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Food Truck Festivals: Revolutionizing the Travel-to-Eat Experience

Very few things in life create memories as vivid and warm as sharing a special meal with our loved ones. But what if we switch your regular homemade mash potatoes dinner for an exotic, gourmet, tasty-to-pieces dish, and change your comfy living room chair for an outdoor fair, packed with colorful trucks, sweet-sounding music and a mouthwatering smell of baked goodies and savory spices? It would bring those golden memories to a whole new level of deliciousness, right? Well, we have an awesome suggestion on how to make that happen!

If you’re game, start planning your next escape to a FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL!

Oh yeah, it’s a thing. Day-long events dedicated to celebrating (and pigging out on) local food handcrafted with love, created by hip business entrepreneurs and even put on wheels! Because you don’t need to be a Travel Channel star or a renowned food blogger to experience an ultimate dining adventure.

Food truck festivals are revolutionizing the concept of food-destination traveling, blending together scoops of creativity, passion for innovation and, of course, fresh locally sourced yummy ingredients. It’s no longer just lunch, it’s a whole gastronomic (and cultural) experience that attracts wanderers from all around North America and is turning any destination into a delicious one.

Thousands of foodies delighted their senses and satisfied even their kookiest cravings this past summer with dozens of food truck festivals happening across the U.S. But lucky you, these exciting-to-the-last-bite events are not just a summer treat.


This fall, three major festivals are taking place in the East Coast, and the menu promises way more than your typical cup of clam chowder. So, if you are hungry for adventure (or just very hungry!) Wanderu takes you to Boston, New Jersey and Portsmouth, NH to have the meal of a lifetime!

Try Asian ginger-infused fish tacos, gourmet grilled cheeses with fancy add-ons, maple, bacon, and candied fig muffins, fried yuca with wasabi guac, all one bus ride away.

So grab your friends, save your appetite, forget about the snacks and hop on a judgment-free adventure — with the sole purpose of nomming deliciously.

First stop, the ever-so-trendy Portsmouth, NH.

6th Annual New Hampshire Food Truck Festival

August 18th, 2019
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cisco Brewers Portsmouth
35 Corporate Dr
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Book your bus ride with Wanderu to Portsmouth, NH (arguably the most exciting spot in the Granite State) and be part of the annual event that features more than 25 different food trucks, live music, local brews and vendors.

Invite your best pals and take a breather… or, should we say, an ‘eater’!

Find & book your bus & train tickets to Portsmouth here!

Next on the list, hop onto the road towards lovely Rhode Island on an eating-getaway:

JFood Trucks at Flames of Hope

October 5, 2019
4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Waterplace Park
1 Finance Way
Providence, RI

Take a bus or train and head to Providence Station about 45 miles. In less than an hour, you will be in the wonderful state of Rhode Island. Don’t stop on the way for snacks, as the event will feature SO MUCH yummy food from many food trucks in the area, including many fun events visitors can do! Not only is it entertaining and delicious, but it helps support the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation.

Book your tickets to the Ocean State through Wanderu now and start delighting your inside foodie.

Find your bus & train tickets to Providence, RI here!

Third stop, we are taking you to the quaint Salem, MA:

Salem Food Truck Festival

September 28th & 29th, 2019
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Salem Common
N Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970

Hop on a bus to Boston and head north 25 miles to the charming and quaint city of Salem, which will be the hosting a heavenly tasteful fest with more than 30 truck options, offering tons of food, live music, and free admission!

Take advantage of Wanderu’s hundreds of routes to the northeastern hub and join the culinary tour while on the road. (Might just be the perfect combo to kiss the warm weather goodbye!)

Find your bus & train tickets to Boston here!

This fall, treat yourself to an adventure that encompasses some of the simplest, yet most satisfying, pleasures of a true exploring soul: eating yummy food and getting to know new places!

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About the author
Karina Barriga Albring

Karina Barriga Albring

I'm a writer, journalist, soccer lover and hot sauce enthusiast born and bred in the mighty Andes. Wanderlust hit me hard at a young age and since then, it keeps me up at night. NYC and Modena, Italy changed my life, but my favorite destination is still Rio de Janeiro – and not only for the 'futebol'!

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