Food trucks are all the rage in Boulder County these days. They’re everywhere. They set up shop in busy office parks during lunch and feed grateful and hungry patrons outside of restaurant-less breweries—they even make special appearances at weddings!
I love food trucks. And the variety and quality of food coming out of these mobile foodie joints continues to fascinate me every day. My favorite thing about food trucks in the Boulder County area, is the fact that they occasionally join forces to form one big, awesome, outdoor “restaurant” with a little something for everyone– including dessert.
I just love it.
So here’s the scoop. Whether they’re rolling solo or traveling in packs, here are a few tips on tracking down your favorite mini restaurant on the move.
1.) Social Media. Let’s be real—even my pops and my grandma have a Facebook page these days. Follow your favorite food trucks on Facebook and Twitter to find out when they’ll be serving up some delicious grub near you.
2.) Tap Rooms. I’ve eaten tacos from the Verde Truck at Upslope, grilled cheese from the Bone Wagon truck outside of the Oskar Blues brewery and pizza from the Ablaze food truck at Asher Brewing. Food trucks are also pulling up at Bootstrap Brewing in Niwot and Left Hand Brewing in Longmont. Food trucks and tap rooms are a match made in tasty heaven.
3.) Prospect Eats. The original food truck meet-up. I was first introduced to the world of super friendly food trucks working in unison to provide the fair people of Boulder County with a variety of dinner options last summer when I dragged a friend of mine to a park in Prospect to find out what all of the buzz was about. I ate an appetizer from one truck, dinner from another, and I finished my meal off with a killer cupcake from the Tasterie Truck and some live music on a beautiful Colorado night. Find trucks like Top of the Hill Grill, the Salt Food Box, and the Heirloom Truck every Monday night through the end of September from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Prospect Park.
4.) Lucky’s Market. Lucky’s recently started a little neighborhood gathering on Friday nights outside of their store where they feed hungry folks fresh food from the market and it’s also where you’re likely to find healthy food from the RollinGreens truck as well as tasty desserts from Louisville’s Sweet Cow Moo Mobile. It’s definitely worth checking out this event since some of the hottest local bands are playing there.
5.) Vista Ridge Food Truck Party & Gunbarrel Commons Food Truck Party. Food trucks are in such high demand these days that they are throwing parties in local neighborhoods bringing a whole new meaning to “delivery food”. Check out the Vista Ridge Food Truck Party in Erie on Tuesday nights and stop by the Gunbarrel Commons Food Truck Party on Wednesday nights. Food trucks really are taking over the world—one neighborhood at a time.
6.) Truck It 2! Not too long ago, Boulder finally jumped on board with the whole food truck party idea and threw a giant bash complete with local craft beer and live music at the Gateway Fun Center in north Boulder. It was such a huge hit that round two is happening on August 24thfrom 4-9 p.m. at the same location. Enjoy beer from Avery and Twisted Pine. Play a few rounds of putt putt or some volleyball, listen to some live music and nosh on food from the Sesame Seed Truck, Crock Spot and the Cheese Louise truck. The first Truck It! event in Boulder was packed, so bring two wheels or walk if you can, because parking will fill up fast!