Just got back from a delicious (and quite WARM!) evening at the Avalon Park Food Truck Bazaar! I’m excited about this because it’s something I had wanted to do for awhile and is yet another item I can cross off on my Summer List. We had a great time, despite the heat and crazy crowds.
Food trucks, as I’m sure many of you know, are a trendy phenomenon that sprung up in Orlando early this year. There just seem to be more and more trucks at more and more events all over the Orlando area. They have food trucks for every category of cuisine; bbq, cupcakes and other desserts, seafood, asian, latin, caribbean, and on and on. And when they all get together, it’s like a mobile food court festival! People roam from truck to truck, gather some items to sample, then plop down on the grass to try what they have purchased, picnic style.
When I heard there would be a food truck event in East Orlando on our anniversary, I knew we had to go! We were planning on a very low key anniversary weekend anyways, so it really worked out well for us. I was a little unsure how Tadd would like it because I knew there would be a lot of crowds and a lot of waiting in line, but he absolutely LOVED it! I think preparing him for the crowds helped.
We bought food from three area food trucks, Korean BBQ Taco Box, Big Wheel Provisions, and Yum Yum Cupcake Truck. We started with the spicy pork taco box from Korean BBQ Taco Box, which was TO DIE FOR!!!! I’m not even a big pork eater, but this taco was one of the best things I have eaten in a long while. The sauce was sweet but also had some soy-saucy zing. I don’t know what else to say about it except that it was DELICIOUS! It came with all kinds of accompaniments…ginger salad, a chicken wing, fried tofu, and some rice roll things.
Tadd had a bite of the taco and ate my chicken wing, but the rest was all mine. Don’t feel bad for him though, because our second stop was Big Wheel Provisions…
Where he got (and ate) all of this (except for the root beer, that was mine!):
We enjoyed our dinner…Mmmmmmmmm…
Before we headed home, we stopped by Yum Yum Cupcake Truck and picked up a four pack of cupcakes to bring home and eat later. We got two Peanut Butter Choco-Rama, one Orangesicle, and one Key Slime. Can’t wait to try one later with some wine in lieu of an anniversary cake!
After that, we were both sweating and full, so we walked back to the car to go home. But Tadd was really psyched about the whole experience, which made me happy. We plan to try to get to another food truck event once the weather has cooled down. Can’t wait to try more yummy stuff!