This spring, step away from the oven and step up to the window to order dinner from a kitchen on wheels. From Lake Norman to Rock Hill, here’s where to find Charlotte’s best food truck fare:
We’ll update this post with new info as we find it throughout summer 2018. If we missed your favorite be sure to let us know.
Where to find them: 1324 East Blvd. (Corner of Scott Ave. & East Blvd.)
When to dine: Fridays from 6 – 10 p.m. beginning April 27.
What to expect: In the heart of Dilworth, enjoy multiple food trucks on site, live music, picnic table seating, kids activities and more. BYOB. For food truck line-up and live music schedule, follow along on Facebook.
Where to find them: Trinity Presbyterian Church. 3115 Providence Road.
When to dine: Select Fridays 5:30 – 9:30 pm.
What to expect: Cotwold’s family-friendly food truck rally is back for the 2018 season with local bands, tons of free parking, gated playgrounds and more. Events are BYOB and dog-friendly. Before heading out, check their Facebook page for the latest updates.
Where to find them: Sycamore Brewing’s Food Truck Fridays
When to dine: Every Friday, 5 – 10 p.m.
What to expect: Charlotte’s original food truck rally continues at Sycamore Brewing each Friday evening. Expect an array of the area’s best food trucks, award-winning craft beer from Sycamore’s taproom, live music and more all accessible by the light rail and Rail Trail. Follow on Facebook for each week’s lineup.
Where to find them: Front Porch Sundays, 2151 Hawkins Street
When to dine: The first Sunday of each month, 12- 5 p.m.
What to expect: Make sure your Sunday Funday includes shopping and dining at the food truck offerings at Front Porch Sundays. Shop over 50 local vendors, enjoy live music and more. Past food trucks have included Strudelteig Food Truck, Hiya Food truck, Sticks And Cones and Two Chix and a Truck.
Where to find them: Catawba Brewing Co.’s Front Porch Friday.
When to dine: Each Friday, 5 – 11 p.m.
What to expect: Kick off your weekend on the front porch at catawba Brewing Company. Expect live music, plenty of beer option and food trucks on site.
Where to find them: South Park Eats Alternative, 5970 Fairview Road
When to dine: Each Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
What to expect: Mix up your lunch break with a trip to the largest gathering of food trucks in SouthPark. Every Wednesday a variety of food trucks from around the city serve up lunchtime favorites. A bonus? This spot has easy, free parking. View the weekly line-up at southparkeats.com.
Where to find them: Ballantyne Corporate Park
When to dine: Weekdays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
What to expect: Those who work in the business park (and even those who don’t!) enjoy a different truck each day, from tacos to frozen treats and burger classics. View the latest schedule at goballantyne.com.
Where to find them: Matthews Food Truck Fridays & Concert Series, Stumptown Park
When to dine: Second and fourth Friday through September, 5 – 9 p.m.
What to expect: Each Friday, families flock to Stumptown Park for live music, food trucks and other community entertainment. Before you go, note that this event does not allow pets. Find more information at matthewsnc.gov.
Where to find them: Fountain Park in Old Town Rock Hill.
When to dine: Every third Friday, 6 – 10 p.m. from May through October.
What to expect: Old Town’s Fountain Park will be packed on summer Fridays when Rock Hill’s Food Truck Friday begins in may. Plan to enjoy the area’s best food truck offerings, wine and beer, children’s activities and live music. Free admission. Find all schedules and updates online.
Where to find them: Runde Park, 5116 Windward Dr.
When to dine: Select Saturdays, 6 – 10 p.m.
What to expect: In Tega Cay, food trucks will gather at Runde Park on select Saturdays this summer. View the food truck line-up online. Here’s the live music schedule:
May 12th: U-Phonik
June 16th: Big Bamboo Band
August 18th: Sonic Rewind
September 15th: Kid’s In America.
Where to find them: Cabarrus County Food Truck Friday. Gibson Mill, 329 McGill Ave.
When to dine: Every Friday, 6 – 10 p.m.
What to expect: Bring your own lawn chairs to enjoy the Cabarrus Brewing Company Beer Garden, great beer, live music and plenty of food truck options. Stay up-to-date by following their Facebook page.
Where to find them: North Main Street (between Moore Avenue & Iredell Avenue)
When to dine: 5 – 8:30 p.m. on May 5, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13.
What to expect: Enjoy Mooresville’s best gourmet food truck fare as trucks line Main Street. In addition to food trucks, the events will include live music. Stay tuned for more details at downtownmooreville.com.
Where to find them: Rockin’ the Burg Concert Series, Harrisburg Park.
When to dine: Second Saturday in May, June (June 16), August, September and October. 5 – 9 p.m.
What to expect: Soon, Harrisburg’s Rockin’ the Burg Concert series will bring food trucks and live music to Harrisburg Park. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and note that no alcohol is permitted or sold at the event. View each date’s music schedule at harrisburgnc.org.
Where to find them: Lake Norman Summer Concert Series, D9 Brewing Company.
When to dine: Monthly, 5 – 10 p.m.
What to expect: With live music, local vendors, food trucks and activities for the kids, consider family night out planned. Past food trucks include Wingz On Wheelz, Queen City Sliders and A Worthy Dog. Stay in the know with the help of D9 Brewing’s Facebook page.
Where to find them: 2nd Friday Street Festival, Oak Street Mill.
When to dine: Each second Friday of the month, 6 – 10 p.m.
What to expect: Old Town Cornelius’ monthly street festival always includes a packed line-up of live music performances, food trucks, local artists, kids activities and more.