An App Helps You Locate Boise Food Trucks
If the craving suddenly hits for Big Daddy's Meatwagon you probably don't want to spend time driving all over town to find it. Now a handy app will help you find food trucks so you can eat right away.
Last Sunday, the app told me that Tiki's Shave Ice food truck was parked at Storey Park for the day. The kids can't get enough of that one. Today (Wednesday, May 8th), BD Meatwagon will be a Payette Brewing Company from 4 to 8 pm. And Off The Grid Pizza will be at Clairvoyant Brewing Company from 5 to 9 pm. There are lots of others to track, depending on our cravings.
The StreetFoodFinder app started in Columbus, Ohio seven years ago and it locates food trucks all over the country by city and zip code. Food truck owners are great at using social media now to spread the word about their location and regulars are usually able to sniff them out without much trouble, but the app might help the rest of us make a more direct beeline for some pizza and tacos.
Southern Idaho Food Truck Association members are all linked to the app, and once you download the app and approve it to use your GPS location, it will show which food trucks are nearby on a map. It also shows a schedule for the rest of the week, and because of that, we know the El Paco food truck will be at the Adams Elementary School carnival tomorrow. Food trucks that want their location to pop up on the app need to join SIFTA.
Boise Weekly noted which food trucks are SIFTA members and appear on the StreetFoodFinder app at this point. Atomic Pops, Big Daddy's Meatwagon, Brown Shuga Soul Food, El Paco Tacos y Tortas, Fly Food Truck, Genki Takoyaki, Grid Waffles, Kilted Kod, Off the Grid Pizza, Slow River Coffee, The Rusty Dog and Tiki’s Shave Ice are live on the app now.
We'll have a lot of these food trucks at the Boise Music Festival June 22nd, but until then app will be a great chicken, burger, and coffee stalking tool. More food trucks will be added soon.