Saturday, June 3, 2017

Summer in Atlanta - Find a Food Truck!

Happy Belly Truck

It's summertime and the living is easy. Summer makes me think about warm, lazy days and hanging out at food truck parks in my neighborhood. Nibbling and noshing with friends.
Why are food trucks so darn cool?
  • They are like a portable restaurants on wheels.....a movable feast of sorts. They travel to all sorts of places and local events and serve up hot, deliciousness in minutes. No waiting for a table!
  • Food truckers are culinary innovators...creating novel, hand-held street foods that are way better than typical fast food. You can get your favorites or try new ethnic dishes. Hit up a food truck park and choose between a juicy, pimento cheese-slathered burger; fusion fish tacos; handmade gelato; flatbread pizza; Maine lobster rolls; ceviche; curry; or fancy grilled cheese! Pretend it's tapas night and share a bunch of items with friends. These days you can even find healthy options and paleo, vegetarian, and gluten-free choices. Food trucks make trying new things deliciously fun, easy, and inexpensive.
  •  These folks are passionate food-preneurs and put their heart and soul into what they do. I can only imagine how much love and energy goes into preparing the dishes, driving and getting to the venue, setting up, and serving up lines of hungry folks.   I like supporting the little guy....or lady.
 
So, have you been to a food truck night or food truck park lately? Many parts of Atlanta, inside and outside of the perimeter have specific nights where the food trucks congregate and serve up their specialties. Many of these outdoor settings are prime for bringing your own lawn chair and enjoying local musicians perform while you eat. Super family friendly and some great people-watching.

Alpharetta's Food Truck Alley

 

So, because I like making lists and helping out my fellow food adventure seekers.....I've put together two lists for your food truck pleasures this summer. First is a list of many local food truck nights, including neighborhood, day/time, address, and links to their Facebook pages where you can get the latest news. 
Second is a list of a local food trucks to explore! This list certainly doesn't include every food truck in the city, but it's a good start to explore the variety of cool trucks out there. Click on the links to find out more about the truck and their specific menus/specialties. You can also track down their schedules and go find them. Yeah, go chase them down, meet the chef, and get to know their story.




Sesame fries from Yumbii



Food Trucks Days in and around Atlanta




Hood:              Dunwoody

Day:                Thursdays

Time:              5P – til?

Address:         4770 N. Peachtree Rd. (Brook Run Park)

Deets:             April through October




Hood:              Downtown Atlanta

Day:                Fridays

Time:              11A - 2P

Address:         12 Broad St. NW (Broad St. Plaza at Five Points Marta Station)

Deets:             Live entertainment too!




Hood:              Midtown

Day:                Thursdays

Time:              11A - 2P

Address:         12th St. and Peachtree St.

Deets:             Year round – typically features 10-14 vendors




Hood:              Suwanee       

Day:                Fridays

Time:              5:30 - 9P

Address:         350 Town Center Ave., Ste. 101

Deets:             Typically features 10 vendors and live music




Hood:              Duluth

Day:                Fridays

Time:              6P – til?

Address:         3142 Hill Street NW - downtown

Deets:             May through September – live music  https://www.facebook.com/Duluth-Food-Truck-Fridays-626389244060176/

 

Hood:             Lilburn          

Day:               Tuesdays

Time:              6 - 9P

Address:         76 Main St.


 

Hood:              Atlanta/Woodruff Arts Center

Day:                Fridays

Time:              11A - 2P

Address:         1280 Peachtree St. NE

Deets:             Go see some art and grab lunch!




Hood:              Midtown/Colony Square

Day:                Fridays          

Time:              11:30A -1:30P

Address:         1197 Peachtree St. NE

Deets:             May through October



Hood:             Brookhaven  

Day:               Wednesdays

Time:              5 - 8P

Address:         3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. NE

Deets:             Blackburn Park, April through October



Hood:              Alpharetta     

Day:                Thursdays

Time:              5 - 9P

Address:         37 Old Roswell St.

Deets:             Live music, bring your chairs and stay a while!



Hood:              Cumming                  

Day:                Mondays                               

Time:              5:30 - 8:30P

Address:         7745 Majors Rd.

Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center

Deets:             Live music, bouncy houses, picnic tables – April  through June



Hood:              Smyrna

Day:                Tuesdays

Time:              5 – 8:30P

Address:         3180 Atlanta Rd. (Taylor-Brawner Park)

Deets:             July through October




Hood:              Kennesaw

Day:                Mondays       

Time:              5 - 8P

Address:         2828 Cherokee St. (Depot Park – across from the    Southern Museum)

Deets:             “Dinner at the Depot” – May through October    



*Don’t miss the food trucks daily at Truck & Tap in Woodstock

Hood:             Woodstock                

Day:               Truck changes daily

Time:              Monday-Thursday: 11A -10P
       Friday:     11AM - 12AM
       Saturday: 11AM - 12AM
       Sunday:   11A - 10P

Address:         8640 Main St.

Deets:             Food trucks and local craft beers



*Don’t miss the Atlanta Food Truck Park and Market

Hood:              Atlanta                       

Day:                See below

Time:             Tuesday & Wednesday: 11A – 3P, 
                       Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 11A – 9P 
                       Sundays from 12P – 7P.  Closed Mondays

Address:         1850 Howell Mill Rd.

Deets:             Atlanta’s only food truck park! Free parking & pet-friendly   





Explore some awesome food trucks that call Atlanta home!






































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