A Spot to Find New and Delicious Dining Alternatives in Houston’s Energy Corridor
There’s been a lot of buzz about Food Trucks lately. This year, several food truck parks popped up in the Houston area, giving diners easy access to a variety of culinary options.
One of the newest food truck parks, My Food Park HTX, is on my way home so I stopped by last night. The park is on a 3 1/2 acre lot in the Energy Corridor. It was about 7:30pm, already dark and there was just the hint of a chill in the air.
Liz Hale, the owner of the Zeapod Cakery food truck, came out to say hello. It turns out, she also runs the park. I had a nice chat with Liz and I learned a few things about My Food Park HTX.
Located at Highway 6 and Memorial Drive, it has super easy access to I-10
Its just south of the light at Memorial Drive at 800 Highway 6 South, located across the street from a small strip center with Starbucks and The Kolache Factory. Be prepared to go through the stop light and turn right after the Conoco station and an office building when traveling south. If you miss the first entrance, there’s another one right after that.
If you’re coming from I-10 on your way home from work, it’ll probably take you 5 minutes out of your way. That’s not bad at all.
The weather this time of year is perfect for enjoying a gourmet food truck meal
My Food Park HTX has outdoor seating – a luxury at most food truck parks. We’ve reached the time of year when the heat and humidity ease up a little bit so one can actually breathe outside. A little chill in the air can really make you appreciate some hot, gourmet food also. The Holidays are also a great time to pick up some confectionary treats from Zeapod Cakery – which is there almost all the time – to bring home and enjoy with your favorite hot beverage.
Zeapod Cakery makes cakes and confections for big events, too. Liz told me about some heavy hitting corporate functions she was preparing for. You might want to ask Liz if Zeapod Cakery can make something special for your event too.
I couldn’t resist bringing home some chocolate chip cookies from Zeapod Cakery and enjoying them with a little egg nog
The atmosphere is friendly and casual
I had only been out of my car a minute when Liz sprang out of her truck to welcome me to the park. I got the feeling people and food are Liz’s passions and she’s always ready to make new friends.
As mentioned above, they actually have seating so you can enjoy your food there if you don’t want to take it home. They have small plastic chairs too – for the young ‘uns. Obviously, its family friendly. I wonder if anyone brings their pets there? I’ll bet if you’d like to take Fido out with you, they wouldn’t mind as long as he behaved himself. You might want to check with them first though.
The park isn’t paved, its mostly gravel and dirt so don’t wear your high heels. Its better to simply kick ’em off and relax.
The ambience at night is kind of a Christmas Tree stand chic – but that’s not a bad thing. Its just simple, casual and friendly. I’m sure having a little nip in the air didn’t hurt the impression I was getting either.
How many food truck parks have seating? My Food Park HTX does!
Liz said they stay pretty busy at lunch time and I can’t wait to bring some co-workers back for a bite. They’re still a little slow in the evening – I’m sure getting dark earlier hasn’t helped – but once word really gets out, I’ll bet it picks up.
My Food Park HTX also has occasional entertainment. This past Monday was Karaoke night and this Sunday, they’ll have a live band for their big Food Truck Fundraiser for the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
You can follow My Food Park HTX on Twitter at @MyfoodparkHTX and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Food-Park-HTX/1402504259967713 > Their website is www.MYfoodparkHTX.com .