NEW YORK (PIX11) — A Harlem woman owns and operates a popular food truck that is attracting fans from around the world.
The small business owner who runs the delicious hot spot says it’s all about persistence and community.
Tami Treadwell says she “owns” the corner on 125th Street in Harlem where her truck has posted up shop.
That’s because this is her neighborhood and the community she loves. When asked how she shows that love? Easy, she said, I cook delicious food from the heart.
A lifelong Harlem native, Treadwell said she found her calling in food. Bringing her delicious family recipes of “Harlem seafood soul” to the streets.
Now, she’s in a new state-of-the-art eco-friendly restaurant-grade mobile kitchen, where there is always a line of people loving her food and heart. In just 20 minutes on Friday, families from London and Australia came to eat.
Bri Keating is a new mom from Harlem and arrived an hour before Treadwell even opened. She kept hearing about the shrimp and grits and wanted a taste.
Treadwell’s popularity is not just the food but her story.
After battling a tough economy, surviving cancer two times, and losing her beloved husband of 38 years to COVID-19, she is back with a new groove and new attitude.
Treadwell says thanks to appearing on Netflix and social media, business is booming. She hopes to open up a brick-and-mortar shop and have a food truck in every borough. Like her food, she says she’s spicy and seasoned. Her message: It’s never too late to start over, and sometimes the best is yet to come.
If you want to take a bite of some “Harlem seafood soul” just go to 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard.