Gambrill Mtn. Food Co. food truck

Ben Cohen and Jasmin Tregoning prepare a ramen bowl from their food truck during a recent evening outside Idiom Brewing Co. in downtown Frederick.

Frederick-based food trucks are enjoying a boom. Visit any local brewery and you’ll find options for all kinds of cuisines, from farm-to-table fusion (Gambrill Mtn. Food Co.) to Vietnamese (The Pham).

As the food truck industry grows, the city is also finding new ways to accommodate the mobile eateries. Most excitingly, local entrepreneurs Lorenzo Nichols, Alexandra Gushard-Edwards, and Christian Phillips launched the first annual Frederick Food Truck Festival, an event scheduled for June 29 at the Frederick Fairgrounds on East Patrick Street. Along with live music and local beer, the founders organized options from more than half a dozen trucks around the city and country.

There are plenty of weekly events, as well. The Field Fresh Farmers Market, also at the Frederick Fairgrounds, includes food trucks every Saturday from April to November. The Key City Food & Farm Market runs every Friday from May 4 to October 26 at Baker Park and hosts four to five vendors a week. And the eateries regularly stop at breweries, wineries, and distilleries across the county, including Attaboy in downtown Frederick, Milkhouse in Mount Airy, and Springfield Manor Winery and Distillery in Thurmont.

Among the best? The aforementioned Gambrill Mtn. Food Co., which integrates hyper-local ingredients onto a menu that includes plenty of vegan options. Boxcar Burgers, a roving truck featuring Maryland grass-fed beef, is another sure bet. And don’t miss the excellent street food from Mayta’s Peruvian Cuisine, including a truly delicious chorizo sandwich.

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Kate Masters is the features and food reporter for The Frederick News-Post. She can be reached at

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