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Memphis Moms Summer Food Truck Guide

Summer is here and with it comes that summer heat. Who wants to cook? (Not us!) It's entirely too hot, and we ALL need a break... especially our oven. Fortunately there is now a food truck on every corner in this city, and there are some tasty options on a corner, at an event, or at a business near you.

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Here are some great spots to find food trucks this summer:

Memphis Food Truck Park

  • Did you know that Memphis had a FT park? Awesome, right?! They're located on the corner of Winchester and Old Getwell Road, just minutes from the airport
  • Monday - Friday
  • 10:30am - 3:00pm

Overton Park Shell

  • Enjoy a FREE concert on the lawn while enjoying food truck food!
  • Concerts run May 19 - July 1
  • check out our GO SEE EXPLORE article for more tips about visiting The Shell here

Twilight Thursdays at the Garden

  • Memphis Botanic Garden food trucks & live music, 750 Cherry Avenue
  • Second Thursday of each month, May - October
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Food Truck Thursday at Court Square

  • Organized by the Downtown Memphis Commission
  • Every Thursday, rain or shine, from 11-2
  • There is plenty of outdoor space so bring a blanket or try and snag a table!

Cordova Pit Stop Food Truck Park

  • Located in Cordova at 8555 Macon Road
  • Features 11 different cuisines in one location
  • Plus has an outdoor seating area!

Food Truck Fridays in the Medical District

  • Stop by for lunch and enjoy different trucks each week
  • Health Sciences Park, near Madison Ave. & S. Dunlap Street
  • 11:30am - 1:00pm

Food Truck Fridays at the Dixon

  • Hurry to check this out, because it ends June 30th!
  • You'll find the trucks towards the entrance to the museum, 4339 Park Avenue
  • Fridays from 11:30am - 1:30pm

Agricenter Farmers Market

  • They have a few trucks available for lunch
  • Saturdays only
  • Market hours are from 7:00am - 5:30pm

The line is never too long for great food!

How Do I Find Food Trucks Near Me?

Are you so hangry you just want to find the nearest food truck? You're in luck...

This link will take you to the street food finder. It gives you the location to all the trucks registered with their website. Now you can legally stalk your favorite one!

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What Goes with Great Food?

Glad you asked... it's great beer of course! If you're looking for something that you can enjoy in the evenings when you're kid-free, here are a few local breweries that offer food trucks and beer tours. It seems as though social media is the best place to find out their schedules, so click on each name to head to their Instagram.

  • Grind City Brewing — They have different events, like trivia night, often with food available. Plus THE BEST view of our cityscape around. It's a top-notch location!
  • Ghost River Brewing — yard games, food trucks, live music and more, this brewery is a one stop shop
  • Meddlesome Brewing Company — According to their event calendar on their website, there's a food truck 6 days out of the week! Plus if you hate coming into the loop, this brewery is for you
  • Crosstown Brewing Company — With Uno Tournaments and DJ nights, this place is one of our top faves in Memphis

Not all food truck are savory. Sweet & sticky is the specialty of Happy Glaze Donuts!

 

Food Trucks We've Used

Memphis Moms loves to put on community events such as Hanging with Heroes, Bloom, Movie Drive-In series, and more. And we love offering food to our families. What better way than with these "mom approved" food trucks:

Mexico in Memphis!, VooDoo Cafe, The Great American Cookie Co., Mempops, Dipsticle, Paper Plate Pavilion, Good Groceries, HiKunufa, El Mero Taco, Authentic Toast, The Genre, Kona Ice

Local Trucks by Category

Not all truck are created equal, which is why we've broken down even more favorites by their kind -- savory, vegan/vegetarian, sweet treats & coffee, alcoholic

Savory

  • Grillmaster Chew BBQ on Wheels
  • Pak Cha's Egg Rolls
  • Mexico in Memphis!
  • Dim Sum
  • Wings on the Fly
  • The Genre
  • StickEm
  • CHOMP Food Truck
  • New Wing Order
  • Mr. Frazier's Fishfry
  • Tacos N Ganas
  • Frito Mania Memphis
  • El Mero Taco
  • Cousin Maine Lobster
  • Dynamic Duo
  • Authentic Toast
  • Taste of D's
  • King of Kings BBQ
  • Delta Soul Eats & Sweets
  • N'Shay Food Truck
  • Soi Number 9
  • Awesome Dogs
  • Fire & Ice

Fire & Ice Food Truck
Fire & Ice always has a line, no matter where they are! This photo was taken at Strangewaze Wednesdaze down in the Edge District.

Vegan/Vegetarian Options

  • Fuel Food Truck and Catering
  • Paper Plate Pavilion
  • Good Groceries Mobile Diner
  • Raw Girls
  • Say Cheese
  • Just Wraps
  • The Fry Guy

good groceries food truck
Good Groceries serves THE BEST watermelon salad. So Fresh. So healthy! Photo by Taylor Hershy Photography, Bloom 2023

Sweet Treats & Coffee

  • VooDoo Cafe Food Truck
  • Happy Glaze Donuts
  • Suga Mama SnoBalls
  • Great American Cookies
  • Ben & Jerry's
  • MemPops
  • Dipsticle
  • Killer Coffee Mobile Coffee Cart
  • Jojo's Espresso
  • Blanchard's Patisserie & Coffee
  • Kona Ice
  • Zio Matto Gelato
  • Mister Softee Memphis

Ice Cream food truck
Ice cream food trucks are a hit with the kids!

Alcoholic

  • Bubbles & Brews Memphis Mobile Bar
  • Delta Dawn Cocktails
  • Highball 901 Mobile Bar
  • The Trailing Tap Bar Cart
  • The Bar Cart

Let's keep this list going. What are some of your "go-to" food trucks in the city?

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