Food Truck Festival Headed to Piedmont Park

The street food trend has spawned a festival that will bring a bevvy of trucks to Midtown for this one-day event in July.

Midtown food truck fans have a lot of options. 

There's Street Food Thursdays at the corner of 12th and Peachtree streets.

There’s the new Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market on the edge of West Midtown.

In July, there will be another big treat for street food fans – the inaugural Atlanta Street Food Festival on July 14.

The event, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., is being billed as “the only festival in the city dedicated solely to the mobile food trend.”

“The hottest food trend in Atlanta is the street food movement and we wanted to celebrate the success of these entrepreneurs by showcasing their premier cuisine in one fun-filled day,” Alisha Nesbitt and Cheryl Hasting, Atlanta Street Food Festival founders, said in a news release about the event. 

Participating food trucks will include: Yumbii, Munch, Banged Up and Mashed, Just Loaf’n, Yoli’s Street Food, Mix’d Up, Hail Caesar, The Fry Guy, Pup Truck, Happy Belly, Yum Yum Cupcake, Nana G’s Chik-n-Waffles, Buon Provecho, Black Tie Catering, King of Pops, Honeysuckle Gelato Dr. Sweets Cake Emporium and Cake Café Atlanta.  

The event will also include performances by local musicians including Dwight Raby, The Stephen Lee Band, Josh Bias & The 630 Band, Southland Romeo and Timothy J. Wilson. 

Part of the proceeds from the festival will go to the .

Tickets are available for purchase online for $10.50.

What do you think of the food truck craze? Do you have a favorite food truck? Tell us in the comments area below.

Marc Acampora June 18, 2012 at 04:59 PM
So we have to pay $10.50 for the privilege of buying food at the same trucks that, weekly, we could buy the same food for the same prices without the admission fee? Am I missing something?
Clicker June 18, 2012 at 05:42 PM
The food trucks have strapped on water skis and are making last-minute preparations for their jumps. The sharks are eagerly waiting below.
Scott June 18, 2012 at 06:20 PM
While I live in town, I work in the far 'burbs. So I appreciate this opportunity to at least give the food trucks a try...even if it does cost me a premium to do it on a Saturday.
Marc Acampora June 19, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Scott, perhaps the truck's should consider gathering on Saturdays, like they do on other days. It could be coupled with the green market in Piedmont Park, or some other popular intown regular weekend activity.
Octo June 19, 2012 at 06:55 PM
$10.50 is well worth a day in the park with friends, live music, opportunity to try something new, and oh yeah... Proceeds go towards an amazing cause!


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