Thursday, August 20, 2015

Nationwide, Orlando is tops for food trucks

Posted By on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 4:08 PM

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Between the Food Truck Bazaars, Tasty Tuesdays and plenty of other roving restaurant events, it's clear Orlando has a food truck obsession. So much so, in fact, that we dedicated an entire issue's feature to reviewing each and every one of them back in 2012. (Side note — many of these trucks from the 2012 cover story have come and gone, so check their Twitter handles to see which ones are still serving.)

It turns out, according to a new report by Roaming Hunger, that we've eclipsed every other major city in terms of how many food trucks roam our City Beautiful per capita ... even L.A., where the gourmet food truck initially took hold, though L.A. is still the city with the most food trucks — a whopping 373 of them.

Roaming Hunger, a site dedicated to all things street food, has crowned Orlando as the top U.S. city for food trucks per capita, coming in at 47.06 food trucks per every 100,000 citizens.

Curious what the other cities in the top 10 were? Here you go (numbers indicate how many food trucks there are in each city for every 100,000 people):

● Orlando, FL (47.06) — woohoo!

● Miami, FL (42.82)

● Asheville, NC (41.38)

● Durham, NC (39.18)

● Hamilton, OH (35.48)

● Charleston, SC (34.375)

● Washington, D.C. (29.89)

● Kauai, HI (28.57)

● Salt Lake City, UT (27.75)

● Atlanta, GA (27.68)

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Related Events

  • Tasty Tuesdays @ The Milk District

    • Tuesdays, 6:30-10 p.m. various menu prices
  • The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar - Kissimmee @ Kissimmee Civic Center

    • First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. various menu prices
  • The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar - Orlando @ Orlando Fashion Square

    • Second Sunday of every month, 6-9 p.m. various menu prices


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