturday, June 14, and makes its way around town through Sunday, June 22.

To mark the 50th anniversary of Nutella, the “spread the happy” truck will give out complimentary samples of the sweet stuff paired with different foods, as well as Nutella swag, games, and more. You’ll find it at the Kingstowne Center in Alexandria on June 14, and then through the weekend of the Safeway BBQ Battle, starting on Friday, June 20.

Not a dessert fan? The French brand Maille, purveyor of fine mustards since 1747, is also truckin’ into the modern era with a national food truck campaign to “conquer American taste buds.” The mustard bar on wheels starts its tour on June 14 at Union Market, and has teamed up with local purveyors such as Red Apron for samples of porkstrami sliders with “old-style” mustard. Consequent stops with moutarde tastings include Georgetown on June 18 and at the McLean Giant on June 19. Food trucks: They’re not just for TGI Friday’s anymore.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.