I’ve been hearing about Truckeroo for the past 2 summers and never had the chance to go. But once I saw the Facebook event for the 2016 dates I just knew I couldn’t pass up the opportunity again.
Truckeroo is a food truck festival held on the Half Street Fairgrounds (located directly across from the Navy Yard Metro & Nationals Stadium). Once a month from April to September (dates below), local food trucks gather to give the public a taste of what they have to offer. Being a self-declared food enthusiast (aka foodie), I was excited to see so many food trucks in one area and I made sure to take a look around before zeroing in on an option.
There was everything from burgers to lobster rolls to Korean barbecue. There was even dessert! The trucks are aligned around the outside edges of the fairgrounds so that the hundreds of people could move freely throughout the middle. There are also games and live music to keep everyone entertained throughout the day. The event is family friendly so a few people even brought pets.
I decided on food from a Jamaican truck named “Reggae Vibes.” They, as well as most other trucks, offered cash and credit as a payment option. I ordered a jerk chicken sandwich with a side of rice and peas. The food was extremely good and reasonably priced. The venue was offering drinks (alcoholic and alcohol-free) so I decided to wash my meal down with a margarita. Even though I was unable to finish my food, I made sure I had enough room for dessert. I kept seeing people walk around with these ice cream sandwiches that looked so delicious that I absolutely had to have one. So I headed over to a truck called “Captain Cookie & the Milk Man” and of course their line was pretty long but it was well worth it (I got vanilla ice cream with a chocolate chip cookie on top and a snickerdoodle on the bottom).
It’s awesome that Truckeroo isn’t just a one day event. I definitely hope to go back to try more of the variety….and have another ice cream sandwich 🙂
Truckeroo’s upcoming dates (from 11am – 11pm):