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Food Truck Tracker: Oct. 27 – Nov. 3

Island Squeeze will be at Poplar Grove Plantation this weekend. (Courtesy Island Squeeze)

WILMINGTON — Port City Daily publishes the Food Truck Tracker every Friday, so folks can know where to access the best mobile eats while planning their weekend activities.

All schedules, which will run Friday to Friday, are subject to weather conditions and cancellations. The addresses of where the food trucks will be parked are alphabetized at the bottom.

Run a food truck and want to be included? Send schedules every Thursday by 8 a.m. to Angela Benitez at benitezas724@gmail(.)com.

Weekly Schedules

ISLAND SQUEEZE
Gourmet fresh-squeezed lemonade, all-natural and eco-friendly, made to order — serving Wilmington, NC, and area beaches.

  • October 28 — Poplar Grove Plantation/Farmers Market, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • October 29 — Poplar Grove Plantation/Farmers Market, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

JABBA’S HOT & SWEET DIPPING SAUCE
Serving wings, shrimp burgers, Jabba dog, fried bologna, chicken and rice, and more.

  • October 27 — Eagle Island Fruit & Seafood, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • October 28 — Coastal Seafood & Propane, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

SMASH N DASH
Serving smash burgers and bacon-wrapped hotdogs.

  • October 28 — Pender’s Community Market, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

PORT CITY QUE
Brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and other serious barbecue classics. Based out of Rocky Point, but spotted all over Wilmington.

  • October 27 — Hudson’s Hardware, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • November 1 — Acme Smoked Fish, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • November 2 — Pender County Health Department, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • November 3 — Hudson’s Hardware, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

LANGOS NEEDZ LEMONADE
Offering a special Eastern European combination of homemade lemonade and langos.

  • October 27 — Broomtail Craft Brewery, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • October 31 — Flytrap Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

FORKS N MOTION
A local food truck run by a full-time fireman that aims to support local farmers, small businesses, and the community at large. Read more here.

  • October 28 — Halyburton Park, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • October 29 — Poplar Grove Plantation/Farmers Market, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • October 30 — Northchase, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • November 1 — Brunswick Community College, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • November 2 — New Hanover County Health & Human Services, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

LOBSTER DOGS
Specializing in lobster, crab and shrimp rolls, plus avocado stacks. Read all about the truck here.

  • October 27 — The Wine Sampler, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • October 28 — SUNdays Café, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Makai Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Octover 29 — The Vault CB, noon – 3 p.m.; Palate Bottle Shop & Garden, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WILMYWOODIE
Wilmington’s first and only wood-fired pizza truck, serving up unique and delicious creations as well as the classics.

  • October 27 — Biggers Market, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • October 28 — Salty Turtle Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • October 31 — GE-Wilmington, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • November 1 — Broomtail Craft Brewery, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • November 2 — Wilmington Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

KEITH’S MEMPHIS STYLE BBQ
A BBQ truck that grew from a true love story. Offering smoked pork butts and briskets with special sauces to the Port City.

  • October 27 — Makers On The Green, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

WILMIRICANS
Puerto Rican-run and owned, WilmiRicans offers a variety of dishes that represent a taste of the island, from mofongo (mashed plantain), tripleta (sandwich), papas locas (loaded fries) and many other delicious options. Come and have a taste of Puerto Rico.

  • October 27 — Brunswick Beer Xchange, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • October 28 — DrumTrout Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • October 29 — DrumTrout Brewing Company, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

WHEELZ GOURMET PIZZA
Your neighborhood food truck, serving Wilmington the best gourmet, Neapolitan-Brooklyn-style pizza in the area.

  • October 30 — Flytrap Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

THE FIRST BITE
The First Bite is a breakfast food truck. We offer breakfast burritos, sandwiches, as well as some other breakfast items. We serve breakfast in the morning, noon, and evenings.

  • October 27 — Cape Fear Community College North Campus, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • October 28 — Biggers Market, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

MADE IN VENEZUELA
Serving arepas, empanadas and other Venezuelan specialties.

  • October 27 — Waterline Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • October 28 — Edward Teach Brewing, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • October 29 — Flytrap Brewing, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • October 31 — Salty Turtle Beer Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

BANH SAI
A new Asian-inspired food truck is rolling through Wilmington, NC. It specializes in curries, noodle dishes and banh mis.

  • October 27 — Flying Machine Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • October 28 — The Venue at Wilmington Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • November 1 — Flytrap Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • November 2 — End of Days Distillery, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • November 3 — The Venue at Wilmington Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

EASTSIDE
Eastside specializes in subs using from-scratch recipes and organic, all-natural products.

