Food trucks do battle at the exhibition center this weekend
The Battle of the Food Trucks is considered the largest gathering of its kind in central New York and is taking place this weekend at the New York State Fairgrounds.
More than 50 food trucks from Syracuse, Rochester, Ithaca and Watertown will head to the fairgrounds for another year, vying for top honors from local tasters.
Nick Sanford is the president of the Syracuse Food Truck Association and he also happens to be the owner of the Toss-N-Fire wood-fired pizza truck. He says what started nearly seven years ago has since evolved into a unique community of vendors who can celebrate each other through food.
“When I think of food trucks, I think of someone giving away an item that they love and grew up eating,” he says. “Having food that someone ate growing up and being able to experience that is something that I think is one of the greatest things in the world.”
Everything from empanadas to lobster rolls, gyros, tacos and more will be at the fairgrounds as part of the event, and Nick says the best way to tackle this year’s battle is to arrive early and to leave late.
Entertainment will also be part of the battle, including a special kids’ zone, live music and entertainment. The battle will also be donated with proceeds going to Clear Path For Veterans, Helping Hounds and the CNY Food Bank this year.
The Battle of The Food Trucks takes place Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. around Chevy Court at the New York State Fairgrounds. Tickets are $10 to enter and vendors will offer samples ranging from $3 to $6. For tickets and more information, visit SYRFoodTrucks.com.