CLAY, N.Y. (NCC News) — Food trucks are back for the spring and summer seasons.
The Syracuse Food Truck Takeover on the other side of Dunk & Bright Furniture at the Great Northern Mall is a place for families and furry friends to enjoy live music and plenty of food from 20 rotating food trucks every Wednesday, from now until September.
It’s the event’s third year, and Food Truck Association President Nick Sanfrid said it becomes more successful each new year.
“You have to have a lot of space. You have to have space for parking, spaces for lines, space for tables and chairs, and music and all these different things for it to work, and it does,” Sanfrid said.
Customers like Sandra Schilling love the event so much that they keep coming back, week after week, year after year.
“I love the food here,” Schilling said. “I keep going to every place and test every food out.”
While it may be difficult to try all 20 food trucks in one evening, the food trucks rotate on a regular basis. Ma & Pa’s Kettle Corn food truck has been a regular food truck over the years.
Owner James Bell, who is also known as “The Popcorn King,” said the food truck runs in his blood.
Bell said his grandparents, Nana and Bubba, introduced kettle corn to the Syracuse area in the early 2000s. While they served it from a tent, the business has grown into a food truck and much more.
Chuck Andrews, the owner of the Macarollin’ food truck, said he not only loves seeing new customers every week, but also his fellow food truck owner friends.
Whether it’s pizza from the Toss-n-Fire food truck, something from the Angry Pig Barbeque, or the Bacon Bomb, some waffles or even fresh baked potatoes, there’s a food truck for every one.
The Food Truck Takeover happens every Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. A list of trucks, menus, and online preordering is available online at Street Food Finder or by downloading the Street Food Finder app on your phone.