If you need a food-truck fix but want to stay close to home, the Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road, can help.
Seven trucks are scheduled to roll in for the library's fall Family Food Truck Festival, which starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11.
There will be fun activities for children, like bubbles, face painting and sidewalk chalk, plus dinner options from Timmy's Meltdown, The Little Kitchen, Mixing Bowl Asian Grill and Seven Little Sliders.
Soups and grilled cheese sandwiches on sourdough bread are what you can expect from Timmy's Meltdown. Want more with your cheese? Add bacon, ham, pepperoni or a fried egg.
If you prefer plant-based protein, check out The Little Kitchen, which focuses on using in-season fruits and vegetables. You'll find vegan entrees like chili, wraps, mac and peas and sweet potato hash.
Mixing Bowl Asian Grill offers rice, noodle and salad bowls, plus burritos and tacos. Add chicken, spicy pork, tofu or steak, and choose from hot or cold toppings, such as black beans, bean sprouts, corn salsa or vegan kimchi.
True to the name, Seven Little Sliders always features six signature tiny burgers – steak, meatball, pulled chicken or pork among them – and one rotating wild-card selection; at least one option is vegetarian. Sides include a superfoods slaw, corn chowder and "dirty" potato chips.
Tupelo Doughnuts, Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops and Sweet Tooth Ice Cream will also stop by the food truck festival – so save room for dessert.
Tilly, Tupelo Doughnuts' light blue 1963 Ford truck, will bring a selection of doughnuts. Will you choose the salted chocolate, the brown butter hazelnut old-fashioned or maybe some orange-cardamom glazed doughnut holes?
Perhaps you'd prefer one of Rime Time's small batch, handcrafted pops. Give a flavor like strawberry angostura, avocado, peanut butter and jelly or watermelon habanero a try – many more are available.
It's hard to resist a pink polka dot food truck, especially when it's filled with soft and hard serve ice cream. Choose from among Sweet Tooth Ice Cream's flavors like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, peanut butter, black cherry and others.
Hillary Kline is a communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.