The sight of food trucks is relatively new in town, but over the last few years the number of trucks and carts serving a variety of foods, from Korean tacos to pizza to grilled cheese, along with ice cream, crepes and waffles has grown. Cincinnati is now home to more than 30 mobile food operators.
If you've spent time downtown or at any large event around the area, you've no doubt seen the large number of food trucks that are now operating, offering a wide variety of dining options. There's even a Cincinnati Food Truck Association now.
Cincinnati's food truck program is expanding. City Council is expected to vote Wednesday to add more vendor parking spaces.
Councilwoman Laure Quinlivan says spots are being added near the nightlife areas in Over-the-Rhine (12th and Clay streets) and day-time vending spots are being created near Washington Park.
"The reason we're not doing it in the evening," says Quinlivan, "is because 3CDC... they are going to be programing the park every night. They will be working with food trucks but they wanted to have some control of their events with loading and bands, etc."