Things to do in Charlotte (part 1) **Updated March 2016**

Monday, April 28, 2014

So Food Truck Friday has completely revamped this year.
They just started back up this March and I have yet to visit this new and improved event.
So this blog post is kinda sorta outdated now

But here's what I know:

***New location!***
2161 Hawkins St. Charlotte, NC 

 This new location is beautiful! And now they feature live music, family friendly events, a beer garden, dog's perfect!
I have yet to visit this new and improved food truck friday, but I'll be sure to report my findings!

Read on to hear about my personal experiences with Food Truck Friday :)


Do you love food? How about eating outside? Is sitting in a cheap lawn chair while drinking a cold one with friends an activity you enjoy partaking in? Well do I have a surprise for you.

YES! It exists. Several food trucks gathered in one parking lot to serve you all the greasy, fried food your your soon to be unhealthy heart desires. <3
Every Friday evening from 5-9 in downtown Charlotte, there is a really fun event called Food Truck Friday. College kids, young families, adult'll find a little bit of everyone here. Because who doesn't love soul food on a Friday night!?

My all time favorite is most definitely the 'Grilled Cheese Truck'...

If this isn't the best grilled cheese your taste buds have ever experienced, let me know. I'll pay for your hotel and flight to come with me on my next adventure.

Everyone walks right across the street to a craft beer store to buy the booze. It's really eccentric inside, has a lot of neat decorations and a cool atmosphere. Good vibes.  It's called the Common Market - be sure to check it out if you want an icy cold beverage with your meal!

A few tips for Food Truck Friday:
- Parking is limited. There should be meter spaces on the side of the road within a few blocks.
Be prepared to walk. Or- take the local train! It stops right in front of the area.

- The lines will be long and look daunting but trust me, they move quick. (and the food is so worth it)

- There are picnic tables available but they fill up first and fast. Bring your own lawn chairs or a picnic blanket! It's funner anyway :)

- Rain or Shine! So wear a poncho. I have a few from my honeymoon you can borrow.

And for dessert?

The Southern Cupcake Queen. She makes the most delicious cupcakes! Piece of advice: she sells out of cupcakes quicker than you can say sprinkles. So unless you want a brownie or piece of cheesecake, hit up her truck first!



This has been a popular pin on Pinterest and since this blog post is almost a year old I decided it needed an update. A year later and we STILL go to this Food Truck Friday event! It's become an entertainment staple. Whenever we have friends or family in town for the weekend we always take them here. They love it.

There are now 13 food trucks - almost double than there was when I originally wrote this post! And they announced on Facebook this past weekend that on Friday they had a record crowd - every single truck sold out of everything they had. Wow.

My favorite new 'truck' - even though he was more of a tiny cooler on wheels - was the up and coming Charlotte King of Pops. He makes the most delicious all natural popsicles...raspberry lime is to die for.

Hope to see you out at the trucks! :)


  1. I'm utterly excited to try Food Truck Friday, My boyfriend and I will be in town just for the weekend from Nashville! I've never had food truck food before, so this is going to be a lot of fun and something super casual for dinner before we head to our show! Thanks for posting!!

    1. Yay!! I think you'll love it! They keep adding more food trucks since the event is growing - you're sure to find something tasty :) You can never go wrong at Papi Queso grilled cheese truck, that's a fan favorite. Enjoy!!


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