The most delicious St Patrick’s Day Party in town is happening Saturday, March 17th! The Jax Food Truck Food Court and Friends of Hemming Park are teaming up to present the Second Annual St Patrick’s Day Food Truck Takeover! Hemming Park will have cold beer to accompany Jacksonville’s premiere food trucks serving up the best food in Jax! There will also be local vendors, a judged food competition for Best Green Dish, giveaways by Hemming Park, and plenty of family friendly fun. Make a day of it and check out local favorites MOCA, Chamblin’s Uptown, Sweet Pete’s Candy, the Jax Public Library, and Wolf & Cub along with many more! It’s all going down on St Patrick’s Day from 11-4pm, so check out the awesome food truck lineup below and RSVP to the event HERE.
Joining the Takeover for savory options:
The Happy Grilled Cheese: Multiple time People’s Choice Winner for best food truck in all four major Jacksonville publications, The Happy Grilled Cheese is one of Jacksonville’s OG heavy hitters! Take it cheesy with their signature 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’more melt!
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! Newer to the road but quickly making a name for themselves, Team Love is already a favorite amongst the food truckers for soul food!
Latin Soul Grille: This truck’s fusion of Latin, Caribbean, Spanish, and BBQ makes for an irresistible menu. Their tender, flavorful chicken thigh tacos with fresh pico de gallo and delicious wings are addictions of ours. Their speciality empanadas are made with just as much care! Plus, we think their customer service is some of the best in town. It’s hard not to fall in love with Latin Soul!
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! They’re an official food vendor for the Orlando City Soccer Club, and have competed and won in statewide food truck competitions time and time again!
Son of a Butcher: A Jax legend, and Jacksonville’s best authentic philly, 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 a delicious taco! Don’t pass up on their healthy option either — their chicken caesar wrap is our favorite in town!
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! They were also named Best Food Truck by First Coast news, multi time Jax Truckie’s Food Truck Champion, and People’s Choice Award winning! 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.
Blazin Azn: Bacon fried rice is all we really need to say, but there is SO much more to love at Blazin Azn. Spring rolls, egg rolls, and incredibly tender teriyaki shrimp and chicken are all worth ordering. Want a real treat? Enjoy the only sushi or sushirito coming off a food truck in Jax with plenty of signature rolls! Chef Gus loves to surprise us with over the top rally specials too, including his multi award winning Tuna Tataco! There’s a fusion of flavors at Blazin Azn so we have faith there is something that everyone will enjoy!
Treemendous BBQ: Voted Best BBQ in Florida at Food Truck Wars, several time People’s Choice Winner, regularly featured on River City Live and News 4 Jax , and nine year brick and mortar veteran with TWO food trucks, Treemendous does not mess around with big flavors! Using everyone’s favorite low and slow technique, this truck offers up mouthwatering turkey, pork, ribs, chicken, and more! Who doesn’t love huge portions of smoked to perfection meats with homemade sides?!
Sweeto Burrito: It’s easy to see why Sweeto is one of the most sought after trucks in Jax– their burritos are some of the best in town! Be prepared to share, these are HUGE! The White Chick, Buff Chick, and Rise and Shiner are our personal recommendations! Plus, tater tots in a burrito, need we say more? This is definitely flavor worth fighting for.
Manny’s Cuban Food Truck: Is there any food more comforting than authentic Cuban cuisine and melty Cuban sandwiches? Manny’s brings bold flavors and gourmet flair to traditional favorites. They may be a newer truck to the road in Jax but we know they will wow you with their excellent customer service and delicious food! Their Cuban coffee and picadillo are can’t miss items!
Eddis & Sons: Named one of the top cheesesteaks in Jax by JRR, these traditional and creative spins on cheesesteaks will have you craving more! Whether you go classic or opt for a pizza steak with marinara, provolone, and grated parm, you’ll leave full! If you’re trying to go more of the healthy route, Eddis & Sons also has lettuce wrap versions of their cheesesteaks and vegetarian wheat based “meat” shavings so you can feel like you’re indulging!
Alma Fusion: Taco, burrito, or bowl — you choose your way at Alma! A hybrid of Mexican and Asian favorites, Alma is making some of the freshest food around and are making their Takeover debut with us! Whether you’re feeling pork belly, adobo chicken, shrimp, or tofu, they’ve got you covered! They’re famous for their ramen burrito, and also have some awesome vegetarian and vegan options as well!
Joining the Takeover for Sweet Treats:
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 the best southern sweet tea south of the Mason-Dixon line. Made with a secret recipe and very special water, this tea is unparalleled! Take home a few popcorn and pork rind containers to snack on later – you will thank us! There was a reason this popcorn was the featured snack of Jacksonville baseball for several years running–it’s amazing!
Le Petite Cheri Cupcakery: Who doesn’t love cupcakes? Le Petite Cheri raises the bar with seasonal flavor combinations and fresh toppings. Their desserts are rich and decadent, just how we like them! Also don’t miss their fresh made raspberry lemonade which is the perfect food truck rally treat! They’ve been experimenting with some new treats lately, so check out theri specials boards and don’t miss the newest items! They’ve won countless awards for their amazing cupcakes, so take home one or twelve!
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!
Guanabana: This Jax favorite expanded from their iconic tricycle that you’ve grown to love at RAM every week to a full truck and the menu grew right along with it! They still integrate their beloved popsicles, but also now offer macaron ice cream sandwiches, fruit bowls, smoothies, and more! If you’re looking for a healthy, delicious, yet indulgent treat this should be on your list! Their multiple award winning dessert is their Meregnon — think of a dessert that’s impossibly light and decadent all at the same time.
Nitrogen Creamery: Do you think ice cream is the best dessert in the world? You’ll love it even more made with nitrogen! This is Jacksonville’s first and ONLY liquid nitrogen ice cream truck, and they’ve set a standard that’s hard to beat! Winner of Food Truck Wars Most Delectable Dessert in 2016, this truck is sure to blow you away. All flavors are homemade daily using -320 degree nitrogen and made from only four ingredients! They also have fruit smoothies, hot donut holes, and the best milkshakes in town. The use of the nitrogen brings out the true flavors of each ice cream and make it quite a decadent treat. We’re big fans of the nutella (who isnt?) and we’d give up all other ice creams for an unlimited supply of their
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!
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