The Food Truck Bazaar | Thornton Park, Mount Dora, Deland

The Food Truck Bazaar
  • THURSDAY JAN 17 | MOUNT DORA | 5:30PM - 8:30PM, 4th & Alexander. The trucks: Cafe Cocoa Mo, 5Gastronomy, Bem Bom, Big Wheel Provisions, Cafe Rouge, The Crepe Company, Twisted Cuban, Korean BBQ Box, La Empanada, Monsta Lobsta, Over Rice, Swede Dish, Ice Cream Social, Yum Yum Cupcake, Sit & Stay Pet Cafe
  • SATURDAY JAN 19 | THORNTON PARK | 10AM - 1PM, Howard Middle School, 800 East Robinson Street. The Trucks: 5Gastronomy, Fork in the Road, The Crepe Company, Twisted Cuban, Fantastic Hummus, Local Yolk'l, Melissa's Chicken and Waffles, Up In Smoke BBQ, Ice Cream Social, Yum Yum Cupcake, Cafe Cocoa Mo
  • SUNDAY JAN 20 | DELAND | 5PM - 8PM, Earl Broan Park, 751 S. Alabama Ave. The Trucks: 5Gastronomy, Bem Bom, Cafe Rouge, Crepe Company, Twisted Cuban, Curbside Chef, Mayan Grill, Monsta Lobsta, Saigon Sizzle, The Flattery, The Treehouse Truck, Up In Smoke, Beard Pappa, Charlie's Bakery, Yum Yum Cupcake, Cafe Cocoa Mo

The Food Truck Bazaar
  • The Food Truck Bazaar (AboutTwitterFacebook) is Central Florida's original twelve-town-per-month gourmet food truck event, reaching on average 12,000 Cenral Floridians per month. It is Produced by's owner Mark Baratelli.  

  • Think tailgating: bring your own chairs + tables + tents 
  • Expect long lines. 
  • Some trucks will run out of food. 
  • Expect loud generators on most trucks.
  • Most trucks take credit cards. 


    •'s Mark Baratelli has been a proponent of food trucks since 2009 when he created Taco Truck Taste Test, a monthly food truck meet-up and Mobile Art Show, a monthly art show in a moving van. In 2010, we blogged about Hell's Kitchen Food Truck Bazaar and suggested someone bring the idea to Orlando. No one did. In January 2011, the owner of Red Eye BBQ food truck suggested we try an event like the ones happening in Miami: large amounts of food trucks, large amounts of people. Mark combined the two ideas, we made an official announcement February 2, 2011 and watched it come to life March 29, 2011.

    • The Orlando Business Journal named Mark Baratelli (About | Facebook) a 2012 40 Under 40 award recipient and the Orlando Weekly said "If everyone in Orlando who claims to care about the arts had 1 percent of (Mark) Baratelli’s energy and commitment, this city would be a world culture capital." That same newspaper named him 2012 + 2011 Best Local Advocate and 2010 Best Arts Advocate. He created and Produced Orlando Improv FestivalAudience Choice Awards and Mobile Art ShowHis event The Food Truck Bazaar won 2012 Best Local Food Event from Edible Orlando Magazine (2nd), 2012 Best Monthly Event from YELP Orlando, earned him a 2012 BizBash Best Event Producer nomination and earned him the title of "The Pied Piper of Food Trucks" from the Orlando Business Journal. 

    How do I get my truck in?

    • This is a curated, carefully selected group of trucks. Not all trucks are accepted. What we look for: creativity and originality. We do not allow hot dogs, popcorn, or any sort of fun casual food. This is a "foodie" event, for people who love to try new things and they expect the best. No tents or table vendors allowed. Email (1) one photo of your truck or cart and (2) one menu to If we are interested, we will ask for a tasting. If you pass the tasting, you're in. 

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