A lot of things were surprising to me when I moved to Johnson City, but the number of food trucks was the strangest.
Growing up in a tiny county, I had never thought about food trucks as being actual, operating businesses. I knew they existed, of course, but not in a common way. I didn’t think I would ever live in a city where numerous trucks with interesting foods were scattered around.
Now that I know their popularity, I’m almost obsessed with them. I admittedly haven’t visited many food trucks, but the ones I have been to have kept my interest in them.
ETSU’s campus farmers market brings several food trucks and street food vendors. The Well, a ministry organization at ETSU, hosted a “Food Trucks and Fire Pits” event this past fall. There are even “Food Truck Junctions” set up. https://www.facebook.com/foodtruckjunction/?fref=ts Food trucks are like a sub-culture of food around here.
Maybe food trucks seem like no big deal to some, but I think they’re neat. They offer unique, mobile food by people who are passionate about their work.
Next time you see a food truck, stop by, try the food and support local businesses.