Like dining out and trying new things? Like eating where the locals eat? Like finding the popular spots for good food and fun? Look no further than the Old Bella Vista Food Trucks.
Located on the west side of Ark. Highway 71 and the south side of town, flags wave in the breeze to call attention to these eateries. Four trucks in vibrant colors sit in a row paralleling the highway. A large linear parking area offers easy access to the fabulous food.
“We have four food trucks and room for two more,” Sara Parnell, owner of the Old Bella Vista Food Trucks says. “Two are on the Top 10 list for Northwest Arkansas Food Trucks.”
Because of its location adjacent to the highway, it’s the perfect stop for travelers looking for something out of the ordinary that can keep them on schedule for the journey. It’s also fun for locals and regional folks visiting the area. Picnic benches and grassy areas welcome diners. Each space creates their own ambiance. These trucks are favorites with the locals, which is evident on cool winter days as well as during warm weather.
“We saw the popularity of food trucks and the need for more food options in this area of Northwest Arkansas,” says Parnell. About 55,000 cars pass by this spot each day with limited food options along the highway.
Whether you’re in need of a caffeine jolt or more substantial sustenance, the food trucks have you covered. For example, Rolling Dogs Grill and Mai Chinese provide the spectrum of foods from casual Americana to authentic Chinese. Rolling Dogs offers a smorgasbord of items, from burgers and dogs and barbecue sandwiches to gyro’s and Frito pies. Mai Chinese serves all your traditional Chinese plates such as orange chicken, broccoli beef, crab ragoons and fried rice.
Java Dudes offers coffee drinks, shakes and smoothies, muffins and more. The owner says the baked goods change daily and to watch their Facebook page for information.
Whether you’re in need of a caffeine jolt or more substantial sustenance, the food trucks have you covered. Two are on the Top 10 List for Northwest Arkansas food trucks.
“At Java Dudes we bring in all local talents and food to our community. We also bring a drive through as well as a unique sit down location,” explains owner Justin Reed.
The brick and mortar store is located right across the parking lot from the food trucks in The Artist Retreat Center. Java Dudes’ food truck is the only one you can actually drive-through, the others you walk up and order.
Parnell says she has more space for additional food truck spots if the demand increases. “We are looking for a tenant to serve beer and wine so we can have a patio and dining room for food truck customers.” She adds the food trailers are inspected just like brick and mortar restaurants by the health department.