This year at the Taste of Akron, marked the first time food trucks were available for hungry customers Thursday night at Hardesty Park.
Food trucks are a hot topic here in Akron. Current law prohibits them from operating within the city.
Mike Otto believes the city should keep an open mind into allowing the trucks to do business here in the Rubber City.
"I think independent business is good, so anything they can do to allow that and allow them to flourish is welcome," he explained.
Among those who tried out The Stone Pelican Rolling Cafe food truck was Tom Borcoman of Akron, who said that the trucks give the city of Akron a different flavor for people who want to try something different.
"I work downtown and I feel it would be another option for lunch," Borcoman explained.
"I would still go to the places I normally go to, it would just add more choices."
He said that if the city decides to allow the food trucks to operate downtown, it shouldn't affect the "brick and mortar" restaurants meeting their bottom line.
Food trucks at the Taste of Akron included the Orange Truk, Swenson's and Zydeco Bistro.
Jibril Abdullah echoed that sentiment, saying that if the city allows the trucks to set up shop either downtown or in other parts of the city, they won't affect any of the restaurants people frequent in Akron.
"Food trucks are kind of like a transient thing, and the restaurants that have been there for years shouldn't worry about food trucks."
Garrett and Gail, both Akron residents say agree with the city's stance that they should be carefully managed, but that they would welcome them in their hometown.
"It's something that should be considered," they said.