Affton’s food truck garden will open this spring with 30 food trucks

Pictured above: A rendering of the proposed Affton Plaza food truck garden.

Affton’s new food truck garden — the first food truck garden in Missouri — will open this spring with 30 food trucks.

Developers did not give a firm date for opening the food truck project, but said they have signed on 30 St. Louis-area food trucks as members of 9  Mile Garden.

The number of food truck members allows for each vendor to provide service two days per week, ensuring a wide variety of dining options for visitors. Vendors will also participate in special events at the outdoor garden, which is located at 9375 Gravois Road within Affton Plaza, a retail center owned and operated by Seneca Commercial Real Estate.

The inaugural food truck lineup at 9 Mile Garden includes: Balkan Treat Box, Farmtruk, Seoul Taco, Guerilla Street Food, Doggie Mac’s, Sugarfire 64, Essentially Fries, Wok and Roll, The Saucy Iguana, Ukraft, Truckeria Del Valle, Burgers STL, Wayno’s, Blues Fired Pizza, Spud Shack, The Crooked Boot, Honest to Goodness, Sedara Sweets, Zia’s On The Hill, Super Smokers, CJ’s Deli, Tastebudz Express, Heavy Smoke BBQ, Fire & Ice Cream Truck, Truck Norris, Scoops & More, Poptimism, Graze, Smokey’s Q and Twisted Tacos.

Guest trucks from across the country will make appearances from time to time, as well.

“We’re both excited and honored to have such a stellar lineup of trucks at 9 Mile Garden,” 9 Mile Garden managing partner Brian Hardesty of Guerrilla Street Food said in a news release. “We’re bringing the best of the local food truck scene to our visitors, as well as providing a dedicated place for trucks to serve their food and grow their businesses.”

“Farmtruk is proud to be part of this core group of trucks at 9 Mile Garden,” Farmtruk owner Samantha Mitchell said in the release. “This is so exciting for our city because it will provide a stable place where people can go to find their favorite trucks. Major cities all have food truck parks like this; it’s a progressive move for St. Louis.”

“This is the future of food trucks in St. Louis,” said Bryan Scott, owner of Doggie Mac’s. “It’s the kind of thing I envisioned when I opened my truck, and it’s what will drive the popularity of food trucks over the top in St. Louis. We all enjoy having a variety of foods in one place, and when you add in the opportunity to socialize and gather as a community, it’s a game-changer for our city. There’s nothing like it here.”

9 Mile Garden is a family-focused entertainment district where you’ll find a feast of local food and drinks, outdoor movies, live music and performances, community events and more. In addition to food truck service six days a week, a jumbo screen will show outdoor movies and livestream sporting events, and a permanent stage will play host to local and national entertainers sharing live music and performances.

Follow the progress online at 9milegarden.com, and on social media at @9milegarden.

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