With summer in full swing, it’s time to make the most of those midweek and weekend humdrum nights. Rather than dining out and ordering the same item you did last week, venture elsewhere to sample the variety of gourmet food that food trucks have to offer. Because they’re on the go so often, it can become a scavenger hunt to find where the trucks are heading. With events occurring nearly every night, here are a few places they’ll be:
A taco smorgasbord from BC Tacos
The 411: Found in the amphitheater’s parking lot every second and fourth Thursdays each month this summer, this Food Truck Invasion offers a variety of cuisine options from more than 20 food trucks. From a hard-shell taco to a steamy lobster roll, there will be a myriad of menus to choose from. Throw in some tunes with a free concert and this parking lot becomes a party lot.
- Admission is free. For more information, visit foodtruckinvasion.com/food-truck-invasion-wellington-amphitheater-2.
When: Thursday, August 13 and 27 from 5-9:30 p.m.
Where: Wellington Amphitheater, 12300 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington
Gourmet Hot Dogs from PS 561
Abacoa Town Center
The 411: If you’re not catching a foul ball at a Jupiter Hammerheads game at Roger Dean Stadium, you can catch a quick bite right next door. The food trucks will crowd the adjacent Abacoa Town Center on the second Friday each month to provide baseball fans and locals the opportunity to stuff their faces with cheesy slices of pizza or heavenly ice cream cones. Also, bring you’re the lawn chairs or blankets for those impromptu picnics.
- Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit foodtruckinvasion.com.
When: Friday, August 14 from 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: Abacoa Town Center, 1200 Main Street, Jupiter
Food Truck Safari | Palm Beach Zoo
Bring your beastly appetite and explore a plethora of food trucks at the Palm Beach Zoo’s final Food Truck Safari of the summer on come Saturday, August 22. The food truck lineup is still in the works, with three local favorites (Rolling Chefs, Hurricane Alley’s Chowder Truck N Snack Shack, and Minivan Food Truck) already slated to appear. Enjoy a show while you feast by listening to zookeeper talks, participating in up-close animal counters and enjoying live music. The entire zoo will stay open for this festivity, and beer and wine will be sold.
- Ticket prices are $10 for non-member adults and $7 for non-member children. Admission for member adults and member children is $9 and $6, respectively.
- For more information, visit palmbeachzoo.org.
- Where: 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach
- When: 4:30-9 p.m., Saturday, August 22 | Food truck windows open at 5:30
Royal Palm Beach Commons Park
The 411: What’s better than dinner and a show? While choosing from more than 20 gourmet food trucks and several different cuisine styles from Italian to Hispanic, visitors can lay a blanket down and watch a movie on select nights. Royal Palm Beach locals can catch this on the last Friday each month this summer.
- Admission is free. For more information, visit foodtruckinvasion.com.
- When: Friday, August 28 from 5-9:30 p.m.
Where: Royal Palm Beach Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd., Royal Palm Beach
Bite & Brew | Saltwater Brewery
The 411: SaltWater Brewery pairs its fresh handcrafted beer with gourmet food from local food trucks almost every night of the week through August. Stop by after work to unwind and munch on a Cuban sandwich from “It’s a Cubano B” on Cuban Tuesdays, savor grilled mahi tacos from Parabas Grill on Wednesdays or cut into a juicy steak on Tip-a-Roo Thursdays. The brewery, complete with palm trees in the beer garden and gorgeous wooden features inside to tie together the beach house theme, mixes up the food action on the weekends, so you can try something new every time you visit.
- For more information, visit saltwaterbrewery.com/food-truck-calendar
- Where: 1701 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
- When: Tuesday-Thursday, August from 5-9 p.m.