SOWA Open Market – Food Trucks

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For those of you who missed one of the most spectacular New England days, you also missed the Food Trucks at the Sunday SOWA market. Over a dozen mobile food factories were on hand to feed the hundreds who showed up with their appetites as well as their enthusiasm.  It’s so refreshing to see how the Boston food scene has embraced the food truck concept and how popular it is here and in every urban neighborhood in Boston.

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SOWA Open Market

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SOWA Open Market

My guest from Seattle accompanied me on this warm day to see what we could agree on for lunch, as the lines were long, the wait for food long and the selection outrageous!  For your dining pleasure, there was fried chicken, Korean BBQ, Asian inspired lunches, grilled cheese, burgers and more!  When you have all that plus cookies and ice cream to choose from, well, you have to go your separate ways!

It’s obvious from the photos that no one was too concerned about the lines for the food.  This is not just a parking lot turned dining hall, but the ultimate in urban socialization.  I was thrilled to see Gen Xer’s and seniors, families and friends and, yes, dogs of all shapes and sizes chatting, embracing conversations and truly enjoying the day.  What I really liked the most was that there was hardly a cell phone to be seen!  Could it be that the food truck has brought back face-to-face communication, exchanging ideas, not texts and laughing and enjoying each other’s company?

SOWA Open Market

SOWA Open Market

SOWA Open Market

SOWA Open Market

Please visit the Food Trucks on Sundays from 10-4P at the parking adjacent to Gaslight Restaurant at 560 Harrison Avenue in the South End.  It’s a fulfilling experience in many ways.