Nashville Food Truck Association rolls into fifth annual Nashville Street Food Month
April 24, 2017 – Kicking off May 1, the Nashville Food Truck Association will celebrate its fifth annual Nashville Street Food Month, announces Dallas Shaw, NFTA president. Running through the entire month of May, Nashville Street Food Month celebrates Nashville’s street food scene and the beginning of food truck season.
With more than 80 NFTA members, the number of food trucks in Nashville is at an all-time high. The public will find food trucks serving at various events and sites all month long, many offering seasonal menu specials.
The NFTA will donate a portion of member proceeds from May sales to longtime event partner Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. The NFTA will collect member donations and present a check at the conclusion of Nashville Street Food Month.
“The demand for food trucks has never been greater,” said Shaw. “Attend any festival or event, and you’re bound to see food trucks as an offering. Combined with our regular schedules at businesses, public lunches, private events, and ongoing food truck events, people have more than 2,000 opportunities this month alone to eat street food.”
“Street Food Thursdays” will take place every week, featuring a rotating roster of 18 trucks each week, at 4th & Deaderick downtown, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other regular locations to visit food trucks include Musicians Corner, Elmington Park, Centennial Park, Sevier Park, Nashville Farmers Market, Franklin Farmers Market, and food truck zones in Downtown Nashville.
Special events include Eat the Street in Franklin featuring 40 trucks, May 5; Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival, May 6; Battle in the Burbs food truck competition in Hendersonville, May 6; Sevier Park Fest, May 5 & 6; Children Are People Springfest in Hendersonville, May 6; 40th Annual Bellevue Community Picnic at Red Caboose Park, May 20.
“Beyond all the largescale events, each food truck schedules regular breakfast, lunch & dinner services, so there are many ways to catch them all month,” said Shaw. “We get asked all the time how to find the trucks. Because every food truck schedule is booked individually, the best way is to follow them on social media. We will be promoting menu items & locations on our own social account this month as well.”
The NFTA will continue to promote daily events on Facebook and Twitter throughout the month of May. Truck schedules are subject to change. The current members of NFTA include 313 Coney, A Little Italian, Bacon Nation, Bajo Sexto Truck, Balkan Xpress, Banh Mi & Roll, Banjo's Food Truck, Bao Down, Bare Naked Bagel, Blue Monkey Shaved Ice, Bob's Fish Fry, Bradley's Curbside Creamery, The Brothers Burger, Bruster's Ice Cream , Busan Bus, Califarmia, Chapman's II, Chez Lama Haitian Cuisine, City Kitchen, Cousin's Maine Lobster, Crankee's Pizzeria , Dan's Gourmet ,Dawg Daze, Death From A Bun, Deezies Chicken & Waffles, Deg Thai, Delta Bound, Don Miguel Juicery & Rustic Kitchen, Donut Distillery, Dough Box Pizza, Doxie's Pizza, Ellie's Old Fashioned Donuts, Erica's Touch of Taste , Et Voila, Farm2Mesa, Fire and Ice Catering, Fly Boys, Franklin Juice Co., Freebirds, Funk Seoul Brother, Gee Ma's Kitchen, The Grilled Cheeserie, Hoss' Loaded Burgers, Itty Bitty Donuts, Iveycake, J Baby's BBQ, Jay's Chicago , Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, Julia's Sweets Truck, King Tut's, Kona Ice, Laovin It, Lil' Choo Choo BBQ, Little Cancun On The Go, The Love Bus, Maggie Moo's, Mama's Java, Mojo Cookie Dough, Music City Brisket, New Hickory, Papa J's BBQ, Pig n Pit, Prince's Hot Chicken, Puckett's Trolley, Retro Sno, Rita's Italian Ice, Roadhouse Grille, Rolling Feast, Roscoe's BBQ, S'more Love, Sehrt Seafood, Smoke Et Al, Smokin Buttz, Smoothie King, Smoque Signals BBQ, Steaming Goat, Tacos Maria, Tiger Meat, The Mobile Chef, The Trailer Perk, Twisted Thai, Two Fat Men Ice Cream, Two Thompsons, and Yayo's OMG.
The Nashville Food Truck Association (NFTA) is a collaborative group of food truck owners dedicated to innovation in hospitality, high quality food, and community development within the street food culture. Established in 2011, the NFTA is a nonprofit organization with a goal to serve as a resource of food truck vending to the public, local government, and community organizations. We aim to promote community-oriented vending behavior to ensure food trucks are operating as good citizens, and to advocate on behalf of food trucks with local and state government for fair laws that reflect the changing realities of street vending.