50 Must-Try Food Trucks from Every State
Whether you’re visiting a new city or on the hunt for a new favorite lunch or snack spot in your hometown, sometimes the best freshly made offerings come from smaller, mobile kitchens known as food trucks. From Korean tacos to mac and cheese sandwiches to bacon truffle fries, you’ll want to pull over to get a bite out of these dishes. To help you find the best grub, we rounded up the 50 most popular food trucks across the U.S.
When you’re in search of a sweet treat, you won’t be disappointed if you opt for a cupcake from Dreamcakes in Birmingham. Their Southern-style flavors include Banana Foster, Old Fashioned Caramel, Pecan Pie, and Mississippi Mud, which is a chocolate cupcake with marshmallows and fudge frosting.
Think you can never be satisfied with a hot dog? Anchorage-based Yeti Dogs offers up hot dog creations with locally made sausages and mouthwatering toppings such as mac and cheese, jalapenos, and bacon. So you’ll never have to question whether you’ll have another.
As its slogan says, “Great mustaches aren’t born; they’re bread.” Phoenix-based Mustache Pretzels serves up mustache-shaped soft pretzels in savory flavors like garlic Parmesan, as well as sweet ones such “the Nutstasche,” which features salted caramel and crushed nuts.
Little Rock’s Cypress Knee Food offers up a unique menu of Cajun favorites such as shrimp and grits, fried alligator bites, and of course, gumbo.
If you can track down San Diego’s Devilicious truck, we don’t know how you’ll be able to choose between the sandwich choices. With options like lobster grilled cheese and buffalo chicken melt, whatever you pick will be a delicious, finger-lickin’ experience.
Wood-fired pizza from a food truck? Believe it. Equipped with those game-changing ovens, Denver’s Basic Kneads food truck is easily the city’s one-stop shop for artisan pizza.
Those who say a cold Maine lobster roll isn’t really their jam will fall in love with the warm, buttered Connecticut-style version served up by Lobstercraft in Fairfield.
If you find yourself in Delaware craving barbecue from the South, Uncle John’s BBQ has you covered with offerings like smoked brisket, pulled pork, and meatloaf.
After a night on the town in Miami, tracking down Ms. Cheezious for a fancy grilled cheese (anything from goat cheese and prosciutto to a short rib melt) will surely hit the spot.
Atlanta-based The Blaxican serves up Mexican soul food, with offerings like shrimp and grits tostadas, spicy mac and cheese, and blackened fish tacos.
All of the North Shore-based Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck’s plates (which include shrimp scampi, lemon butter shrimp and hot and spicy shrimp) come with a generous serving of a dozen shrimp and two scoops of rice.
If you can’t go to London, The Kilted Kod brings British fish and chips in Boise to you. Choose from fish and chips and surf and turf (fish and chicken).
You don’t have to live in New England (or even close to it) to experience an authentic lobster roll. Chicago’s Happy Lobster Truck offers a traditional Maine lobster roll, along with fried fish tacos, lobster grilled cheese, and fish sandwiches.
Indianapolis’ Dashboard Diner is a local favorite that offers up diner classics like cheeseburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, corn dogs, and onion rings.
Waukee-based Gastro Grub has gourmet takes on American favorites, like its bacon truffle fries and short rib grilled cheese
Wichita’s The Flying Stove puts a fried egg on top of many of its sandwich and burger offerings, and you’re sure to have no objections to that.
Louisville’s The Celtic Pig’s menu offers barbecue pork and brisket grilled cheese sandwiches, along with English favorites like shepherd’s pie and fish and chips.
For gourmet Creole food with a twist, hit up Diva Dawg in New Orleans and go for the crabmeat cheesy fries with shrimp. Not your thing? There’s also a red bean chili dog and crawfish etouffee nachos.
When in Maine, stop by Cape Elizabeth, Portland, and Scarborough for the best catch of lobster. Bite Into Maine offers a classic Maine Lobster, along with specials like a lobster BLT and a lobster Caprese sandwich.
And when in Maryland, seek out some fresh crab. Bel Air’s Flash Crabcake Company only serves up two things: crab cakes and cream of crab soup. They both keep customers coming back for more.
When you’ve got a hankering for classic Vietnamese Bahn Mi sandwiches, Boston’s Bon Me offers them freshly made, along with comforting bowls of pho.
Sometimes there’s nothing better than a comforting bowl of macaroni and cheese, and Detroit’s The Mac Shack makes unique variations like buffalo chicken and deep-fried mac and cheese.
