Gearing Up and Chowing Down at Civic Center Eats Outdoor Cafe


So if the Taste of Colorado festival was for the Big Z’s taste buds… then Civic Center Eats Outdoor Cafe is definitely my new friend!  This tasty event features a ton of beautiful food trucks!  And when I say beautiful I mean it!  The food truck scene in Philadelphia is great, but the trucks can seem pretty run down and sketchy to eat from at times.  These trucks were top notch though… a lot of great TLC has gone into creating a welcoming truck food environment!

So CCE is every Tuesday and Thursday from 11-2 at the corner of Broadway and 14th (sound familiar?)!  Well last Thursday the weather was fantastic so I made the trip down to the Civic Center Park (and let’s face it… it’s still early… so I might head back down there again today!).  It was a great walk and I was surprised to get some great pictures on the way!

When I reached CCE I quickly scanned the scene for the truck of my dreams… and there it stood… a lone vegan oasis in a sea of meat and epic-ly fried foods!  The Vegan Van!


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I quickly ordered a delicious Caesar salad with almond parmesan and coconut “bacon”, and a berry peach water.


Nom nom nom.


I love when my food blends into a garden!

My taste buds tingled and sang with sheer joy.  They were absolutely tickled.  It was fantastic and I would highly recommend the Vegan Van.  There were many other options including beer battered ‘fish’, a ‘meatball’ sub, and a PB&J wrap!  They have a diverse menu and go all over the city… so depending on what site you visit them at (Nooch market, Sweet Action, or any other event they are at) you will get different options to taste!  I hope to chronicle all of these different delicious options!

What a great day!

Have you tried any local food trucks recently?  If so, what is your take?

I look forward to hearing your responses!  I love food trucks!



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