The Atlanta Street Food Festival, featuring some of Atlanta’s intriguing street food cuisine, frosty beverages, local merchants and artisans, and live entertainment, is on July 14th from noon to 8:30 p.m.at Piedmont Park. A number of food truck vendors and caterers will be participating and some will be bringing their best gluten-free fare.
“The hottest food trend in Atlanta is the street food movement and we wanted to celebrate the success of these entrepreneurs by showcasing their premier cuisine in one fun-filled day,” Atlanta Street Food Festival founders Alisha Nesbitt and Cheryl Hasting said.
Participating food trucks and caterers include: Yumbii, Munch, Banged Up and Mashed, Big Green Egg Food Truck, Just Loaf’n, Yoli’s Street Food, MIX’d Up, Hail Caesar, The Fry Guy, Pup Truck, Happy Belly, Yum Yum Cupcake, Nana G’s Chik-n-Waffles, Buon Provecho, Black Tie Catering, King of Pops, Honeysuckle Gelato, Dr. Sweets Cake Emporium, and Cake Café Atlanta.
According to the event organizers, all of the vendors will have signs up in their trucks noting which of their offerings are safe for those following a gluten-free diet. I have been to some of these food trucks before and I can tell you that the ones listed below have gluten-free options, but I am sure some of the other trucks will have offerings as well:
- Yumbii – offers corn tortillas for their tacos
- The Fry Guy – Belgian fries with numerous creative dipping sauces and they only make fries in their fryer. I just got back from Belgium, so I am excited to put his fries to the test!
- King of Pops – variety of popsicles. Maybe they will be allowed to have their new boozy pops with them at the event, she says hopefully!
- Honeysuckle Gelato – has a number of gelato and sorbet flavors (don’t forget the sorbet guys) that are gluten free. I hope they will use some of Dr. Sweets Cake Emporium’s brownies or cookies to make ice cream sandwiches!
- Dr. Sweets Cake Emporium – is a dedicated gluten-free bakery and they will have an array of gluten free and vegan fresh baked goods. I hope they have something savory as well, like quiche!
Tickets are available for purchase online for $10.50 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The price of admission to the Atlanta Street Food Festival does not include any food. Children ages 12 and under are free. Guests are encouraged to use MARTA as there is limited parking at Piedmont Park.
This Examiner will be there with bells on snapping photos and sampling gluten-free food. Will you be there?