The Savannah Food Truck Festival!
The Food truck festival was held this past weekend in Savannah and had a great turnout-both trucks and people! It has only been one year since food trucks were legalized in Savannah and what a great way to show out. The Savannah Food Truck Association (SFTA) coordinated the festival. There were 29 trucks offering everything from fish tacos, cuban sandwiches, barbecue, and fish and chips, to delectable desserts like cupcakes, cookies, and ice cream sandwiches. I got to the event later than I would have liked due to my work schedule Sunday but I still had a great time food and people watching. The park was full of people laughing and enjoying the entertainment, or laying out on the grass enjoying their chosen grub. Several people brought their dogs and a lot of the trucks accommodated the pups with water bowls and even treats.
The Dark Shark and Chazitos Latin Cuisine were clearly two of the crowd favorites which was made obvious by the long lines stretched out on the greenery.
After grabbing some food, patrons had a chance to check out retail trucks that had things for sale like children’s clothing and housewares, as well as unique knick knacks. There was also a brew truck on site for people to grab a fresh cold draft beer. A huge blow up slide and bouncy house were set up for the kids and a live band played for everyone’s listening enjoyment.
A couple of trucks actually sold out of food by 4 p.m.and several menus had to be edited due to the high volume of items sold already. There were several interesting menu’s and one truck (Braised in the South) used the festival as an opportunity to sell some merch as well. The owner of this truck was another popular pick with the attendees. Braised in the south, out of Chaleston, SC. was a contestant on “The Great Food Truck Race” on the Food Network and has obviously gained a devoted following.
Overall, attendees couldn’t have asked for more. Beautiful weather, live music, things for the kids to bounce around in, and awesome food. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
There are quite a few foodie towns in here in the states that hold similar festivals and it’s common for truckers to use Facebook to reach out to their hungry fans. Usually they’ll post where they’re gonna be on what particular days and the set up changes sometimes day to day. What’s your favorite food truck and where are they located? How far would you drive to get your favorite treat from your favorite truck? Lemme’ know…down below:)