By Ashley Burroughs Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)- While Syracuse diners have plenty of restaurant choices throughout the year, summer means even more cuisine options as food trucks hit the streets.
While already popular in major cities, the food truck industry in Central New York has grown from three to 25 members since 2015 when the Food Truck Association formed.
Food Truck Association founder Dennis Souva, who owns Chicken Bandit, said he and his colleagues want to get rid of the public misconception that food trucks only belong on construction sites that serve hot dogs.
“Now we offer a lot more elevated kinds of food for customers,” Souva said. “Businesses and corporations call us so we can serve at their events and lunches.”
Along with catering to local business, the organization sponsors its own events — often dubbed “rodeos” — at local breweries, concerts and festivals.
The Association recently kicked off its summer season with “Food Truck Friday” at the Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., where five trucks served food. Friday’s lineup included Sassy Taco, Skippy’s Ice Cream, Donny’s Dogs, Fresh Market and Toss ‘N’ Fire Wood-Fired Pizza and will rotate weekly through August 31.
Click through our photo gallery of five local food trucks that participated in Food Truck Friday on June 8 at the Everson Museum of Art.