By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published May 16, 2023 at 1:03 PM

The weather is warming and it's definitely time to begin getting excited for another Great Milwaukee Summer.

West Allis is getting in the groove with their popular event: Food Truck Fridays.  In 2023, the free event will take place on eight select Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. at the West Allis Farmers Market, 6501 W. National Ave. (see schedule below).

Starts June 16

The very first Food Truck Friday will be held on Friday, June 16. It will feature a mini market, live music from Orlando Peña, craft beer from Ope! Brewing Co. and Perspective Brewing and an impressive food truck line-up that includes:

  • Double B's BBQ
  • EZ Tiki
  • Firewise BBQ
  • Flip's Mini Donuts
  • Flour Girl & Flame
  • Freese's Candy Shoppe
  • Isa's Ice Cream
  • Las Virellas
  • Lumpia City
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Pete's Pops
  • Pina Mexican Eats
  • Roll MKE
  • Sweetly Baked
  • Taco Barrio
  • The Graze Outdoors
  • Twisted Plants
  • Liberty Heights Park Neighborhood Association
  • Lola's Empanadas

From there, on select Fridays throughout the summer, guests can stop by for delicious fare from over 15 food trucks, craft beer from Ope! Brewing Co. and Perspective Brewing, live music from local musicians plus activities for families.  

Live music schedule

  • Friday, June 16 – Orlando Peña 
  • Friday, June 30 – Roxie Beane  
  • Friday, July 14 – Jay Matthes 
  • Friday, July 28 – Sam Grady 
  • Friday, August 18 – Leah Jee 
  • Friday, September 1 – Party Marty 
  • Friday, September 15 – Ricky Orta Jr. 
  • Friday, September 29 – Scott Kirby 

“Food has the power to bring people together, and Food Truck Fridays unite the community over a shared love of trying a wide variety of cuisine,” remarked Dan Devine, Mayor of the City of West Allis. “We bring the best trucks in the area, local breweries, and local entertainment, all in one place. You can’t go wrong on a Friday night at Food Truck Fridays.” 

For more information and a list of attending food trucks each week, visit   

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

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.