Wichita food trucks are easy to find, and we have plenty of events that bring convoys of food trucks together for your dining pleasure.
You’ll find Wichita food trucks parked outside businesses and taking part in markets, fairs, festivals and special events throughout the area nearly every day of the week. The best way to track a food truck is through its social media accounts, where you’ll find menus and schedules. About 20 of Wichita’s food truckers belong to a coalition that maintains a website at wichitafoodtrucks.com with photos, maps and quick links to each member’s online outlets.
Wichita also has two food truck parks where you will find at least one truck parked and as many as four:
- ICT Pop-Up Urban Park, 121 E. Douglas
Hours at Wichita’s downtown food truck park are: coffee 7:30-10 a.m. & 3-5 p.m., brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m., lunch 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and dinner 3:30-9 p.m. or 5-8 p.m. Depending on what events are scheduled downtown, there might not be trucks for dinner every day or any parked on Sundays. Check the schedule before heading there.
- Wichita State University Food Truck Plaza, 1845 Fairmount St.
WSU’s Food Truck Plaza has room for up to four trucks across the street from the National Institute for Aviation Research at the intersection of Wheatshocker Drive and Perimeter Road. Lunch is almost always available from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on weekdays only, along with breakfast service from 8 a.m.-noon several days a week. Consult the schedule before going.
For a true food truck rally experience, check out these events:
(Always check the social media sites before heading out as details can change!)
- Food Trucks at the Fountain at Wichita WaterWalk, 515 S. Main, final Sunday of each month from March through October
This is the longest-running and oldest of Wichita’s food truck rallies. It’s not uncommon to have more than 20 trucks gathered for this mega-rally from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the final Sunday of each month. In addition to food, there’s yoga before lunch and musical entertainment during lunch. Check the Food Trucks at the Fountain event for details on each month’s gathering.
- South Side Food Truck Rally, 6346 S. Broadway, first Saturday of each month year-round
This event on the first Saturday of each month happens at Blood Orchards urban farm and usually coincides with a vintage market organized by reBorn Boutique & Marketplace.A coffee truck starts serving at 9 a.m. and other trucks should be open for lunch by 11 a.m. To see the schedule of trucks attending each month, keep an eye on the rally’s events page.
- The Workroom’s 2nd Saturday Artisan Market, 150 N. Cleveland, second Saturday of each month
At least three food trucks are part of the Artisan Market held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside The Workroom on the second Saturday of each month. You’ll find local products and art and enjoy live music, too. See the schedule for the markets on The Workroom’s event page.
- A Night at the Fountain at Wichita WaterWalk, 515 S. Main, May 18, June 15 and Oct. 19
This rally brings an evening option to the same site of the Food Trucks at the Fountain daytime rally. A Night at the Fountain takes place 5 to 8 p.m. on the third Friday of the month in May, June and October. Time your visit to catch Fountains at WaterWalk, an amazing water, light and music production referred to as liquid fireworks (noon, 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. during warm months when the fountains operate).
- East ICT Food Truck Rally at various locations, June 23 and Sept. 8
Catch a group of food truckers on the east side of Wichita on Saturday, June 23 and Saturday, June 8 this season. Watch organizer Funky Monkey Munchies Facebook page for details.
- Westside Food Truck Rally, 21stand Ridge, June 8, July 13 and Sept. 14
These rallies are from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 8; Friday, July 13 and Friday, Sept. 14.They include live music in addition to a rotating lineup of food trucks. Watch the events page for organizer Funky Monkey Munchies for details.