fast food setting ×  slow food attitude

Our Next Event Is:

Saturday June 23

The Ithaca Reggae Festival @ Stewart Park


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NEW FOR 2018 : This year we are focusing on bigger events and catering. While we won't be at the Tburg Market or Argos Inn, you can find us at one of our many special events. And we do still have a handful of open catering dates this summer. If you're interesting in booking, email: thegoodtruck@gmail.com.

Check back for updates as we add events & be sure to follow us on social media for the latest!


June 23  Saturday  I-Town Regge Fest @ Stewart Park

June 27  Wednesday Outdoor Movie Night @ the Cayuga Heights Fire Department 6pm (Peter Pan!)

June 30  Saturday   Private Event

July 6   Friday 5-9pm  Gallery + Movie Night @ The Grayhaven Motel

July 7  Saturday   Private Event 

July 10 Tuesday 6-8pm  Music In The Hollow @ The Ellis Hollow Community Center

July 14  Saturday  Private Event Wedding

July 17  Tuesday 6-8pm  Music In The Hollow @ The Ellis Hollow Community Center

July 19- July 22   Thursday- Sunday Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival @ The Trumansburg Fairgrounds

July 31   Tuesday 6-8pm  Music In The Hollow @ The Ellis Hollow Community Center

August 7  Tuesday 6-8pm  Music In The Hollow @ The Ellis Hollow Community Center

August 12  Your event? Email to book: thegoodtruck@gmail.com

August 17  Friday   Private Event Wedding

August 25  Saturday Private Event Wedding 

September 14  Friday Private Event Wedding

September 15  Saturday Private Event Wedding

September 21  Friday Private Event Wedding

September 22 Saturday  Cayuga Sound Festival @ Stewart Park

September 23  Sunday 1-5pm  Porchfest  @ Thompson Park in Fall Creek on E. Marshall St. & Cayuga St.

September 28-30 Friday-Sunday  Apple Harvest Festival  @ State Street in Downtown Ithaca


More Dates Added All Summer Long!


We love a good party with tasty food!

The Good Truck is available to cater your party, wedding, rehearsal dinner, brunch, or special event. We serve up custom tailored menus fresh out of our sweet silver truck, a fun addition to any festivities. We'd love to chat with you about how to make your event memorable (delicious, one-of-a-kind, local-gourmet food is a sure fire way!) and support the day!

We're also available to vend at festivals, wineries, and other community events in the greater Ithaca area.

Email us for a quote or more information. Summer dates are filling up so act fast!


the Good Truck

Ithaca NY×  locally driven×  Seasonal Food with Mexican flare

The Good Truck is not really a truck at all, but a 7×17 V-nose trailer with a kitchen inside. For the last three summers this little outfit has been satiating Ithaca area customers with a new version of hot truck fare. The Good Truck cuisine has been given many designations, from gourmet hot truck, and Ithaca-Mex,to locavore-fusion. Some just call it The Taco Truck. What ever the classification, when you look at our menu you see that it is locally driven, seasonal food with definite Mexican flare.

Established by friends Mandy Beem-Miller + Lily Aceto in the fall of 2010, the vision was for The Good Truck was simple; a fast food setting with a slow food attitude. After years of working in various cooking, farming, & restaurant gigs the world around, the two came together, back home in the Ithaca area, to create a local foods driven taco wagon. Inspired by many of their previous jobs, collective love for enjoying a good meal, and the bounty of Finger Lakes growers and producers, The Good Truck was born. Knowing that fresh, seasonal food just tastes better is part of the equation, so is the fact that eating local benefits the community, the body, and the planet. So just about everything The Good Truck serves up is homemade, from scratch, using the freshest, localist, most seasonal ingredients, no malarkey. 

The Good Truck runs from May through September in the greater Ithaca area. Check our events calendar for upcoming dates (and check back often as we're always adding more!) and reach out to us for catering inquiries thegoodtruck@gmail.com. 



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