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$1,641
pledged of $27,200pledged of $27,200 goal
19
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 14 2019 8:55 PM UTC +00:00

About


Get TocToc Arepas on the streets and become part of our mission to one day bring our filling and naturally gluten-free arepa sandwiches to people all over the United States!

Help us finance and build a new food truck so we can continue to bring the best sandwiches to the community of South Florida and then the whole country! We will still use our old tents to attend farmers markets and events while using the truck as an addition to our growing business.

With your donation, you will be helping in turning a plain white truck into a kitchen on wheels that will put out arepas like no one’s business. Not only this, but you will receive amazing and thoughtful rewards as a sign of our gratitude for your help.

A busy day at one of our farmers markets
A busy day at one of our farmers markets

As you see, we have the truck. We have the permit. But that’s taken up a lot of our capital, so we are turning to our community of arepa-loving friends via Kickstarter to invest in the future of arepas in the good ole’ USA.

A breakdown of our costs includes:

  • Standard kitchen equipment for safety and storage
  • Insulated aluminum walls and rubber flooring
  • Breaker box for electrical power
  • Propane tanks
  • Plumbing system
  • Multiple sinks
  • 2 Griddles 
  • Steam table
  • Fryer
  • Multiple refrigerators
  • Sandwich prep table
  • Beautiful outside artwork and wrapping

All money we raise through Kickstarter will go directly to these expenses.  Any additional money we might raise will go to further updates to make the truck nicer and more reliable. 

Any contribution will go a long way on getting this project done, and if you can share this campaign with your family and friends it would make raising the goal that much easier, so if you feel like going the extra mile please do so!

Here's our story:

For the past 6 years we have been making and serving our unique arepas as a family business throughout events, concerts, and farmer markets all over the South Florida area. A dream that started in Venezuela, grew even bigger in the heads of founders Luis and Maria when they immigrated with their family to California in 2008, and 4 years later in 2012 was born in Florida, TocToc has become a staple of street food in the area. 

Founders Luis and Maria in action
Founders Luis and Maria in action

From chorizo and bacon stuffed, to vegetable filled delicacies that would make any vegetarian’s mouth water, we have loved every second of serving the community these delicious and gluten-free meals.

Each year we have continued to grow at rates that would make any restaurant jealous thanks to you and everyone that has decided to give arepas a shot, but a tent can only get us so far, so we need your contribution to evolve into a food truck that will be able to make this delicious sandwich all the way from Dade to Palm Beach county, and beyond.

What are arepas?

The base for all our sandwiches, the classic mozzarella cheese arepa
The base for all our sandwiches, the classic mozzarella cheese arepa

If you don't know what arepas are, they are corn-dough, naturally gluten-free patties split right in the middle like a  sandwich and are eaten mainly in Venezuela and Colombia with stuffings including cheese, shredded chicken, crisped pork skin, beef, tomato, avocado, and many more!

All of our arepas are grilled to perfection so they are crispy on the outside, and soft and warm on the inside. 

As previously mentioned, our most popular options include fillings such as chorizo and egg, crispy bacon, shredded steak smothered in cheese, as well as more vegetarian friendly options such as ones with sliced tomato, sauteed peppers and onions, and fresh avocado. 

Chorizo, egg, and avocado Arepas YUM!
Chorizo, egg, and avocado Arepas YUM!

Of course, none of our arepas would be complete without one of our signature sauces. If you like spicy, you can add a kick to it with our best-selling chipotle mayo, or if you want to get even bolder, you can smother it in some Jalapeno sauce. Don't worry though, if you are not a fan of the heat, we also offer the options of a classic cilantro mayo or our traditional mojo sauce that blends garlic and lime flavors to perfection.

Yucca fries and fried sweet plantains, some of the sides we will offer
Yucca fries and fried sweet plantains, some of the sides we will offer

A little info about our rewards

We will deliver all our rewards upon successful completion of the project on a timely manner.

The free-arepa vouchers will be sent via email and will be available to use at our food truck once it opens its doors.

