Movable feasts trace their roots to 1691, when New Amsterdam, now called New York City, featured push cart vendors, according to Coastal Connections, a Mississippi-based firm that outfits mobile food trucks with tools of the trade. After the Civil War, the chuck wagon was born, catering to the hordes of immigrants trekking west and to ranch hands. In the early 1870s, the industry rolled out its first horse-drawn food diner. Two decades later, sausage vendors became part of the landscape on campuses like Yale and Harvard. The ice cream vendor came along in the 20th century. The latest craze in food trucks, according to Coastal Connections, began in 2008, when a food truck hawking Korean barbecue and Asian fusion began prowling the streets of Los Angeles.