4 Ways to Have a Great Food Truck Date Nights in Orlando

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1. Get there early – these events attract hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people and the lines can get pretty long. Do yourself a favor and get there right when the event starts.

2. Bring a chair – seating is typically scarce at food truck events so be sure to bring your own fold up chairs or perhaps a blanket if you plan to attend a park-side event like the one at Lake Lily, Maitland.

3. Bring a sense of adventure – one of the biggest reasons food trucks have reached craze status is because the food is far from your ordinary hot dog and hamburger fare. Expect to see some fairly inventive dishes, which are generally reasonably priced. Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and try something unique.

4. Bring some cash – while most of the food trucks have the ability to process debit and credit cards, you never know when technology might crash. Bring some cash, just in case, and make sure it’s in smaller bills to make it easier on the food truck people. Expect to pay around $6 – $10 per meal.

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Here are a few of my favorite date night food truck events:

Lake Mary Food Truck Night
First Wednesday from 6pm – 9pm
Central Park, 100 N Country Club Rd, Lake Mary
WineART Wednesday showcasing local artists and lots of food trucks in the heart of Downtown Lake Mary

Tasty Tuesdays in the Milk District
Every Tuesday from 6pm-10pm
2432 East Robinson St, Orlando, FL
This is another smallish event (6-8 trucks), but the location in the Milk District means you can head out for a beer afterward at one of a handful of eclectic watering holes in the neighborhood.

Orlando Food Truck Bazaar at Fashion Square Mall
Typically the 2nd Sunday of each month
Behind the Orlando Fashion Square Mall on Colonial Drive (behind Dillards)
Next one is Sunday, April 22 from 5pm – 8pm
Presented by The Daily City, the Orlando Food Truck Bazaar is one of the biggest and most widely attended food truck events in the Central Florida area. Definitely do not forget your fold up chairs as there is basically nowhere to sit at this location.

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