First Course: Food on Wheels

Roll on Over to Food Truck Thursday for a Meal on Wheels

Tallahassee’s streets could soon rival those of New York City — minus the bone-crushing crowds. Street vendors and mobile food trucks are popping up all over town, offering everything from all-American comfort food to tacos to Red Velvet Waffles.

Food trucks are becoming increasingly more popular in the culinary universe, according to Rebecca Kelly, owner of Street Chefs. “We get to get our concept out to the masses without the anchor of a restaurant and a low overhead, which is so important in this economy,” she says.

If you just can’t seem to run across the mobile goodies during the week, every Thursday  night Tallahassee’s food trucks gather at the home of Cuzzy’s Key West Seafood Shack at 300 Tharpe St. and let their customers’ taste buds take a trip around the world. 

At Food Truck Thursdays, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., customers and cravers will find at least five trucks, musical entertainment, karaoke and tons of hungry people. Food prices vary, but the family-friendly event is free.

Consider trying the Street Chefs’ gourmet version of the classic grilled cheese, boasting four cheeses, tomato and, for those who want to kick it up another notch, a version with bacon because, as Kelly says, “bacon makes everything better.”

If you’re worried about missing happy hour at a local bar, swing by the Lucy and Leo’s cupcake stand. Their alcohol-inspired cupcake options are a great alternative.

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