Calling all food truck fanatics! This weekend is the 4th annual Atlanta Street Food Festival on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 12p.m. to 10 p.m. Dine all day on street cuisine from over 60 food trucks, sip a craft beer, wine or cocktails while groovin’ to the music of local bands. A portion of event proceeds will support the Giving Kitchen. The intent of The Giving Kitchen is to be the beyond-expectation resource at times of unanticipated crisis for anyone employed in the Atlanta restaurant community. The Atlanta Street Food Festival was recently named “One of the Top 4 Food Truck Festivals in the Country” by Travelpulse.com and “One of the 5 Latest and Greatest things to Hit the South” by Southern Living Magazine.
Get there early! Check in to the W Atlanta-Midtown Hotel on Friday night, dine at TRACE Atlanta, enjoy the nightlife or experience the hotel amenities. In the morning, have breakfast in bed or join Chef Shean Suter at TRACE before you head down to the Festival- and remember Piedmont Park is just steps away. After the festival, stay another night and join us Sunday morning at TRACE for Mimosas and our Handcrafted Bloody Mary Bar during Sunday Brunch.
There are over 60 food trucks to choose from at the 4th annual Atlanta Street Food Festival. Check out the food trucks that will be in attendance and make a Top 10 List of trucks to stop at. This is not a tasting event so haul in an appetite and set your itinerary. Here are some suggestions to get your wheels turning:
The Pickle is the original food truck that started the rolling restaurants in Atlanta. The Pickle is a little South of the Border, and a bit On the Bayou. Chicken & Green Chile Quesadillas, Fish Tacos and Etouffée are all crowd favorites.
King of Pops says “We love making pops. We hope you love eating them”. We sure do! This popular paletas peddler has their Latin American ice pops in push-carts, food trucks, restaurants and retail stores. Grab a stick and cool off with an all natural, frozen treat.
W.O.W! Food Truck is best known for Arepas, a savory Venezuelan griddled corn cake stuffed with slow roasted meats, topped with their creamy cilantro jalapeno “Kicky” Sauce. Grab a W.O.W! bowl filled with anything from smoked pork, brisket, grits, slaw, roasted potatoes topped with horseradish cream, BBQ and of course Kicky sauce.
Nectar Food Truck was elected one of the healthiest food trucks in America by Huffington Post. Paninis, smoothies, raw juices and more can be found on board. We could all use a dose of healthy eating and living.
iBiZA Bites is known for commitment to fresh ingredients, imaginative “SoLa” cuisine and upscale presentation. Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese and specials like Andouille & Shrimp over Pumpkin Raviolis is what may have them named Best of Atlanta Food Truck 2011 by Atlanta Magazine and one of the Top 15 New Food Concepts in America by the Food Network.
Mix’D UP claims they are a rockin’ burger truck, a Hard Rock Café on wheels. Add in a couple of “Mix’D UP folks” blended finely with the best quality ingredients (purchased locally as well as renewable and friendly sources), and you get the best burger known to the human race. Burgers and hand cut shoestring fries, now that’s rockin’.
The Fry Guy If you are at the movies, you get popcorn. When you’re at a food truck event, you get a fry, filled cone from the Fry Guy. Top it off with your choice of sauce or select from the imaginative menu. Blue cheese fries or bacon fries? Yes please.
Check out the festival -goers “Survival Guide”, the insider's rule book for a good experience at #StreetFestATL.
Here are a few DO’s:
- Come with a group of family or friends. It's just more fun and you can try more food that way. The food portions tend to be large and you can all get something different and share.
- Splurge for the day pass at “Nuloo”.
- Download the site map and take note of the 5 check in locations that are available when you arrive at the festival.
- Use the Festival hashtags #ASFF, #StreetFestATL, #WeLoveATL
- Download the Atlanta Street Food Festival app to view food truck menus while waiting in line, check the entertainment schedule, plan your day, and more (Google Play iTunes)