A Tally of Food Truck Courts, Lots, Parks, and Pods 


Detroit Fleat in Ferndale – Source: wxzy.com

Here’s my working tally of permanent or semi-permanent (seasonal) food truck courts, lots, parks, and pods that are open to the public on most, if not all, days of the week. The list does NOT include temporary rodeos, events, festivals, rallies, nor round-ups.

SOMA StrEAT Food Park in San Francisco – Source: insidescoopsf.sfgate.com

It is very obvious from the list that such establishments are particularly popular in Texas and on the West Coast. Austin, Texas appears to be the epicenter of food truck parks with 15 in the metropolitan area. Seattle-Tacoma, Dallas-Fort Worth, Columbus, and Portland-Salem, Oregon are popular sites for these gastronomical venues.

Seventh Street Truck Park in St. Paul – Source: pioneer press.com

While researching these, there are a couple of suggestions to draw more visitors:

  • Add/create a website. Too often the venues are solely identified on the internet by facebook pages and story links from other sources.
  • Get more imaginative with naming your venue – just inserting your city name inform of Food Truck Park or Lot is BORING! Liven the name up with some panache. Food truck owners/operators are excellent at coming up with fun, catchy, and memorable names. Personal favorites from the list below are “The Little Fleet,” “Fuel 66,” “Court Louie,” and “The Picnic.”
  • Try to own the physical site, as moving from place to place due to lease and contract issues is tough for the general public and especially visitors to keep track of. It also makes the venue feel like its operating on a shoestring budget and may not be a long-term endeavor – not a good way to make a first impression, particularly if the goal is to eventually open a brick and mortar location.
  • Food trucks and food truck parks are an excellent economic development tool. Communities across the country should be facilitating these venues as part of their economic development toolbox.

Please feel free to forward any additions, corrections, or revisions. Chow!

