Where To Find Memphis Food Trucks
Ed. Note: This post was updated July 18, 2016.
In need of a mobile meal on wheels? Memphis has tons of options: fresh fried shrimp, BBQ, burritos, grilled cheese, tacos, poboys…the list goes on. But how can you find these portable restaurants?
Here’s a list of places and ways to find Memphis food trucks.
Memphis Food Truck Twitter List
I’ve put together an ongoing list of Memphis food trucks’ Twitter accounts that you can subscribe to. Individual accounts update their location and schedules, though some are more active than others.
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Court Square Food Truck Rodeo
On Thursdays when the weather is nice, downtown’s Court Square turns into a food truck rodeo starting at 11 a.m. This has been the absolute best place to try out new trucks in the last few months, with 9 – 13 trucks showing up and hanging out until 2 p.m. You can keep up with each week’s lineup by following Downtown Memphis on Twitter.
Baptist Memorial on Humphries
I’m seeing that several food trucks post up near the Baptist corporate offices on Humphries during lunch on weekdays. Again, follow the Food Truck List on Twitter; they often share weekly schedules that include this location.
At A Local Brewery
There’s usually at least one food truck posted up at Wiseacre, High Cotton, and Memphis Made taprooms. Here are links to their Twitter accounts and hours:
Wiseacre taproom hours: Mon. – Fri. 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sat. 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
High Cotton taproom hours: Tue. – Fri. 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Memphis Made taproom hours: Fri. 4 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Sat. 1 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
You can often find food trucks and carts on Tuesdays at the Church Health Center Farmer’s Market (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Saturday mornings at the Memphis Farmer’s Market (7 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and the Cooper Young Community Farmer’s Market (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
Other Places To Find Food Trucks
– Raw Girls food truck is usually posted up in front of Midtown Yoga.
– Muddy’s in midtown sometimes has trucks in their backyard on weekends.
– MEMPops has been popping up at Saddle Creek.
– St. Jude often has trucks on their campus (you’ll see this if you follow the trucks via the Twitter list) but those are open to St. Jude employees/people on their campus only.
These are only seasonal (for now):
Fountain Friday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Mid-South Food Truck Fest organizers also host occasional Fountain Fridays at the fountain at the Liberty Bowl. They have a handful of trucks, picnic tables, beer for sale for those over 21, and live music. The next one is August 19, 2016.
Food Truck Fridays at the Dixon
Three to four food trucks congregate at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in East Memphis each Friday from April through September from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It’s free to enter. Here’s the schedule.
Food Truck Fridays at FedExForum
Multiple food trucks gather on the Plaza at FedExForum each Friday in June. The series has concluded for 2016.
Of course, there’s the annual Mid-South Food Truck Fest, which was held in May 2016. More than 70 food trucks from all across the southeast (and beyond) gathered at Liberty Bowl
Know of any ongoing events or spots in town where you can reliably find mobile meals? Which food trucks should I check out?
Let me know in the comments.