2018 updated: It’s a new year, and as always, there are new food truck events popping up all over St. Louis. There’s Feast in the Park, Parks Food Truck Fest, Taste of Trucktober, and plenty of others. However, the first food truck event, now in it’s 8th year, that helped create the food truck boom in St. Louis, is the one and only Food Truck Friday.
Check out the 2018 Food Truck Friday Schedule presented by Sauce Magazine in Tower Grove Park:1st Food Truck Friday! May 11th: 4-8pm (put it on your calendar now) June 8: 4-8pm July 13: 4-8pm August 10: 4-8pm September 14: 4-8pm Last Food Truck Friday: October 5 (this one usually starts earlier)
The Food Truck Friday List for 2018 (subject to change):
The Sweet Divine
Go Gyro Go!
Pi On The Spot
Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh
Wayno’s International Cuisine
Cha Cha Chow
Buzz’s Hawaiian Grill
Brick River Cider
4 Hands Brewing Co
Bombay Food Junkies
St. Louis Kolache Factory
Fire & Ice Cream
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: Pi on the Spot, Cha Cha Chow (get a BBQ Pork Taco), and The Sweet Divine are must-save-room-for trucks.
In addition to the food, there will be live music each Friday from a different local band. Stay tuned to find out more about who will be playing each week.
- On a nice day the lines will be long. If you get there late, there may not be much of a variety left so get there as soon as you can.
- Most (likely all) take credit cards, so you don’t have to have cash. Although it probably speeds up the process a bit.
- 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.
- They don’t often have their full menu to choose from, so if you’re viewing their menu before you go, understand some items may not actually be sold at these events.
Besides Food Truck Fridays, 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 #stlfoodtruck on Twitter or Instagram.
Do you have a favorite food truck? If so, where can they most often be found?Mills Apartments