This Sunday’s first true Food Truck Festival at Emmet Park in downtown Savannah is going to be our first peek at what these rolling kitchens will be like when they are all lined up in one spot. I’m told there could be anywhere between 15 and 20 trucks, with all kinds of different food options you can eat and like.
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Celest Germain is one of more than a dozen food truck owners in the area ready to roll.
Mike Stanley serves up homemade sandwiches from his Wildwich food truck. A veteran of the restaurant industry, he’s seen Delaware embrace food trucks and food truck festivals over the past couple years and has hope for the Market East Plaza events.
“What’s really neat about this truck is it operates really quick,” Jamie says. “I can make 300 in an hour, easy. We have the Flavorwave, where you put on flavor and we have it outside the truck so the kids can put on the flavor themselves.”
“I think Savannah needs more outdoor festivals and events,” he said. “By having a festival set up like ours, local farmers, business owners, the city, nonprofits and our residents are the beneficiaries.”
Fire Street Food opened its first location in March in Savannah and then followed with another in September in Charleston.
Mobile food may fit in Savannah, but owners of several existing brick-and-mortar restaurants insist there isn’t enough room for their businesses and mobile food units.