  • October 27 — Wilmington VA Clinic, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; The Venue at Wilmington Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • October 28 — Mad Mole Brewing, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Outer Dunes Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • October 29 — Biggers Market, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

MICHAEL’S SEAFOOD EXPRESS
A 25-year local landmark now franchising as an express model serving your favorite menu items.

  • October 27 — American Leadership Academy Coastal, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • October 28 — Southport Tap and Cellar, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • October 29 — Wylie Branch neighborhood, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • November 2 — By The Beach Brewing, 11 a.m. – noon
  • November 3 — Novant Health New Hanover Primary Care – Wilmington, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Mannkind Brewing Company, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

PEPE’S TACO TRUCK
Bringing authentic tacos, tortas, quesadillas, and burritos to our friends in New Hanover and Pender counties.

  • October 27 — Flytrap Brewing, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • November 3 — Flytrap Brewing, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

2 BROS COASTAL CUISINE
A local food truck serving made-to-order sandwiches and wraps.

  • October 27 — St. John’s Episcopal Church, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • October 28 — Fitness & Wellness Center at Brunswick Forest, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Waterline Brewing Company, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • October 31 — Brunswick Community College, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • November 2 — Biggers Market, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • November 3 — Salters Haven, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

GRIMM BURGER
Serving smash burgers, fries, homemade condiments and more. Read more here.

  • October 27 — Mad Mole Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • October 28 — Flying Machine Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • November 2 — Flytrap Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

PORT CITY PLATES
A food truck that serves Rochester, NY-style trash plates to the Wilmington area. Read more here.

  • November 2 — Sea Witch Lounge, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • November 3 — Seagate Bottle Shop, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

LANE’S FERRY
The Pender County institution returns, this time hitting the road with its popular burgers.

  • October 27 — Jerry’s Barber Shop, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • November 1 — Eagle Island Fruit & Seafood, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • November 3 — Jerry’s Barber Shop, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

POOR PIGGY’S BBQ
Traditional North Carolina-style barbecue and Southern food, now with three trucks in the Wilmington area. Two of the trucks serve classic BBQ, and the ‘Goin’ Ham’ truck serves burgers. Caterings available here.

  • October 30 — Fisher Student Center at UNCW, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • November 1 — Fisher Student Center at UNCW, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Find a location

