Cape Coral Farmers Market is popular stop for Firebread food truck

The name certainly is enticing: Firebread.

The origins go back to Hungary. And the other offerings from this company have a Cuban, Italian, American, Mexican and Greek flair.

Cape Coral’s Sonja and Gerald Schimpl came to the United States four years ago after owning businesses in Europe and Austria. 

Upon their Southwest Florida arrival, they bought a food truck, which can be seen at farmers markets in Cape Coral, Naples and Englewood.

The Ranchini from Firebread food truck has spinach, tomatoes, ground beef and ranch sauce.

“During the week, we’re 99 percent booked,” Gerald says. “We do private events, weddings, birthday parties. We’re also hoping to work with breweries.”

Their offerings include a chicken gyros cone, cheeseburger, Cubano, bacon-wrapped hot dog, Tex-Mex salad and Italian sandwich.

“The secret recipes are from my wife,” Gerald said. “We have an international flavor. We’re cooking American, Cuban, South American and European.”

But their specialty is firebread, which comes in 10 flavors.

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Firebread is a popular stop for customers at the Cape Coral Farmers Market on Saturdays.

“It comes from the traditional chimney cake,” Gerald said. “The idea is to produce real bread, to produce firebread. No eggs. No gluten. No E No. 206 in our ingredients. It’s our own product and trademarked here in the United States.”

Gerald said he and his wife started with the traditional Hungarian Kurtos Kalacs, which is made from sweet, yeast dough (raised dough), of which a strip is spun and then wrapped around a truncated cone-shaped baking spit and rolled in granulated sugar.