Food Truck Mania Spreads to Apopka, FL

By Anjali Fluker | Orlando Business Journal

Look out, food truck fans: Apopka is next.

The latest regular local food truck gathering — the Apopka Food Truck Round-Up — will debut on Aug. 4 and is scheduled to take place on the first Thursday of the month thereafter at Kit Land Nelson Park. This comes on the heels of the first Food Truck Bazaar in Avalon Park on July 24, though it doesn’t appear that will be a permanent location.

Meanwhile, what started out in the spring as a weekly small food truck pod on Wednesdays at Firestone Live in Orlando has evolved into “Tastes and Sounds of Downtown,” featuring not just food trucks but also live music and drinks in the club’s outdoor lot.

The weekly Maitland Food Pod also is going strong, while food trucks also appear at gatherings in Winter Park, Thornton Park and even a mini-pod for the lunch hour.

And there’s only two more summer Food Truck Bazaars remaining, on Aug. 14 at Oviedo Mall and Aug. 21 at Orlando Fashion Square mall.

Food truckers have said they’re working on expanding out to Kissimmee and Waterford Lakes.

If none of these areas are close to home for you, never fear. I’m betting one will be coming to neighborhood near you soon.

Will you visit the Apopka Round-Up? Are you a regular at the weekly events? Leave a comment below or email me.