Bring your appetites to Dreher Park this Saturday, August 22, for the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society’s last Food Truck Safari food truck event of 2015. The popular foodie-in-the-wild summer event has brought some of South Florida’s best mobile kitchens to the zoo since June, not only giving guests a chance to sample some great eats, but explore the zoo at night, just in time for those nocturnal animal ambassadors to let out their nighttime roar.
A fun evening for the whole family, Food Truck Safari pairs great eats, live entertainment, kids activities, and a chance to explore the zoo by night. On the last installment of 2015, guests can enjoy zookeeper talks and up-close animal encounters for seasoning of conservation education, while kids—of all ages—can enjoy a ride on the Wildlife Carousel, a trip on the Safari Train, and a splash in the Interactive Fountain. Taking the stage will be Steve Chumley, playing a diverse range of alternative rock and acoustic songs, and Jason Colannino, who’s laidback Hawaiian repertoire is perfect for a steamy summer night.
As for eats, the Palm Beach Zoo has wrangled some notable kitchens-on-wheels. August’s food trucks will include Wellington’s Rolling Chefs (comfort food and American cuisine), West Palm Beach-based The Minivan Food Truck ( ), Boynton Beach’s Hurricane Alley’s Chowder Truck N Snack Shack (wings, sandwiches, and more), West Palm Beach-based Woody’s Burgers (gourmet burgers), Jupiter’s Crave It (New York and Italian fare in PBC), north county’s Iggy’s Chicago Style (gourmet hot dogs, especially Chicago dogs!), and Eats and Sweets (crepes, funnel cake, and more). Beer and wine will be available for the 21-and-up set. And seeing that this is the zoo, proponents of conservation in everyday life, a “Sustainability Award” will be awarded to the food truck that utilizes the best sustainable practices in their daily operations.
- Admission to the Food Truck Safari costs $10 for adults, $7 for children (zoo members receive a $1 discount on admission). Gates open at 4:30 p.m., food trucks begin serving at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit palmbeachzoo.org.
Future Foodie Fun at the Zoo: Brew at the Zoo 2 on September 26.