For the fourth year, Atlanta’s food truck fanatics will experience a day dedicated to the city’s finest food truck fare as the Atlanta Street Food Festival rolls into Piedmont Park on Saturday, July 11, from noon to 10 p.m. Renowned as Atlanta’s first and only event dedicated to street cuisine, the Festival is proud to announce that, once again, a portion of event proceeds will support the Giving Kitchen, the beloved culinary charity with the unique mission of providing crisis grants to members of Atlanta’s restaurant community facing unanticipated hardship.
Atlanta Street Food Festival offers event-goers the opportunity to enjoy a variety of Atlanta’s best and favorite food trucks, local merchants and artisans, and live entertainment from some of the area’s favorite performers. To provide street food diners with the complete festival experience, a diverse selection of craft beer, cocktails, wine and popular “liquor lemonade” will be available for purchase. More than 50 food trucks, including MIX’d UP, Nectar Food Truck, Ibiza Bites, Yumbii, Genki Sushi Food Truck and Viet-Nomie’s, will gather for the occasion for guests to partake in more food and fun.
In addition to street food cuisine, entertainment from a variety of local bands will include Nameless Band Atlanta, Gritz & Jelly Butter, Bird City Revolutionaries, Wasted Potential Brass Band and Secondhand Swagger. Providing patrons with valued convenience and support, the Atlanta Street Food Festival app is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play. Once downloaded, smart phone users can view featured menus, peruse the entertainment schedule and festival map, and upload photos of their favorite food truck fare. Additionally, a street food “Survival Guide” will be offered to provide patrons with valuable tips and pointers to ensure a fantastic festival experience, including best times to show up, which lines are the fastest, and even what to wear.
Also new this year, festival-goers will be able to vote for their favorite food truck from noon to 6 p.m. by texting the name of their favorite food truck to 411247. The winner will be announced at 7 p.m.
Tickets are not required to enter the event, but patrons must purchase a wristband to buy food from the food trucks and to purchase alcohol. Wristbands are available for purchase for $6 until May 1 at www.atlantastreetfoodfestival.com, and diners will receive one “taste ticket” with each wristband purchased online in advance. Guests are encouraged to use MARTA public transportation to travel to and from the highly anticipated event.
For more information and to see the full list of participating food trucks or become a merchant vendor or sponsor, visit www.atlantastreetfoodfestival.com. Stay up-to-date with the Festival’s latest details on Facebook or by following @StreetFestATL and with the hashtag #StreetFestATL.