Orlando Food Trucks – Windermere

Orlando Food Trucks

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The cashier takes orders at the popular 900 Degreez Artisan Pizza truck. (Photo by Marshal Brown)
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A long line forms in front of the 900 Degreez Artisan Pizza truck. (Photo by Marshal Brown)

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.

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A “The Daily City” sign showcasing the free newsletter. (Photo by Marshal Brown)
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A bowl of Sancocho at the Windermere Food Truck Rally. (Photo by Marshal Brown)

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.

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Smiling customers wait for doughnuts at the Windermere Food Truck Rally. (Photo by Marshal Brown)
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A customer holds a coveted box of artisan doughnuts at the Windermere Food Truck Rally. (Photo by Marshal Brown)
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The “Samoa” doughnut from The Little Blue Doughnut truck. (Photo by Marshal Brown)
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A father holds his young daughter on his shoulders as they wait in line at the Willy T’s Crab Shack truck. (Photo by Marshal Brown)

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.

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Guests dressed in their Halloween outfits enjoy the festivities at the Windermere Food Truck Rally. (Photo by Marshal Brown)

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.

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The “Bem-Bōm” Truck offers Portuguese fair at the Windermere Food Truck Rally. (Photo by Marshal Brown)

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.

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The “Eat My Treat” truck specializes in desserts for those who want a sweet treat at the Windermere Food Truck Rally. (Photo by Marshal Brown)
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A couple enjoys their meal as the Windermere Food Truck Rally comes to an end. (Photo by Marshal Brown)

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