Shreveport-Bossier’s food truck scene is growing so rapidly that it’s become difficult to keep tabs on the ever-changing list of mobile food vendors who are setting up shop. This Friday, June 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., a new event called Food Truck Fridays will debut in the parking lot of Collier’s Custom Classics at 2915 Youree Drive in Shreveport. Organized by the proprietor of Some Like it Hot, this food truck court will feature Some Like it Hot, River City Seafood, Salsitas Buenisimo, Jester’s Mobile Food Cart, Bayou Boyz and more. Adding excitement to what may be Shreveport-Bossier’s first real food truck event (aside from gatherings of mobile food vendors at parades or festivals) is the variety of foods available: seafood, burgers, tacos, tamales and more will be on sale at Friday’s event.
A few menu recommendations from this crowd would definitely include tacos from Salsitas Buenisimo, burgers from Some Like it Hot (see my 2012 review here) and Tina Palmisano’s unbelievable gourmet tamales from Jester’s Mobile Food Cart.
Salsitas serves traditional style tacos (meat, cilantro, onions) as well as American style tacos (meat, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes) stuffed with carne asada, chicken, al pastor pork, sausage, ground beef or vegetables. Tacos are sold three at a time and range from $5.99 to $7.25 for three. A Salsitas specialty is an enormous concoction called the Super Taco, which consists of three corn tortillas covered in steak, chicken, bacon, peppers and a small amount of cheese.
Under the name Jester’s Mobile Food Cart, Tina Palmisano uses real masa to create delicious tamales stuffed with crawfish, shrimp, pork tenderloin and more. As she recently told The Times in this fun article by Devin White, Palmisano is in the final stages of launching a tamale cart in downtown Shreveport.
While we’re talking food trucks, it’s also worth pointing out that the very cool-looking Po’ Boys and Rich Girls truck will be launching soon in Shreveport.
With so much change taking place so quickly, I’m bound to have missed someone. If you know of a new or established mobile food vendor who deserves a shout-out, please drop me a line in the comments section.
Lilah’s cupcake truck is being painted a bright turquoise right now!
I would really like to see the food trucks out and about on the weekends when all the bars and clubs are open. It gets old when the only food you can basically is either hotdogs and pizza.
I will be there ready to eat
Extreme heat with no shade, long wait times, and short on food- going to have to get better. Let yesterday be a learning experience, please. What I had was good enough and quick because it was already prepared, but my companions waited 15-20 for a burger and a grilled cheese. Is there not a location with some trees? This is a great idea, but I don’t see it taking off without some improvement.
We hear you, John, and I think the organizers definitely did, as well. There were a lot of factors working against the success of this event, including the hottest weather of 2013 and the fact that at least one of these trucks had literally never sold food to the public before. The folks from that truck told me “We took a whole notebook full of notes today.” I’m definitely willing to give the event another chance. Thanks for reading and commenting!
Is food truck Friday still an event? We would like to check it out but live several miles out of town. Thanks
Hi, Roland! Food Truck Fridays is still an event. Last week’s went very well, I heard. It seems to be building steam. I’m not sure if you use Facebook, but the best way I have found to keep track of Shreveport’s mobile food scene happenings is through this Facebook page:
If you’re not on Facebook, the owner of the Some Like It Hot Food Truck has always been really helpful to me and happy to let me know when and where to find the food trucks in town. Some Like It Hot’s number is 455-2592.
Thanks for reading and commenting!
When are food Truck nights coming back..I have a food Truck
Hi Tiawanna, I too, am obsessed with food trucks. We have an entire webpage dedicated to local meals on wheels 🙂 Click here for a full list of food trucks in the area: https://www.shreveport-bossier.org/restaurants/food-trucks/ Find more events in the area here: https://www.sbfunguide.com/
Curious to know when the next event might be. I’d like to come try it all out and speak to some about possibly setting up some of the food trucks at our school carnival, which is Saturday, November 2, 2013. My cell is 347-8968. You might have to leave a message, but I will call you right back. Thanks@ Looks awesome!