Food trucks in Atlanta?!? Yes, it's true!
Atlanta has finally joined the throngs of major cities with food trucks. In fact, I feel like we were the last city to get food trucks, which you can read more about here (article from Mobile Cuisine Magazine).
I started a new job two weeks ago… and it's conveniently near not one BUT TWO food truck parking spots. So last Thursday (the day the trucks park in our part of town for lunch), some colleagues and I walked down to check out the goodies from the five or six trucks hanging out at the Woodruff Arts Cente4 (1280 Peachtree – Midtown Atlanta):
– Gourmet and interesting flavored popsicles via the King of Pops* (I had the raspberries and creme – probably the best thing I ate that day)
– Tacos and burritos of the Tex Mex and Korean varieties (photos below of the Yumbii food truck, Tamale Queen)
– Sweet Auburn BBQ barbecue sandwiches, lemonade, etc.
– Mini hamburgers and sliders from a food truck I don't remember the name of
Food trucks are great for lots of reasons. Food costs are often lower because the trucks don't have to pay to lease (and maintain) restaurant space, nor do they need to hire waitstaffs. They're mobile – how cool is that? Also, word on the street is you can even bring your own drinks to some areas where they park.
I had tacos (fish and steak) and a tamale (and a bottled water) from the Tamale Queen. The tacos were just spicy enough, though I must admit the steak was a touch on the dry side. Total foodage investment: $9. Regardless, I was a happy camper. And of course I had to make room for a King of Pops' sicle ($2.50). Dessert aside, $9 is pretty affordable for a tasty lunch.
When do food trucks hang out in your neck of the woods? Check out this helpful link from Atlanta Magazine.
Learn more about food trucks in Atlanta on these sites:
*As an aside, I had no idea King of Pops now has several locations in Atlanta, as well as Asheville, Athens and Charleston offerings – good for those guys!