Food Truck Invasion

The 'restaurant on wheels' phenomenon has arrived and it's only growing: A guide to food trucks in Palm Beach County.

A block party for the taste buds

These so-called food truck rallies are going on somewhere in the county every day of the week. In Wellington, it’s every Thursday night. The biggest, a rally of more than 40 trucks, gathers in Jupiter’s Abacoa once a month.
Trucks usually specialize in one style of cuisine: It could be sliders or tacos, it could be Pan-Asian fare or Argentine parrillada, it could be cupcakes or gelato on a stick. So when they park next to one another, it makes for a foodie festival.
And the venues play up the festive atmosphere, sometimes booking live music acts or face-painters and street performers.
Read more about the food truck dining trend by Carlos Frias

Food truck rallies throughout Palm Beach County, from Tequesta to Boca Raton:

Downtown Lake Worth
Where: Cultural Plaza, corner of Lake Avenue & South M St., Lake Worth
When: Every second Monday, 6 p.m.

Abacoa Town Center
Where: 1200 Main St., Jupiter
When: Every second Friday, 5:30 p.m.

Lines are long at the Abacoa Food Truck Invasion, which rolls into Abacoa Town Center the second Friday of every month. (Photo by Libby Volgyes\/Special to the Palm Beach Post)

Lines are long at the Abacoa Food Truck Invasion, which rolls into Abacoa Town Center the second Friday of every month. 
(Photo by Libby Volgyes/Special to the Palm Beach Post)

Royal Palm Beach Commons Park
Where: 11600 Poinciana Blvd., Royal Palm Beach
When: Every last Friday, 5 p.m.

Village of Tequesta
Where: Constitution Park, 399 Seabrook Road, Jupiter
When: Every first Friday, 5 p.m.

Wellington Amphitheater
Where: 12300 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington
When: Every Thursday, 5 p.m.

Sunset Cove Amphitheater
Where: 11200 Park Access Road, Boca Raton
When: Every first and third Wednesday of the month, 5 p.m.

Currie Park
Where: 2400 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
When: Every second and fourth Tuesday, 5 p.m.

Ocean Avenue Amphitheater
Where: 129 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach
When: Every third Friday, 5 p.m.

Free Friday Concert
Where: Old School Square, Delray Beach
When: Every Friday, 6 to 10 p.m. until Jan. 22

Northwood Village Food Truck Roll-In
Where: Northwood Road, West Palm Beach
When: Third Wednesday of every month

Music On The Plaza
Where: Mainstreet at Midtown, Palm Beach Gardens
When:Begins Feb. 4, 2016, every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Food Trucks in Palm Beach County

A duo of tacos from the BC Tacos food truck. (Photo by Libby Volgyes\/Special to the Palm Beach Post) 

A duo of tacos from the BC Tacos food truck. (Photo by Libby Volgyes/Special to the Palm Beach Post) 

BC Tacos
One of the original South Florida food trucks, fish tacos are their specialty. Of course, they have a variety of other tacos —12 different kinds — including vegetarian options.
Social: facebook.com/BCTacos
twitter.com/BCTaco

The Best French Fries Food truck attracted a large crowd at a Food Truck Rally in Manalapan. (Photo by Libby Volgyes\/Special to the Palm Beach Post)

The Best French Fries Food truck attracted a large crowd at a Food Truck Rally in Manalapan. 
(Photo by Libby Volgyes/Special to the Palm Beach Post)

Best French Fries
This truck has just about every variety of French fry, from hand-cut originals to sweet potato fries, and they are all vegan, and gluten- and nut-free. They are served with one of 15 different dipping sauces.
Social: facebook.com/bestfrenchfries
twitter.com/bestfrenchfries

Crave It
Started by two New Yorkers, this is traditional Italian on wheels. This truck focuses on Italian dishes meant to be eaten standing up, from eggplant parmesan, steak- and deli sandwiches to stuffed peppers and pastas layered in a cup. And yes, of course, handmade pizza.
Social: facebook.com/craveitfoodtruck
twitter.com/craveitfoodtruc

The Churrasco Grill Food Truck. (Contributed by Downtown Boca)

The Churrasco Grill Food Truck. (Contributed by Downtown Boca)

Churrasco Grill
Steaks — specifically South-American-style skirt “churrasco” steaks — are the specialty of the truck. However, they do specialize in Brazillian-style grilling and have chicken and sausages, as well.
Social: facebook.com/ChurrascoGrillFoodTruck
twitter.com/ChurrascoGrill1

