Category archives for: Knoxville

Knoxville, TN: Savory & Sweet Food Truck Does Brisk Business on 1st Day Downtown


Knoxville’s first downtown food truck served lunch for the first time Thursday under the city’s pilot program, and business was good.

Knoxville, TN : Food Trucks Roll into Knoxville with Local Support

Food Trucks assemble in the market square area.
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The trucks seemed to start at the Farmers’ Market in downtown Knoxville and from there began popping up around the city with locations and days posted on their social media sites.

Knoxville, TN: Knoxville Food Trucks Take Over City Block

People enjoy food from local food trucks on Union Avenue for "The Food Truck Block Party". Special thanks to John Black Photography for the picture.

The corner of Union Avenue and Walnut Street were lined with delicious food from area food trucks for the monthly ‘Food Truck Block Party’.

Knoxville, TN: Food Trucks Raise Concerns Among Knoxville Restaurant Owners

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Workers at Cruze Farm's Milk Bar serve milk and ice cream from a food truck on Union Ave. during the Farmers Market on Sept. 14.

This is the dilemma currently facing local restaurateurs as city officials decide whether food truck vendors should be allowed to set up shop on downtown streets.

Knoxville, TN: Food Trucks May Soon Be Allowed on City Streets—But Where, When, and How?

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Food trucks actually go through all the exact same licensing and regulations that restaurants do. Like restaurants, they have liability insurance. While they don’t pay rent, they do often pay property taxes on the commissary kitchens they’re required to have to prepare food off-site.

Knoxville, TN: Food Truck Popularity Growing in Knoxville


photos by J. Miles Cary/News Sentinel Eliazar Sandria, co-owner of the Jalapeños Tacos food truck, prepares tacos Tuesday at the Free Service Tire and Auto Center in Bearden. The city of Knoxville has been working with local food truck vendors toward developing a pilot program for the regulation and permitting of food truck operation on public and private property.

A trendy addition to economically progressive cities, gourmet food trucks work by preparing and selling dishes out of vehicles instead of being tethered to the ground as a brick-and-mortar business.

Knoxville, TN: City Leaders Debate Food Truck Policies


Knoxville business leaders packed a meeting room downtown to discuss rules governing food trucks and their operation on city streets.

Knoxville, TN: Policies for Knoxville Food Trucks Discussed

Knoxville officials held a public meeting Wednesday night at the Knoxville Chamber Partnership to discuss possible changes to polices for food trucks.

Our main concern is just that they provide a designated area so restaurants that are here 365 days a year aren’t there right on top of them,” West said. A certain distance where they’re not just pulling in right in front of a business that’s already set up there.

Knoxville, TN: Knoxville to Seek Public’s Input on Food Trucks


Food trucks are flooding into East Tennessee these days with plenty of new fans each day, but now the City of Knoxville is looking to put into place some rules for the booming industry.

Knoxville, TN: Food Truck Meeting Set for July 31

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. The city plans to announce the details in a meeting next Wednesday evening, so put it on your calendar. We’re hopeful that this will be a happy and supportive meeting, with none of the crazy battles between food truck owners and restaurant owners that have happened in other cities, but we aren’t holding our breath.