Miami: Food Trucks Return to Biscayne Plaza

By Melissa Castillo | Open Media Miami

After a three-month hiatus,  the food trucks are back at the Biscayne Plaza.

A food truck roundup was held on the corner of 79th Street and Biscayne Boulevard on Wednesday, May 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The lineup will included Sir Pizza, Divan Coffee, Sakaya’s Kitchen and Latin Burger.

A similar food truck event at Biscayne Plaza was canceled due to competition from another roundup and tension between the company that manages the plaza, Terranova, and one of the food truck organizers.

Terranova spokeswoman Kelliann McDonald said this event came together quickly once Sir Pizza confirmed it would attend.

“It was kind of a spur of the moment, impromptu event,” she said.

According to McDonald, Sir Pizza has also decided to schedule its food truck at the plaza every Saturday and Wednesday between May 14 and June 1. The Saturday event will coincide with a farmers market that has been extended into summer.

Over the last several months Terranova has started organizing events at the plaza as part of a plan to revitalize it.

The effort has been led by Upper Eastside resident and Terranova Vice President Mindy McIlroy, who has reached out to local homeowners associations to enlist their support. In March,  Sabor Tropical supermarket took over for the Presidente supermarket as the anchor of the shopping center.