‘Food truck Thursday’ offers diners variety

Posted at 11:13 PM, Apr 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-07 01:13:30-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Food trucks started to become popular in Utah a few years ago, and now plenty of entrepreneurs who love to cook on wheels participate in what’s known as food truck Thursday.

Food truck owners pull up to sell their gourmet fare to hungry downtown Utahns every Thursday at Salt Lake City’s Gallivan Center Plaza.

Travis and Katie Stokes are one of the newest faces at food truck Thursday, this was their first week. The pair got a truck about a year ago, and they’ve since turned it into the Little Blue Bistro.

“We’ve come down here to check out the other trucks, and they do really well here, so we always wanted to give it a shot,” Travis Stokes said.

Variety is one of the key appeals of food truck Thursday. Travis Stokes said customers can get everything from Asian-style tacos to pizza to crepes and cupcakes.

Erika Shubin is one regular costumer to the weekly food truck gathering, and she said she likes the event enough to ride TRAX down to the event.

“Thursday food truck day is fantastic,” she said. “Now that's its spring, you can just stroll on down, and you have a lot to choose from. It's great.”

Food truck Thursday happens between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 300 South between State Street and Main Street.