2015 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 2015 Food Truck Friday Schedule presented by Sauce Magazine in Tower Grove Park:1st Food Truck Friday! May 8th: 4-8pm (put it on your calendar now) June 12: 4-8pm July 10: 4-8pm August 14: 4-8pm September 11: 4-8pm Last Food Truck Friday: October 2 (this one usually starts earlier)
The Food Truck Friday List for 2015 (subject to change):
Guerrilla Street Food
Pie Oh My!
Sarah’s Cake Stop
Shell’s Coastal Cuisine
The Sweet Divine
Vincent Van Doughnut
LuLu’s Local eatery
Pi On The Spot
Slice of the Hill
Go Gyro Go
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…they’re back!, Hot Aztec and their gourmet Mexican menu, 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, but The Sweet Divine is a must-save-room-for truck.
In addition to the food, there will be live music.
May 8th – Letter To Memphis
June 12th – Emily Wallace
July 10th – Cree Rider Family Band
August 14th – Bottoms Up Blues Gang
September 11th – Tommy Halloran’s Guerilla Swing
October 2nd – Tom Hall & Alice Spencer
- 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 come early or you will most likely only get to buy food from 1 or 2 trucks. 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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