Food trucks rally in Doraville

Attendees shop food trucks provided by the Atlanta Street Food Coalition on Park Avenue.

A great way to spend a summer day is enjoying music with family and friends and binging on food truck treats.
On May 13 from 5 to 9 p.m., the Doraville Food Truck Rally took place on Park Avenue in Doraville.

Mayor Donna Pittman said, “We were extremely pleased with the turnout for this first-time event and feedback from our citizens has been very positive.

“We are proud of our diverse community and we will continue to try to bring in trucks that appeal to a wide audience.”

She added, “I felt the choice of trucks and the variety of menus provided a terrific selection… everything from New Orleans fare, to island conch fritters and shrimp tacos to Indian specialties. Mixed in was solid American fare such as burgers and cheesecake, to name a few.”

The event was held in partnership with the Atlanta Street Food Coalition and featured music from the local band, the Chamblee Tuckers.

The event will continue to be held on the second Wednesday of each month.

Attendees shop food trucks provided by the Atlanta Street Food Coalition on Park Avenue.
Attendees shop food trucks provided by the Atlanta Street Food Coalition on Park Avenue.

Pittman said, “We will pass suggestions from residents along to the food truck coalition and rely on them to continue to provide a wide variety of menu options.” 

She said, “They do plan to rotate the different trucks each month so there is always something new to sample.”

Pittman said, “The wonderful thing that I noticed last night was the sense of community that resonated throughout the evening. Any time we can provide the opportunity for our citizens to gather and socialize, I believe, offers everyone the chance to get to know neighbors they may have never met or make new friends. It also gives the leadership of the city the opportunity to get to know people and hear their thoughts and input in a relaxed atmosphere.”

The food trucks committed to the event included: C’est Bon Tout (New Orleans fare including po’boys, Bayou Burgers, and Garden Dogs); On Tapa the World (Spanish tapas empanadas, carne asada and sliders); Linkz Express (American fare including salads, cheesesteaks and burgers); Five Finger Philly (cheesesteaks and desserts); Tracy’s Tasties (mini cheesecakes and push pops); Loaded Burger (loaded burgers, unique sides and desserts); and Bollywood Zing (authentic Indian food).

Other participants included Incrediball Falafel (serving Israeli favorites: falafel, humus, pita, beef kabobs, shawarma, and crispy fries); Refuge Coffee (coffee, tea, and espresso); and Island Chef Mobile (island conch fritters, lobster tacos with mango salsa, grilled Snapper and more).

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