Last night Chris and I went to a local food truck fiesta, the first of it’s kind in our area. The event was meant to be small, with about ten trucks in attendance, and the weather consisted of rain, rain, and more rain. We’ve been hoping to try some of the food trucks for a while but most of them work in North Jersey so we were looking forward to last night’s event.
Apparently, so was everyone else.
We severely underestimated the number of foodies in the Princeton area. And we underestimated their devotion to food trucks. It was pouring rain when we got to the event and I was a little nervous because I saw a comment on the Facebook event page that noted lines were 1.5+ hours long. No way, I thought. That’s just someone who was grouchy about the weather and exaggerated their experience.
When we pulled into the parking lot, the rain picked up. We could barely see out the front window of the car and it looked like the festival wasn’t too crowded. Then I started hoping that they wouldn’t shut down early, as we had driven about 25 minutes to get there.
After donning our rain gear, we made our way to the middle of the food trucks. It looked like the crowds weren’t too bad…….
Man oh man, were we ever wrong. The lines at some of the trucks were seriously over an hour long! And the trucks without lines were out of most of their big sellers important ingredients. Chris was excited to try the cheese curds from the curds truck and that line was short. The cheese curds were also amazing! But then I tried to get cupcakes and they were closed for the day. I tried to get donuts after that, but the line was 45 minutes long and I was soaking wet. I finally settled for tater tots from the tots trucks only to learn they had run out of the cheese and most other toppings. My tots were good, but they would have been much better with cheese.
I can’t imagine what this festival will be like when the weather is better. I hope they get 5 times the number of trucks! Otherwise, we might save time just driving around NJ to visit the individual trucks….