  • Acme Smoked Fish — 360 Acme Way
  • American Leadership Academy Coastal — 1135 Pandion Dr.
  • Biggers Market — 6250 Market St.
  • Broomtail Craft Brewery — 6404 Amsterdam Way
  • Broomtail Pub & Arcade — 7211 Market St.
  • Brunswick Beer Xchange — 113 Village Rd. NE, Leland
  • Brunswick Community College — 50 College Rd, NE, Bolivia
  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office — 70 Stamp Act Dr NE, Bolivia
  • Bull City Ciderworks — 615 S 17th St.
  • By The Beach Brewing — 102 Old Eastwood Rd.
  • Cape Fear Community College North Campus — 4500 Blue Clay Rd., Castle Hayne
  • Cape Fear Community College Wilmington Campus — 411 N. Front St.
  • Carolina Beach Lake Park — 400 S. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach
  • Coastal Seafood & Propane — 301 Village Rd NE, Leland
  • The Crooked Lotus — 1283 NC-210 Unit G, Sneads Ferry
  • Dead Crow Comedy Room — 511 N. 3rd St.
  • DrumTrout Brewing Company — 3710 College Rd Suite 143
  • Eagle Island Fruit & Seafood — 2500 US-421
  • The Eagle’s Dare — 420 N. 3rd St.
  • Edward Teach Brewing — 604 N. 4th St.
  • End of Days Distillery — 1815 Castle St.
  • Fermental Beer & Wine — 600 S. 17th St.
  • Figure Eight Island Yacht Club — 15 Bridge Rd.
  • Fisher Student Center at UNCW — 615 Hamilton Dr.
  • Fitness & Wellness Center at Brunswick Forest — 2701 Brunswick Forest Pkwy, Leland
  • Flying Machine Brewing Company — 3130 Randall Pkwy.
  • Flytrap Brewing — 319 Walnut St.
  • Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area — 118 Riverfront Rd., Kure Beach
  • GE-Wilmington — 3901 Castle Hayne Rd.
  • Goat & Compass — 710 N 4th St.
  • Good Hops Brewing — 811 Harper Ave., Carolina Beach
  • Greenfield Lake Amphitheater — 1941 Amphitheatre Dr.
  • Greenfield Lake Yacht Club — 1756 Carolina Beach Rd.
  • Gregory Farms and Vineyard — 2576 Montague Rd., Currie
  • Halyburton Park — 4099 S. 17th St.
  • Hawkeswater Neighborhood on the River — 588 Coniston Dr. SE, Leland
  • Hendrick Toyota Wilmington — 5640 Market St.
  • Hi-Wire Brewing — 1020 Princess St.
  • Hudson’s Hardware — 6301 Castle Hayne Rd., Castle Hayne
  • Ironclad Golf & Beer Garden — 2368 Country Club Dr., Hampstead
  • Jeff Gordon Chevrolet — 228 S. College Rd.
  • Jerry’s Barber Shop — 11975 US-117, Rocky Point
  • LA Times Bar — 2851 Maco Rd. NE, Leland
  • Leaf & Barrel Provision Co. — 15010 US-17, Hampstead
  • Leland Brewing Co. — 133 Fayetteville Rd
  • Live Oak Bank Pavilion in Riverfront Park — 10 Cowan St.
  • Makai Brewing Company — 5850 Ocean Hwy W #1, Ocean Isle Beach
  • Mad Mole Brewing — 6309 Boathouse Rd. Unit C
  • Makers On The Green — 3515 Adirondack Way
  • Mannkind Brewing Company — 9600 Ploof Rd SE #7, Leland
  • nCino, Inc. — 6770 Parker Farm Dr.
  • New Anthem Beer Project — 116 Dock St.; 110 Greenfield St. #100
  • New Hanover County Arboretum — 6206 Oleander Dr.
  • New Hanover County Health & Human Services — 1650 Greenfield St.
  • New Hanover County Department of Social Services — 1650 Greenfield St.
  • New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department — 3950 Juvenile Center Rd., Castle Hayne
  • North Brunswick High School — 114 Scorpion Dr NE, Leland
  • North Carolina Seafood Festival — 412 Evans St, Morehead City
  • Northchase — 2832 Northchase Pkwy.
  • Novant Health New Hanover Primary Care – Wilmington — 1960 S 16th St.
  • Oasis at Riverlights — 4027 Watercraft Ferry Ave.
  • Outer Dunes Brewing Company — 7976 Market St.
  • Palate Bottle Shop & Garden — 1007 N 4th St.
  • Pender County Courthouse Square — 100 S. Wright St.
  • Pender County Health Department — 803 S. Walker St., Burgaw
  • Poplar Grove Plantation/Farmers Market — 10200 US-17
  • Porters Neck Elementary School — 416 Edgewater Club Rd.
  • Riverfront Farmers Market — 110 Dock St.
  • Riverlights — 4124 Watercraft Ferry Ave.
  • Salty Turtle Beer Company — 103 Triton Ln., Surf City
  • Sandpiper Brewing Company — 624 E. Ocean Rd., Holly Ridge
  • Scapegoat Taproom — 2789 Compass Pointe South Wynd NE, Ste. 4, Leland
  • Seagate Bottle Shop — 6005 Oleander Dr.
  • Sea Witch Lounge — 13775 NC-50 Ste. 103
  • Southport Tap and Cellar — 827 N. Howe St., Southport
  • The Starling Bar — 1612 Queen St.
  • Stevenson-Hendrick Honda — 6720 Market St.
  • Stevenson-Hendrick Mazda Wilmington — 5911 Market St.
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church — 1219 Forest Hills Dr.
  • Summit Logistics — 1845 Sir Tyler Dr.
  • SUNdays Café — 708B S. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach
  • Tipsy Goat Bottles & Taps — 1930 Castle Hayne Rd. Suite 120
  • The Venue at Wilmington Brewing Company — 800 S. Kerr Ave.
  • Tractor Supply Co. — 1123 Clapboard Ln., Leland
  • Unwined on the Square — 2163 Britton Rd., Leland
  • The Vault CB — 612 N Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach
  • Waterline Brewing Company — 721 Surry St.
  • Wilmington Brewing Company — 824 S. Kerr Ave.
  • Wilmington VA Clinic — 1705 Gardner Rd.
  • The Wine Sampler — 890-3 S Kerr Ave.
  • Wrightsville Beach Park — 3 Bob Sawyer Dr., Wrightsville Beach
  • Wylie Branch neighborhood — Habersham Ave., Rocky Point

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