Grand Rapids 2016 “The year of the food trucks”

I have been asked by multiple news outlets this year what my predictions are for the 2016 local food scene. I have told them that this is the “year of the food trucks”

I say this for a few reasons .

1. Newly elected mayor of Grand Rapids Rosalynn Bliss has stated: “Food trucks are an entry point for culinary entrepreneurship and we should aspire to support their start up and evolution,” and she has called on city commissioners to expand designated areas for food trucks and hours of operation, and streamline licensing.

2. We have several new food truck start ups in the past year with more local people looking to join the party.

3. Brennan Summers of A Moveable Feast has helped form/and is president of  The Grand Rapids Food Truck Association to help unify local food trucks.

A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast

With the winds of change seemingly moving the direction of the food truck, the Downtown Market (435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503) has asked EatGR to host 3 food truck events this year. Also, local business owner Keith Hall at The Grilling Company  (6231 West River Dr NE, Belmont, MI 49306) has also partnered with EatGR to bring an additional 3 food truck gatherings to his parking lot on the north end of town.

Like anything that gets big over time, you have to start small and build towards larger future success.

That is why I am dubbing 2016 in Grand Rapids “The year of the food trucks”

Here is the tentative food truck schedule for this year. (It is subject to change)  I am announcing it a few months in advance so that you early planners can prepare!

HAPPY EATING!

5/21
Food Trucks 11am-2pm SATURDAY Downtown Market

Killer hibachi
A Moveable Feast
Patty Matters
D’Arts donuts
Sandy Point Beach House

6/18
11am-2pm The Grilling Company

Rix Stix
Killer hibachi
A Moveable Feast

6/22
Food Trucks 4pm/7pm WEDNESDAY Downtown Market

Killer hibachi
A Moveable Feast
The Twisted Mitten

7/24
Food Trucks 11am-2pm SUNDAY Downtown Market

Killer hibachi
A Moveable Feast
Patty Matters
D’Arts donuts

8/6
Food Trucks 11am-2pm The Grilling Company
Rix Stix
D’arts Donuts

9/17
11am-2pm The Grilling Company
Patty Matters
D’arts Donuts


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  1. Katie Weller, February 28, 2016 8:39 am - Grand Rapids 2016 “The year of the food trucks”

    Calendar updated! I’ve looking forward to finally trying Killer Hibachi!

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