Brothers Jose (left) and Rudy (right) Venegas place orders at Curbside Gourmet.The truck was parked on Flagler Drive. (Bruce R. Bennett\/The Palm Beach Post)

Brothers Jose (left) and Rudy (right) Venegas place orders at Curbside Gourmet.The truck was parked on Flagler Drive. 
(Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

Curbside Gourmet
Their fare ranges from gourmet tacos to fried chicken, and their fare has caught the attention of celebrity chef Robert Irvine, who chose them the winner in a food truck event during the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival.
Social: facebook.com/CurbsideGourmet

Da Burger Shack
A former steakhouse chef, Daniel Hernandez puts his knowledge of beef into the everyman sandwich: The burger. His burgers are Black Angus charbroiled and served with signature toppings.
Social: facebook.com/dabgrshack
twitter.com/dabgrshack

Dolce Gourmet Cupcakes
Just as the name implies, this truck focuses on baked confection from cupcackes to brownies. They also have gluten-free options.
Social: facebook.com/DolceGourmetCupcakes
twitter.com/DolceGCupcakes

Don Mofongo
Named for the green plantains that compose the delectable garlic-y, Puerto Rican smashed plantain dish, this truck naturally plays to its Puerto Rican roots.
Social: facebook.com/Donmofongofoodtruck
twitter.com/donmofongo

Dough Dough’s Donuts
Usually it’s people on the go grabbing donuts and coffee, but here is the other way around. The donuts change depending on the season, but some staples are the red velvet, coveted apple-cider donuts and the Loaded Donut with bacon, sour cream, chives and four cheeses.
Social: facebook.com/DoDoDonutsinc
twitter.com/DoughDoughDonut

Dr. Smokehouse
Authentic, rolling barbecue is the goal of this food truck. They offer smoked, barbecued and grilled meats, with their own varieties of rubs, spices and sauces.
Social: facebook.com/DRSmokehouse
twitter.com/DRSmokehouseBBQ

El Orgullo Latino
This “Latino pride” truck, as the name suggests, fuses Mexican, Puerto Rican and Dominican cuisines.
Social: facebook.com/ORGULLOLATINOKITCHEN
twitter.com/orgullolatinok

One of the handcrafted gelato pops at HipPOPS, a truck at the Abacoa Food Truck Invasion. HipPOPS specializes in dessert treats on a stick and allows customers to customize their own bar. (Photo by Libby Volgyes\/Special to the Palm Beach Post)

One of the handcrafted gelato pops at HipPOPS, a truck at the Abacoa Food Truck Invasion. HipPOPS specializes in dessert treats on a stick and allows customers to customize their own bar. (Photo by Libby Volgyes/Special to the Palm Beach Post)

Hip Pops Gelato Bars
Exactly what it sounds like, the founder of this truck has managed to put creamy gelato on a stick. A wide range of ice cream bar flavors can then be dunked in a variety of quick-hardening dips, such as semi-sweet chocolate and finished with a host of toppings.
Social: facebook.com/HipPOPsTruck
twitter.com/HipPOPsTruck

IPEK’s Wykked Kitchen
Sure the chef was once the front woman of a heavy metal band (Wykked Witch), but now she’s serving up Turkish food on wheels. And her focus is all things lamb, from gyros, kebabs and pitas.
Social: facebook.com/wykkedkitchen
twitter.com/wykkedkitchen

Killer Melts
There will be cheese — and it will be melted. Inside sandwiches, like the eponymous Killer Melt (with bacon jam, caramelized onions and melted muenster and cheddar) and over fries, like the poutine, with short ribs, gravy and cheese curds.
Social: https://www.facebook.com/killermelts
https://twitter.com/killermelts

La Nostra Pizza
This homemade — er, truck-made — pizza is available by the pie or by the slice.
Social: facebook.com/pages/La-Nostra-Pizza-Food-Truck/303013176376249
twitter.com/lanostrapizza

The Lobstah Guy
Hope you like lobster rolls, because this is the truck’s specialty: Maine lobster with a variety of toppings and sauces. It’s done in a traditional New England style, with a top-sliced bun.
Social: https://www.facebook.com/thelobstaguy
https://twitter.com/TheLobstaGuy

The Crispy MahiMahi slider from The Mini Van at Food Truck Invasion at the Wellington Amphitheater. The event happens every Thursday from November until May. (Brianna Soukup \/ Palm Beach Post)

The Crispy MahiMahi slider from The Mini Van at Food Truck Invasion at the Wellington Amphitheater. The event happens every Thursday from November until May. (Brianna Soukup / Palm Beach Post)

