From block parties and birthdays to fall fairs, food trucks are a fun way to feed a crowd. Whatever soiree you’ve got up your sleeve, read on for our list of five food trucks for hire to roll up to your next event.
We’ve yet to meet a kiddo who does not adore French fries. Serving up perfectly seasoned, hand-cut fries—bring these guys to your next event for treat for all ages. Stick to the not-so- basic fries served with you choice of homemade dipping sauces like garlic aioli, honey sriracha mayo, or red curry ketchup. Or, you can make it more of a meal by adding brown bag catering options like their delish chicken salad or veggie sandwiches.
The Details: $700 for two hours, call to set up your own custom Fry Guy experience. www.fryguyatlanta.com
Freckled & Blue
Freckled & Blue got their start as a catering company and just kept growing. Now their fresh, home-style food is available for lunch 4 days a week at their Smyrna location and you can scoop up their famous FAB Pimento Cheese at many Farmers Markets around Atlanta. And of course, their food truck! Think barbeque chicken, 4- cheese macaroni, pigs in a blanket, and banana pugging. Sound like the Southern favorites your crowd is craving? Then this may just be the food truck for you!
The Details: Food truck catering packages start out at $10 a person for an appetizer and entrée. If you want a little more variety you can opt for the Taste Test Package and try four appetizers for $14 a person. There is a $1000 minimum to hire the food truck, but Freckled & Blue can also cater your event without the truck, with options for pickup or delivery. 404-989-5571, www.freckledandblue.com
Good Food Truck
Famous for “The Poodle”—a hot dog on a French toast bun, apple maple slaw, topped with mustard and maple syrup—Good Food Truck lives up to its name! The littles will love when this bright red truck shows up to the event. But, now that they have expanded, you can choose from a whole fleet of vehicles to suit your catering needs: a truck, a trike, or a beautifully hand-painted Indonesian soup cart!
The Details: Catering packages range from $7-13 a person. Or, have a “Poodle Party,” with all you can eat poodles and a drink for $10 per person! 678-481-8182, www.goodfoodtruckatl.com
Yumbii has the distinction of being Atlanta’s first food truck. Famous for their delish Korean tacos , you can find both of Yumbii’s trucks rolling around the city and showing up at popular festivals like Candler Park Fall Fest, HOToberfest and much more. Kiddos will love the tacos; choose from fish, beef, or tofu. Sweeten the deal and add on some King of Pops for dessert!
The Details: Unlimited tacos start at $11 dollars a person. Need corn tortilla instead of flour? Prefer a salad option for the moms? Yumbii will work with you to create a customized menu sure to make everyone’s mouth water. www.yumbii.com , 404-285-0357
S & J’s
Pizza for a party might sound like old hat, but what if that pizza came to your get-together in a mobile, 3500lb Italian-made pizza oven on a trailer? We’re talking about delish New York style pizza, wood fired and made-to-order. Best of all, S & J’s uses only ingredients from local farms and their own garden. But, if you want to think out of the (pizza) box, you can opt for choices like charcuterie, wood-fire seared shrimp, stuffed mushrooms, bruschetta or pasta.
The Details: Catering packages include wood-fired pizzas, appetizers and salads all made with local ingredients and prepared on-site and start at $12 a person. There is a $500 minimum on weekdays and a $600 minimum on weekends. 770-241-7738, www.sjwoodfiredpizza.com
And, for even more ideas and info on hiring a food truck, check out Roaming Hunger, a sort of yellow pages for meals on wheels.