Food trucks are about to become an every day part of the eating scene in Buckhead.
The Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market will open April 26 at 1850 Howell Mill Road, giving food truck fans a chance to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner from their favorite vendors seven days a week.
“As a member of the Atlanta food truck community, I recognized the challenge that our city’s food trucks face of finding consistent, popular locations that also are convenient for customers,” organizer Howard Hsu said in a news release.
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“The Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market is our answer to that; we are confident that establishing this destination will increase exposure, drive business and continue to encourage the city’s young entrepreneurs to develop their street food concepts.”
Hsu, the co-owner of Sweet Auburn BBQ, worked with Brian Harvin and Anita Hsu to develop the idea for the Food Truck Park on the 3-acre site.
The venue will also be home to Thursday night live music performances, a weekend farmers market and monthly events designed to showcase local artists.
Attractions will include bocce ball courts, horseshoes and a playground, as well as places to sit and picnic. Free parking will be available.
Food truck supporters in Atlanta have worked for years to get to win acceptance for the mobile food operators. Some have faced hostility from nearby bricks and mortar restaurants and questions about safe food handling.
on Wednesday evenings is not returning in 2012, according to a Facebook post. Main Street Parking, the organizer, cited "permitting issues and other unforeseen circumstances."
Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market will feature many popular food trucks, including:
- Sweet Auburn BBQ
- King of Pops
- WOW Truck
- Happy Belly
- Honeysuckle Gelato
- Nana G’s Chik-n-Waffles
- Yum Yum Cupcake
- Munch Truck
- Mighty Meatballs
- Tex’s Tacos
- Tastee Truck
- Fry Guy
- Yoli’s Street Food
- Champion Cheesesteaks
- Hail Caesar
- The Pickle
- Rolling Reuben’s
- Pressed For Time Paninis
- Mobile Marlay