Maybe food trucks can be traced back to Charles Goodnight and the fully outfitted chuck-wagons that forged across the prairies while herding cattle to markets in the east.
Years later there were the more modern versions lovingly referred to as “roach coaches” that served construction workers sandwiches for reasonable prices.
Oh, my! How times have changed. The modern food trucks serve delicious meals – some would even classify the meals served as gourmet. There is a mystic about getting such food from a truck.
We had heard about the Truck Yard on Lower Greenville, and it was on my “Want to Do” list. The weather turned warm, and we took the opportunity to visit this popular food truck destination. Turn on Sears Street right pass Trader Joe’s and you will find the Truck Yard.
The decor is created from funky recycled tires, wooden pallets, and other junk.
Inside the the Truck Yard is a large area which I guess could be called a beer garden.
There is an inside area that sells beer and cocktails. There is even some food items sold in this permanent building.
I love the windmill in the center of the yard.
A bottle tree is at the base of the windmill.
How would you like to party in a tree house?
Even in the middle of the day there was a crowd in the yard.
We came for the food trucks. The Truck Yard tries to have at least three trucks in the yard each day. There is a schedule on their website, but as we found out, it is not always accurate. Ever-Lovin’ ordered from the Little Greek Food Truck.
He got hummus with pita bread that was very tasty.
The gyro pita was so delicious. I have been wanting another gyro ever since Ever-Lovin’ bought this. That is how good it was. The meat was super tender and the vegetables were fresh. The tzatziki sauce was wonderful.
I ordered from the Not Just Q truck. They sold out of ribs, so I ordered the pulled pork tacos, and I was not disappointed.
The pulled pork tacos had a vinegary slaw topped with pineapple. The tart and sweet went well with pulled pork. The friendly man at this truck gave me the cheesy corn. He said it was the end of the corn, and he just wanted to give it to me. Nice! I liked it.
Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe was the third truck in the yard that day. We didn’t order from this truck that sold mainly sandwiches. Maybe next time.
As we were leaving, we noticed Carnival Barker’s Ice Cream. We thought we would give it a try.
This handmade ice cream is made without added preservatives.
We ordered the strawberry, and honestly, next time I would try another flavor. The strawberry was creamy, but we would have liked a little more flavor. You could also cross Greenville to Steel City Pops for a treat.
The Truck Yard is a fun place to hang out and eat good food. I like that it will be different the next time we go, and I do want to go again soon.
Blessings to you and yours,