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alvinnhobs Jan 5, 2011 01:19 PM

Hello,

Does anybody know if there is a street in Albuquerque that is known for a gathering place for street food (such as food trucks and/or carts)?

What I'm looking for is an area that has multiple street food vendors that locals love to congregate around.

Thanks!

  1. Erich Jan 6, 2011 07:11 AM

    You see some parked by the Metro Court at lunchtime, west side of 4th Street north of Lomas. I wouldn't say "locals love to congregate around" them, though. Locals eat in restaurants, for the most part.

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      alvinnhobs Jan 7, 2011 06:13 AM

      Gotcha. I'll keep that in mind. Thanks!

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        jjdot Jan 7, 2011 08:47 AM

        Unlike some other places our food trucks tend to spread out, not bunch. You might find more carts than usual on Friday nights downtown as there is a bar crowd and they usually control traffic. Marble brewery usually attracts at least one food truck on weekend nights.

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          alvinnhobs Jan 7, 2011 01:01 PM

          Right. I read somewhere that it's hard to get a permit to sell street food in ABQ, so there aren't too many food trucks/carts around.

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            Erich Jan 7, 2011 04:55 PM

            Not only that, but there's too much competition from wholly unlicensed people who go around with coolers of burritos and tamales. ;-)

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      stepsabq Mar 23, 2011 07:34 AM

      In addition to 4th and Lomas, there are carts on Wednesdays on Alcazar east of the Talin Market (Louisiana and Central). This is new, so no amenities (like seating) yet. A group is getting zoning through the City so the trucks can locate on the Talin parking lot. Last week there were BBQ, desserts, and sandwiches. It's open again today. A new blog - abqfoodcarts.com will start reviewing food trucks, so let them know your favorites.

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        Erich Mar 23, 2011 12:12 PM

        Good update; thx!

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          tenacity Apr 29, 2011 02:57 PM

          http://abqfoodcarts.com/

          Official grand opening was on the 27th with the mayor in attendance. Normal hours 10am-6pm Wednesdays only.

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