Food and Drink

Two Fun Food Truck Stops to Make This Weekend

Find out where to get your food truck fix, including three of our favorite mobile spots.

For some inexplicable reason, food seems extra tasty when it comes from a truck. So imagine our excitement when we discovered that there are two events happening Friday that put mobile cuisine front and center.

The recently formed Elite Street Eats food truck alliance is launching at The Promise Wedding & Event Space’s new First Fridays fundraiser, Art With a Mission. The event will feature local art displayed and sold privately as well as through a live auction.

Ten percent of the art proceeds as well as food sales from the delicious likes of Indios Carbonsitos, the Moose Truck, Wilma’s Real Good Food, Prairie Fire Oven and Little Italy benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City. Food trucks, including KC’s new Street Wings truck, will start serving at 5 p.m., and the art and entertainment kicks off at 6 p.m.

First Friday also brings another food truck group to the Crossroads for the first time this weekend. Food Truck Mafia, which includes KC BBQ Truck, Fizzy Lifting Drinks, Crave, Beauty of the Bistro, KC Bobs, CoffeeCakeKC, El Tenedor, Eat Arepas and Organized Chaos, will debut at the Truck Stop at 21st and Wyandotte, open from 6 to 10 p.m.

With so many offerings to choose from, come early, come hungry and make sure to stop by a few of our favorite mobile spots.

Wilma’s Real Good Food

Convenience meets quality at Wilma’s, which specializes in locally sourced goodies that are, as the truck’s name implies, real good. The Wilma’s crew is serving up KC Cheesesteak made with smoked brisket, smoked fontina, cheddar, havarti and crispy fried onion on Friday.

Indios Carbonsitos

Indios Carbonsitos makes mouthwatering Mexi-Q, Mexican street food with a barbecue twist. Those who crave spice will love the torta ahogada, a hearty Mexican-style sandwich of refried beans, slow braised pork butt, avocado and lime-pickled red onions smothered in tomato sauce and a spicy chili sauce.

CoffeeCakeKC

Whether you’re in the mood something sweet or just need to put a little pep in your step after a long day, CoffeeCakeKC has you covered with an impressive array of smoothies, coffee from E.F. Hobbs and baked goodies from 3 Women and an Oven.