A brand new food truck park that aims to showcase Houston’s black-owned mobile eateries will open this weekend just south of NRG Stadium.
Houston Grub Park, a project from the Black Service Chamber, will open this Saturday, July 24, at 4 p.m. The park will be located at 1615 South Loop West, just south of the Loop from NRG Park and the Astrodome. BSC is an organization that helps highlight and promote Black business owners in Houston. The group is also behind Hungry for the Culture, a smartphone app that acts as a global database for Black-owned restaurants.
The park will host about 30 trucks. Perhaps most notable is Trap Kitchen, a hugely popular West Coast food truck that is launching its first Houston location with the park’s opening. That restaurant, called Trap Kitchen Habatchi, focuses on Asian-inspired Southern food cooked on a hibachi grill.
The park will also host a number of local trucks, including Rosalyn’s Hot Chicken, Stewart Brotha’s BBQ, and Saucy Nosh, which serves giant egg rolls stuffed with Southern sides like crawfish étouffée and Caribbean-style chicken. The park will also include a dedicated bar station serving beer and other alcoholic drinks.
Houston Grub Park, which is located in a former Sam’s Club lot, will offer plenty of parking, plus more than 1,500 square feet of shade with fans and misting systems, organizers say. It will also be family friendly. Diners will be able to order from each individual food truck via an app that will show estimated pick-up time, making it easier for people to plan their visit. There will also be a dedicated customer service booth.
The organizers say they are aiming for a tailgate-like feel, a low-cost place where people can meet up for a night out. They also tout the park’s walking distance to NRG Stadium and the light rail, making it a central hub for several other Houston activities and festivals, like Astros games, concerts, and the Houston Rodeo.
Once it launches this weekend, Houston Grub Park will be open Thursdays through Sundays. Find out more by following them on Instagram.