2014 updated: It’s a new year, and as always, there are new food trucks popping up all over St. Louis. From tacos, deli sandwiches, grilled cheese, hot dogs, burgers, burritos, chicken and waffles, mac & cheese, gyros, jambalaya, sushi, Italian, cupcakes, ice cream…and well pretty much any other food you can think of, Food Truck Fridays will be bigger than ever this year.
Which brings me to the next order of business:
The 2014 Food Truck Friday Schedule presented by Sauce Magazine in Tower Grove Park:1st Food Truck Friday! May 9th: 4-8pm (put it on your calendar now) June 13: 4-8pm July 11: 4-8pm August 8: 4-8pm September 12: 4-8pm Last Food Truck Friday: October 3 (this one usually starts earlier)
The Food Truck Friday List for 2014 (subject to change):
Guerrilla Street Food
Sarah’s Cake Stop
Shell’s Coastal Cuisine
The Sweet Divine
2 Girls 4 Wheels
Le Food Truck
LuLu’s Local eatery
My Big Fat Greek Truck
Go Gyro Go
Taco Truck STL
Cha Cha Chow
The Cheese Shack
Deli on a Roll
La Tejana Taqueria
Vincent Van Doughnut
The food truck craze is still in full affect and I’m excited to test out some of the new trucks added to the list this year. Some of my favorite oldies but goodies that it appears will be there include: 2 Girls 4 Wheels and their pulled pork, cheese steak and brats are delish, Hot Aztec and their gourmet Mexican menu, Sarah’s Melt Down and their soup and sandwich combos including grilled cheese, My Big Fat Greek Truck (it’s just a great name) and the Completely Sauced Po’Boys. I’m not a big dessert fan, so I generally head straight for the meat.
In addition to the food, there will be live music.
May 9th – Brothers Lazaroff
June 13th – Thin Dimes
July 11th – Swamp Tigers
August 8th – Western Satellites
September 12th – Bottoms Up Blues Gang
October 3rd – Miss Jubilee
- They start at 4:00pm and are supposed to stop at 8pm, but the lines are usually still going at that time, and so they usually stay open later (if they still have food left). Although if you get there late, there isn’t much of a variety left so get there before 6pm if you can.
- They say cash only but most of the food trucks take credit cards as well. Also, most of them serve drinks so you don’t have to bring your own, it’s just more to carry.
- Bring a lawn chair with a cup holder. A blanket will suffice but you’ll have to set your drink on the ground which could easily get knocked over by someone walking by. Some people go all out and bring tables and wine and such, which is cool but not necessary, but a blanket or lawn chair is a must.
- If you live in the South City area, make sure you know where you’re going before you try to hike it there. If you live close to Grand, it’s about a 20 minute walk. If you have a bike, I highly recommend biking, although there is also plenty of parking. Just keep driving towards Kingshighway until you see the food trucks and park on one of the little streets that run through the middle of the park.
- Understand this is not a “taste testing” event. The lines grow long very quickly and you sometimes spend 30 minutes standing in one line so you will most likely only get to buy food from 1-2 trucks and they don’t often have their full menu to choose from.
Besides Food Truck Fridays, our 30+ STL food trucks are out every day all over the St. Louis area. If you would like to try all of the menu items from the food trucks, check out their Twitter accounts and you can see where they are every day or check out showmefoodtrucks.com. They list all of the food trucks in the St. Louis area and link to their websites so you can view their full menus and decide which you want to try first.
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