food truck


Definition of food truck 

: a large wheeled vehicle from which food is sold that typically contains cooking facilities where the food is prepared Nearby, lunchtime crowds formed outside about half a dozen food trucks, serving Indian, Cuban, Mexican and French cuisine.— Hugo Martin Food trucks aren't new to the city's landscape. For decades they've offered cheap eats along roadsides and at construction sites across southern California.— David Brindley

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There will also be food trucks, children's recycling crafts and games, a petting zoo with more than 20 farm animals, a mobile pet adoption station, and music. John Benson,, "North Olmsted to host third annual Earth Fair April 22 at North Olmsted Community Park," 11 Apr. 2018 Last year’s winner, Godshelter Oluwalogbon, says sales at his Nigerian food truck at the corner of Second Avenue between 44th and 45th streets in Midtown grew 40% as tourists flocked to sample his stewed goat and sautéed gizzard. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Vendy Awards Recognize City’s Best Food Truck or Cart," 18 Sep. 2018 Food Trucks:America’s Test Kitchen debuts its own food truck on July 17, serving dishes made from ATK recipes, including falafel, Philadelphia roast-pork sandwiches, shrimp tacos, and black bean burgers. Kara Baskin,, "You’ll be delighted by this Fool’s Errand," 28 June 2018 Guests are encouraged to bring picnic supplies, and there will also be several food trucks. Steve Smith, Courant Community, "Melaena To Kick Off Music Fest," 2 July 2018 There will be food trucks, a dance floor and a cash bar. Linda Mcintosh,, "Statewide poster contest winners picked... community news," 29 June 2018 There will be food trucks and beer from Leff's Lucky Town. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "21 Things-to-do in the western suburbs in July," 29 June 2018 According to the event website, food vendors will include Jurassic Pork, which is a BBQ food truck, and Flair Cuisine on Saturday and Sunday. Cody Boteler,, "Banneker Historical Park and Museum to host annual 'Colonial Market Fair'," 8 June 2018 There also will be food trucks on South Stolp Avenue, between West Benton Street and East Galena Boulevard. Jen Banowetz, Aurora Beacon-News, "'It's long overdue': Indivisible Aurora hosts the city's first Pride Parade on June 17," 7 June 2018

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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