The Mini Van
Bite-size sliders are their specialty, from beef and turkey to fried chicken.
Social: https://www.facebook.com/The-Minivan-FOOD-TRUCK-790720850979805/

Mobile Culinary Kitchen
The truck gets its name from its classically trained chef who has not only owned several restaurants, but has studied in Aruba and Holland. The truck’s cuisine focuses on Colombian street food.
Social: https://www.facebook.com/MobileCulinaryKitchens?fref=ts
https://twitter.com/mckitchens954

Mobstah Lobstah
These food truck owners have 10 years experience in restaurants in the Hudson Valley in New York. The result is a lobster-centric menu, from rolls to bisque to tacos and mac and cheese.
Social: https://www.facebook.com/MobstahLobstah
https://twitter.com/MobstahLobstah

Customers line up for Munchie's Snack Shack during the Gourmet Pig Out at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.(Richard Graulich \/ The Palm Beach 
Post)

Customers line up for Munchie's Snack Shack during the Gourmet Pig Out at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.
(Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

Munchie’s Snack Shack
Half-pound, hand-crafted burgers are the big draw. Their burgers have won local contests.
Social: facebook.com/MunchieSnackShack
twitter.com/MSnackShack

Palate Party
There’s celebrity star power in this truck founded by chef Robyn Almodovar, a winner of Food Network’s “Chopped,” and finalist on FOX’s “Hell’s Kitchen.”
Social: facebook.com/palateparty
twitter.com/palateparty

Food truck Ps561 sells the "Crazy Art Teacher hot dog" -  Extra BBQ Sauce, Jalapenos, Cheddar and Frito chips on a hot dog. (Photo by Libby Volgyes\/Special to the Palm Beach Post)

Food truck Ps561 sells the "Crazy Art Teacher hot dog" -  Extra BBQ Sauce, Jalapenos, Cheddar and Frito chips on a hot dog. 
(Photo by Libby Volgyes/Special to the Palm Beach Post)

PS561
This is one school bus even adults want to catch! Dressed like an old New York City public school bus, PS561 focuses on all types of hot dogs, from smoked turkey dogs to veggie dogs.
Social: facebook.com/PS561
twitter.com/ps561

Parabas Grill
This truck focuses on a wide-range of street food, from bacon-crusted mac-and-cheese balls to crispy grouper slider.
Social: facebook.com/pages/Parabas-Grill/235397456606060
twitter.com/ParabasGrill

The Rolling Stove
Presumably, here, you *can* always get what you want — as long as its jerk-style comfort food, which is this truck’s specialty. Island barbecue includes jerk-style wings, ribs, Dr. Pepper brisket, and Cap’n Crunch-crusted Chicken.
Social: facebook.com/therollingstove
twitter.com/therollingstove

Spring In Roll Out
The pair of smiling pandas on the side are your sign to stop here for happiness. Their cuisine, though, focuses on Vietnamese dishes tweaked for the American palate, from banh mi sandwiches to hot and cold spring rolls, to bowls of pho soup.
Social: facebook.com/springinrollout
twitter.com/springinrollout

Sweet Cravings
If you have sweets craving, this truck is here to satisfy that sweet tooth. It has all sorts of desserts, from baked goods like cookies, cakes and brownies to milkshakes, sundaes and cannolis.
Social: facebook.com/sweetcravingsny
twitter.com/sweetcravingsny

Taco Fresh
Mexican street food promising traditional fare from the northern regions of Mexico. Carne asada on handmade corn tortillas are customers’ favorite.
Social: facebook.com/pages/Taco-Fresh/115850061828600
twitter.com/TacoFresh

Tip-a-Roo
Santa Monica-style barbecue is a thing — and the specialty of this truck. This barbecue focuses on the tri-tip, a cut of bottom sirloin that is a specialty in the Santa Monica, Calif., area — now available rolling on the East coast.
Social: facebook.com/TipARoo
twitter.com/TipARooTom

Top Fries
Why settle for a side of fries when these can be a main course? This truck’s crispy fries are loaded with all manner of toppings, including slow-roasted pork and Canadian-style poutine gravy.
Social: facebook.com/topfries
twitter.com/topfries

Woody’s Burger
Seven-ounce burgers made with a mix of ground brisket and chuck made your way. They mean it, with toppings like caramelized bacon and onions and a fried egg (the aptly named Coronary Burger) and smoked pork in the Boom Burger.
Social: facebook.com/woodysburgersFL
instagram.com/burgerswoodys/