It’s time for the Food Truck Takeover you’ve all been waiting for! The TACO TAKEOVER is happening this Saturday, September 16th, at Academy Sports at 11901 Atlantic Blvd from 11-4pm. The Jax Food Truck Food Court is bringing together 20+ food trucks, many of which are doing special taco related menu items along with their specialties, a cash bar, local vendors, a kids play zone, and more family friendly fun! There will be a panel of local celebrity judges awarding a coveted Best Taco Award, and a People’s Choice Award! Check out the lineup below and RSVP to the event page on Facebook and get ready to go into a taco coma!
Serving on the savory side:
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. 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, or their teriyaki steak tacos!
A Flying Sausage: This truck has taken off since it opened a year ago (ha, ha)! They’re known for serving breakfast around Jacksonville and even added a Breakfast All Day Menu, but for lunch and dinner, you’ll want their chorizo tacos! Their handmade, perfectly seasoned, gourmet sausages will have you soaring with happiness! Check out their offered “Flights” of sausage at the Takeovers to try a little of everything!
What’s the Catch: Some of the best, most flavorful, and delicious seafood tacos are coming off What’s the Catch food truck. You can find their vintage Airstream at festivals around Jacksonville and beyond, but we are happy to be seeing them more often! We can’t do without their ahi tuna. The best part about What’s the Catch is it’s bringing truly local flavors to the locals – most tacos are inspired by what’s freshly available in Jacksonville.
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. They’re turning them into Bangin Beef Tacos for the Takeover, so get ready!
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!
El Mariachi Loko: This truck is upping the street food game with gourmet Mexican tacos, tostadas, quesadillas, pupusas, and more! You can taste that each element is homemade and prepared with exceptional care. Their specials are mind blowing—think grouper tacos with aioli and black bean salsa, spicy shrimp tacos, or mahi! Tacos = life, and El Mariachi Loko is setting the standard!
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!
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
Chubby Burrito: One of the most popular Mexican trucks in Jacksonville, Chubby Burrito specializes in authentic Mexican style street food. All food is freshly prepared daily and focuses on simple, authentic flavors. The carne asada street tacos and chicken tinga burritos are can’t miss orders. Oh, and did we mention there are churros?!
Cajun Cravins 2 Go: Another newcomer to Jacksonville, Cajun Cravins 2 Go is actually a seasoned food truck veteran that moved here to serve! They’ve got all your authentic cajun favorites including stellar red beans and rice and gumbo, but they’re also making and smoking all their own sausages in house! The flavors are bold at Cajun Cravins, we know our cajun fans will be thrilled to have a taste of home!
Treemendous Sea and Soul Food: Longtime BBQ favorite Treemendous has branched out into the soul food category with their new truck, and we are in love! Fresh fried massive grouper filets, Mayport shrimp baskets, oxtail, no filler crab cakes, fried pork tenderloin sandwiches, and homemade southern sides. Can you ask for anything better? You know if it’s coming from the Treemendous brand then it’s quality food and quality service!
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!
Full of Crepe: 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!
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 a delicious taco!
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. Plus, they are now featuring sushiritos and a sushi menu on the truck! Chef Charlie loves to surprise us with over the top rally specials too! There’s a fusion of flavors at Blazin Azn so we have faith there is something that everyone will enjoy!
Joining 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 southern sweet tea. Take home a few containers to snack on later – you will thank us!
Kona Ice: Every flavor of shaved ice under the sun plus fresh ice cream equals a crowd pleaser for sure. Kona has become particularly popular with the kids in Jacksonville, so expect for them to recognize this brightly colored truck and run to pick out their favorite flavor! Stop by and cool off with the perfect shaved ice!
Cold Calf Ice Cream: 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!
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!
Not Your Mama’s Treats: Our newest dessert truck, Not Your Mama’s Treats is hitting the streets and changing the game! Fresh cake slices including speciality carrot cake, red velvet, customer favorite cheesecakes, peanut butter pops, and more! They’re making everything from scratch with love and family recipes. Take a few things home, because you will not want to try just one thing from this decadent truck!
Guanabana: This Jax favorite recently expanded from their iconic tricycle 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!
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