Get ready for the ultimate cheat day. Minnesota's Food Truck Festival is hitting the road this year. The family-friendly event has expanded to include 50 food trucks and will stop in three Minnesota cities this summer.

While you enjoy food and drinks from different local vendors, you can also have fun with activities like axe throwing and riding a mechanical bull. There are also retail vendors selling everything from handmade jewelry to airbrush tattoos. This festival has everything you need for a fun day with friends or family.

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Each date will feature 50 food trucks as well as mobile vendors, live music, activities for kids, and an expanded selection of beer and cocktails.

Signboard of a food truck with colorful pennants

Minnesota Food Truck Festival Food Vendors:

Adams Gyros

Amazing Momo (not on 7/13)

Amish Annie Donuts

Anchor Fish & Chips

Asian Invasion (not on 7/14 or 8/17)

Bad Rooster

Ben & Jerrys (not on 6/22 or 7/14)

Betty's Shrimp Bucket and Grill (not on 6/22)

Cafe Cairo: Greek & Egyptian Street Food

Cane & Cotton (not on 7/13)

Chili Lime (not on 7/14)

D-Spot Wings

DelSur Empanadas (not on 7/13)

Egg Roll Queen (not on 7/13, 7/14, or 8/17)

Fro Yo Soul (not on 6/22 or 8/17)

G-Spot (not on 7/13)

Gastrotruck (not on 6/22 or 8/17)

Gray Duck Concessions

Griddle on the Go (not on 7/13)

Hibachi Daruma

Hometown Creamery (not on 7/13 or 8/17)

Indigo Bowls (not on 6/22 or 8/17)



Kona Ice: Twin Cities

La Conchinita (not on 7/13)

Let's Thai It: Sawatdee (not on 8/17)

Lookout Grill (not on 7/13 or 7/14)

Mama's Taco (not on 6/22 or 7/13)

Mansettis (not on 7/13)

MJ's Steak & Chicken (not on 7/14)

Nashville Coop (not on 7/14 or 8/17)

Nautical Bowls (not on 7/13)

Northeast Pretzels


Ol'Smokey BBQ (not on 7/14)

Paella Depot

Pizza Karma

Potters Pasties (not on 6/22)

Pretty Great Cake Shakes (not on 7/13)

Pretty Great Cheesecake (not on 7/14)

Purple People Feeder (not on 6/22 or 7/14)

Que Tal Street Eats

REBEL Lobster

Run Tell That (not on 6/22 or 8/17)

Samurai Teppanyaki (not on 6/22)

Sincerely Eats (not on 6/22 or 8/17)

Smoke Shack (not on 7/13)

Smokin on Site

Smooth Move (not on 6/22, 7/14, or 8/17)

Station No. 6

Street Eats Grill (not on 6/22, 7/13, or 8/17)

Sweet & Boozy Ice Cream (not on 7/14)

T-Rex Cookie

Taco'n Madre

Taqueria El Patron (not on 6/22, 7/14, or 8/17)

Taste the Real Nawlins (not on 7/14 or 8/17)

Thai Thai (not on 7/14)

Tot Boss (not on 8/17)

Waffle Bar (not on 8/17)

Yum Yum

As you can see there's something for everyone - even the pickiest eaters in your life.

When and Where Is The Minnesota Food Truck Festival?


The festival is going on tour this year stopping in three different cities.

  • Hopkins Food Truck Festival: June 22
  • St. Paul Food Truck Festival: July 13 & 14
  • Anoka Food Truck Festival: August 17

All 37 Minnesota Restaurants that Have Been Featured on the Food Network

Many Minnesota restaurants have been featured on the Food Network over the years. Some have closed now, but I checked out the Food Networks website, the Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives website, and to find all of the Minnesota restaurants that have been featured on their channel in the past and found these 37 (in no particular order) that are still open.

Gallery Credit: Carly Ross