Napa Valley food is growing more and more progressive everyday — additions like Miminashi and Two Birds One Stone being the most recent — and its latest step into the more eclectic food world is a daily food truck market. Called the Food Truck Corral, it will be four rotating trucks parked at South Napa Century Center. It got its start this past Saturday, and will now run every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (except Saturdays and Tuesdays, when the trucks will open at 12:30 p.m. when the farmers market closes).
The group behind the market is the Gasser Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to boosting Napa businesses and culture. Project coordinator Terri Niles told Eater SF that the group was inspired to start it when a food truck reached out to them asking if it could park in their parking lot. “We decided, ‘Let’s make it a multiple corral.’ Napa doesn’t have anything like this; it’s very progressive for the city,” she said. “It was not easy to do. Hopefully it will be the beginning of a new type of event for Napa.”
The plan is to host the trucks for a year, and then reassess. The four trucks to start are two Mexican trucks (Taco Addiction and Mercadito), as well as the Salvadorean Platanito Pupusas, and Cousins’ Maine Lobster with seafood. Marks the Spot, French Corner Napa Crepes, and Crossroad Chicken will rotate through as well.