As the 2019 Made in America Festival approaches, the official lineup has some competition—and it is from the food truck lineup. This year’s festival, which will occur on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, features performers such as Travis Scott, Cardi B, Lizzo, Gucci Mane, among many other impressive artists.
If you are attending the festival this year, it should be hard to be disappointed—this goes for the food and beverage options too.
Drink–wise, there will be plenty of options. Of course, there will be free, filtered water located throughout the venue. Monster Energy will be there to keep people energized throughout the weekend as they serve samples to attendees. D'Usse Cognac will also be there, with six special cocktails for the festival.
The food vendors will offer a wide variety of options to eat—from Jamaican plates, to tacos, to traditional Philly foods, and almost everything in–between.
Some of the popular local food trucks that will be featured include the Philly Pretzel Factory truck, Philly Fry, Lil’ Pop Shop, El Tlaloc, Brotherly Grub, Grubaholics, and Papermill.
The Philly Pretzel Factory
The Philly Pretzel Factory food truck will offer eleven–inch pretzel twists and cheese dip. If you’re looking for a more traditional Philadelphia experience, these might be the snack for you.
Philly Fry boasts four different types of loaded fries—Ben Franklin Buffalo Bleu, South Philly Steak N’ Bake, Liberty Bell Loaded Potato, and Down the Shore Surf N’ Turf—so, there should be something for everyone. This is your stop for something filling and greasy, but delicious nonetheless.
Lil’ Pop Shop
Need to cool down? Our local Lil’ Pop Shop has you covered. They will feature seasonal favorites such as watermelon lemonade and mango passionfruit, as well as creamier popsicles, like vanilla bean with rainbow sprinkles.
This is the place to go for authentic Mexican food at the festival. El Tlaloc offers chicken, beef, and veggie tacos and quesadillas. The chef of El Tlaloc has a lot of experience, as he has been mastering his craft for 17 years.
Brotherly Grub creates small, Southern dishes with a Spanish twist, such as smokey southern sandwiches, street tacos, and jumbo gulf shrimp. While Brotherly Grub got its start in Philadelphia, it can offer you a taste of Southern comfort.
Grubaholics, which is known for its Jerk Chicken Cheesesteak, is the spot at the festival for authentic Jamaican food.
PAPERMILL, which is “home of the 'spurrito,'” is exactly where you need to stop to try something new. A spurrito is a spring roll, wrapped in rice paper, that is the size of a burrito. The “fresh Asian” menu is inspired by both Sydney, Australia and southeast Asia. Since this probably isn’t something you were planning on making at home, stop at PAPERMILL, and try a spurrito for something new and different.