Where to find the 41 Richmond food trucks and get beer at UCI races

Posted at 6:57 PM, Sep 17, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. — There will be 41 food trucks at the Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championship Races. There are four locations where you can find them over the course of nine days.

The vendors will be: Africanne on Main, Big Kahuna Kettle Korn, Bon Bon, Carytown Burgers & Fries, Casa del Barco, Cheezilla, Cherry Hill Ice Cream, Chick-Fil-A, Coco Bans, Croaker’s Spot, Curbside Creations, DeRochonnet, Edible Education, Espresso A Go Go, Gelati Celesti, Ginger Thai, Goatocado, Guac En Case, Halligan’s Bar & Grill, Happy Empanada,Ice Cream Cart, King of Pops, Kona Grill, La Milpa, Lamplighter, Mister Softee, Opa, Polar Roller, Port o’Call, Return of Mac, Sammich, Sizzle Fish, Slideways, Smoothilicious, Soul  Ice, Stick’s Kebob, Sweet Tea’s Southern Cuisine, Sweet Temptations by Teresa, The Boardwalk, The Dog Wagon, and The Hungry Turtle.

The locations are:

  • 5th and Broad Street, where the start and finish line is located
  • Governor Street and Broad Street. There will be some food trucks in the beer garden, and other between 11th and 12th Streets.
  • Franklin and 23 Street
  • Libby Hill Park

Vendors will rotate on days. The food and beer vendors near Church Hill are only operating Friday – Sunday, Sept. 24 -27, in conjunction with the road circuit races.

vendor locations

The options have been parsed out in the document below based on day and location. The open and close times fluctuate, based on race activity.

Of note is that on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20,  Lakeside will host a bunch of food trucks and eats. The Garden at Lewis Ginter Botantical Gardens will have several dining options and a beer garden within view of the cyclists, both Saturday and Sunday. For hours and menus visit their Richmond 2015 Dining page.

There will be food trucks at the Lakeside Rescue Squad parking lot, at 2007 Timberlake Avenue, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Sept. 19 and from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 20.

Lakeside Avenue race map. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

Lakeside Avenue race map. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

The beer garden at Governor’s Street and Broad will be the homestretch of the races. There are always two food trucks inside that area, and the other trucks will be between 11th and 12 streets along Broad St. This spot also has a Jumbotron.

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The majority of food trucks are around the start/finish line, for seven days.

The Franklin and 23rd spot is positioned along the crucial, cobblestoned climb bicyclists have to make.

Libby Hill will be a great place to eat, drink, watch cyclists and take in the view of Richmond.

There are also dining options inside the FanFest, which is the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The FanFest is open from 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. beginning Sunday, Sept. 20 and runs through Sept. 27.

Then, of course, there are numerous patios along the routes, outside the designated “Fan Zones.”

Check out the maps made by @TaberBain, and the longer story is here.

Team time trial

Individual time trial circuit

Men’s elite individual time trial

Road circuit course

Local food trucks said they are ready to feed thousands of hungry cycling fans expected to arrive in Richmond for the UCI World Road Championships.

“Based off projections, this is going to be the biggest sporting event to ever happen in Richmond. They’re comparing it to a Tour de France,” Malcolm Andress, president of RVA Street Foodies and owner of Soul Ice, a frozen dessert vending company, said. “I have personally never done something like this before so it’s going to be interesting to learn from and to participate in as a vendor.”

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