new food in levy park
Familiar food truck serving tacos, tortas, and refreshing snacks parks it at beloved Upper Kirby green space
A Houston food truck is bringing hot dogs, tacos, tortas, and more to popular Houston park. Gaspachos Mexican Bites will open this spring in Levy Park, the six-acre park located near the intersection of Kirby Dr. and Richmond Ave.
Located in the park’s kiosk next to its dog park, Gaspachos replaces Love Shack, celebrity chef Tim Love’s burger joint that closed last summer along with his upscale barbecue concept Woodshed Smokehouse. Park visitors are already familiar with the future kiosk’s offerings, as the Gaspachos Fruits and Cravings food truck makes regular appearances there.
Founded by Jennifer Perez in 2016, Gaspachos Fruits and Cravings serves mangonadas, natural fruits, ice cones, elotes, and other snacks. Perez currently operates three trucks across the Houston area.
The Mexican Bites kiosk will build on that success with the addition of tortas, flautas, hot dogs, and tacos. They’ll paired with beverages such as micheladas, margaritas, and agua frescas. Dog owners will even find a couple of snacks for their pets.
Park visitors already enjoy Gazpachos.Courtesy of Levy Park
“Food should taste and feel good. It should be healthy, have the freshest ingredients and flavors,” Perez said in a statement. “We like to surprise each guest with a unique experience and look forward to bringing our heavenly bites to Levy Park.”
Gaspachos Mexican Bites should give park visitors a refreshing, casual option for quick meals. It joins restaurants in the adjacent Kirby Grove building, including coffee shop Slowpokes, modern Japanese restaurant Money Cat, and Indian fine dining institution Kiran’s.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer in this expanded capacity” Levy Park director Stephanie Kiouses added. “Gaspacho’s Mexican Bites will be a great addition to the park as we continue to enhance Levy Park’s amenities and appeal.”