York turns into food truck mecca, but only for one night

Written by Ben Allen, General Assignment Reporter | Apr 11, 2014 4:24 AM

(York) -- Most days, only one food truck is allowed in the city of York. Today, the schedule changes for a special event, called Foodstruck, and organizers hope to expand it soon.


The truck count is up to nearly 30, offering the usual suspects like tacos, pizza, and fried chicken.

But there's also more unique options, like artisinal grilled cheese, pork buns, and teapops.

It's all a part of Foodstruck York, and organizer Meagan Feeser says the truck festival could continue to grow.

"We're looking to make it seasonal. I don't know if it will be quite quarterly. We have our eye on a potential event for the summer as well. So definitely I think we're looking at more than annual at this point."

A pop-up market will also feature goods from the region, and musicians will play during Foodstruck York.

"There's a huge demand for the street food and for this type of atmosphere and environment. And so I think the success of the first Foodstruck event is what spurred the conversation and what encouraged some of the members of City Council to propose changing the ordinance."

Admission is free, and the event runs from 5 until 9 tonight.

Harrisburg and Lancaster both allow food trucks, while Carlisle banned them from its streets in October

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