Little Rock's last Food Truck Friday was in October, but Food Truck Fridays return this week. Every week, some of the best Food Trucks in Little Rock (and all around Arkansas, food trucks are mobile after all) meet on Main Street and Capitol Avenue in Little Rock to share some of their best food. It's a easy way to sample food trucks without having to look very hard for them.
The lineup is usually announced at the beginning of the week on their Facebook page.
Food Trucks Fridays usually have at least 3, and sometimes up to half a dozen food trucks. It's a great season to plan your lunch downtown.
The first week features Bryant’s BBQ, Cheto’s Authentic Mexican, Fork in the Road, The Southern Gourmasian and Loblolly Creamery.
Bryant's BBQ serves traditional Southern BBQ and is is offering brisket and pork sandwiches, turkey legs, jerk chicken and Spanish rice, BBQ nachos and more.
Cheto's Authentic Mexican is serving taco salads and burritos.
Fork in the Road is a sandwich truck and they are offering some of their unique sandwiches including a hummus wrap for the vegetarians and a Cuban panini, a Hawaiian burger and their grown-up grilled cheese.
Loblolly Creamery is every one's favorite ice cream truck. They are offering ice cream cups and cones, macaron ice cream sandwiches and ice cream floats. Loblolly Creamery desserts can be found everyday at the The Loblolly Ice Cream Bar inside The Green Corner Store & Soda Fountain on 1423 South Main Street.
The Southern Gourmasian is a cool Asian Southern fusion truck. They have steamed buns , shrimp & grits, spicy chicken and dumplings, almond crusted chicken sandwich and S’more cookies. The Southern Gourmasian also has a restaurant located at 219 West Capitol in downtown Little Rock. They are open Monday through Saturday for lunch and sometimes dinner.
The menu items are usually different than the food truck offers.
My favorite food truck in the city is the Southern Gourmasian (Waffle Wagon is a close second), so try something from them for sure, but Fork in the Road and Loblolly are also excellent choices. You can't miss with any of these.
The best part of Food Truck Fridays is that you can sample goods from all of them, which is hard to do in a typical food truck setting. It's even easier to sample multiple trucks at the Main Street Food Truck Festival. This year, the festival will be held on September 24. That's pretty far off, so you can use Food Truck Fridays to help you narrow the field for September.
Little Rock is pretty supportive of food trucks and there are multiple other places, aside from Food Truck Fridays and the Food Truck Festival to sample them. Earlier this year, the Little Rock Food Truck Stop opened. You can sample a variety of food trucks here on more than just Fridays. The Food Truck Stop offers multiple food trucks and indoor seating, televisions and bathrooms. They Food Truck Stop is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and located 801 South Chester in downtown Little Rock. It's a great idea for lunch if you missed Food Truck Friday.
Westover Wednesdays are another way to get your food truck fill and sample many trucks at the same time. Westover Wednesday takes place the second Wednesday of every month. Lots of food trucks and unique local vendors come out for it. It's located at 6400 Kavanaugh Blvd.
If you follow your favorite food truck's Facebook page, you can stay up to date on these festivals and gatherings. Almost every weekend in spring and summer, there is a food truck gathering somewhere. They also show up at festivals, farmer's markets and pretty much anywhere there are hungry people. Don't overlook the local food trucks as a great place to have lunch in Little Rock.