10 Food Truck Gatherings to Attend For Tasty Eats This Summer

The Alpharetta Food Truck Alley takes place every Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. through Oct. 11.
The Alpharetta Food Truck Alley sets up on Old Roswell Road every Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. through Oct. 11. Photo by Angie Hendrix courtesy of City of Alpharetta.

In the past few years food trucks have exploded in popularity in Atlanta, and there are lots of opportunities to find your favorite local food trucks gathered together this summer.

From burgers to tacos, Italian to Hibachi, and from ice pops to carnival food, you can find a wide range of meal, snack and dessert options at a food truck gathering.

These are perfect opportunities to meet some friends, roam from truck to truck sampling dishes and soak up some sun.

Whether you are indecisive and want lots of options, enjoy piecing together eclectic dishes or simply want an easy meal for an outdoor picnic, these food truck gatherings are the perfect spots to grab a quick bite this summer.

Atlanta Food Truck Park and Market

Where: 1850 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta

When: Open Daily

This is a permanent food truck park that is open for lunch and dinner. The park sits on three acres of land with lots of green space and parking. A wide variety of food trucks – including barbecue, Hibachi, ice cream, Jamacian food and much more – rotate in and out of the park on their own schedules. Check out the group’s Facebook page for hours and the lineup of trucks on any given day. It also features a farmers market, live music and entertainment periodically (generally over the weekend).

Find food trucks in Colony Square every Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Find food trucks in Colony Square every Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photo courtesy of Colony Square.

Street Eats on The Square

Where: Colony Square Plaza; 1175 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta

When: Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy bites from your favorite Atlanta food trucks at this lunchtime event, which is presented in partnership with Atlanta Street Food Coalition. Participating trucks include Let’s Tacobout It, The Royal Pig BBQ, Gyro Chef, Pattywagon ATL, Meatballerz and several others. Check the weekly lineup of food trucks before you go.

Georgia Tech Food Trucks

Where: North Avenue NW at Georgia Tech

When: Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Spend your lunchtime in the heart of the Georgia Tech campus near Tech Green to sample these food trucks. Participants vary by day and include Japanese-inspired street food, mac and cheese, flat breats, tex-mex and more. See the Spring Lineup of trucks.

Kennesaw Dinner at the Depot

Where: 2828 Cherokee St. NW, Kennesaw

When: Through Oct. 30, Monday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Dinner at the Depot in downtown Kennesaw features a mix of live music and various food trucks. Frequent participants include CHEF Q SOUL SHACK, Tom+Chee Food Truck, The Royal Pig BBQ, C’est Tout Bon 2 Eat and Kona Ice. See the event’s Facebook page for updates. The event also overlaps with the nearby Kennesaw Farmer’s Market.

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Brookhaven Food Truck Roundup

Where: Blackburn Park; 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta

When: Through Oct. 3, Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

At this weekly event foodies can expect between eight and ten food truck dining options, a beer and wine tent, live entertainment, and activities for children. Limited seating is available, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to picnic. Parking is free. Check the Facebook Event page for updates.

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley

Where: 37 Old Roswell St., Roswell

When: Through Oct. 11, Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m.

This dinnertime food truck extravaganza lines up along Old Roswell Street. Between seven and ten food trucks attend each event on a rotating schedule, and seating is available along the street. Attendees can enjoy music and jumbo games too. Truck announcements and weather updates can be found on the event Facebook Page. Parking info is available on the event’s website.

Video courtesy of City of Alpharetta

Dunwoody Food Truck Thursdays

Where: Brook Run Park; 4770 N. Peachtree Rd., Dunwoody

When: Through Oct. 26, Thursday from 5 p.m. until dark

Enjoy community, food and music at this weekly event in Dunwoody. Cotton Cravings, ANGELFIRE7 BBQ, Brainfood Hawt Cheese Market, FruitSmashers Food Truck and Five Finger Philly are some of the common participants. Check the event’s Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

Duluth Food Truck Friday

Where: Downtown Duluth; 3167 Main St., Duluth

When: May through September, Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Each Friday night over the summer food trucks take over the downtown Duluth area alongside lots of family-friendly activities, including live entertainment on the festival stage and in Parsons Alley. Sunshine Alchemy, Uptown Food Truck, Tom+Chee Food Truck, Steel City Pops and Simply Done Donuts are some of the food trucks that have participated in the event. Check the website for updates. The first Friday of each month there is also a free movie screened at the fountain as part of “Flicks on the Bricks.”

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Food Truck Fridays

Where: Woodruff Park; 91 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta

When: Through July 27, Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gather at Woodruff Park along Peachtree Street, between Poplar and Luckie Streets, for this special lunchtime event downtown. The fare available can include carnival food, Philly cheesesteaks, sushi, burgers, Korean street food and more, with participating trucks rotating each week. Check the website for each week’s participants. There will be live music by local performers and café seating with umbrellas throughout the park.

Roswell Family Food Truck Fridays

Where: Riverside Park; 575 Riverside Road, Roswell

When: May through September, Fourth Friday of each month from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

This evening event takes place the fourth Friday of the month. At each event visitors can find an array of different food trucks, as well as entertainment and fun for the whole family. The park also has a sprayground (for a fee) and two playgrounds to enjoy. Participating trucks rotate each month and have included Cousins Maine Lobster, Deep South Biscuit Co., Not As Famous Cookie Co., Peace of Pita and more. Check the website for each month’s participating food trucks.

For more food truck options, check out Atlanta Street Food Coalition’s calendar of events >

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