Albuquerque's Foodie Favorite Festival Returns on March 26

Updated: Apr 20

Food Truck Festivals of America is back with a foodtastic day filled with Duke City’s trendiest and tastiest eats, the best brews, family-friendly fun, and live music from Sourpuss! The 6th Annual Great New Mexico Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival will be tantalizing Albuquerque’s tastebuds on Saturday, March 26 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum. Get a taste of the food truck sensation with over 30 trucks and wash it down with a drink of national, regional, and local craft beers, seltzers, ciders, and cocktails in a can. Besides the ultimate food and drink experience, this will be a festival to remember with an artisanal market and a live performance from the band Sourpuss.

Click here to secure your tickets half off at an online presale rate. (Only $5!) Make sure to buy your tickets online since general admission tickets will go up to the full cost of $10 on March 26! This is a family-friendly event and all children 12 and under receive free admission! Leashed dogs are welcomed as well


Food Spotlight

Phat Stax Burgers and More

Bring your homies and make sure to check out New Mexico’s dope hip-hop-inspired eating experience: Phat Stax Burgers. Revisit nostalgic memories by tasting menu items influenced by hip-hop legends like the Notorious B.L.T. and the Fergalicious (fried chicken with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onions).

When it’s time to order, Phat Stax offers three unique menu categories: Phatties, Side Chicks, and Dogg Pounds. Phatties are deluxe burgers that are the good kind of phat. The Notorious B.L.T. is just one example of a phatty that you won’t soon forget. Made up of an angus patty with guac, savory strips of bacon, lettuce, and tomato. Next up, Phat Stax has a whole crew of Side Chicks to chillax and enjoy such as the Cardi B.B.Q., which is grilled chicken with BBQ sauce, Colby jack, and an onion ring. If you decide to order from the Dogg Pound, you’ll end up with options like the Ruff Ryder, which is two hot dogs with Texas chili and shredded cheese.



From Phatties to Side Chicks to Dogg Pounds, the food at Phat Stax is guaranteed to be fresh and fly. Get a taste for yourself when Phat Stax Burgers rolls up to the Great New Mexico Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, March 26. For more information on Phat Stax Burgers, you can check out their website by clicking here.


Gourmet Döner Kebab Food Truck

For authentic European street food from Germany, look no further than the Gourmet Döner Kebab Food Truck. According to the Gourmet Döner Kebab Food Truck website, after traveling through Europe, the truck’s owners sought to bring one of the exciting and unique flavors they discovered throughout Eastern Europe back to the United States. Ever since starting their business in 2015, the Gourmet Döner Kebab Food Truck has brought a taste of Europe to New Mexico.


What makes a Döner Kebab unique? The Gourmet Döner Kebab Food Truck website describes the history and cooking process and can be read by clicking here. Unlike other types of kebab, the Döner Kebab isn’t served on a skewer. The process starts by cooking meat on a vertical rotisserie grill, also known as a spit. As the meat is seasoned and cooked on the rotisserie, the outer layer is sliced into thin shavings and is served either on a plate, stuffed into a pita or bread as a sandwich, or wrapped in a thin flatbread with various accompaniments.



Döner Kebabs are healthy and nutritionally balanced, and you can try them at the Great New Mexico Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, March 26! For more information on The Gourmet Döner Kebab Food Truck, you can visit their website by clicking here.


Refreshments and Desserts

A variety of trucks with refreshments and desserts will accompany the massive amount of over 30 food trucks that will be at the Great New Mexico Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival! This festival is a premier Food Truck and Craft Beer experience, so it’s important for us to ensure that a diverse variety of options will be available to enjoy!


Sugar N Glitz is New Mexico’s first mobile bakery and coffee-only food truck with a unique story. When the pandemic first started in 2020, then 13-year-old Genesis Hernandez started the Sugar N Glitz food truck with help from her family.


Hernandez has been cooking since she was around six years old and bakes sugary

sweets such as triple-fudge brownie bites, quarter-pound chocolate chip cookies, cakesicles, churro cheesecake bites, and dipped strawberries. A passion for Food Trucking quickly spread through the Hernandez family and Genesis’s dad opened Sueños Coffee Co., a walk-in mobile coffee shop. Sugar N Glitz and Sueños Coffee Co. will be serving up sweets and coffee at the Great New Mexico Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, March 26.


Other refreshments and desserts that will be at the festival include Bing Tea’s boba tea, Busy Bee Frozen Custard, Pica Sweet’s hot and spicy selection of candies, and With Love Waffles’ dessert-style waffles and wafflewiches!

Brews

For fans of craft beer, this festival will have both local favorites and national

classics. As of the writing of this blogpost, there are 24 different brews and counting! Local brews will serve as the perfect pairing for the food with craft beers, seltzers, ciders, and cocktails in a can from Steel Bender Brewyard, Sandia Cider, Rio Bravo Brewing, Ponderosa Brewing, Little Toad Creek, Sierra Blanca Brewing, Sante Fe Brewing, and more! There will also be national brands such as Guinness, Sam Adams, Miller/Coors, and Dos Equis to ensure that there is something for everyone.


For a full list of food trucks and brews, you can visit our website by clicking here.


A Festival to Remember

We can’t wait to bring the food, brews, and fun to Albuquerque for our sixth year running! The Great New Mexico Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival will be at the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 26.


To secure your tickets to Albuquerque’s premier food truck and craft beer experience, click here!

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