From 2-5 PM on April 25, over 15 food trucks and two musical acts will unite for a free, open-to-the-public afternoon of musical performances and street food. All food sales will go towards fighting food insecurity in New Jersey.
The event will occur on Prospect Avenue from Washington Road to Roper Lane. This section of the road will be closed to cars from 12:30 - 6:30 PM. Attendance to the concerts, which will be held on this section of the road, is free of charge, but in order to get food from the trucks, attendees must buy tickets at one of the ticket booths open at the event. All proceeds from TruckFest will go the Send Hunger Packing Initiative.
Please see "TruckFest Tickets" for more information on their sale, price, and availability.
Graphics by Hannah Miller
Presenting some of the finest New Jersey and New York food trucks.
PUDGY'S STREET FOOD
Pudgy's is a Flemington-based truck that serves hot dogs (with lots of toppings!), cheesesteaks, fresh-cut fries, meatball sandwiches, and more.
STACE OF CAKES
Stace of Cakes is a gourmet cupcake truck based in Allentown, NJ.
MAUSAM CURRY N BITES
Mausam Curry N Bites, hailing from Seacaucus, serves traditional Indian cuisine including curry, chaat, samosas, and kati rolls.
Undrgrnd Donuts serves a variety of unusual donuts, including graham cracker-, chocolate-, and marshmallow fluff-flavored, and vanilla-, sugar-, and chocolate bacon-flavored.
BrazBQ offers a variety of sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and tacos filled with your choice of steak, sausage, ham, beef ribs, or chicken!
TICO'S EATERY AND JUICE BAR
Tico's Eatery and Juice Bar hails from Princeton, NJ, and serves smoothies, juices, and healthy meals.
THE DAPPER DOG
The Dapper Dog, based in Philly, serves hot dogs with a wide variety of toppings -- everything from traditional ketchup and mustard to provolone, pepperoni, and asparagus.
Pura Vida is a new food truck specializing in tacos, including chicken, pulled pork, and vegetarian options.
THE FEED TRUCK
The Feed Truck serves farm-to-fork breakfast fare – handcrafted egg sandwiches, complimented by housemade preserves, tator tots and fresh-brewed coffee, and much more!
THE TACO TRUCK
The Taco Truck, which hails from Hoboken, NJ, serves authentic tacos, tortas, and sides.
WrapStar is an Englishtown-based truck that serves wraps and sandwiches -- everything from breakfast burrito wraps to loaded hot dogs to buffalo chicken wraps.
All proceeds from TruckFest will go to the Send Hunger Packing Initiative, a collaboration between the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK), which provides low-income schoolchildren with nutritious meal packs for the weekends. Though Princeton is considered a prosperous community, one in eight students in the Princeton public schools are eligible for free or reduced-price school lunches, and can thus participate in this program. All donations are payable via the Princeton Prospect Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
The consequences of child hunger are very serious. Children from families that struggle with food insecurity are more likely to do poorly on tests, not attend class, and have difficulty getting along with their peers. Princeton TruckFest recognizes the severity of this social issue and wants to contribute to the fight against it.
For more information on food security, please visit the following resources:
Look out for more information about TruckFest 2015's entertainment acts coming soon!
Acts from TruckFest 2014!
Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth
TruckFest is a collaboration of the Inter-Club Council (ICC), which is comprised of representatives from the eleven Princeton University Eating Clubs, the Pace Council for Civic Values (PCCV), the Princeton Prospect Foundation (PPF), and benefits from the generous support of other local organizations.
Some of TruckFest 2014's sponsors included:
FOR PRINCETON UNDERGRADUATES
Princeton students will be able to get a free $2 ticket at 5:30 PM on Friday, 4/24. Tickets will be given out at 1879 Arch. Be sure to bring your prox!
Additionally, tickets will be for sale from 12-6 PM in Frist if you want to get yours early. Tickets will also be for sale at the event. Cash or credit accepted.
Get ready for Princeton TruckFest 2015... MORE trucks, MORE entertainment, still supporting a great cause! Stay tuned!