What sets Minneapolis’s Gastrotruck apart is that it only uses sustainable ingredients from environmentally responsible suppliers for its artisanal offerings, like its vegan black bean burger and Thai chicken sliders.
Don’t let the simplicity of its name fool you. One Guy Steak and Chicken in Brandon has everything from filet mignon to chicken sliders to entrée salads.
St. Louis’s Guerilla Street Food services up Southeast Asian and Filipino cuisine, with authentic dishes like beef bulalo, Kare Kare beef short ribs, and Lumpia fried rice.
Although its signature item is the fries, the Bozeman-based Poutine & Stuff is also known for its snakebite chicken wings and fried cheese curds.
When all you want is a good, juicy burger, Lincoln’s Nitro Burger has various gourmet takes on the classic in slider form.
Las Vegas’s Stripchezze is known for—you guessed it—gooey grilled cheese sandwiches. You can’t go wrong with the mac and cheese sandwich, also known as Daddy’s On a Roll on the menu.
Goffstown’s Forking Awesome Food Truck is a popular favorite among locals craving tacos, burritos and other Mexican staples.
Hoboken’s Aroy-D the Thai Elephant is a great choice for classics like pad Thai, but you’ll want to be sure to try other favorites like its mango sticky rice and mango salad.
Those searching for authentic Mexico City flavors in Albuquerque won’t be disappointed when they stop at El Mero Mero for quesadillas and tacos with handmade corn tortillas.
Belgian waffles aren’t just for breakfast anymore. New York City’s Wafels & Dinges serves them up like small pastries with toppings like strawberries, white chocolate and even ice cream for a snack or dessert treat.
If you track down Papi Queso in Charlotte, you’ll want to make sure you try the “pig mac,” or pulled pork mac and cheese sandwich.
Fargo’s Chef Mobile truck might look simple on the outside, but its sandwiches like Cajun chicken and BBQ’d kielbasa will prove it’s anything but.
It might literally be far away from Louisiana, but Cleveland’s Zydeco Bistro is famous for its authentic gourmet Cajun and Creole cuisine, like seafood po boys and jambalaya.
Oklahoma City’s Mob Grill is known for serving up the city’s best onion burger. They also have loaded cheese fries made with hickory smoked bacon, pulled pork, and grilled jalapenos.
In true Portland fashion, Hash It Out offers local, organic, and sustainable food options, from egg dishes for breakfast to vegan sandwiches for lunch.
Philadelphia’s Authentic Byrek is known for serving up several variations of byrek, a Turkish pastry, with fillings like spinach and cheese and even Philly cheesesteak.
If you’re in Rhode Island, you know you have to get your hands on some fresh seafood. Point Judith’s The Shuckin’ Truck offers favorites like lobster rolls and fish tacos, as well a sea scallop roll and mango lobster tacos.
Charleston’s Roti Rolls is famous for its Southeast Asian-inspired wraps and salads. The best part is they source all of their ingredients from local farmers, so all of your orders have fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Rapid City’s Nosh Mobile Eatery is known for favorites like Thai chicken street tacos and kalbi tater tots with brisket.
Whether you’re craving pad Thai, spring rolls, or chicken green curry, Nashville’s Deg Thai is the place to be.
Sometimes, you just have to indulge in a classic Southern combination like chicken and waffles, and Houston’s The Waffle Bus lets you do just that with its version in sandwich form.
Sometimes dining at a food truck is the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth at dessert, are we right? Salt Lake City’s Matterhorn Food Truck is famous for novelty versions of French toast in flavors like the caramel apple.
When in Vermont, track down Westminster’s Jamaican Jewelz and try its pepper steak wrap with sweet potato fries. You won’t be sorry!
Richmond’s Bikini Panini will almost make you feel like you’ve jetted off to Europe when you taste its Mediterranean-inspired pressed sandwiches.
Seattle’s Marination Mobile perfectly blends Korean and Hawaiian flavors together in favorites like Kalua pork tacos and sandwiches
The “new grounds” in Hash Browns & New Grounds is what you want to zero in on at this Morgantown food truck. You won’t regret trying something like the South American- and Indian-inspired chimichurri steak and naan.
Milwaukee’s Truckmeister is a known burger favorite in the city, and once you taste one of its juicy cheeseburger offerings like the Steakmeister, you’ll be hard-pressed to disagree.
Double Dub’s is known as “Laramie’s premier wingery,” and you’re sure to agree once you get your hands on its chicken wings and biscuit sandwiches.