Food Trucks From Baltimore, D.C. and Philly To Compete in ‘Taste of Three Cities’
LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — The 3rd annual Taste of Three Cities food truck festival/competition will be held from noon to 9 p.m. May 31 in parking lots B and C at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
The trucks and their food will be judged by 10 local personalities, and the overall winner will be presented the Mayor’s Cup trophy by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. There will also be a People’s Choice Award and a Kid’s Choice Award.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Moveable Feast, a nonprofit whose mission is to help put healthy food on the table for people in Maryland with AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Here’s a guide to what kind of food you’ll find at the festival this year:
Gypsy Queen (reigning champ: Mayor’s Cup, Peoples Choice, Best Seafood)
Unexpected combinations like mac and cheese served inside a waffle cone and crab cake tacos. FULL MENU
South Carolina BBQ (reigning champ: Best BBQ)
Sandwiches, ribs and your standard barbecue side dishes.
El Cuervo (reigning champ: Best Sandwich)
Mexican street food including but not limited to tacos, sandwiches and brisket.
Souper Freak (reigning champ: Healthy Choice)
Fancy soups, plus a few salad and sandwich options, too. FULL MENU
Iced Gems (reigning champ: Best Dessert)
Gourmet cupcakes out of a pink polka dot van.
Slider-sized sandwiches and burgers.
The Green Bowl
Latin and Asian-inspired foods.
A dairy lover’s delight. Expect gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and seafood dishes that are also swimming in cheese. FULL MENU
The Jolly Pig
Describes itself as “home cooking on wheels” and mostly serves dishes featuring pulled pork, from Cuban-inspired to Korean-style. There are vegetarian and vegan options, too. FULL MENU
Indian fare like lamb vindaloo and curry chicken salad. FULL MENU
Salad, soup-of-the-day, fries and sandwiches. Basically, a bistro with an engine. FULL MENU
The Smoking Swine
Pork, pork and more pork. From sausages to ribs, this is the truck for you if it’s pig you’re craving. FULL MENU
This truck is keeping it basic with sandwiches, hot dogs and french fries.
Egg and Cheese Yo
Breakfast sandwiches. ‘Nuff said. FULL MENU
Need some caffeine? Lucky Cup’s specialty is espresso, not food.
If it’s dessert you’re craving, try to spot the brown van with a blue striped roof. Gourmet cupcakes won’t be far away once you do.
Miss Twist Ice Cream
Like your childhood ice cream truck, but all grown up!
Kommie Pig BBQ Ribs & Chicken
Meat on meat on meat. That’s more or less what you’ll find here. FULL MENU
Charm City Gourmet
From tacos with bacon shells to schwarma, this place can satisfy pretty much any craving. Plus, the truck has a Baltimore skyline painted on the top of it. FULL MENU
Rustic Italian street food like arancini, meatballs and homemade pastas.
You can’t miss this multicolored truck that looks like graffitied bricks. Brazilian street food is its specialty.
Sandwiches, pitas, salads and soups with a Polish twist. FULL MENU
Refreshing Hawaiian shaved ice. More of a little, yellow cart than a truck, really.
Greek on the Street
Classic Greek food… in a truck with a classic Greek seaside landscape painted on it… with the name written in classic Greek lettering.
Pirates of the Mediterranean
The Scallywag Taco, The Cannonball Burger, The El Capitano. You get the picture. Keep an ARGHHH out for the pirate logo, matey. FULL MENU
Vegetarian and vegan options housed in a red truck with, what do you know?! Veggies painted on it! FULL MENU
Craving breads, cookies, pastries? Hit up this bright (and we mean BRIGHT) pink truck.
Beating your chest for a burger? This black truck with green flames has what you need. FULL MENU
Vietnamese soups, tacos and sandwiches are what you’ll find in this eye-poppingingly illustrated truck. FULL MENU
Red Hook Lobster
For a taste of Maine, hit up this truck, specializing in lobster but also serving shrimp and chowder. FULL MENU
Carolina-style barbecue. Yep, that’s the gist of it. FULL MENU
Bubble tea, noodles, bahn mi… this green truck has all the Vietnamese faves. FULL MENU
When you see the flying cow, you’ll know you’re not far away from ice creams, sorbets and other sweet, sinful treats.
Beef, turkey and vegetarian variations of Lebanese kafta, plus a few other items. FULL MENU
Hardy Puerto Rican cuisine like tripletas and empanadillas. FULL MENU
South Meets East
Fusion tacos, burritos and quesadillas served out of a bright, splatter-painted truck. FULL MENU
The simplicity is strong with this one. Steak, fish, veggie, chicken or shrimp tacos with cabbage, pico de gallo, avocado and cheese. That’s it. FULL MENU
That Cheesecake Truck
Pretty self-explanatory, huh? Oh, and they call their truck “big blue,” so that’s pretty self-explanatory, too. FULL MENU
Basic cupcake flavors (plus some more fun ones that rotate daily) are served out of this pink truck. (These bakeries love their pink!) FULL MENU
Carmen’s Italian Ice
Frozen treats from Italian ice to gelati.
Pizza! Who doesn’t love pizza? FULL MENU
“Saving the world, one cookie at a time!” Well, that’s their motto, anyway. Oh, and there’s milk, too! FULL MENU
Burritos stuffed with fruit (yes, fruit), veggies or meat. Your choice. In a bowl instead of a tortilla is also an option. FULL MENU
Cow and the Curd
Battered and fried cheese curds are this truck’s signature dish. Look for the cow riding a bicycle.
This van has a doily-ish design on it, and it’s just as sweet on the inside. Mostly cakes, but sometimes ice cream, too.
Oink and Moo BBQ
Chili, tacos, quesadillas. Pretty much anything you can put beef and pork in, they put beef and pork in. FULL MENU
Rigatoni’s Mobile Crab Cakes
A Philly food truck bringing crab cakes to Baltimore? Well, it’s worth a shot. FULL MENU
Surf and Turf
Lobster rolls, shrimp rolls, surf and turf rolls. Wow, this place really likes rolls. FULL MENU
Latin food, served up fresh. FULL MENU
They describe themselves as “globally inspired gourmet comfort food.” Obviously, pork is their specialty.
Philly Farm Truck
Seasonal sandwiches and salads. FULL MENU
Made In The Shade Lemonade
Refreshing lemonade, with a twist.