Whether you crave guacahummus french fries or fried cheese, or cupcakes, this Sunday, your wishes are likely to be fulfilled at Prospect Park's first ever Food Truck Rally at Grand Army Plaza.
For the event, food trucks ranging from local staples like the Rickshaw Dumpling Truck, The Treats Truck and Vanleeuwen Ice Cream, to area newbies like The Eddie's Pizza Truck, The Frying Dutchmen will all convene for one long day of decadent roadside dining. All told, 15 food trucks will participate.
“It’s going to be a fun day. It’s going to be a tasty day,” said Prospect Park Alliance spokesman Eugene Patron. Fees paid by the trucks will benefit the Prospect Park Alliance, which organized the event.
Locals have long bemoaned the lack of more creative dining options in and around the park, and Patron said the rally might lead to more frequent appearances of gourmet food trucks around the park. Patron said we might start seeing food trucks either at big events, such as the Halloween Carnival, or on regular weekend days at such locations as Grand Army Plaza, the Parade Grounds or Bartel-Pritchard Square.
Richard Kallman, owner of Cupcake Stop, said he’s glad to have the chance to take part in the event.
“First, we believe it’s a great cause. Secondly we love our Brooklyn fans,” he said.
Asked why he thought gourmet food trucks have grown so popular in recent years, Kallman said, “Right now it’s a food truck phenomenon. … it’s basically bringing the best of food to people instead of people having to come to the food.”
The Food Truck Rally will take place from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Grand Army Plaza on Sunday, May 22.