It’s time for the next Food Truck Takeover, and this time the Jax Food Truck Food Court is focusing on all things local! The Taste of Florida Takeover is this Saturday, May 19th, at 860 Commerce Center Drive in Regency (near Bealls and Lowe’s). There will be a stellar lineup of food trucks featuring special Florida themed dishes, a cash bar, a kids play zone, local vendors, a judged food competition for Best Florida Flavor, and more family friendly fun! It takes place from 11-4pm on Saturday, so go check out the event HERE and RSVP and invite your friends and family!
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!
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 by Jax Restaurant Reviews readers, so you’ll want to eat here for sure!
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. Multi-time award winners for Best Taco in events throughout the city, they’re a dream come true for coastal flavors!
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. Winner of the Jax Truckie’s 2015 Best BBQ and named the top 5 brisket in Jax by Jax Restaurant Reviews, Butt Hutt is making a name for itself country wide as well by attending music festivals all over the east coast. Who is ready for some BBQ?
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?! Multiple time winner of Best Global Tacos, Chubby Burrito satisfies your need for all your Mexican comfort food favorites.
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.
Blue Pacific Tacos: Multiple time award winning tacos including the unique ribeye bulgogi tacos, sriracha beef, and Malaysian satay. Blue Pacific’s bold flavors can’t be found elsewhere! The owner Izzy has travelled the world to hone his culinary skills and brings globe trippin’ flavors to Jacksonville. We think tacos are the perfect food truck rally food, don’t you? One of the food truckers to recently go brick and mortar in Mandarin, we love that now we can find Blue Pacific whenever we have a need for bold flavors!
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.
Cackylacky’s – Gourmet burgers and hot dogs await you at this new truck that has bold unique flavors all over the menu! Craving a gyro? How about a Greek Knight burger with gyro meat and tzatziki? Like it spicy? Poblano mayo will kick it up a notch on any burger! They’re hand pattying and hand cutting all their burgers and fries for freshness and authenticity you can’t find many other places. Cackylacky’s goes the extra mile for you, so definitely swing by this new truck and show them some love!
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 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 at their Takeover debut!
Best Burgers Jax – Jax is even in the name, so Florida food it must be! Is there better comfort food than a big, juicy, cheesy, freshly made burger? Fan favorites at this truck include the Shroom and Swiss Burger, the Cajun BBQ burger, and accompanying crispy fries. Best Burgers Jax prepares everything to order so the customization is endless!
Rite on Que – Heaven meats earth in Jacksonville’s newest favorite in the BBQ scene! Already attracting attention from foodies all over the city, Rite on Que brought us competition style Flora-Bama BBQ at it’s finest from day one. Slow cooked melt in your mouth meats and homemade sides await you. Their brisket and candied ribs are fan favorites among along with their crisp slaw, fresh made chips, and mac & cheese!
Wurst Busters – Traditional German cuisine? 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!
Jammas Jax – The newest addition to the Jax food truck scene, Jammas is new business of Chef Julio Gonzales who began fan favorite El Mariachi Loko. He’s delved into Asian cuisine now with amazing chicken satay, freshly prepared noodles and rice in his wok you can watch him cook on in the truck window, and flavorful egg rolls and ribs. This is one new truck you absolutely shouldn’t miss!
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!
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 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 life changing!
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!
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