Credit: Carolyn Desalu
Credit: Carolyn Desalu
Food truck fans will have a day to explore the best in mobile cuisine at the fourth annual Atlanta Street Food Festival . More than 50 trucks, including MIX'd UP, Ibiza Bites, Genki Sushi Food Truck and Viet-Nomie's, will park in Piedmont Park from 12-10 p.m. Saturday, July 11, so guests can taste the day away. In addition to food, local merchants and artisans will also be present; live entertainment will round out the day's festivities.
The Atlanta Street Food Festival is free and open to the public, however, event-goers must purchase wristbands from on-site check-in stations in order to buy food and alcohol.
New this year, fans will be able to vote for their favorite food truck from noon to 6 p.m. by texting the name of their favorite food truck to 411247. The winner will be announced at 7 p.m.
As in previous years, a portion of the Atlanta Street Food Festival proceeds will support the Giving Kitchen, whose mission is to provide crisis grants to members of Atlanta’s restaurant community facing unanticipated hardship.
More from the press release:
To provide street food diners with the complete festival experience, a diverse selection of craft beer, cocktails, wine and popular “liquor lemonade” will be available for purchase.
In addition to street food cuisine, entertainment from a variety of local bands will include Nameless Band Atlanta, Gritz & Peanut Butter & Jelly, Bird City Revolutionaries, Wasted Potential Brass Band and Secondhand Swagger. Providing patrons with valued convenience and support, the Atlanta Street Food Festival app is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play. Once downloaded, smartphone users can view featured menus, peruse the entertainment schedule and festival map and upload photos of their favorite food truck fare. Additionally, a street food “Survival Guide” will be offered to provide patrons with valuable tips and pointers to ensure a fantastic festival experience, including best times to show up, which lines are the fastest and even what to wear.
Guests are encouraged to use MARTA public transportation to travel to and from the highly anticipated event.
For more information and to see the full list of participating food trucks or become a merchant vendor or sponsor, visit www.atlantastreetfoodfestival.com.
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