Foodies, come hungry: Street Eatz brings soul food, tacos, BBQ, food trucks and more

FLINT, MI — Foodies searching for their next taste of Genesee County’s best cuisine should arrive with an empty stomach.

Because no doubt, they’ll leave full.

Street Eatz is back and bigger than ever this Saturday, July 8.

The event focuses on the food and brings people together through the flavors available throughout the community, said Stanley Wright, owner of the Soul Goode food truck and event organizer.

There will be six food trucks and another six food table vendors specializing in numerous styles of food and dessert.

“We have soul food, hibachi, birria tacos, loaded fries, turkey tips, Pittsburgh-style wings, other varieties of flavored chicken wings, barbecue, chicken, ribs, polish sausage, detox waters, and vegetarian and vegan options. We have a wide array of options in cuisine for everyone to enjoy,” Wright said. “There will be elephant ears, dipped fruit, homemade cookies, ice cream truck and some of the best lemonade you will ever taste.”

Last year, Wright hosted three Street Eatz events in June, July and August. This year, Wright’s goal is to make this one larger event.

The premise behind it is to provide a positive, fun, family-friendly event, bringing food trucks, food table vendors and other vendors together to sell their merchandise, Wright told MLive-The Flint Journal.

Street Eatz

The Street Eatz flyer. (Provided by Stanley Wright)

Here is a list of food trucks, food table vendors and more that will be on site: Soul Goode, Yum Vittles LLC, Sugg’s Sweet Treats and Eats, Detroit Lemon Squeeze, Lit Kitchen, Vehicle City Fries, Chef Ron Blackmon, Savvy Bites, Lady B’s Barbecue and Dr. Shan Jackson, who will be premiering some of her detox waters and inspiring books.

There will be bounce houses for children, and DJ Boxxboy spinning throughout the event.

Street Eatz will take place from 4-8 pm at Ballenger Park, located at 1151 Dupont St. in Flint.

Wright noted he aims to end the event at 8 pm to ensure everyone goes home safely.

Wright’s goal is to make Street Eatz the premiere food event in Flint. There are many other events that have food trucks at them as well, but not with food as their soul focus, he said.

“I want to bring a lot of people out. There are a lot of vendors who are going to be here, and these people are your friends, family, neighbors, old classmates and co-workers. We come together and share a vision to bring the city out for a positive event,” Wright said. “This is a chance to support local, and it’s a big deal. We have some awesome cooks in Flint, and this is a chance to celebrate our chefs, food trucks and cooks.

“Street Eatz 2023, don’t miss it.”

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