PVD Food Truck Events Kicks Off the Season in Rhode Island
More than fifty food trucks will participate in food truck nights across Rhode Island.
Join PVD Food Truck Events for yet another season of outdoor dining across the Ocean State. With more than fifty food trucks in operation, the options are endless, from Belgian waffles to Korean BBQ to Jamaican beef patties.
Head to On the Water Wednesdays at Colt State Park in Bristol on Wednesdays, June 2, July 7 and August 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. Food Truck Fridays at Roger Williams Park Zoo and Carousel Village continues its seventh year running every Friday night from 5 to 8 p.m. through September. Bring a blanket and chairs to picnic in the park. Enjoy live music by local musicians while sampling the vast array of food options for purchase from more than a dozen local food trucks and vendors. Food Trucks Roll into Richmond is happening monthly on select Thursdays, including June 10, July 8, Sept. 9, and Oct. 14 from 5-8 p.m. at 5 Richmond Townhouse Rd. in Wyoming. Visit Food Truck Nights at Holy Trinity in Woonsocket on Wed., June 23, July 28, August 25 and September 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. Food Truck Concert Nights at Diamond Hill Park in Cumberland are also held from 5 to 8 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month, including June 24, July 22, Aug. 26 and Sept. 23. The trucks will visit the Newport Car Museum in Middletown on Sat., Sept. 18, from noon to 3 p.m.
Here are some of the trucks you might visit at each event:
Treat yourself to some slow-smoked brisket or pulled pork and home-style sides like cornbread and mac and cheese.
The Basil and Bunny truck makes the vegan version of all your favorite comfort foods. Think plant-based takes on mile-high burgers made with housemade bean and mushroom patties or loaded fried chicken sandwiches made with crispy seitan. The Bunny Mobile also has a spot behind Hope and Main in Warren for the Farmers-Markers Schoolyard Market on Wednesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. June through September.
Pick up some cake-style mini donuts at the Black Dog Donuts food truck. Choose from a list of flavors for a fresh box of doughnuts, ranging from cinnamon sugar to lime coconut. Make sure to try the original Donut Trifle and join the #BlackDogDonutSquad.
Check out this food truck menu inspired by dishes from around the world. The Burgundian offers locally roasted coffee and Liege-style Belgian waffles that come with a variety of sweet and savory toppings.
As the only wrestling-themed, gourmet grilled cheese food truck in the world, Championship Melt serves delicious sandwiches, stuffed with gooey cheese in two slices of toasted Italian bread, along with homemade sides and desserts. The food truck also offers vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options.
With hot summer days quickly approaching, grab a Del’s for refreshment. No straw is needed when drinking from one of these icy cups. Choose from various flavors, including the iconic lemon flavor, as well as the special seasonal flavors. Del’s Lemonade is always free of gluten, dairy and nuts.
With a focus on American and Portuguese cuisine, Flip N Rolls uses local ingredients to make delicious meals based on old family recipes. However, they put new twists on traditional forms of cooking.
There is something different about these French fries. Friskie Fries serves crispy fries but with a twist. Try the saucy Buck Naked or the “Cluck’n Hot Mess,” which is topped with chicken, buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing.
This award-winning food truck serves a variety of bowled foods, as well as fresh smoothies and speciality drinks. Incred-A-Bowl offers yummy bowls filled with rice, noodles, potatoes and salads.
With fresh and homemade ingredients, The Ish serves a variety of Irish and Polish influenced foods, including kielbasa, corned beef, Irish bangers and mashed potatoes.
Get a taste of the Caribbean from Ja Patty. The truck’s signature beef patties are made with a traditional blend of Jamaican spices and homemade pastry dough baked to a golden, flaky perfection. Other island favorites, like jerk chicken and oxtail rice bowls, are also available to order. Ja Patty’s newly remodeled truck is parked at Lorraine Mills in Pawtucket, but you have to head to their brand new kitchen space to get takeout. They are located at Suite BF136 inside the mill, and the hours are Tues.-Sat. from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Kona Ice’s tropical shaved ices are made with Flavorwave syrups, which allow customers to add as many flavors as they wish from a list of forty choices.
Ming’s keeps its menu fresh with weekly changes, but stay on the lookout for the fried chicken sammies, banh mi, pork dumplings, fries and more, plus add Ming’s homemade gochujang hot sauce to anything. Ming’s home base is at Lorraine Mills in Pawtucket, with frequent stops at Long Live Beerworks in Providence. Check out @mings_ri on Instagram for their weekly locations and hours. A new sandwich bar is coming soon to the Lorraine Mills, too.
With plenty of fresh ingredients, Poco Loco makes all the fillings and sauces for tacos from scratch, including barbecue pulled pork and chorizo and potato hash. There are an array of salsas and beans to taste and mix.
With its globally inspired seasonal street fare, Red’s serves a variety of dishes, focusing particularly on handcut fries, cheesesteaks and fried chicken. The menu’s specials are a mystery with each upcoming season, ranging from multicultural sides to fresh pastas.
Starting back in 1968, Sam’s New York System has become known for its wieners. It also has an array of sandwiches, burgers and seafood to choose from. Originally located in Warwick, Sam’s New York System also sends out food trucks for everyone to enjoy.
In the mood for some frozen treats? Swing by the Shishkaberry’s food truck and try its chocolate-covered strawberries, as well as frozen banana bites and freesecake (also known as frozen cheesecake).
In the mood for some comfort food? Stop by the Twisted Ts food truck for some bread cones, stuffed with a variety of fillings. Cone flavors range from sweet to savory so there’s something for everyone!
This mobile pizza oven reaches a temperature of 900 degrees, guaranteeing a perfect crust in minutes. Create your own pie with a variety of cheeses, proteins, veggies and sauces to choose from or go for a signature option, like chicken, bacon, ranch and barbecue or goat cheese, fig, arugula and honey. Catch W’s at various breweries in the state too.Ja Patty
You can’t forget about man’s best friend! The WOOF WAGON is a mobile healthy pet marketplace and dog bakery, serving treats from natural frozen yogurts to bone broths. There are also quality dog toys to buy, as well as collars, locally made rope leashes and bandanas.
To see which trucks will be at which event, visit foodtrucksin.com.