  • Alder Street Food Cart Pod – Portland, Oregon
  • Art District Food Truck Park – Lubbock, Texas
  • Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Austin Street Truck Stop – Denton, Texas
  • Aztec Food Trailer Park – Austin, Texas
  • Ballard Bites & Brew – Seattle, Washington
  • Baltimore Food Truck Park – Baltimore, Maryland
  • Beehive Station – Salem, Oregon
  • Bellevue Food Truck Pod – Bellevue, Washington
  • Bleu Garten – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Boardwalk on Elm – Waco, Texas
  • Bushnell Park Food Truck Court – Hartford, Connecticut
  • Brownsville Food Truck Park – Brownsville, Texas
  • Campus Pitt Stop – Columbus, Ohio
  • Charcoal Alley – Jacksonville, Texas
  • Clearfork Food Park – Fort Worth , Texas
  • Columbia Food Park – Vancouver, Washington
  • Columbus Commons – Columbus, Ohio
  • Co-op Food Court – Austin, Texas
  • County Fare – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Court Louie – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Dallas Arts District Food Truck Court – Dallas, Texas
  • Deja Vieux Food Park – New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Denison Food Truck Park – Denison, Texas
  • Delmar Gardens Food Truck Park – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Des Moines Marina Food Truck Pod – Seattle (Des Moines), Washington
  • Dinin’ Hall – Columbus, Ohio
  • Detroit Fleat – Ferndale, Michigan
  • Downtown Disney Food Truck Park – Anaheim, California
  • East 11th/Rosewood Food Trucks – Austin, Texas
  • East Riverside Food Trucks – Austin Texas
  • East Side Food Trucks – Austin, Texas
  • Food Park – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Food Truck Bazar -Mexico City, DF, Mexico
  • Food Truck City – Nashville, Tennessee
  • Food Truck Court – Abilene, Texas
  • Food Truck Court – New York City (Manhattan), New York
  • Food Truck Court at Center Park – Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Food Truck Fiesta – Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Food Truck-O-Rama – Charleston, South Carolina
  • Food Truck Park – Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Food Truck Pavilion – Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Food Truck Plaza – Wichita, Kansas
  • Food Truck Stop – Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Foodville Food Truck Park – El Paso, Texas
  • Fort Worth Food Park – Fort Worth, Texas
  • Fuel 66 Food Truck Park – Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Gateway to Go Food Truck Lot – Los Angeles, California
  • Harlingen Food Truck Park – Harlingen, Texas
  • Haywood Street Food Court – Asheville, North Carolina
  • Houston Food Park – Houston, Texas – 2 locations
  • Hub*Streat Food Park – Dallas (Plano), Texas
  • Improper City Food Truck Park – Denver, Colorado
  • Jacksonville Food Truck Court – Jacksonville, Florida
  • Knoxville Food Truck Park – Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Lancaster Food Pod – Salem, Oregon
  • Lone Star Court – Austin, Texas
  • McAllen Food Park – McAllen, Texas
  • Mueller Trailer Eats – Austin, Texas
  • North Block Food Pod – Salem, Oregon
  • North Loop Vegan Trailers – Austin, Texas
  • Omaha Food Truck Park – Omaha, Nebraska
  • Pangea Lounge – Austin, Texas
  • PGH Food Park – Pittsburgh (Millvale), Pennsylvania
  • Pioneer Square Food Cart Lot – Portland, Oregon
  • Rainey Street Food Trucks – Austin Texas
  • Rayback Collective – Boulder, Colorado
  • Richardson Food Truck Park – Richardson, Texas
  • Richmond Food Truck Court – Richmond, Virginia
  • Richmond Food Truck Park – Melbourne (Richmond) Victoria, Australia
  • Rose City Food Park – Portland, Oregon
  • Route 66 Street Food Park – Amarillo, Texas
  • Santa Monica Food Truck Lot – Santa Monica, California
  • Savannah Food Truck Park – Savannah, Georgia
  • Sea-Tac Food Truck Pod – Seattle, Washington
  • Seventh Street Truck Park – St. Paul, Minnesota (indoors)
  • SGF Mobile Food Park – Springfield, Missouri
  • Snow Park Food Pod – Oakland, California
  • SOMA StrEat Food Park – San Francisco, CA
  • South Austin Trailer Park & Eatery – Austin, Texas
  • South Congress Food Trucks – Austin, Texas
  • South End Food Trucks – Boston, Massachusetts
  • South First Street Food Trucks – Austin, Texas
  • Spider House Food Trailers & Village – Austin, Texas
  • Statehouse Market – Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Stompin’ Grounds Food Truck Park – Phenix City, Alabama
  • Street Food Court – Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
  • Tacoma Food Truck Pod – Tacoma, Washington
  • Telefonica Gastro Park – Tijuana, Mexico
  • The Back Lot – Mobile, Alabama
  • The Block – San Antonio, Texas
  • The Court Urban Food Park – Jacksonville, Florida
  • The Food Truck Collective – Los Angeles, California
  • The Hub – Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • The Little Fleet – Traverse City, Michigan
  • The Lot – Bend, Oregon
  • The Midway Food Park – Austin, Texas
  • The Park – Corpus Christi, Texas
  • The Park – Redding, California
  • The Point – San Antonio, Texas
  • The Picnic – Austin, Texas
  • The Yard Food Park – Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Thicket Food Park – Austin, Texas
  • Tucson Food Truck Round-up – Tucson, Arizona
  • Three Acres Food Truck Park – Houston (Santa Fe), Texas
  • Trokachula Food Truck Park – San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • Truck Side Food Truck Court – Halifax (Dartmouth), Nova Scotia
  • Truck Yard – Dallas, Texas
  • Truck Yard – Houston, Texas
  • Wayside Food Park – College Station, Texas
  • Westlake Food Truck Pod – Seattle, Washington
  • 12th & Broadway Food Pod – Oakland, California
  • 3rd Street Food Trucks – Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 5000 Burnet Food Park – Austin, Texas
Proposed/Planned
  • Beaumont, Texas
  • Bend, Oregon – second lot
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Houston, Texas – third location planned
  • Huntsville, Alabama
  • Laredo, Texas
  • Lufkin, Texas
  • Orlando (Milk District), Florida
  • Petoskey, Michigan
  • Toledo, Ohio

To learn more about food trucks, here are several visual links to a books about them.

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