Food trucks began invading midtown last spring with a weekly lunch session at the High Museum every Thursday, and while a good location, parking was an issue, as well as space. For the past few months an empty lot at 12th and Peachtree has filled the void and it offers a lot more options!
The first thing that becomes apparent is the free parking in the lot itself; unfortunately I found out about this much too late and was able to make an involuntary donation of $25 to the city…there are plenty of spots in the back so just go down 12th and take a left into the lot. The other great thing about the size of the area is that allows for many more trucks than other locations, which equals more variety; on the two days I went there were about 12 – 15!
The options range from tacos ( http://bit.ly/nxhXKA) (http://bit.ly/li681o), fish and chips (http://bit.ly/u5bDJB) sandwiches, Puerto Rican fare and tamales (http://bit.ly/wQRdpw) to BBQ (http://bit.ly/wvcHT6) and just plain wonderful concoctions from WOW (http://bit.ly/zO0oUb)! The Street Food Coalition has even secured some tables so you don’t have to just hold your food, which is a good thing since many newcomers are serving up entire plates!
The hours are from 11:00 – 2:00 every Thursday, so go early before the lines start forming! I also encourage people to go with a group so you can try a bunch of different things; be sure to follow your favorite trucks on Twitter to find out their latest locations!