Last Updated on January 25, 2021 by Angie
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At this time it appears that the Pittsburgh Food Truck Park is permanently closed. We will update this post if the park re-opens for the season.
Pittsburgh's food truck scene is growing rapidly, and with that expansion we have often thought it would be great to have more food truck rallies or opportunities to sample multiple trucks in one location.
Enter the Pittsburgh Food Truck Park, the answer to all of our food truck desires!
The Pittsburgh Food Truck Park has a stellar location in the Millvale Riverfront Park, right along the Three Rivers Heritage trail (perfect for biking visits in the summer months).
We visited this one once for a preview night in 2017 as well as shortly after they opened in 2018, and envision it being a spot we return to time and time again.
Pittsburgh Food Truck Park is A Bar and Truck Gathering Spot
On the preview night there were seven food trucks in attendance: Franktuary, Sinkers and Suds, Pittsburgh Sandwich Society, Pgh Po'Boy, Pittsburgh Smokehouse, The Coop, and Doce Taqueria. We've tried many of the trucks in the past and were happy with the quality and variety of options available.
After opening, the park has been having three to five trucks on any given night, and is a good number to provide options for everyone while keeping variety on any given day/week.
And let's not forget the beverage options! While the park will include indoor and outdoor permanent bars in the future (unfortunately still not available after the formal opening), Pig Iron Public House beer truck was serving up dozens of delicious local craft beers. The bartenders were knowledgeable and helped us choose our beers- something we always appreciate.
With our beers in hand it was time to order some food. We decided on the muffaletta from Pgh Po'Boy which was a pretty standard version of the sandwich (we like some of their other offerings better), and the In-n-Aht burger from Pittsburgh Sandwich Society which was a delicious and near perfect burger.
After digesting a bit and listening to the live music, we went back for round two: dessert from Sinkers and Suds. This cute truck serves up dozens of different donut flavors as well as coffee. We tried the seasonal pumpkin donuts with caramel and cheesecake sauces on top: delectable!
We were impressed that although the park was busy, the lines all seemed to move relatively quickly and smoothly (this was true at both the preview night and after the park officially opened). Seating is probably the only big issue as many visitors had to stand, but the park is rapidly working to opening an indoor seating area that will increase their available seating significantly.
Overall, Pittsburgh has needed a spot like this for a while, and we are looking forward to frequenting this one many times in the future to eat our way through the city's best food trucks!
The Pittsburgh Food Truck Park was located at 52 River Front Drive just on the banks of the Allegheny River in Millvale and closed in 2019.