The South meets The Southwest... On wheels. The Culinary Nomad is a Breakfast Food Truck vending all over Maryland. Southern breakfast classics with a southwestern Spin. Classically Trained in French cuisine & self proclaime Food Gypsy, Valerie Hoover, strives to fuse the Southern breakfast comfort foods she grew up eating and the home cooked Mexican Cuisine she experienced in Arizona. We are known for blasting funk music, our "magic carpet" & remembering your order! Come get your AM Eats on!


The Nomad
Our Signature Frittata Sandwich. Fluffy Egg studded with Sun-dried tomato, Spinach & Greek Feta.

The Purist
Frittata Sandwich with Fluffy Egg & Dubliner Cheese. Add Bacon, Veggies or both to make it your own!

A Breakfast Quesadilla filled with Dubliner Cheese, Chorizo,Potato, Black Bean & Corn Relish. Topped with a Beautiful Local Fried Egg & House made Pico!

The Frenchman
A Grilled Cheese Sandwich for Angels! Brie Cheese & House made Seasonal Jam served in between locally made Whole Wheat bread. Yum!

Deep Fried Cheese Grits
Our Twist on a Southern Classic. Cheese Grits deep Fried til' golden brown perfection!

Southern Fried Chicken Sliders

Buttermilk-marinated chicken breast, coated in house breader & deep fried til' crispy & golden. Drizzled with honey & sriracha & served on a sweet hawaiian roll

"Strait Up" Home Fries
Crispy Potatoes Served up naked! Sprinkled with our in House Fry Seasoning.

Cheesy Chorizo Home Fries
Home Fries made better with the addition of Pork Chorizo & Cheese Sauce!

The Hot Mess
Our Cheesey Chorizo Home Fries Plus a Local Fried Egg, sriracha & Nomad Sauce!



French Press Coffee
Dark Roast French Press Coffee.

Hot Tea
Assorted Black, Green & Herbal Teas.

Hot Chocolate
Creamy, Rich Hot Chocolate made with Rich chocolate. Topped with a House made Marshmallow!

Hot! Hot Chocolate
Our spicy version of your favorite hot beverage!

Orange Juice


Crab Cake Slider
Crab Cake, Arugula, Smokey Paprika Aioli

Slider Au Poive
All Beef Slider, Caramelized Onions, Blue Cheese, Red Wine Reduction

The Gobbler
Turkey Slider, Spinach, Cranberry Mayo

The King
Caramelized Banana, Chunky Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate

The Frenchman
Brie, House made Jam, Peppery Arugula

Knuckle Sandwich
Pork Knuckle, Cabbage Slaw, Mustard, Smoked Cheese


Chipotle- Apricot
Sweet & Spicy

Black Bottom
Hoisin, Orange & Sesame

Asiago & Rosemary
Asiago Cheese, Fresh Rosemary, Olive Oil

Arbol Chile
Arbol Chile Marinated. (Spicy!) Served with Blue Cheese Dressing & Celery Sticks

Tiny Tacos

Seared Ahi Taco
Sushi grade Ahi, Shredded Cabbage, Red Pepper, Avocado Cream

Smoked Pork Taco
Smoked Pork, Shredded Cabbage, Grilled Pineapple

Carne or Pollo Asada Taco
Steak or Chicken, Shredded Lettuce, Pico de Gayo, Nomad Sauce


Seared Beef Crostini
Seared Beef, Arugula, Sun-dried Tomato Aioli

Salmon Mousse
Salmon Mousse, Fresh Dill

Herby Goat
Goat Cheese studded with Fresh Herbs. Topped with a Fresh Berry & Sunflower Seeds

Tomato, Basil, Mozzarella


Shrimp Cocktail with Bloody Mary Granita
Marinated Shrimp, House made Granita, Celery, Lemons

Gazpacho Shots
Cold Soup of Fresh Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion, Red Bell Pepper & Garlic


Marshmallow, Chocolate & Graham

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Mini OTT Brownies
&butter cream swirl, chocolate chips & burnt sugar bits

Cake Truffles
Truffles made of super moist White or Chocolate cake



Recent Twitter

    Q: What do you Serve?

    A: Good-Morning, Sunshine! We serve BREAKFAST when we vend! Our catering menu includes great options for your afternoon & evening events.

    Q: What is Nomad Sauce?

    A: Creamy, Green Chili Sauce. Slightly spicy! Once you try it, you'll ask for it dumped on everything.

    Q: Where is the truck during the week? Weekends?

    A: We are at Rockville Central Farm Market on Saturday and Bethesda Central Farm Market on Sunday. For info on where we are during the week (as well as special events) stay posted via Twitter, Facebook & our website! Check out their website!

    Q: What if I want a Frittata Sandwich without bread?

    A: Order it "NAKED". We'll hook you up!

    Q: My kid only eats _____. Will you make them something strange/ that's not on your menu?

    A: I sure will. I'll make your kid a scrambled egg. A piece of warm bread. A buttered tortilla whatever. We are suckers for picky kids.

    Q: Are there vegetarian options?

    A: Almost our entire menu can be morphed to meet your needs! Just ask!

    Q: Are your cheeses pastEurized?

    A: Yes, all of the cheese on the truck is pasturized.

    Q: What efforts does The Culinary Nomad make towards being GREEN?

    A: Our containers are recyclable! Our foam clam shells are also partially made of recycled material. We also recycle our fryer oil & use eco-friendly all purpose cleaner.

    Q: Will you come to my house?

    A: Sure! We cater! If you have a place for us to park on your private property, we are more than happy to cater your special events and gatherings! Take a look at our Catering & Special Events menu or contact us for custom options.

    Drop a line!

    Tel: 202.709.5582