It’s time for the next Food Truck Takeover, and this time the trucks are coming to the Southside! The Jax Food Truck Food Court is hosting 25 premiere food trucks on Saturday, 6/17 from 11-4pm at the corner of Beach Blvd and St John’s Bluff in the Winn Dixie shopping center. There will also be a cash bar, local vendors, live entertainment, and plenty of family friendly fun! Check out the event page here to RSVP! Below is the incredible lineup for this week’s Takeover, you won’t want to miss this one! PLUS–It’s Chew Chew’s last day of service on Saturday before they move, so eat from one of the top 50 trucks in the US one last time!
The Happy Grilled Cheese: People’s choice for best food truck in all four major Jacksonville publications, The Happy Grilled Cheese is one of Jacksonville’s heavy hitters! Take it cheesy with their Daddy of the Mac and loaded cheese fries. Plus, Pro Tip: you can add mac and cheese to any sandwich if you’re feeling decadent! Our favorite is to add it to the California melt! You’re also not going to want to miss their sweet, decadent, chocolate laden S’mores melt!
Cuban Fire Grill: Authentic, slow cooked, homemade cuban cuisine featuring Cuban sandwiches, lechon asado, ropa vieja, and flan for dessert. Their steak sandwich is ridiculously good for all the meat lovers out there! We’re also very appreciative that they serve their Cuban sandwiches with potato sticks, it’s such a nice touch! They were recently named best Cuban Food in Jacksonville, so you’ll want to eat here for sure!
Wauga Wauga: This food truck is bringing an exciting twist to gourmet cuisine with fresh ingredients and creative flavor combinations. Fifteen years of experience are put into the recipes on this truck and that dedication shows. Particularly well known with beach locals, Wauga Wauga has developed quite a following with their vibrant meals that are as delicious as they are pretty. You’re going to want to order the Fiesta Nachos loaded with queso, bourbon chicken, bacon, pico, and pineapple salsa!
Fusion Food Truck: Chef Ashley Amin (winner of top Indian chef in San Diego and best chef in Jacksonville) brings us the best Indian cuisine in the city from her truck, proven by being recently named one of the top 50 food trucks in the United States! We highly recommend their award winning banana curry and tikka masala paired with a decadent Thai tea. If samosas are on the dessert menu, you’ll definitely want to have one or ten! Really, we love everything on Fusion’s menu, so order liberally.
El Agave Azul: You simply can’t fake how fresh the tacos are from El Agave Azul! They’re serving up authentic Mexican street tacos with carne asada and al pastor, burritos, American tacos, gorditas, and more! From hand made tortillas to crisp veggies and perfectly cooked meats, this is the soul warming mouth watering Mexican cuisine you’ve been craving!
Chew Chew: Lobster corndogs anyone? Chew Chew has fused fine dining with food trucking seamlessly. This Takeover will be their LAST DAY OF OPERATION before they move, so you must stop by! With one of the best food truck menus around, Chew Chew has something for everyone! Try a carnitas burrito, a caprese grilled cheese, General Tso’s tacos, or BBQ sliders with fried jalapenos! This truck is a longtime favorite of Jacksonville foodies. Plus, they were recently named one of the top 50 food trucks in the United States!
Catullo’s Italian: Where we do we start with Catullo’s? Handmade daily pastas, thin crust pizzas, and specialty ‘sangwiches’ combined to get them named the best Italian food in Jax by JRR readers. Each scratch made sauce that is paired with their tender pasta is packed full of flavor and fresh ingredients to make for one romantic food experience. This truck will sweep you away to Italy and you’re never going to want to come back, trust me.
Seaweeds Maine Lobster Rolls: Who doesn’t love a good lobster roll? Born and raised in Maine, owners Rusty and Judy know how to create them with perfect authenticity. Served on buttery buns, the chunks of lobster meat are plentiful and filling. Whether you want a snack size or a huge meal, Seaweeds will give you your fresh lobster fix!
Joyshtick Food Truck: One of our new trucks, Joyshtick has integrated the worlds of video games and food for the ultimate gamer munchies. Over the top burgers, delicious wraps (Pro tip: add pickles and buffalo sauce to the Finish Him wrap…YUM), loaded fries, and more! The best part is while you wait for your food you get to play video games on their outdoor screens! #winning
Danilo’s Famous Lumpia: It’s called famous for a reason. These Filipino treats are cooked fresh to order every time and are stuffed with beef, vegetables, and spices. Their pancit is phenomenal, and also try their dessert turron too – sweet banana lumpia with your choice of toppings. They’ve even recently started offering their lumpia frozen, so check out their ordering options!
What’s Smokin:How does slow smoked BBQ pulled pork in a gyro sound? This BBQ fusion truck brings the unexpected to your notions of traditional BBQ and gyros are just the beginning! Their BBQ egg rolls have quickly become a favorite of our food truck community. Oh, did we happen to mention they have cheesy hash brown casserole as a side item? #heaven!
