PINELLAS COUNTY — It’s a food craze that’s finally beginning to make its way across the water.
St. Petersburg hosted its first food truck rally on Saturday.
A lot of people turned out to taste all the goodies.
“Just likes to experience different types of food on their pallets and from there share the experience with other people that they love,” said Greg Volmar.
Greg Volmar shared this first course of food trucks with his wife and sister-in-law to experience what they’d previously only seen on cable TV; a food truck rally.
“When you come here you can get just about any style of food that you really want,” said Michael Blasco, of Tasting Tampa.
Organizers say what makes these types of things popular is the accessibility to lots of types of food.
It’s been what many in the ‘food scene’ have craved ever since Tampa started holding their own food rally’s earlier this year.
“When you go to a restaurant like one day out of the week, you’re just limited to just one menu. But coming to something like this you have lots of different options,” said Volmar.
It was held in a field next to the Value Fair Market. Food rally’s like these will be rolling around the Bay area, because organizers don’t want it to get stale.
“We don’t want to do this every weekend in the same spot because it’s going to get tired, that’s not what we want,” said Blasco.
If you missed the event this weekend, a second food truck rally will be held at First Unity Church of St. Petersburg on December 17th.
It took a while for food trucks to be allowed in St. Petersburg because of confusion over whether or not those trucks violated city code.
Officials figured out that just a special permit is needed.