“Foodville” Food Truck Park – El Paso, Texas
218 East Mills Avenue
“Foodville” Food Truck Park – El Paso, TexasMar 27
The “Food Truck Craze” popularized on Food Network and which swept the West and East coasts a few years ago, has finally spread inland to El Paso. While it would be hard to classify the current food truck presence in El Paso as a “craze” (YET), the opening of the Foodville Food Truck Park in downtown El Paso is certainly a strong start! The park opened in November of 2012 and is currently home to a mobile “Crave Kitchen & Bar” truck and “CrEATe Gourmet Eats” truck. The plan is to have a third “guest” truck come in each week, with trucks like “Moshi” and “Tacoholics” having made appearances so far. The “Crave” truck stays true to its West and East Side restaurant locations, serving comfort food with a modern twist like the decadent Pork Belly, Smoked Gouda and Tomato Grilled Cheese I indulged in last week. “CrEATe Gourmet Eats” is typically known for their imaginative burger combinations like their Turkey Burger with Brie, Jalapeno Cranberry Chutney and Pomegranate Vinaigrette Greens, but is kicking up the creativity by offering a weekly themed menu. Last week’s theme was “Pop Up Taco Truck” and I had the pleasure of devouring the Fish Tacos with Jicama Sticks, Chipotle Aioli and Red Cabbage and Onions and returned later in the week for the Brisket al Pastor Tacos with Grilled Pineapple, Pickled Onions and fresh Cilantro. This week features Asian options and I’m itching for the chance to see what they have in store. Unfortunately, since the park is only open on weekdays for lunch (11-4), those of us who do not work downtown find it difficult to get away on our lunch breaks. But if YOU happen to be more fortunate, it would behoove you to make your way over to the 200 block of Mills Avenue and enjoy what these trucks have to offer. But get there early, the picnic benches fill up quickly and you will not get the full experience unless you’re relaxing in the sun at one of the clunky wood tables, enjoying the indie rock cranking from the “CrEATe” truck and chowing down on some unique eats. Hopefully this park is the spark needed to get some more mobile eateries out on the El Paso streets soon and on the weekend as well. I am MORE than ready to help get this craze started!
Foodville Food Truck Park
218 East Mills Avenue
El Paso, Texas