Our family is all over Indianapolis checking out new and exciting things for children and families across the city. While we’re on the go, I have to admit, I often forget to pack snacks or lunches when we are gone all day long. For health reasons we try to keep fast food and sitting down at a restaurant is not always conducive to our schedule (or my children’s mood!) – so what’s left? Only one of the most fun dining options our city offers – food trucks!
Food trucks are exactly what they sound like – trucks that sell food. These trucks travel all over the city each day, and their locations/schedule can often be found on their website or Facebook page. They travel downtown, office complexes, to the malls, and can even be spotted near sports fields during the summer. You may be wondering, “How good can food be that is served out of a TRUCK?” Well, let me assure you that it can be delicious!
There are a variety of different food trucks operating in Indy selling a range of foods and cuisines – from pizza and French fries to slow cooked comfort foods to Indian food to juices to cupcakes. When there is a #clustertruck event (when many trucks gather together in one place) there will surely be something for everyone!
Here’s a list of regularly occurring food truck events where you can have your pick of cuisines and enjoy a change of pace for lunch or dinner! Check the Indy Food Truck Alliance Facebook page for daily schedules of all individual trucks in one place.
First Friday Food Truck Festival
Old National Centre Parking Lot
Starting June 5th thru October 2nd (the first Friday of each month)
$8 per ticket
Food Truck Fridays
Georgia Street – downtown
Every Friday – 11:00-2:00
Holliday Park Clustertruck
Every Thursday this summer, 6:00-9:00
(There are outdoor concerts during this time as well!)
Ellenberger Park Clustertruck
Thursday nights this summer 6:00-9:00
West Park Clustertruck
Wednesday nights starting in June this summer, 6:00-9:00