A phenomenon that originated on the streets of Los Angeles around 2008, the food truck industry has since sprouted up in cities across the country from Portland to NYC. Serving as a culinary oasis for a population of hungry locavores in search of an inexpensive meal that also upholds gourmet standards, the food truck industry is continually on the rise, serving an estimated 2.5 billion people daily. Starting today, that trend makes its way to the City by the Sea for a six-month street-food haven.

 

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Local food trucks (one per week) from across Rhode Island will station outside the award-winning Residence Inn by Marriott Newport/Middletown every other Wednesday from 6-9pm. Serving up everything from gourmet grilled cheese to authentic Chinese cuisine, they are sure to please the palate of every local foodie.

The Schedule:
 
April 8, 2015 Eddie's BBQ
April 22, 2015 Mijos Tacos
May 6, 2015 Rocket Fine Street Food
May 20, 2015 Buddha Belly
June 3, 2015 Championship Melt
June 17, 2015 Citizen Wing
July 1, 2015 Acacia Cafe
July 15, 2015 Rocket Fine Street Food
July 29, 2015 Mijos Tacos
August 12, 2015 Buddha Belly
August 26, 2015 Championship Melt
September 9, 2015 Citizen Wing
September 23, 2015 Eddie's BBQ
 

The Trucks:

 

Acacia Cafe

Food Truck touts itself as a chic green food truck. Based in Little Compton RI, their cuisine is made from the best natural, local and organic ingredients for the most delicious gourmet sandwiches with international flavor.

 

Buddha Belly

serves authentic Chinese "street food" along with non-authentic offerings such as chicken wings, fried zucchini sticks and fried corn clusters. Their food is made to order so you can specify your preference on level of heat or likes and dislikes of seasonings.

 

Championship Melt

is the only wrestling-themed, gourmet grilled cheese food truck in the world offering variations on the American classic while also providing vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options.

 

Citizen Wing

Food Truck offers gourmet wings and comfort food with a twist.

 

Eddie's BBQ

serves up pulled pork and ribs, offering traditional favorites as well as vegetarian options.

 

Mijos Tacos

LA style taqueria serving Mexican street food, offers traditional Mexican fare like tacos, tostadas, burritos and quesadillas filled with carnitas, chicken, steak and house made salsas.

 
Rocket Street Food

specializes in out-of-this-world hamburgers prepared with pride and care using naturally-Raised Black Angus Beef, meaning their burgers are free of hormones or antibiotics and are primarily grass fed on family-owned sustainable ranches.