Editorial: Food Truck Thursday Tallahassee, FL

If you live in Tallahassee it’s possible you have noticed the food truck epidemic. What started as 1 or 2 trucks driving around Tallahassee has become quite popular. Currently there are over 12 trucks (that I know of) driving around town. The number seems grow all the time. Some of these trucks are original restaurants and others are portable versions of existing establishment in Tallahassee.

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A bunch of these trucks got together and decided a great way to be noticed would be to band together. Every Thursday these trucks take over an empty lot in town and sell food together. Food Truck Thursday takes place on West Tharpe Street between Monroe and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The lot is located between the Burger King and the Laundromat. The event goes on between 6:00pm and 10:00pm. Be advised, parking is limited. You will have to get creative.

The event itself is almost like a big Tallahassee picnic. A cover band plays every week and their singer sounds like Elvis. 7 or 8 trucks are there that offer a variety of different foods such as pizza, fish, wraps, burgers, Chinese food, tacos, and desserts. The bottom line – everyone can find something to eat. The food prices can be as cheap as a few dollars and as expensive as $12. There are benches to sit on but not enough of them. Others bring blankets and chairs to sit in. The event feels like the 4th of July. The only difference? The strangers around you somehow feel less creepy.

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If you are looking for something to do on a Thursday night I suggest giving Food Truck Thursday. It’s a great way to get some good food, hangout, and get to know the Tallahassee community.   

I will be taking the time to review each food truck I encounter in future posts.