They are coming in hoards, armies, even gangs to find you on every side street corner. And their goal is to serve you delicious, gourmet food on wheels. Gourmet food trucks are multiplying, and it looks like they will be here to stay.
Although the idea of the food truck may not be new, the number of food-serving trucks have been exponentially increasing in the last few years. Austin predicts a total of 1,620 food trucks in their city by the end of 2011. That is almost triple the 648 accounted for in 2006.
And this trend is not found just in Austin; food trucks are rolling in all over the continental U.S., including in San Antonio.
San Antonio is following the trend with Boardwalk on Bulverde, off of the Bulverde exit on 1604 East. In the middle of suburbia, Boardwalk on Bulverde is a dedicated food truck trailer park, for the lack of a better phrase.
Created by Cameron Davies and Matt Marshall, Boardwalk on Bulverde is home to 11 unique trucks that serve a variety of dishes.
Set up cafeteria style, on any given day these trucks will be parked and available for your eating pleasure. The environment is very friendly, with picnic benches outside and a playground for children.
On Thursday nights, movies or sports games are shown on the large cinema screen.
DJ’s play music, and there is often complimentary beer for those who are of age.
Davies and Marshall are the proud owners of Cruising Kitchens, a shop that specializes in custom creation of mobile food trucks. Here is where it all began.
Together they have been building trucks for people all over the country. With extra land on the side of their business, they decided to rent it out to food trucks.
At the Boardwalk on Bulverde, trucks have a dedicated place to station themselves. This makes it possible for them to make great, affordable food.