For The Locals

Beautiful Monmouth Park in Oceanport is once again hosting the Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival this Memorial Day Weekend, with nearly three dozen mobile kitchens churning out delicious food Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

One of my favorite Food Truck Festival memories at Monmouth Park was a few years back when Empanada Guy invited me on to the truck to see how they made everything, and I walked out with some incredible empanadas for myself and our promotion interns!

Whatever kind of food you like, they’ll have it here. Cupcakes, mac & cheese, lobster rolls, tacos, BBQ – you will not go home hungry! According to the Monmouth Park website, here is a list of all that will be on offer this weekend:

Ann’s Catering
Empanadas; Bowls & Burritos; Wings; Tenders/Chicken Tender Sandwich; Sweet Plantains; French Fries; Cheese Fries

Chimney Cake Factory
Chimney Cakes with Ice Cream

Cold Stone Creamery
Ice Cream Cup/Cone

Cousins Maine Lobster
Lobster Rolls; Lobster/Shrimp Tacos; Lobster Grilled Cheese; Lobster Quesadilla; Lobster Tail & Tots;
Lobster Tots; Whoopie Pies

Dellano’s Food Service
Zeppole; Funnel Cakes; Fried Oreos; Lemonade

standing at a food truck

El Lechon de Negron
Pernil y Arroz con Gandules; Mofongo y Pernil; Lechon Burger with Fries; Lechon Disco Fries; Empanadas; Plantains

Empanada Beast
Empanadas; Arepas; Chicken Fingers; Salchi Papa; Tostones; Maduros; Yuca Fries; Gourmet French Fries

Empanada Guy Cheese Empanada; Beef Empanada; Chicken Empanada; Mexican Chorizo & Potato Empanada;
Pulled Pork Empanada; Lobster Empanada; Maduros

Enzo’s Pizza and Subs
Variety Pizza Slices; Sausage, Pepper & Onion Sandwich; Chicken or Meatball Parm Rolls; Pretzels; Slush Puppies

Five Sisters Food Co.
Craft Burgers, Loaded Fries; Fat Sandwiches

TJ Bryan being served a meal from a food truck

Four Boys Concessions
Funnel Cake; Fried Oreos; Ice Cream; Italian Ice; Smoothies; Lemonade; Pretzels

Highway to Ohana
Warm Lobster Rolls; Chicken Fingers; Shrimp Tacos; Fish Tacos; BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders; Fries

House of Cupcakes
Specialty Cupcakes

Joe Smoke Bar-B-Que
Pulled Pork; Brisket Sandwich; Topsey Jersey Sandwich; Ribs; BBQ Platter; Cornbread

Johnny’s Pork Roll
The Sandwhich – Pork Roll, Egg & Cheese on a Hard Roll; Western; PBLT; The “Pulled” Pork Roll;
The Hawaiian; The Pork Roll Truck Reuben; Johnny’s Grilled Cheese

L’Acquario Seafood Italiano
Soprano – Hot Lobster Roll; Al Pacino – Cold Lobster Roll; Gambino – Surf & Turf Lobster Roll;
Bang Bang Shrimp Roll; Marinated Seafood Salad; Steak Sandwich; Fries: Truffle/Salty

Kutz Q BBQ
Texas Style Beef Brisket; Pulled Pork; Ribs; Chicken Wings; Mac & Cheese; Baked Beans; Corn Bread

Ma & Pas Tex Mex BBQ
BBQ Brisket; Chicken or Veggie Tacos; Brisket, Chicken, Veggie Loaded Tater Tots;
Non-alcoholic Pina Colada in a Pineapple

Magic Mike’s Smoked Meats
Ribs; Brisket; Pulled Pork; Chicken Mac and Cheese; Fries

Monticello on the Go
Fried Seafood Combo: Shrimp, Calamari, Scallops, Herring; Fried Calamari; Rolled Flat Bread; Polpettini Marinara;
Jumbo Shrimp Skewer; Rigatoni Amatriciana; Tiramisu

Mozzarepas: Beef, Chicken, Pork, Veggie

Nip N Truck
Street Corn Empanadas; Chicken Fingers & Fries; Smashburger; Crispy Chicken Sandwich; Watermelon Feta Salad;
Pork Roll Egg & Cheese; Loaded Philly

Inside a food truck

NYC Mac Truck
Classic Mac & Cheese; Buffalo Chicken Mac; BBQ Pulled Pork Mac; Bacon Mac; Cheeseburger Mac;
Truffle Bread Crumbs – Adds great flavor & crunch on all dishes!

Point Lobster
Hot Buttered Lobster Rolls; Cold Lobster Rolls

Sherri’s Crab Cakes
Crab Cake Sandwich; Crab Cake Platter w/ coleslaw & chips; Crab Mac & Cheese; Crab Mac Platter – Crab Cake,
Crab Mac, coleslaw & chips; Mac Daddy Sandwich – Crab Cake topped with grilled shrimp; Garlic Old Bay Shrimp
& Dip; Cream of Crab Soup

Star of the Sea Seafood
Crab Cakes; Lobster Roll; Bacon Wrapped Scallops; Lobster Mac & Cheese Bites; Coconut Shrimp;
Crab Balls; Clams Casino

food truck

Sweetpeppers Empanadas
Empanadas (GF); Arepas (GF); Arepa Beauty Queen: Chicken avocado salad in arepa; Tequenos; Churros; Lemonade

Crack BBQ Chicken Tacos; Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos; General Tso Chicken Tacos;
Buffalo Chicken Tacos; Southwest Chipotle Beef Tacos; Fried Avocado Tacos; Coconut Shrimp Tacos

The Baked Bear
Custom Ice Cream Sandwiches; Ice Cream; Toppings; Pints; Cookies

The Little Sicilian
Classic Rice Ball; The Pizzaball; Chicken Parmesan Rice Ball; Philly Cheesesteak Rice Ball;
Broccoli Rabe & Sausage Rice Ball; Three Cheese Ravioli; Tiramisu

Tony’s Italian Sausage, LLC
Hot and Sweet Italian Sausage Sandwiches; Cheese Steak Sandwich; Lemonade; Water

chef preparing sausage and onions

The Mexi Boys
Fried Burritos; Soft Tacos; Quesadillas; Loaded Nachos; Mexi; Churros; Taquitos Traditional & Vegan Options

Twelve Lumpia
Mini Pork Egg Rolls; BBQ Skewers – Pork or Chicken; Pancit – Chicken & Veggie stir fry; Noodles;
Steamed white rice or garlic fried rice

Twisted Steaks
Cheesesteak/Chicken Cheesesteak Pretzel; Bacon Barbecue Cheesesteak Pretzel; Chicken Bacon Ranch
Cheesesteak Pretzel; Pizza Cheesesteak Pretzel; Cheesesteak/Buffalo Chicken/Bacon BBQ Cheesesteak Eggrolls;
Waffle Fries; Loaded Waffle Fries


This weekend Monmouth Park will open at 9am and the first race is 12:40pm. Parking is free, general admission just $6 and children 12 and under are free. Keep in mind that no pets are allowed, and cooler and BYO is only permitted in the picnic area.