BOUND BROOK, NJ ̶ The 2019 Bound Brook Food Truck Festival brings a mobile cornucopia of exotic food to Bound Brook’s Billian Legion Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday July 13th, along with musical entertainment, craft vendors, kids' games and a refreshing beer and sangria garden.
Sponsored by Bound Brook Revitalization Partnership and presented by Just Jersey Fest of Succasunna, the festival features nearly two dozen food truck favorites including Big Pink’s BBQ, Hold My Knots, Chank’s Pizza Cones, Cold Stone Creamery, Cousins Maine Lobster, Empanada Monster, Glazed & Confused, House of Cupcakes, Jersey Rollz, JimmyDawns Cheesesteaks, Johnny Zeppoli, Ma & Pa’s Tex Mex BBQ, Maddalena’s Cheesecake and Catering, Taxi Cab Burger, Thai Food Addict, Cubano X-Press and El Lechon de Negron.
Festival goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a serious appetite for a wide range of delicacies. Admission is $5, with children under 10 free and dogs on leash welcome. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a non-perishable canned or boxed item for donation to area food pantries.
Billian Legion Park is located at 548 E. Main Street on Bound Brook’s east side, just a short two-block stroll from the 20 or so brick-and-mortar downtown restaurant eateries visitors can sample at a later date.
Just Jersey Fest presents more than 20 annual food truck festivals across North Jersey, and the experience is much more than just fast food on wheels, according to Allison Kohler, Just Jersey Fest president. “The community of New Jersey food truckers is one of extremely talented and gifted chefs,” she notes. “We work only with gourmet trucks, and all trucks at a given event have a genre exclusive; you won’t find more than one truck specializing in empanadas at a Just Jersey Fest, for example.”
“The Food Truck Festival not only brings several thousand visitors to Bound Brook for a day, it gives the borough a chance to showcase the dining options here year round,” says Bound Brook Revitalization Partnership’s downtown manager Lawrence McCullough. “Bound Brook has more than 50 restaurants and bakeries spanning a diverse range of tastes — Brazil, Costa Rica, Italy, Portugal, Mexico, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Colombia, China, and a great selection of general American diners and pubs.”
Besides the food truck fest, Bound Brook Revitalization Partnership sponsors a weekly Farmers Market on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., a weekly Car Cruise Night each Thursday from 6-9 p.m., a family Movies-in-the-Park free film each Wednesday in July and August from 7-10 p.m. and the annual RiverFest Art & Music Fair on Sept. 14.
For upcoming Bound Brook events, visit www.downtownboundbrook.com.