Palmyra Truck sizzles with 'unique' vendors
Residents from Lebanon County and surrounding areas were able to enjoy food from a variety of food trucks Saturday afternoon.
Palmyra held its second annual Truck Trek, a food truck and arts festival, on Saturday, May 14.
“It’s very nice, and there’s a lot of food selections," said Mary Tunke, of Allentown, who attended Truck Trek.
For the first year of the event in 2015, there were several food trucks present. These trucks sold out of everything that was offered.
Those same food trucks returned for this year’s event.
One of those trucks was Flying Deutschman, of Media, Pa., who specializes in German Street food.
“This is our most unique truck definitely,” said Kristine Warner President of the Palmyra Area Business Association. “It’s like Pa. Dutch food on steroids.”
Three crowd favorites from last year, according to Warner, were Rocky’s BBQ, from Columbia, Pa., Mad Dash Concessions, which served grilled cheese sandwiches and Uncle Paul’s Stuffed Pretzels, from Hamburg, Pa.
“Last year, Uncle Paul’s Stuffed Pretzels had a steady line of about 10 people all day long,” said Warner.
Annie’s Soft Serve Ice Cream, of Palmyra, and Sugar Whipped Bakery, of Lititz, were the two dessert trucks.
“The stuffed pretzels are great, and the cupcakes, too,” said Ralph Watts, Palmyra Borough Councilman and owner of Comics and Paperbacks Plus in Palmyra, who estimated that several thousand people turned out for this year's event.
This year, Sugar Whipped Bakery truck brought more cupcakes this year so everyone could get a chance to try them. Sugar Whipped also offered vegan and gluten-free items.
According to Warner, because of the success of last year, new food trucks were added in addition to the originals.
Those new food trucks were Lancaster Brgr Company, Blazing Swine BBQ from Harrisburg, Sven’s Cafe from Marietta, Pa., Nooner’s Word Fired Pizza, Uncle Jerry’s Kettle Corn, Soul Burrito from Harrisburg and Snitz Creek Brewery Tasting Table.
Erica Daily, 23, of Hershey, and her two friends, Stephany Colon, 24 of Palmyra, and Azza Kambal, 25, of Hershey, all attended Truck Trek together. All three enjoyed the grilled cheese and all tried out the beer at the Snitz Creek Brewery Tasting Table.
“It’s my first time here, but it’s nice,” said Kambal. “I think we’re going for the cupcakes next.”
Vehicles were also on display from their sponsor Klick Lewis Family of Dealerships, of Palmyra.
Along with the food trucks was the "Free Kids Zone" with crafts, activities and mini-events.
Also present at the Truck Trek was: Lebanon Valley Soccer Club, Noah’s Little Ark Christian Preschool, Palmyra Middle School sports teams, art school SPLAT Studio of Annville and a pet parade of adoptable pets from the Humane Society of Lebanon County.
For the arts festival portion of Truck Trek there were tents set up by many businesses and craft vendors.
“There was a great turn up this year, and the weather held up well,” said Brad Martin, Vice President of Palmyra Area Business Association.