Remember when a food truck would pass by and someone would inevitably yell out: “Hey, it’s the roach coach?” Nothing will steer you way from mobile food quite so fast.
But those days are long gone. Food trucks now deliver some of the best food in town and have become quite popular with the gastro aficionados and anyone who wants to take a ‘brake’ from the same old gas-inducing diner grub.
The food truck industry has also become quite well organized despite their obvious capability of quickly shifting locations. Some trucks park in the same place every day, usually at lunch time, and many gather together on designated days throughout the month for a big food truck party in a park — or parking lot. SFT (slow food truck) Bistro is on Dania Beach every day for lunch, 11 a.m. – 2:30p.m. You can get a burger or slow roasted pork or beef short rib sandwich and go eat it on the beach. If you have time for a longer drive, cruise over to Bayfront Park where you’ll find several trucks ready to swerve up some yummy dishes for lunch daily.
Food Truck gatherings have become a thing to do here in South Florida. They’re kind of like the food court at the mall, only with a much better variety and real chefs. Best part, you don’t have to pick one place to eat. You can try something from each one. Have an appetizer at Miami Roasted Corn and a meal at Cheese Steak Gourmet and a smoothie at Smoothie Operator by JC without leaving the area. And if you have a picky eater in the group, send them off on their own while you shift into gear for an exciting culinary adventure.
Be sure to rev up your engines and head to Tamiami Park on Friday nights from 6 p.m. – 11p.m. Bring a blanket and make it a picnic. Drive over to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel the first Thursday of every month and bet on a good meal from one of the trucks. And don’t speed by The Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival that takes place the third Saturday of every month (Feb. 18 is the next one) at Magic City Casino. You can take a gamble on Kitchen Kabob, Los Chamos (Venezuelan food), Moty’s Mediterranean Grill, Cool Haus Ice Cream Sandwiches, and many, many more. Your tummy won’t be on empty when you leave.
Think my descriptions are a little cheesy? They’ve got nothing on one of the most popular trucks around, Ms. Cheezious. They’ll whip up some of the most amazing grill cheese sandwiches you’ve ever had.
So, let up on the gas a little and explore some gourmet delights from these and many other Food Trucks burning up the streets of So Flo. Check them out before they end up in the rearview mirror.
For specific information on dates, times and trucks, check out miamifoordtrucks.com.