Kyrah Bellemare works at Tripp’s Farmhouse Cafe food truck parked for the summer at Philbrook Place on Main Street in Bethel. Rose Lincoln/Bethel Citizen

BETHEL — Hard to miss at the back of the Philbrook Place parking lot on Main Street is a 34-foot, shiny black, mobile food truck.

A gluten free breakfast sandwich with hash patties to replace the bread. Rose Lincoln/Bethel Citizen

“Tripp’s Farmhouse Cafe” arrived in Bethel on June 3 and will stay all summer.

Kyrah Bellemare of Lewiston was on duty on June 4. She said they are open for lunch and breakfast on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays filling the gap when some other local restaurants are closed.

Everything on their lunch menu – grilled chicken wraps, barbecue wraps and buffalo wraps – can be ordered with or without fries. Oversized sandwiches are $19; smaller versions are $13. Their baked food is homemade.

Jenn Tripp said 14 years ago her husband, Mark, went grain free and lost 80 pounds. His friends wanted to try it out, too, so they started their business.

Jenn Tripp, left, and Kyrah Bellemare serve breakfast and lunch at Tripp’s Farmhouse Cafe. Rose Lincoln/Bethel Citizen

When they open at 7 a.m., options are gluten free bacon or sausage egg and cheese sandwiches served between hash browns, a split donut or pancakes. They sell coffee and other drinks; whoopie pies and other desserts, too.

The Tripps live in Rumford; he’s a firefighter in Auburn. They spend winters feeding skiers at Lallapalooza at Sunday River.

Bellemare said another of their “food trucks” is actually a boat in Naples on Lake Sebago where they take orders while at the sandbar or while cruising around the lake. One hungry patron swam out to the boat holding his wallet over his head,” just for chicken tenders,” said Bellemare.

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