A few years ago I went to the first ever Gypsy Picnic here in Austin, TX. It took place at Auditorium Shores right on Town Lake on a beautiful and sunny day. All of the cities best food trailers were present with samples of their delicious treats, as well as music all day with Delta Spirit rounding out the day. People brought their pups, children, and friends to celebrate this sub-culutre that has taken over Austin. The idea for the event came from food trailer blogger Tiffany Harelik. She runs a highly successful blog called Food Trailer Diaries all about the tasty treats being created for the food trailer industry. She’s even written a series of cookbooks on food truck recipes.
While the Gypsy Picnic was highly successful, it has not made a return since that first year. My tastebuds are praying to the food truck gods that this event returns soon.