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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Outside, there's a live DJ, a rocket bounce house and other kids activities, and food trucks; inside, there's 20-minute planetarium shows at noon, 1 and 2 p.m., a chance to check out early maps of the moon, and more. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "6 things you should be doing in Milwaukee this weekend, from Festa Italiana to the moon landing," 18 July 2019 Admission is free, and there are lots of great dealers, food trucks and shops in this historic Columbia Road district. Brenda Yenke,, "Zoar Harvest Fest delivers old world charm: Yenke Peddler antiques," 18 July 2019 The exhibition will open July 19 with a free event featuring poetry, hands-on art-making activities, gourmet food trucks and live music and dance by local cultural organizations. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Montalvo’s new exhibit explores fabric of humanity," 12 July 2019 In addition to the popular parade (go early to grab a good spot) and two stages featuring live music, this foodie enclave hosts chefs serving local favorites and food trucks galore. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "24 Halloween Celebrations Across America to Spook Your Socks Off," 8 July 2019 Bring a beach chair to view the Oceanside Fireworks Show with music, food trucks and games for kids. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Women’s club serves meal at Ronald McDonald House," 3 July 2019 Despite the uncertain outcome of the labor negotiations with the BSO, families gathered for the music, food trucks and fireworks — an event many consider a part of the family tradition. Brittany Brown,, "'What we were trained to do': Locked-out Baltimore Symphony musicians play holiday concert at Oregon Ridge," 3 July 2019 On July 20, 2019, the observatory is hosting a celebration with bands, food trucks and a showing of the video footage of the first moon landing narrated by Neil Armstrong (recorded during his 2012 visit to Flagstaff). Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "These Arizona places were critical to the Apollo 11 moon landing. Here's what you should see.," 28 June 2019 Following the parade, there will be music, food trucks and games at Langford Park until 6 p.m. Zekriah Chaudhry, Twin Cities, "Here is where to see fireworks and parades on the Fourth," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of food truck

1884, in the meaning defined above

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