Northern Westchester is a food truck lover’s paradise
If the amount of food trucks popping up all over Northern Westchester is any indication, local residents are big fans of this form of casual, outdoor dining. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of food trucks in America nearly doubled between 2013 and 2018. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the mobile restaurants became even more attractive, as they offered a way for people to dine out, see other people, and stay socially distanced.
Several Northern Westchester towns have begun hosting food truck days as a way to bring community members together while also raising funds for town-wide initiatives, such as playground improvements. Below, we’ve rounded up three food truck events that are happening this weekend. Buckle up and go on a culinary road trip!
Town of Lewisboro
May 20, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Lewisboro Town Park, Route 35, Cross River
Lewisboro Town Park’s Food Truck Fridays are back for a second year. Sponsored by Ginnel Real Estate, the community events were started to help raise funds for the Lewisboro Playground Project. Attendees can expect live music, lawn games, ice cream and more. Registration is required and free, but organizers suggest a donation, as funds raised will help with construction and maintenance costs associated with the Lewisboro Town Park’s playground renovation.
Click here for more information and to register.
May 20, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
56 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge
The Pound Ridge Partnership returns their annual Food Truck Fridays, a free, once per month series that runs from May through September. The series, sponsored by Betsy Ronel Real Estate, features six food trucks and one pop-up treat, live music, games and other family-friendly activities. The trucks, treats and music rotate each month, so that no Food Truck Friday is the same.
“It’s the local favorite event to go to, said Patti D’Agostino, marketing and communications chair for the Pound Ridge Partnership. “It’s a very relaxed, chill vibe. We’re right in the downtown district, which gives people the opportunity to get to know our food establishments and other businesses.”
D’Agostino said the event has grown in popularity over the years. Last year, a couple came from Connecticut to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. “It’s just a very warm, inviting scene,” D’Agostino said.
Other 2022 dates:
- June 17
- July 15
- August 12
- September 9
For more information, click here.
Saturday, May 21; 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
104 Main Street, Mt. Kisco
Mount Kisco Recreation will host its 2nd food truck festival this Saturday to raise money for the Leonard Park Playground Improvement Fund. Festivities will include a live DJ, bounce houses, game tables, a beer & wine garden and several food trucks.
The entry fee is $5 per person or $15 per family (2 adults and their children). Children under 5 are free.