Every fourth Friday of every month food trucks converge in the small town of Windermere, Florida. They come with a bevy of delicious offerings for an ever growing crowd of foodies, day trippers, and locals. Starting at five-thirty pm and ending at nine, it is a four-hour feast of the senses as well as the taste buds.
The trucks are as varied as the people who come for the food. Present are empanadas, pizza, Cajun fare, Portuguese, and seafood among the seventeen trucks assembled for the event. Organized by The Daily City, these events happen every month in different locations. Starting in Orange City on the first Sunday, the trucks move all over the Orlando area for the remainder of the month.
The fun continues on the first Wednesday of the month in the town of Lake Mary on the north side of Orlando. On the first Friday of the month they can be found in Kissimmee. The second Fridays are split between Casselberry and Celebration, Florida. The second Tuesday of the month is reserved for Lake Nona. The following week on the third Thursday of the month the trucks come to Winter Garden. A day after they are in Windermere, a quaint little enclave outside of metropolitan Orlando, with a population of a little over two thousand.
At each venue the number of trucks varies, with the second Sunday of every month holding the largest volume of wheeled eateries at twenty trucks on East Colonial at Fashion Square Mall. The distinction of the smallest gathering of trucks is held by the Lake Mary event, held every first Wednesday.
The Windermere event will be held again on November 25, 2016 a day after the nation celebrates Thanksgiving. The vendors are hoping that all the food from Thanksgiving won’t deter crowds from attending the rally.