Food truck hub brings new lunch options to East Baltimore

Eager Park Eats debuted Monday on Ashland Avenue, between Wolfe and Washington streets near Johns Hopkins campus

There's a new lunch option in East Baltimore, and it's on wheels.

Image caption: Kooper's Chowhound Burger Wagon

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In the midst of Baltimore's growing food truck movement, East Baltimore Development Inc. and Forest City Enterprises teamed up with Dave Pulford, president of the Maryland Mobile Food Vending Association, to launch Eager Park Eats, a food truck hub near the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore campus.

The program debuted today as Kooper's Chowhound Burger Wagon set up shop on Ashland Avenue between Wolfe and Washington streets, near Atwater's at Johns Hopkins.

A rotating lineup of vendors will be in the same site between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Other mobile vendors on the schedule include Koco (Tuesdays), The Jolly Pig (Wednesdays), The Sultan Tandoor (Thursdays), and The Smoking Swine (Fridays). Picnic tables will be available on the lawn, giving customers the option of al fresco lunches.

"The Maryland Mobile Food Vending Association is very happy to partner with Johns Hopkins and Forest City to bring food trucks back to the area around the hospital," said Pulford, who helped launch the program. "We have enjoyed a great relationship with the hospital staff, and we look forward to seeing our old friends as well as making new ones as the East Baltimore campus continues to grow."

For more information, including a full schedule of food trucks, visit