Food Trucks

A semi-truck rolls into the rest stop off I-71 near Sunbury.
Leticia Wiggins / WOSU Public Media

Hot meals are few and far between for truck drivers on the road. Even as truckers remain essential during the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants have been limited to pickup or drive-through only.

“You can’t take an 18-wheeler through a drive-through,” says Tom Balzer, president of the Ohio Trucking Association.

All Sides Weekend: Chefs in the City

Aug 5, 2016
Columbus Food Truck Festival

Columbus is a haven for restaurants and especially food trucks.  With the 6th Annual Food Truck Festival just around the corner, our Chefs in the City guests discuss Columbus' food scene and the upcoming event.

Food Trucks in Columbus

Jul 22, 2016
Por'Ketta

Columbus has over three-hundred and fifty food trucks that serve as popular eating destinations for many. The stories behind some of the food trucks and their unique recipes have now been told in Renee Casteel Cook and Tiffany Harelik's new book, The Columbus Food Truck Cookbook.

Food Trucks in Columbus

May 12, 2016
Por'Ketta

Columbus has over three-hundred and fifty food trucks that serve as popular eating destinations for many. The stories behind some of the food trucks and their unique recipes have now been told in Renee Casteel Cook and Tiffany Harelik's new book, The Columbus Food Truck Cookbook.

Jason / Flickr

Today kicks off the 2015 Columbus Arts festival. We focus on the edible offerings at the festival with some of the vendors who'll be serving up treats to hungry art lovers. Also, an inside look at how food safety standards are met and checked by cooks and health inspectors.

A Conversation with Mayor Coleman

Jun 13, 2013

10:00 If you've ever thought downtown Columbus could use some more wild animals, you're in luck. A new redevelopment plan proposes demolishing the current Veterans Memorial, and building a new one, along with an arts center, a museum and a zoo exhibit. This hour, we talk to Mayor Michael Coleman about city development, schools, food trucks and more. Guests

  • Michael Coleman, Mayor of Columbus

11:00 You can get almost any kind of food from a Columbus food truck these days: crepes, pho, schnitzel, and of course, tacos. But the trucks reflect more than just a lunch option. This hour, we'll talk about the issues of immigration and acceptance surrounding the emergence of mobile Mexican food. Then we'll learn about the creative things central Ohio is doing to improve the infant mortality rate.  

 Guests