You may have noticed that we have done some massive updates to our calendar! One of the latest additions that we are proud to post is the Daily City Food Truck Bazaar! We have been to quite a few of these events locally but never checked out their website. We were surprised when we travelled to Brevard County for the Space Coast Light Fest and saw this travelling culinary event.
So what exactly is a food truck bazaar? Quit simply it’s a roaming food truck event that offers great variety and wind up being a focal point in the community. Most of the bazaars are setup on a fairly regular schedule. For example, the fourth Monday of each month ect. There are a few exceptions so you may want to check out their calendar on their website before you head on out. because these events are usually setup outside in the open, they are also subject to shut down during inclement weather.
We aren’t used to independent food truck operators in our area, so the Daily City Food Truck bazaar events are a welcomed sight. Although organized by our friends at The Daily City, each truck is independently owned and operated by small business owners that are crazy about food! If you’re used to eating off a food truck for lunch or from a construction site, you’re in for a much different experience! These are not the “roach coaches” that you may have pictured in your mind. They are professionally run mobile kitchens that must adhere to strict cleanliness and quality standards in order to maintain their licensing. In addition, The Daily City has a long list of food vendors that want a chance to be a part of these events, so they don’t allow sub-par food. In fact, they have stopped taking vendor applications because they have such a vast array of folks at the ready! Remember each of these food trucks are independently owned and operated, so the trucks at each event are subject to change. They are known to change constantly based on their own schedules so you may not get to eat from the same truck two months in a row! I don’t immediately recall any food I didn’t really care for at any of their events so I’m sure you’ll find something delicious to eat.
So what should you expect at The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar?
- Remember many of these food trucks are run by gourmet chefs, and lets face it, gourmet food can take a bit longer than your standard fast food fare. You should expect to wait in line for a while. Afterall, you would be willing to wait outside at your favorite restaurant for a seat, this is much quicker.
- Seating can be limited at these events depending on the location. It’s quite alright and actually encouraged to bring your own lawn chairs to a Daily City Food Truck Bazaar event.
- Not all trucks accept credit cards, but most do. They are generally mobile so many use Square or other methods to process your credit card. If you’re uncomfortable with someone swiping your credit card through their smart phone, you may want to bring cash.
- Dinners can range anywhere from $6 to $15 or more. You’ll want to treat this evening just like a night out on the town. The costs can add up across a family of four. If your children are picky eaters, you may want to feed them before heading out. It will save you some cash as well as keep you from spending money on gourmet style food your little ones may not quite care for.
- Frugal Florida Fun Tip: Bring your own drinks to reduce the overall cost of your night out!
- Most of the food trucks rely on generator power so it can be a bit loud around any of the Daily City Food Truck bazaar events. For this reason, you may want to leave the very tiny ones with a baby sitter. Out little guy didn’t seem to mind, but sometimes loud noises can freak kids out.
- While many of the locations are pet friendly, just because you CAN bring a pet doesn’t mean you SHOULD. Because of the loud noises, lines, and the fact that you really don’t want to eat food around dog poop means you should leave your four-legged friends behind.
- You may want to pair your attendance at the Daily City Food Truck Bazaar with another fun activity like a night out at the movies or a walk through a local shopping district. Many of the local businesses surrounding the bazaars tend to stay open later than usual to match the hours of the bazaar.
- The food trucks attending each event are subject to change, so if you would like to follow a particular food truck, you can see who is expected to attend by viewing the Daily City’s calendar below.
The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar Details:
Organized by: TheDailyCity.com
Dates and locations vary. See below:
Checkout the calendar below directly from the Daily City for constantly updated information!