Where To Find Memphis Food Trucks
In need of a mobile meal on wheels? Memphis has tons of options: fresh fried shrimp, BBQ, burritos, grilled cheese, tacos, poboys, shaved ice…the list goes on and on. But how can you find these portable restaurants?
Here’s a list of places and ways to find Memphis food trucks. All of this is subject to change due to changing COVID restrictions.
You can also check out all the food truck reviews and blog posts here.
These days, Instagram is the most reliable social media for finding Memphis food trucks. You can follow the hashtag #memphisfoodtrucks and search for the most recent posts. You can also find your favorite trucks and follow them (turn on notifications or the algorithm will hide it) or find your favorite food truck spots and see if they update (i.e., breweries). I’ve had less luck with the latter but a lot of trucks try to post their weekly schedule on IG. Some use Facebook, too.
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. This is less helpful than it used to be, but still worth it if you use twitter or if your favorite trucks are active there.
3. StreetFoodFinder App
Download the Street Food Finder app on your phone, or just pull it up online to see the coations of several local food trucks.
4. Locations Around Town
- Yorkshire Liquors (5669 Quince) has a truck for lunch in their parking lot most days. Check their FB for a weekly schedule.
- The Spirits Shoppe (4848 Poplar) hosts food trucks for lunch in their parking lot on select days. Check FB for updates.
- Memphis Food Truck Park has a couple of trucks gathered most weekdays at the corner of Old Getwell and Winchester at the Food Truck Park. It’s usually for lunch, and they have covered seating. Check their FB for info.
- Local breweries usually host food trucks. Check out the brewery guide for locations and social links.
- Cordelia’s Grocery in Harbor Town on Mud Island hosts food trucks in the warmer weather. They post their events on Facebook.
- Levitt Shell’s in-person concerts are on hiatus due to COVID, but normally they host 50+ free live music concerts every year at their outdoor amphitheater in Overton Park, and their ShellEats area has a truck(s) parked for nearly every show.
Court Square Food Truck Rodeo – this is temporarily suspended due to COVID
On Thursdays, downtown’s Court Square turns into a food truck rodeo starting at 11 a.m. Usually 9 – 12 trucks show up and hang out until around 2 p.m. Sadly, this one’s on hold for the foreseeable future.
Festivals & Events
At most outdoor festivals, you’ll see at least a couple of food trucks. This one’s also a bit of a bust during quarantimes.
These are only seasonal/occasional, and mostly not available due to covid. We’ll have to see.
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.
Food Truck Fridays at FedExForum
Multiple food trucks gather on the Plaza at FedExForum occasionally.
Botanic Gardens Food Truck Garden Party
The Botanic Gardens usually have 2-3 food truck parties each year.
Of course, there’s the annual Mid-South Food Truck Fest, usually held in April. Dozens of food trucks from all across the southeast (and beyond) gather at Liberty Bowl. You can sample food, order full entrees, and vote on your favorites.
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.