News flash: The Phoenix food truck scene has exploded over the last year. If you haven't been keeping up (or if you're living under some sort of giant, crushing rock) you might be missing out on some exciting new eats to hit the Valley streets. To be fair, food trucks do move...a lot, and it's easy for the casual food truck diner to lose track of which truck is where, and when.
Luckily, we're here to clarify and have gathered a list of weekly food truck events where you can typically catch some of metro Phoenix's favorite mobile eateries. While not an all-inclusive list -- many trucks' schedules vary from week to week, which is why we say you can "expect" to find them -- our list hits the most popular and populated food truck courts in the Valley.
So grab a map and your weekly planner. Your schedule's about to get real full. (Know of some food truck info we should include in our next round-up? Tell us so in the comments section.)
Lunch at Luhrs Downtown Phoenix, Lhurs Tower 11 W Jefferson St. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
ASU Lunch North of Tempe campus Corner of Forest and Sixth Street 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Expect... Hey! Joe Short Leash Hot Dogs Mama Toledo's Q! Up BBQ
Phoenix Public Market Downtown Phoenix 14 E. Pierce 4 - 8 p.m.
Gilbert Farmers Market Power Ranch 3685 East Autumn Drive 3 - 8 p.m.
Expect... Uprooted Kitchen
Scottsdale Art Walk Old Town Scottsdale 7 - 9 p.m.
Food Truck Friday Downtown Phoenix 14 E. Pierce 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Foodie Fridays at JAM Old Town Scottsdale 6938 E. 1st Street 6 - 8 p.m.
Expect... Short Leash Hot Dogs
Phoenix Public Market Downtown Phoenix 14 E. Pierce, Phoenix, AZ 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Expect... Hey! Joe Jamburrito Mantra Juicery Mojo Bowl Short Leash
Gilbert Farmers Market Downtown Gilbert 222 North Ash Drive 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Expect... Uprooted Kitchen Luncha Libre
Central Farmers Market Central Phoenix Southeast corner of Central & Northern 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Expect... Island Loco Old Dixie's Southern Kitchen Manta Juicery Shine Coffee
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Scottsdale Street Fair Corner of Indian Bend & Pavilions Parkway 9039 E. Indian Bend Road 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Expect... Island Loco Mister Softee Sandra Dee's Catering Gourmet Command Center
For bi-weekly and other not regularly scheduled food truck events visit the Phoenix Street Food Coalition schedule. Most events rotate food trucks, so for the final weekly lineups be sure to check the event websites or the food trucks' websites/Facebook pages.