Food Trucks Festivals Long Island Families Will Love
Food truck festivals across Long Island are real crowd-pleasers since they let everyone in the family order their preferred cuisine, from savory crepes to crunchy tacos to juicy burgers. And don't forget to save room for dessert, because there are even trucks for that!
If you're hungry for more ideas on where to chow down with the kids, check out our rundown of outdoor dining options on Long Island. For more ideas on how to make the most of what's left of summer, peruse our Summer Fun Guide.
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Food Truck Festivals in Nassau County
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
On Fridays in the fall between 5 and 9pm, head to the parking lot at the chuch for a variety of food trucks, music, games, a pumpkin patch and more.
Merrick Train Station
Every Sunday from 10am-4pm, the Merrick Train Station transforms into a Street Foot Sunday Marketplace. The line up varies from week to week, so be sure to follow this group on social media for available food trucks. There is plenty of parking and some tables. Feel free to bring your own chairs and let the kiddos run off their dinner.
Science Museum of Long Island, Plandome
The Science Museum of Long Island hosts biweekly "Live at Five" events on Thursdays throughout the summer at the Leeds Pond Preserve. Swing and sway to live tunes and indulge in food truck fare as you explore the outdoor grounds in Plandome.
Food Truck Festival in Oyster Bay. Photo courtesy of Food Truck Friday People
St. Dominic's High School
Each Friday evening various food trucks line up in the St. Dominic's parking lot, offering various cuisine, drinks, desserts, and more. These are the same folks who run the Street Food Sunday Marketplace in Merrick, so be sure to check in via their social media page for each week's food truck lineup.
Seaford LIRR Station along Sunrise Highway
Held at the LIRR station along Sunrise Highway, Seaford Saturday Nights bring a block party atmosphere to the area a few times each summer. There is live music, a food truck festival, vendors, and more.
The Preston House debuted its food truck at Alive on 25 in Riverhead. Photo courtesy of the Preston House
Food Truck Festivals in Suffolk County
Deer Park Avenue
The Babylon Block Party is set for multiple evenings this summer, bringing games, vendors, food trucks, fun, and more. Folks can also enjoy live music and outdoor dining.
On select Fridays throughout the summer, Riverhead's walkable downtown closes along Main Street for a street fair that includes live music, vendors, various food trucks, Instagram walls, axe throwing, animals, and more. Visitors can bring lawn chairs and blankets for a picnic dinner in Grangebel Park or on the grounds of East End Arts.
Downtown Patchogue transforms into a walkable festival, with live entertainment, vendors, a variety of food trucks, and family-friendly activities. There is definitely something for everyone at this outdoor festival on select Thursdays throughout the summer.
Hosted by the Bay Shore Restaurant Committee, Alive by the Bay will host live performances at separate stages (Boulton Center, 4th Avenue Coastal, 3rd Avenue, and the Bandshell) on Tuesdays, July 26 and Aug. 16. Restaurants, bars, vendors, and food trucks will also be serving up food and wares.