Son of a Butcher: Jacksonville’s best authentic philly, and we really can’t disagree. Son of a Butcher prepares fresh sandwiches, poboys, tacos, and more absolutely loaded with meats and cheeses. Looking for a hearty meal? This is your choice! We cannot get enough of their garlic parm fries. Go ahead and get two orders, you’ll thank us. They’re also known for their secret menu takeover items, so keep an eye out for that!
Full of Crepe Food Truck: Feeling a little Euro-chic? Full of Crepe food truck is serving up these delicious handheld AND handmade treats in a variety of flavors! Full of Crepe is known for shaking up the traditional crepe and adding in specials like the BLT, McCrepe, and the New Orleans (muffaletta style) but also excels in the classic sweet treats including nutella and banana, smores, eclair, and more!
Mr Potato Spread: Not a single person on this planet can turn down a massive loaded potato. Mr Potato Spread is fulfilling this great need in Jax with over the top potatoes and loaded fries that will carb load you right into heaven. Want it topped with broccoli and cheese? Go for it. Want it loaded down with meat? They’ve got you covered. Want it covered in CRAB BOIL?! Your dreams have come true.
Butt Hutt Smokehouse: This is Jacksonville’s gourmet BBQ truck with housemade sauces and melt in your mouth meats. Butt Hutt takes bbq to an elevated level for all the foodies out there! Their brisket with coconut curry mustard is our favorite order, but if you’re feeling decadent the Florida Fries are heavily layered with pork, peppers, onions, and smothered in their signature sauces.
Team Love Seafood: Get your souls ready for this amazing Southern style truck! Specializing in all things comfort food, Team Love Seafood serves up fresh fried or grilled fish, shrimp, fried pickles, hush puppies, gumbo, etouffee and more! They’ve got the flavors of the South on lock, so come out and try the most flavorful fried seafood this side of the Mississippi!
Mother Truckin Pizza: This Jax favorite serves jumbo pizza slices with fresh toppings and tons of melt in your mouth cheese. They also offer oven fired subs, soft pretzels, and delicious cheesy bread. Their deluxe slice and Italian sausage sub can’t be beat! Want a treat? Try their toasted ravioli too!
Delish Kebabs: You’ll smell these amazing grilled kebabs before you get to the truck! Serving up authentic and award winning Brazilian charcoal grilled kebabs, Delish Kebabs is taking simple food and making it extraordinary. Their bacon wrapped chicken was the winner of the 2014 Food Truck Wars! Don’t miss their yuca fries either. Also, the garlic sauce. OMG the garlic sauce!
Elizabeth’s Fusion Kitchen: A newcomer to the Jacksonville food truck scene, Elizabeth’s Fusion Kitchen brings gourmet family recipes for fusion Asian cuisine. We highly recommend the shrimp eggrolls stuffed with a massive fresh shrimp and vegetables, her incredible chicken wings, and the pork skewers! Whether you’re looking for traditional Asian comfort food or specials with a flair, Elizabeth’s has you covered!
Joining us for sweet treats:
Van D’s Dutch Delights: In a sea of cakes, be a waffle. That’s the old saying right? This truck brings Dutch stroopwafels to the streets which is basically a waffle cookie hybrid. They’re crisp and lightly sweet alone, or try them with a drizzle of caramel, Nutella stuffing, or ice cream to amp it up! They make milkshakes, ice cream, and serve delicious coffee for all your traditional dessert needs. If you want to try something you’ve truly never tried before, Van D’s needs to be your first stop!
Funnel Cake Queen: These aren’t your average funnel cakes people, so buckle up and get ready for the best one of your life! Get your daily serving of fruit with these sweet as pie caramel apple funnel cakes, or try one loaded with chocolate for a richer treat. If you’re a traditionalist, there are sugar coated originals that stand alone as the best in Jax even without toppings!
Island Dream: Florida weather = Italian Ice everyday! Island Dream features creamy and unique Italian ice flavors and lemonades. The flavors change often, but they’re always refreshing and flavorful across the board. We’ve recently fallen head over heels with their Arnold Palmer flavor. Pro tip: their Oreo Funnel Fries are the perfect choice for anyone with a sweet tooth, they are delightful!
Tikiz: If you’re looking for a refreshing treat, Tikiz shaved ices are where it’s at! Creatively served inside fruit rinds, these sorbets are the lightest and creamiest around. We’re partial to the lemon! The best part is you can dispense your own shaved ice, so get as little or as much as you’d like and get innovative with your flavor combinations!
Cold Calf Creamery: Cold Calf has been named best ice cream in St Augustine for 5 years running. Evidenced by their huge flavor variety and massive portions, we understand why! Plus, it’s Florida, the weather is always conducive to a creamy, decadent sweet treat! An owner and crowd favorite flavor is Cookie Monster : vanilla ice cream with cookie dough and cookies and cream! Also don’t miss their Fruit Chillers which blend sweet sorbet with your soda of choice!
Front Porch Kettle Corn: Start your food truck rally adventure here for an appetizer! Fresh made sweet and savory popcorn, mouth watering spicy pork rinds, and southern sweet tea. Take home a few containers to snack on later – you will thank us!
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