By Melanie LeCroy Lifestyle Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
The number of food trucks in Baldwin County continues to grow as more cities move to allow the mobile eateries to operate within their boundaries.
Spanish Fort passed an ordinance in October allowing food trucks to operate within city limits. In Gulf Shores, Angie and David Swiger got approval to move forward with a five-space food tuck or mobile retail unit park within the grounds of The Waterway, which is a mixed-use development currently under construction.
In 2022, a national event company, Food Truck Festivals of America, hosted Baldwin County's first food truck festival. The company was recruited by Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism. The event was smaller than originally planned, but owner and Executive Producer Anthony Pepe was not deterred and is looking forward to next year.
Want to find more food trucks in Baldwin County? Join the Baldwin County Food Truck Foodies Facebook group to learn what food trucks will be out each day and see what new trucks have joined the ranks.
Gulf Coast Media featured six local food trucks in 2022 in a new series called Food Truck Friday, which ran in The Baldwin Times:
Aloha Made BBQ opened in 2022 offering traditional Hawaiian flavors. The food truck is at 950 Nichols Ave., Fairhope. Follow the Aloha Made BBQ Facebook page for hours.
Bondi Bowls Gulf Coast opened in September 2021 serving acai and pitaya bowls and quickly expanded to two trucks. Currently, owners Janese and Josh Nelson are working to open their first brick and mortar location at 1501-A U.S. Highway 98, Daphne.
Divine Empanada Food Truck owners Aaron and Margaret Penton operate their food truck in the evenings and on weekends around Baldwin County. Their crispy dough pockets are filled with traditional and unique ingredients. For more information, visit divineempanadas.online or follow Divine Empanadas Facebook page.
The Gnarwhal Food Truck was a draw for locals and visitors in Gulf Shores. The truck is parked at Big Beach Brewing Company and offered a new menu each week. The truck has since closed, but Big Beach Brewing Company, 300 E. 24th Ave. in Gulf Shores, has recently reopened the truck under a new name and brand. Follow Gulf Coast Media in the new year for more information.
Tin-Tins Rock and Roll Food Truck owners have been operating around Baldwin County for five years. The menu includes Philippine staples like lumpia, pancit and fresh fried gulf seafood po-boys. To get your Tin-Tin fix, follow the Tin-Tins Rock and Roll Food Truck Facebook page.
Whacked Out Weiner-Daphne franchise was opened by Abbey Graves and Rob Burnett in 2022 and has been going nonstop all year. They just opened a brick-and-mortar location in Daphne also. Follow the Whacked Out Weiner Food Truck Facebook page for locations.