For the digital "Gluten-Free Recipes of South America" cookbook with 20 recipes inspired from Latin American cuisines, we will send out an email with a PDF containing all the recipes and pictures for reference!

An eCookbook perfect for those with gluten intolerance
An eCookbook perfect for those with gluten intolerance

As for those out-of-towners that so kindly donate to our cause, we will have several non-perishable items such as t-shirts, stickers, coffe mugs to send out including our signature "AREPA REVOLUTION" slogan shown below. 

Join the Arepa Revolution!
Join the Arepa Revolution!
For the coffee lovers
For the coffee lovers

Any of the rewards on our page can be gifted to someone else as well!

Risks and challenges

As many people have told us, starting a new food project is a risky venture. Capital costs are high and competition is steep. With this being said, we deeply believe in our abilities and work ethic as they have been validated by our success during the past few years.

Our biggest risks and challenges will lie in our ability to keep operating expenses under control while continuing to produce the highest quality food as we have during the past 6 years, a feat that we are making a priority to accomplish by constantly reviewing procedures and listening to our customers.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    We Thank you!

    A huge, heartfelt thank you from everyone involved in the TocToc Arepas Food Truck project. Credit on our website and a big hearty thank you on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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    Join the "AREPA REVOLUTION"

    Receive a TocToc Arepas "AREPA REVOLUTION" sticker to put in your laptop or anywhere you want!

    Also, a credit on our website and a big hearty thank you on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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    Enjoy an Arepa Meal at Our Truck

    You will get a voucher valid for ANY arepa you want, plus a drink, and a side!

    You will also receive an invitation to our exclusive TocToc Arepas Launch Party (Upon completion of the truck), given credit on our website and a big hearty thank you on Facebook.

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    Latin Gluten-Free eCookbook

    Get a digital copy of our "Gluten-Free Recipes from South America" cookbook, featuring 20 delicious gluten-free recipes influenced by our heritage and typical of Latin America so you can learn to make them right at home!

    You will also receive an invitation to our exclusive TocToc Arepas Launch Party (Upon completion of the truck), given credit on our website and a big hearty thank you on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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    "AREPA REVOLUTION" T-Shirt

    You will receive your very own "AREPA REVOLUTION" T-shirt and sticker so you can show your love for arepas to everyone around. Available in S/M/L for men and women.

    You will also receive an invitation to our exclusive TocToc Arepas Launch Party (Upon completion of the truck), given credit on our website and a big hearty thank you on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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    "AREPA REVOLUTION" Coffee Mug

    You will receive your very own "AREPA REVOLUTION" coffee mug and sticker for all those mornings when a little coffee is the only thing that will keep you going.

    You will also receive an invitation to our exclusive TocToc Arepas Launch Party (Upon completion of the truck), given credit on our website and a big hearty thank you on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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    Arepa Meal for Two

    We will send you TWO vouchers valid for a total of TWO arepas, TWO sides, and TWO drinks at our food truck! So ideally you will bring a loved one to share the experience with you, or if you really like arepas, use both vouchers for yourself at different times.

    You will also receive an invitation to our exclusive TocToc Arepas Launch Party (Upon completion of the truck), given credit on our website and a big hearty thank you on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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    "AREPA REVOLUTION" Collection

    We will ship you your very own "AREPA REVOLUTION" T-shirt, coffee mug, and sticker so you can rep them out on the streets or early on the day while sipping on your morning coffee. T-shirts are available in S/M/L for men and women.

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    Arepas for Four

    You will receive FOUR vouchers valid for a total of FOUR arepas, FOUR sides, and FOUR drinks at our food truck. Bring the whole family for a delicious meal together or show your true love for arepas by using them all yourself at four different occasions.

    You will also receive an invitation to our exclusive TocToc Arepas Launch Party (Upon completion of the truck), given credit on our website and a big hearty thank you on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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    eCookbook + "AREPA REVOLUTION" Pack

    In this level, you will get a digital copy of our "Gluten-Free Recipes from South America" cookbook with 20 recipes inspired by Latin American cultures as well as all of our "AREPA REVOLUTION" collection including a t-shirt, coffee mug, and sticker! Shirt sizes are S/M/L for men and women.

