Tailgate Takeover: Food Truck Takeovers And Football Are Back!

FOOTBALL IS BACK! The Jax Food Truck Food Court and Hemming Park are kicking off football season with the Food Truck Tailgate Takeover happening this Saturday, August 25th, from 11-4pm at Hemming Park before the Jags vs Atlanta game! They’ll have live entertainment from Paul Ivey and the Souls of Joy, a cash bar with a ticket giveaway provided by Friends of Hemming Park to the game, a kids play area, local vendors, and the areas best food trucks! Can you beat having all that in one place? Check out the lineup below and visit the Jax Food Truck Food Court event page HERE to RSVP!

The Happy Grilled CheeseMultiple 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. The Buffalo Chicken Loaded Fries are also not to be missed! They’ve got melt choices for days with just about anything you can imagine, including the over the top OMG Melt with mozzarella sticks!

The Happy Grilled Cheese

What’s the CatchSome 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. Multi-time award winners for Best Taco in events throughout the city, they’re a dream come true for coastal flavors!

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!

Wurstbusters Traditional German cuisine at a Tailgate? Yes, please! Knockwurst, currywurst, spaetzle, German potato salad, cucumber salad, and more await you from Wurst Busters! We’ve had quite a sampling of their menu and we love their spaetzle covered with grilled onions and their amazing sauerkraut with a currywurst! This is simple German food done right, and we couldn’t be more appreciative that they moved to Jax to serve it! They’ve recently debuted their massive chicken gyro, and it is absolutely a can’t miss item.


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.

Treemendous Sea and Soul Food – is attending the Food Truck Tailgate Takeover, and you should too! Longtime BBQ favorite Treemendous has branched out into the soul food category with this truck, and we are in love! Fresh fried massive grouper fillets, 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, so show them some love!

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?! Multiple time winner of Best Global Tacos, Chubby Burrito satisfies your need for all your Mexican comfort food favorites.

Chubby Burrito

Rocco’s Pizzatruck will be at the Tailgate Takeover, the best New York Style pizzeria on wheels! Aside from mouth watering, cheesy, soul fulfilling pizza they also feature delicious buffalo wings. One owner was a GM in a major chicken restaurant chain before and she brings her talents and experience to making her own unique flavors. Go ahead and get pizza AND wings, you know they’re a match made in heaven!

Oh heyyyyy, let’s tailgate with these RIBS! Rite on Que will be joining us for the Tailgate Takeover! Heaven meats earth in this BBQ truck that quickly took the food truck scene by storm! Rite on Que brought us competition style FloraBama BBQ at it’s finest from day one, it’s no wonder they have so many dedicated fans! Slow cooked melt in your mouth meats and homemade sides await you. Their brisket and candied ribs are fan favorites along with their homemade chips and delicious mac & cheese! Who will be snacking on some of these next Saturday?!

Maybe not the most traditional tailgate foods, but we can tell you it’s definitely one of the most delicious! Blazin Azn will be serving it up at the Food Truck Takeover next Saturday! 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!

Blazin Azn

Cackylacky’s! This truck just keeps on winning awards, and it’s with great reason! They’re fusing gourmet flavors with meaty comfort food and knocking their presentation out of the park every time! Their current fan favorite burger uses a datil key lime aioli with goat cheese and orange marmalade for Florida flavors you can’t beat! Like it spicy? Poblano mayo will kick it up a notch on any burger! Want the best hot dog in town? They’ve got those too! They’re hand pattying their burgers for freshness and authenticity you can’t find many other places. Cackylacky’s goes the extra mile for you, so definitely swing by this truck and see why they say they’ll make your momma happy!

Always say yes to burritos from 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.

Dessert Trucks

Nitrogen Creamery will be at our Takeover! 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 and 2018, 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. They’ve recently unveiled their Key Lime Ice Cream Pie, and it’s winning awards left and right!

Island Dream Food Truck will be at our Tailgate Takeover, will you? ​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!

Tailgate with cupcakes, of course! Le Petite Cheri Cupcakery will be at the Tailgate Takeover! 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 won countless awards for their amazing cupcakes, so take home one or twelve for sure. Our favorite? The Cookie Dough!

La Petite Cheri Cupcakery

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 making them not only exceptional, but unforgettable! They excel in classic sweet treats including nutella and banana, smores, eclair, and more rich and flavorful desserts! Looking for the perfect authentic French treat? Look no further!

Now and Forever SweetsRecently opened by the owners of A Flying Sausage, Now and Forever Sweets has been the dream of owner and pastry chef Heather for a long time! She now has a venue to create and showcase her baking skills and is serving up some delightful tarts (we love the Peanut Butter Tart and the Key Lime tarts!), cupcakes, and fluffy and crisp Creme Puffs! Head out and support their Takeover debut this weekend and take home some of the best desserts in Jax!

Now and Forever Sweets Creme Puffs

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