Tomorrow, July 28 from noon to 5 p.m. is the second annual Moveable Feast, my favorite outdoor food event of the year. Last year’s event was so much fun, and full of amazing food with a great sense of community.
Food trucks are the best way to try different cuisines in a relaxed, casual way without spending a bunch of money. While Tacoma does have its own unique food scene, in the past we’ve been noticeably short on food truck variety. Yes, we have great food trucks and now a couple of others for certain events, but we’re still way behind in the selection of Seattle and Portland.
This is why I love the Moveable Feast. For one day and in one place, you can choose from 38 food trucks/mobile food vendors and 7 breweries, all while enjoying live music and fun activities for the kids.
As if it couldn’t get any better, this year’s event has a new feature, the Made in Tacoma section, which will have hyper-local vendors like Lynnae’s Pickles, Little Eorthe Farm, Great NW Popcorn Company, Dry Soda, One Spot Jam, Libertine Tacoma salts and more. This doesn’t even include local Tacoma-area vendors Pampeana Empanadas, Barrel No. 51, Burrito Boy, Choripan, Celebrity Cake Studio, Hello, Cupcake, Hilltop Pop Shop, Fleischkuechle, Ice Cream Social, Reciprocity Foods, Lumpia World and Rico’s Tacos.
You could almost put all the vendors in the Made in Tacoma section, which is awesome.
While general admission is free, VIP tickets are still available online for $10. It gets you one hour early entry to avoid the lines, a t-shirt and parking. Last year, I did this and it was worth it if you’re trying to get food quickly.
I’m not sure which trucks I’ll visit this year, but I’m excited to see some new-to-me folks like Jemil’s Big Easy, Tokyo Dog and the Box on Wheels. Check out the full list of vendors on their site and make your plan of attack.
For more information, check out the article I wrote about the Moveable Feast for NorthwestMilitary.com.
Also, check out my detailed recap of last year’s Moveable Feast, with full food truck listing.