The very first food trucks date back to the chuckwagon. These covered wagons sold perishable food to cowboys and loggers in the American wilderness. In a typical chuck wagon, you’d find beans, cured meat, coffee, and biscuits. Jump forward to the 1890s, and these early food sellers began to cater to university students. Wagons selling sausages would be set up outside dorms at universities.
Arguably the very first food truck that we would recognize as such was the Wienermobile, crated in 1936. Made to advertise—what else—Oscar Meyer wieners.
Food truck alley was very popular at The MWF festival as the perfect combination of gathering with friends over some good music and good food!