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    1-Year Punch Card

    Become one of the first people to receive a TocToc Arepas Punch Card valid for one year! With the card, you will be able to get one arepa, one side, and one drink per month for a 12-month period, so that means you get TWELVE arepas, TWELVE sides, and TWELVE drinks throughout the course of a year! We will only have a limited amount so don't miss out!

    You will also receive an invitation to our exclusive TocToc Arepas Launch Party (Upon completion of the truck), given credit on our website and a big hearty thank you on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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    Donate to a Homeless Shelter

    At this level, we will donate a box of THIRTY-SIX frozen arepas to any homeless shelter of your choice in the South Florida area (Dade to Palm Beach County). If you don't have any specific one in mind, we will choose from a list of available ones in the area.

    We will personally thank you on our website, as well as give you credit for the generous donation on Facebook and/or Twitter and send you an invitation to the TocToc Arepas Launch Party (Upon completion of the truck).

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    36 Cheese Arepas Sent to Your Doorstep

    We will ship you a refrigerated box with THIRTY-SIX (yes, like the number 36) frozen cheese arepas so you can show your own culinary skills right at home! Just take them out of the container, put them on a flat top grill or pan for a few minutes each side, and voilà! You got yourself your very own arepa to fill it with whatever you want. Available only on the continental USA.

    You will also receive an invitation to our exclusive TocToc Arepas Launch Party (Upon completion of the truck), given credit on our website and a big hearty thank you on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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    10 Arepas + All the Goods!

    You will receive TEN vouchers valid for a total of TEN arepas of your choice, TEN sides, and TEN drinks as well as an "AREPA REVOLUTION" T-shirt, coffee mug, and sticker plus our eCookbook "Gluten-Free Recipes from South America"! For the arepas, you can bring nine others with you and have a small arepa party or you can redeem them all yourself at different times.

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    GOLD MEMBER Card

    You will receive a TocToc Arepas GOLD MEMBER voucher card that will grant you the right to get any arepa you like, for free, every single day, for one whole year at our food truck! Just walk up to the cashier, choose your arepa, flash your card, and you will receive your arepa at no cost. Limit 1 arepa per day.

    You will also receive an invitation as a special 'guest of honor' to our exclusive TocToc Arepas Launch Party (Upon completion of the truck), given credit on our website and a big hearty thank you on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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    Catering Party for You

    We will go to your house or destination of choice in South Florida (Dade to Palm Beach County) and cater an arepa party just for you and your loved ones! We will provide an open menu for up to 40 people/arepas meaning you can get whichever arepa you want.

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    Name an Arepa

    We will name one of our arepas after you! The arepa will retain your name for as long as we sell arepas in our food truck. We're prepared to rename two arepas - one meat and one vegetarian. First in gets first choice. Plus you'll get a signature "AREPA REVOLUTION" T-shirt, you'll be a 'guest of honor' at the official, exclusive TocToc Arepas Launch Party (upon completion of truck), the "AREPA REVOLUTION" sticker, a credit on our website, and a thank you on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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    Name our Food Truck!

    Our new truck will be named after you, or a loved one, or a deceased person or animal. It will still be TocToc Arepas, but the specific truck will be called by the name you choose and will have a sticker with the name you choose on it at all times!

    Also, you will be invited as a 'Guest of Honor' at our exclusive TocToc Arepas Launch Party (Upon completion of the truck), given credit on our website and a big hearty thank you on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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    Sponsor a Charity Event

    Sponsor one full day of outreach from our truck for up to 150 people/arepas. The truck will travel to the charitable organization of your choice within the state of Florida, and we will serve free hot meals and drinks for those in need. We will give you a personal shoutout on our website, as well as on Facebook and/or Twitter, thanking you for your tremendous donation to both the truck and the community.

    (This service will be fulfilled at the next appropriate opportunity)

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Funding period

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