The food truck invasion is here, and it’s here to stay. Much more than a trend, food trucks have evolved from their early wagon days to gourmet restaurants on wheels and are a mainstay in countries worldwide. They offer hungry locals an affordable alternative to dining out on inventive and delicious cuisine. Chefs and culinary artists alike have taken advantage of this, satisfying the empty stomachs of individuals at convenient locations.
Despite this, it can still be hard to find where and when these trucks will be setting up shop. If you feel like savoring your favorite snacks, entrees, and desserts in a quick, hip setting, check out one of these food truck rallies, produced by the Food Truck Invasion.
A taco smorgasbord from BC Tacos
When: Thursday, June 11 and 26 | 5-9:30 p.m.
Where: Wellington Amphitheater, 12300 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington
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.
Gourmet Hot Dogs from PS 561
When: Friday, June 12 | 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: Abacoa Town Center, 1200 Main Street, Jupiter
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, June 26 | 5-9:30 p.m.
Where: Royal Palm Beach Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd., Royal Palm Beach
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.
Bite & Brew
There is nothing better then digging on some tasty food truck creation while sipping on cold craft brew. Sentiments not lost on Delray Beach’s SaltWater Brewery and Boynton Beach’s Due South Brewing Co. For a rundown of what’s on tap, read on.
This June, recurring food trucks will be setting up their mobile kitchens outside SaltWater Brewery’s Reef Room tap room, giving food and brew fans something to cheer about. Throughout June, Tuesdays are now known as “Cuban Tuesdays” in honor of the It’s a Cubano B food truck. Thursdays will now be referred to as “Tip-A-Roo Thursdays” in celebration of the mobile steakhouse, Tip-a-Roo (on June 26, SaltWater Brewery will be hosting a charity benefit for Mote Marine Lab, with proceeds of the Raspberry Reef Ale benefitting their Coral Regrowth program—be there). Fridays are slated for a revolving schedule of food trucks, including Tom’s BBQ (June 5 and 19), Tacos Veracruz (June 12 and 19), and It’s a Cubano B (June 26). And on Saturdays, the Caribbean gets in on the action with Out of Many Café, a Caribbean-inspired food truck.
Due South Brewing Co.
Probably the coolest setup of any Palm Beach County brewery, Due South is more patio-style enjoyment than elbow-to-elbow bar scene. Sticking to the warehouse-inspired vibe, the food offerings at Due South are second to none when it comes to industrial park cuisine. The food trucks are on hand Thursday through Sunday, with a double dose of foodie fun on select dates. For the complete schedule, visit duesouthbrewing.com/events.