Food Truck Fridays

food truck 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
Holy Crepe
Sarah’s Cake Stop
Seoul Taco
Shell’s Coastal Cuisine
The Sweet Divine
2 Girls 4 Wheels
Le Food Truck
LuLu’s Local eatery
Hot Aztec
Zia’s Italian
My Big Fat Greek Truck
Chop Shop
Smokin’ Monkey
Completely Sauced
Go Gyro Go
Taco Truck STL
Steam Roller

Cha Cha Chow
Sarah’s Meltdown

The Cheese Shack
Deli on a Roll
La Tejana Taqueria
Steak Louie
Brazil Express

Vincent Van Doughnut
Yo! Salsa

Meet some of the food trucks of St. Louis here: Meet the STL Food Trucks 2 and here: Meet The STL Food Trucks

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

Some tips from someone who’s been:

  • 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.

Do you have a favorite food truck. If so, where can they most often be found?

 
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Jessica

Doesn’t know how to cook and survives pretty much on macaroni and cheese and pizza, so naturally, loves to eat out at restaurants. However, one day when she is married and has a family to cook for, she would love to take cooking classes and learn awesome skills like the chefs on Iron Chef America...as long as she doesn't have to clean the dishes afterwards.

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  • http://www.millsapartments.net/neighborhoods Jessica

    #stl loves their food trucks!

  • Jhenderson

    I know how to cook if anybodys got a truck? Let’s do this, lol.

  • Vic

    I love the concept. I just wish they were more embracing in terms of the neighborhoods. I live in Dutchtown and after being here a year, have yet to see a food truck down here.

    • http://www.millsapartments.net/neighborhoods Jessica

      I know! I live in Soulard and they don’t come out our way. I wonder why. Although the Koken Art Factory did host a food truck meet-up back in March so I think they are willing, we just have to give them reason to come over that way. I think if Ted Drewes got together with them and did a little food truck event (because I don’t believe any of the food trucks do ice cream), it would be a big success!

      • RyanAlan

        Long story about why they aren’t in Soulard. I don’t think there is the demand really except MAYBE for special events 

  • http://www.millsapartments.net/neighborhoods Melissa DeCicco

    Hopefully the forecast is correct-78 degrees and sunny for the 1st Food Truck Friday of the year! Anyone else going?

  • Ergar711

    super hyped for FTF @ Tower Grove! bike ride, bottle of wine and FOOD TRUCKS!!!
    <3 STL

    • http://www.millsapartments.net/neighborhoods Jessica

      Me too! And what perfect weather for it today! I haven’t tried @2girls4wheels yet so I’m pretty excited for that!

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