by: Kelly Stilwell
The popularity of food trucks has risen quite a bit over the last five years or so. Visit places like World Food Trucks in Central Florida or Celebration Park in Naples and you’ll find a street food experience with year-round permanent food trucks.
Though it’s not as new of a concept as you may think (there were food trucks in Los Angeles in the 1970s), the industry has grown to $2.7 billion according to an article in Food Truck Operator.
We may not have a food truck park in Bradenton (yet!) but you can visit many of the below trucks at events around town. Most food trucks have a rotating schedule so you’ll have to check out each one on Facebook to see where and when you can chow down.
BRITISH OPEN PUB
FISH & CHIPS
Authentic British fare right here in Bradenton!
From fish and chips to Banger Ball to Curry &
Rice, get your British food fix right here!
Facebook: BOP Food Truck
For pulled pork, ribs, chicken, daily specials,
and delicious homemade sides, you’ve got to
check out K-Dog!
Facebook: K Dog Catering
THE SCHNITZEL TRAILER
Get your German fix with Wiener Schnitzel,
Jaeger Schnitzel, and authentic brats!
Facebook: TST Food
NAS PHILLY STEAKS (pictured)
For cheesesteaks, chicken cheesesteak, and duck fat fries, check out the locations for this delicious line-up and visit soon!
Facebook: Nas Philly SteaksTrailer
FLORIDA POUTINE CO (pictured)
Poutine lovers, rejoice! Florida Poutine Co has homemade
squeaky cheese with fries topped with their own poutine
sauce (the Original) along with four additional varieties!
Facebook: Florida Poutine Co
TASTE THE VIBEZ
Craving a taste of Jamaica? You’ll want to
track down this food truck for street tacos
filled with fish, jerk pork, or jerk chicken.
Check out the beef patty and coco bread, too.
Facebook: The Vibez In Every Bite
ROCKSTAR LOBSTER (pictured)
Perfect for date night, get your lobster rolls,
lobster fries, lobster tacos, and lobster mac
and cheese. Plenty of other seafood options
as well as burgers if you’re not in the mood
for lobster. (What?!)
Facebook: Rockstar Lobster
BONE SHAKER FOOD
Mexican and Tex Mex calling your name? You’ll find
several varieties of tacos (get the triple threat!) as
well as pulled pork and brisket Sammiches.
Facebook: Bone Shaker Foods
EL INDIO TACOS Y
Choose from marinated pork tacos, grilled
chicken tacos, grilled steak tacos, enchiladas, and
more. Need more variety? Get the Taco Buffet.
Facebook: El Indio Tacos y Snacks
Did someone say creole? Serving up gumbo,
jambalaya, and crawfish etouffee, whichever you
choose, you’ll want to order those slow-cooked
red beans to pair with it.
Facebook: Shiny Gumbo
PEACHEY’S BAKING CO
Amazing Amish baked goods like handcrafted
doughnuts and fresh-baked pretzels. You’ll want to
get a box to go!
Facebook: The Amish Baking Company
GODFATHER CANNOLI (pictured)
Who’s ready for dessert? Real Sicilian pastries from
a food truck? Yes, indeed! Choose from Tiramisu,
Limoncello, Nutella, and more.
Facebook: Godfather Cannoli
You’ll find food trucks on the regular at 3 Car Garage Brewing at 8405 Heritage Green Way, Motorworks at 1014 9th Street West, and Loaded Cannon Distillery at 3115 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard. Visit their Facebook pages for schedules and hours. Check out StreetFoodFinder.com wherever you are to see if there are food trucks in the area!