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The Whole Country is Screaming For Funky Food Trucks

This truck is ready to go in Fort Worth.

First D Magazine. Then the New York Times. Now the Chicago Tribune and San Francisco. I am channeling my inner Grace Slick–let’s start a revolution. Scream below if you want funky food trucks in Dallas. Hey city of Dallas, hear us roar!

11 comments on “The Whole Country is Screaming For Funky Food Trucks

  1. i’m confused…why would the city of dallas want tax revenue from a new source that every other city in america has deemed a good idea?


    yes we can. the streets will run red with salsa (and green with salsa verde). maybe they can add this to the “keep dollars in dallas” wet/dry ballot.

  2. I am all for funky food trucks in Dallas. As a matter of fact, I am kinda proud of the brisket and ribs I make in my big ass smoker and I am curious about the possibility of parking a truck somewhere down on Greenville Ave (or maybe Deep Ellum or Oak Cliff or wherever) on the weekends snd selling smoked meats by the pound.

    But I have questions. Is there a municipal permitting policy in place for food trucks? Is there a set of codes that food trucks must comply with, you know, health and safety/fire codes. Is there an inspection required by the health or fire departments?

    I have a grip on everything else, acquiring a business license and having an accountant to remind me to pay taxes and all that.

    I suspect there is no set of food truck rules in place, and therefore it is very difficult to operate a food truck and remain in compliance with the city.

  3. I know it’s really hard to run a big city, but Dallas always seems to have its priorities in the wrong place. Let’s build some huge bridges, but keep out community gardens. Cut parks and street maintenance, but let’s build a park over Woodall Rogers. Keep out food trucks, beer sales in dry areas and cut police funding. The list goes on.

  4. @laurie: Don’t forget to includes Dallas’ roads and streets. It’s what we all drive on. Not some friggin bridge to nowhere.

  5. JohnnyD
    Here are some more rules
    If you would like the full Codes A Go-Go that includes requirements, health compliances, and application process, email me and I’ll send you the pdf.

    The only good news I have learned is that the Central Business District might lighten up on street vendors. It’s a start…

  6. Y’all don’t get it. The City of Dallas doesn’t want ethnic food trucks and carts on curbs and parking lots. The powers-that-be in real estate and business don’t want ethnic food trucks all over the place. They hear the complaints in other cities about how these places are an eye-sore, a magnet for late-night activity, and a health hazard, and they do not want it here, just like a lot of civic leaders in other cities wish they could get rid of the ones they have.

  7. That is certainly not how I read PLevey’s post. When was the last time you went to any restaurant other than BBQ and/or Denny’s and it wasn’t some sort of ethnic food? Irish, French, Asian, Italian, Greek, Mexican. It’s what we love in America! The marketing of these trucks almost always mixes a few ethnic cultures into one (i.e Asian Tacos). Would food trucks serving American only food be acceptable?