One thing is undeniable, the food truck and cart festival last night had a HUGE turnout and shows how much Columbus loves food trucks. An estimated 12,000 people packed into downtown, stood in line, picnicked on the lawn and over flowed into downtown bars and restaurants.
The long lines upset some and meant it was hard to try food from multiple trucks. The organizers and vendors completely underestimated the number of attendees and many vendors ran out of food really early. There were complaints about the drink ticket system (especially for soft drinks), but hopefully these are kinks that can be worked out for future events. It was really exciting to see that many people downtown and we hope this will become a more regular event.
The list of vendors who were there is below. Unfortunately we didn’t get to try as much food as we would have liked but we’ll try to hit the new Columbus trucks and carts as soon as we can for full write ups (vendors let us know where you will be!) Great to have a Columbus visit from The Hodge Podge Truck from Cleveland who are featured on the Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race, Sundays at 9pm.
Hodge Podge Truck– from Cleveland
Jeni’s Ice Cream,
Flippen Eggrolls – from Canton
The Cheesey Truck
The Pickled Swine,
Earth Crust/ Crazy Monkey
Mikey’s Late Nite Slice,
Boston Bert’s Seafood,
Dave’s Dogs & More,
Yellow Boys Polish Boys
Short North Bagel Deli,
If you went to the event what was the best food that you tried? We loved the spicy shrimp from Lotsa Lobsta, the sausage jalapeno and cheese kolache from Kolache Republic and the cucumber paleta from Pickled Swine and we were sad we didn’t get to try anything from Hodge Podge.