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Thanks to our sunny weather, our mix of many cultures and the availability of large parking lots, Miami has passionately embraced the food truck phenomenon. From single trucks that park next to an office building, to giant cuisine caravans that gather in public parking lots, food trucks are now a permanent part of the Miami landscape.

The menus are as varied as Miami’s local population. Cuban hamburgers, gourmet Vietnamese, fish tacos, dim sum, grilled cheese, gelato – if you’re craving it, you’ll find it served from a truck somewhere in Miami. Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are the best way to get updates on food trucks’ schedules and whereabouts. Some gatherings have a regularly scheduled time and place. Others are more ad hoc (owing mainly to struggles with code compliance in Miami-Dade County). Miami Beach currently prohibits food trucks, but this may change in the near future.

Despite code compliance issues, Miami food trucks are here to stay. Before you go, be sure to check Facebook or Twitter to make sure the food truck gathering is happening at its usual time and place.

For  daily locations of Miami-Dade County food trucks, click here.

Miami Food Trucks

Miami Food Truck Round-ups:

Street Food Fridays
Frequency:  monthly, Friday afternoon
Time:  11:30 a.m.
Location:  Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami

Biscayne Triangle Truck Round-Up (BTTR)
Frequency:  weekly, Tuesday nights
Time:  5:30 p.m.
Location:  NE 127th Street and Biscayne Boulevard (across from Johnson & Wales University) in North Miami

Cauley Square Food Truck Party
Frequency:  weekly, Wednesday nights
Time:  5:30 to 10 p.m.
Location:  Cauley Square Shops, 22400 South Dixie Hwy., Homestead

Food Truck Friday Nights
Frequency:   general
Time:  5:30 p.m., Friday nights
Location:  Good Shepherd, 14187 SW 72nd Street, Kendall

 

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Comment by David Paul Appell on May 21, 2011 at 11:44am
Thanks for this, Carolyn!  A couple of months ago, we posted a video of a recent Food Truck Friday: http://www.tripatini.com/video/miamis-food-truck-fridays.

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