Deep in the heart of Texas, Fort Worth is well known for its cowboy culture, but it’s rapidly becoming renowned for its rich arts and culinary treasures as well. The city’s Cultural District is the hub, with five museums in a beautiful park-like setting, and at the heart of this area, there's a food truck park where you can sample some of the finest food that Fort Worth has to offer, all the while being entertained with live music.
Essentially outdoor food courts where the restaurants are always changing, food truck parks offer an endless variety of eats from kitchens that are smaller than your average wardrobe. While others have come and gone, and rumours of new ones abound, there are two in Fort Worth that have proved to have real staying power.
The first, Fort Worth Food Park, is tucked quietly into a tree-lined lot just behind Montgomery Plaza, in the Cultural District. It’s open on Fridays, Saturdays from 11am to 9pm, and Sundays from 11am to 8pm. In addition to a well-stocked cantina, you can expect some great live music on the stage most evenings.
Clearfork Food Park is located in a growing hotspot just south of the university district. The park is nestled beside the Trinity Trail with a gorgeous view of the river. Open from 11am to 8pm, Wednesday through Sunday, Clearfork has a large pavilion for shade, along with lots of picnic tables in the sun for those who want to soak up some rays. Regardless of which truck you order from, the cantina will have something to wash your meal down with.
There are a few other spots around Fort Worth where you can catch a truck or two from time to time, including the food park at Thistle Hill, a 1904 Georgian Revival mansion. On Southside, you can sometimes find food trucks setting up shop near restaurants such as Avoca Coffee and Melt Ice Creams, and on West 7th, stop by The Velvet Box to find Kevin Martinez's Yatai Food Kart.
Whichever park you visit, look out for Gastro Bomber, Taste of Louisiana, Gorgonzilla and Say Kimchi - just a few of the many great food trucks that are feeding Fort Worth.
For further information, visit www.fortworth.com