By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jun 21, 2019 at 12:46 PM

Looking for great food at an affordable price? Look no further than your local, neighborhood food truck. Mobile food operations provide fast, convenient meals at a price that’s typically lower than a sit-down restaurant. And their grab-and-go convenience makes them the perfect choice for a weekday lunch or quick weeknight dinner.

The trickiest part of grabbing your meal from a food truck is determining where you’re going to find one. Fortunately, we’ve got your number. This guide is tailor-made to be your go-to for where to find great food trucks in Downtown Milwaukee any day of the week. 

Note: Food trucks at each of the following locations vary from day to day, and week to week. The best part about that? There’s always a nice variety of food from which to choose.

Monday

U.S. Bank Building
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
777 E. Wisconsin Ave.

Tuesday

Takeout Tuesday
April through October, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Schlitz Park, Cherry Street and RiverCenter Drive

U.S. Bank Building
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
777 E. Wisconsin Ave.

Wednesday

Westown Farmers Market
June 5-Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Zeidler Union Square, 3rd and Michigan Streets

U.S. Bank Building
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
777 E. Wisconsin Ave.

Schlitz Park
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
1555 N. Rivercenter Dr.

Newaukee Night Market
July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11, 5-10 p.m.
West Wisconsin Avenue, between Plankinton and Vel R. Phillips Avenues

River Rhythms
June through August, 6:30-9 p.m.
Pere Marquette Park, 950 N. Old World 3rd St.

Thursday

Food Truck Thursday
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 N. 9th St.

Schlitz Park
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
1555 N. Rivercenter Dr.

U.S. Bank Building
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
777 E. Wisconsin Ave.

Friday

Food Truck Friday
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Red Arrow Park, Water Street, between State Street and Kilbourn Avenue

U.S. Bank Building
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
777 E. Wisconsin Ave.

No time to wait in line for your lunch or dinner? Don’t forget! You can also order from a variety of food trucks through online delivery services including grubhub.com, ubereats.comeatstreet.com and seamless.com.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.