Foodies and gear heads may have more in common than they thought, at least on Wednesday, September 14, when the Food Truck Frenzy comes to the Village Commons in West Palm Beach. A caravan of food trucks will be on hand (upwards of 20 plus), showing that gourmet goodies need not be confined to a four-walled establishment, but positioned atop four wheels.
The food truck movement has long been the chic foodie trend in cites like San Fran, NYC and Chi-town, but has just recently established itself as a mainstay on the 95-south corridor. Sponsored by Woolbright Development and the Village Commons, and put on by the Gourmet Truck Expo, the event will feature gourmet food trucks and mobile kitchens from the tri-county area (Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade), with a taste that will satisfy just about any palate. From pizza to vegan fare, soul and comfort food, and Asian to the Caribbean, all the flavors will be on hand to let patrons experience the joys of the food truck movement.
Though South County has seen quite a few food truck expos in the past, this is the first gathering of food trucks to drive this far north, into Palm Beach County. Home court favorites include, Curbside Gourmet, which has made a few select stops around downtown West Palm Beach culinary havens; the relative newbie Out of Many Cafe, which serves a smattering of Caribbean favorites (the jerk chicken club is worth a stop itself); 4 Alarm Pizza, a converted fire truck with a coal fired pizza oven; and the always popular Kona Ice of Boca Raton, the shaved-ice truck that lets patrons create their own flavorful frozen treats.
Some of our southern neighbors making the trek to the Village Commons include: Catered Bliss, Clarabelle’s Cupcakes, Dim Ssam a Gogo, Divan Bakery, GastroPod, Guiseppe’s Italian Sausage, Latin Burger, Mac’n Food Truck, Mangia Mia Italian Kitchen Truck, Meatballs etc., Moty’s Grill, Mucho Nacho, Nacho Bizness, Nacho Mama’s Grill, Shao Roma, Slow Food Truck, Sugar Yummy Mama, Tango Grill, The Flying Saucer, and The Mexican Gourmet.
Come hungry; the Food Truck Frenzy is covering nearly every aspect of the daily ingest, from drinks and small plates to gourmet meals and desserts.
The Food Truck Frenzy is free to public. Cost of dishes ranges from $3 to $10. From 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Village Commons of West Palm Beach. For more information, visit Gourmet Truck Expo's website here.