Some of the best chefs around aren’t cooking in restaurant kitchens for other people anymore. Instead, they’re taking matters into their own hands, traveling the city and serving food from their own mobile kitchens. That’s right, we’re talking about food trucks! If you haven’t tried a food truck lately, we’re going to revoke your invisible foodie card. You’ll find some of the most interesting, innovative cuisine that Spokane has to offer and some great local chefs who might never have had the opportunity to shine in a more traditional kitchen.
But, because food trucks are so, well, mobile, it can be difficult to find what you’re looking for. It certainly isn’t the same as making a reservation at your favorite place, driving over and getting your favorite table. Let’s think about this realistically for a moment: where do you find anything anymore? The internet, of course! Don’t worry, we’ve got advice for those of you who are looking for something specific as well as those of you who are food truck novices.
If you’ve already tried a specific food truck and fell in love with the cuisine, the best for you to start your quest is by looking on social media—a successful truck will often post where they will be so their fans can come and get their fix. Check Facebook, of course, but also check places like Instagram. Even if the food truck’s social page hasn’t updated with location info, people may use the name in a hashtag and that can let you know where to go.
What if you’re talking to your friends and you’re ready for a culinary adventure? Lucky for you, you don’t have to go crazy driving around and wasting gas in the hopes of catching sight of a truck to stop at! Check the website or social media feed for the Greater Spokane Food Truck Association. There’s over 25 different trucks on there, everything from soups to BBQ to Tacos to desserts. Not only can you find each truck’s hours and schedule, you can even get contact information and see sample menus.Even better, you can use them to cater your next event. How great is that? Yelp also has a great list if you search for food trucks in the area.
If you want to hit up a bunch of food trucks at once, never fear! There are lots of food truck events around the city for you to go to. Check out the list on Eventbrite for what’s coming up so you can be sure to be there. There’s cool stuff like Restaurant Wars II and Grubbin’ that cater specifically to the food truck aficionado, butyou’ll also find food trucks are the food service of choice at many popular public events around the city.
Great food is all around you! The next time you’re at a festival or walking around your neighborhood and you see a food truck, stop and give it a try. You never know, you might have just found your new favorite chef!