Seems like this has been the summer that Baltimore’s gone food truck crazy. They’ve got cupcakes! They’ve got lobster rolls! They’re on Twitter! How can you not be intrigued? But sometimes the trucks’ untethered, roaming lifestyle works against them; as good as a food truck may be, sometimes it’s just hard to find the one you want.
Enter this Friday’s food truck rally: Imagine a monster truck rally, but in the place of huge muddy cars, instead there’s gourmet food and drink served up from a mobile kitchen. Confirmed attendees are something of a greatest hits of Baltimore’s truck scene: Kooper’s Chowhound Burger Wagon, Miss Shirley’s, Iced Gems, Souper Freak, GrrChe, and Gypsy Queen. Even better, there’ll be live music and wine/beer for sale to help you wash down whatever dish (or three) you finally decide to sample. It all goes down this Friday, July 8 in Harbor East (421 Central Ave., to be exact) from 5-10pm.
And if you find yourself a burgeoning food truck addict, no fear — there are a few easy ways to keep track of them. Most simple is Citypeek’s “Mobile Food Truck-Cart-Wagon Finder,” which aggregates the Twitter feeds of local mobile snacks. This is a good option if you’re not a Twitter user yourself; if you are, you may want to consider following each individual food truck for super up-to-date news on their ever-changing locations. A partial list of some of our favorites is below.