3.25.2013

Food Truck Festival 2013

Food trucks have swept the nation as the next big thing and now, especially in Houston you can find one just about on every corner! 

But once a year, more than 30 trucks gather  in one spot and you can eat your little heart out. 
{And then go home and take a nap because you will need it!}

The 3rd Annual Houston Food Truck Festival


Here are some tips for those foodies who want to attend next year:

1.} Only take one car - or if you can walk there. The parking fills up so incredible fast and be prepared to sit in traffic to try and park

2.} Get your tickets online - they sell them at the door, but they only allow 2,000 tickets per day and they sell out quick. 

3.} Review the trucks that will be there online first and know which ones you want to try ahead of time

4.} Choose your top few trucks because the lines are LOOOOOONG and you can't do they all in one day! 

5. Do not base your choices on people complaining about said long lines...every truck that was worth eating at had longs lines. 

6.} DO NOT EAT BEFORE! 

Here were some of our favorites from this year's festival {in no particular order}:

 Traditional grilled cheese meets gourmet ingredients - sign me up!

 Busted!

WHAT I ATE: The Market Sandwich - Local tomatoes, fried egg, arugula, goat cheese on whole wheat bread

WHAT I THOUGHT: These guys do an amazing job pairing decadent cheeses with everything from simple everyday foods to things you would never think of like specialty jams. 
Let's just say I will be adding an egg to all my grilled cheeses from now on! 
{Check out their Facebook page}

^^^ Korean + Mexican Fusion = enough said folks!

 This truck had one of the longest lines of all the trucks and I still couldn't decide what to get after waiting all that time! Everything looked and SMELLED so amazing!

WHAT I ATE: Chicken Kimchi Quesadillas - Caramelized kimchi, Bulgogi, cilantro, onion, Chi'Lantro salsa, magic sauce and sesame seeds.

WHAT I THOUGHT: When can I go back??? Can I have one of everything else??? I am so glad we waited in line for this one!

I will also say, I am super sad I didn't get the Kimchi Fries too --- I am dreaming about them after seeing people eating them! {Lunch next week??}
{Check out their Facebook page}

Last, but not least

"He's a one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater"...anyone else?

Here's how it works: Choose your size, bread, nut butter, fruit, sweetener. Then have them cut that bad boy into whatever shape your mommy used to and your set!


WHAT I HAD: Cashew butter, strawberry jam, sliced bananas and Nutella - grilled and cut into 2 triangles

WHAT I THOUGHT: Holy Hell Batman! Why couldn't my PB&Js as a child taste like this?? I also love the way you can personalize your sandwich, because who doesn't love to feel special?! 
{Check out their Facebook page}


{They also win 1st place in my heart for best truck/marketing and design - look how cute he is!}

Now that I am so full, I cannot breathe - I hope you enjoyed my reviews and if you ever see one of these fine food trucks while in Houston, STOP AND EAT!

You will not be sorry!


- Lindsey Nicole
*All reviews were 100% my own opinion and I was not compensated in any way for these reviews

1 comment:

Darby Hawley said...

OMG this looks awesome! I'm so sad we turned this down!!!!! Looks like everything is delicious! I'm hungry now lol