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Tag: Tacoma mobile food

July
28th

Live report: Moveable Feast 2013 at Cheney Stadium, a gathering of food trucks

The crowds are building right now at Moveable Feast, the Tacoma’s second annual gathering of mobile food businesses. There’s everything from lumpia to handmade ice cream to Cajun eats and fried Russian meat pies at the festival. I just popped in and took photos of almost every menu I could find. Take a look below. The event runs until 5 p.m. today at Cheney Stadium. Admission is free except for the cost of food. Parking is $5. Read more in this blog post. Read more »

July
25th

Food truck gathering: Moveable Feast is Sunday at Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium

Cheney Stadium filled quickly at last year's Moveable Feast, as this photo details. This year, the footprint and number of food trucks participating has increased. The event is Sunday July 28, 2013, at Cheney.
Cheney Stadium filled quickly at last year’s Moveable Feast, as this photo details.

They’re restaurants with steering wheels, food emporiums atop four tires with menus of scratch-made eats. When nearly 40 mobile food trucks gather Sunday at Cheney Stadium, it will be a pop-up food court like no other in the South Sound.

The one-day festival Moveable Feast runs from noon-5 p.m. Sunday. It’s free except for the cost of food and five bucks for parking. A VIP $10 ticket buys early entry and parking (see below for details).

Credit tricky municipal regulations, a smaller inventory of food creators or shaky economics, but Tacoma’s mobile truck scene has remained far-flung and small.

The South Sound is home to at least a few-dozen trucks or carts — most of which serve Mexican food, but there’s also Filipino, barbecue, hot dogs, cake and even frozen yogurt — but unlike Seattle and Olympia, no pods or cart lots exist here for trucks to gather on a regular basis. Read more »

Jan.
24th

Filipino food trucks: Big Boys now open in Pacific, Lumpia World stops serving at UWT

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The grating chill blew in sideways through the window on the Big Boys Filipino food truck, but the couple working inside didn’t seem bothered much. My teeth chattered and I winced at taking my hands out of my pockets to fetch my credit card. Such is life for a hired belly researching mobile food businesses in January. In January? Yeah. January. Although most of us think of May-October as the more sane food truck season, plenty of trucks and carts operate year round in South Sound. Yesterday, I wrote about Jay Dogs, a hot dog cart that set up shop Nov. 1 on Center Street. Today, I’m taking a bite out of the Big Boys, which opened just a few months ago in Pacific. Read more »