Just in case food lovers haven’t noticed, food trucks are a big deal now. After all, they are popping up all over the place, which is perfect for folks who are in love with food. The best part? The variety. While hot dog stands and taco trucks are the typical mobile kitchens, if you will, there are so many other food concepts in this industry. Side note: Hot dog stands and taco trucks are still all the rage for a reason — they are phenomenal to the taste buds.
Nonetheless, we will be venturing to the top 5 U.S. food truck locations. You can think of these locations as top destinations or upcoming locations. Whether the case, they all bring some rather amazing recipes to the table in food truck fashion. As a sneak peek, we will be visiting Seattle, Austin, Miami, Houston and Portland. In the process, we will be dropping some food trucks that you have to try out, well, as soon as possible — because they are that good.
Seattle Food Trucks
Not only is Seattle a wonderful place to visit and/or live, but it is flooding with food trucks. As you likely already know, Seattle is also known for its coffee (Starbucks, anyone?). Therefore, it would only be right if one of the top food truck locations on the Seattle food trucks list featured — drumroll, please — coffee. While there are many Seattle food trucks to venture to, here are some of our favorite food trucks in Seattle:
Mighty Bean Espresso: Reminder: There are plenty of places to choose from when it comes to food trucks of Seattle, but if you do find yourself in Seattle, then you have to try out Mighty Bean Espresso — well, if you are a fan of coffee, that is. And if you are a fan of coffee (any form of coffee, might we add), the sky is the limit at Mighty Bean Espresso. This coffee wonderland dishes out lattes, mochas, cappuccinos — you name it. If you are a fan of smoothies, then they also have you covered in that department. This otherworldly coffee is calling your name.
El Camion: Do you like authentic Mexican food? Of course you do! Therefore, when you are browsing the Seattle food trucks scene, you have to make a stop (or two) at El Camion. Your taste buds will thank you every single bite, whether you are a fan of tacos, burritos, tamales or quesadillas. If you are looking for the best taco in Seattle, then look no further than El Camion.
Cheese Wizards: If you are all about that cheese life, then you have to make a stop at this magical food truck of Seattle. One might be wondering what Cheese Wizards brings to the mobile kitchen table. How about gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Trust us, Cheese Wizards is one of the best in the business when it comes to grilled cheese sandwiches, making this Seattle food truck a must-have. Not only will the taste blow you away, but this mobile kitchen is also rather unique. Case in point: Cheese Wizards has a sandwich called “The Voldemortadella.”
Austin Food Trucks
Austin is known for many different things, such as its live music scene. Believe it or not, it is also home to an unlimited amount of amazing food trucks. From pizza trucks to cupcake trucks, the Austin food trucks scene has foodies covered. Here are some of our favorite food trucks in Austin:
Hey Cupcake!: If you are a fan of sweets, and especially a fan of cupcakes, then your next food truck destination has to be Hey Cupcake!. There are literally an endless amount of unique cupcakes to choose from at this sweet location, such as a carrot cake cupcake, a red velvet cupcake and the list goes on and on. If you like the classic cupcake, then Hey Cupcake! also has you covered in that department. It’s time to get your sweet tooth on. It’s time to venture to some of the best Austin food trucks in the business, such as Hey Cupcake!.
Four Brothers: If you are all about your Venezuelan food, or are looking to try it for the first time, then Four Brothers is the place for you. If you are looking for suggestions, then these two meals have your name written all over them: 4 Brothers Arepa and Shredded Beef Empanada.
Miami Food Trucks
Welcome to the Miami food trucks scene. While you are working on your tan at the beach, you are bound to work up an appetite. Luckily for you, lovers of food, the Miami food truck scene is one of the best in the business. Therefore, we leave you with this question: Why would you not venture to a mobile kitchen in Miami? While you are pondering that question, here are some Miami food trucks you can drool over:
The Rolling Stove: If you like all things flavor when it comes to the food department, then The Rolling Stove is the place for you. The Buffalo Chicken Crisper will make you cry. Literally. It is that good. The best part? This food truck is flooding with delicious food items. When it comes to food trucks in Miami, it is a must-have — to say the least.
Catered Bliss: Do you like wraps, burgers and sandwiches? If so, then Catered Bliss might be your favorite food truck on the planet, not just in Miami. Do you like wings, fries and food that is made with a whole lot of love? Once again, then Catered Bliss is the place for you, foodies. Note: Their Black Bean Burger will change the way you look at food.
Houston Food Trucks
If you thought Austin was the only food truck destination in Texas, then you better think again — because Houston food trucks are near the top when it comes to the mobile kitchen industry. Let’s just put it this way: Houston is flooding with food trucks that would satisfy, well, everyone, and here are some of our favorite Houston food trucks. Enjoy, and try not to drool too much!
The Waffle Bus: How do you like your waffles? Instead of going with just butter and syrup, why not add fried chicken into the mix? Or, and this should blow food lovers away, you can make it a waffle burger. Needless to say, you have never had waffles — well, unique and amazing ones, that is — until you have traveled to the Houston food trucks scene and tried The Waffle Bus.
Sticky’s Chicken: Sticky’s Chicken is all the rage, and if you do venture to this Houston food truck, then you have a few options. For example, the wings are a must-taste, as is the Chicken Over Rice dish. If you are a fan of fries — and we know you are — then you have to sink your teeth into some Sticky’s Sticks, which are basically fries topped with pure happiness.
Portland Food Trucks
Microbreweries and coffee shops are just the beginning in Portland. This amazing city of Oregon has so much to offer, especially when it comes to the food truck scene. The food trucks of Portland are filled with flavor, uniqueness and otherworldly recipes. If you are looking for some food joints that will satisfy all of your needs, then check out some of our favorite Portland food trucks:
Savor Soup House: Soups are literally packed with so much flavor, but sometimes they can be hit or miss. If you travel to Savor Soup House, then you will be satisfied every single time, and you might just order more than one bowl of soup. While you’re at it, you might as well order a delicious sandwich to go along with your bowl of soup.
Up ‘N Smoke BBQ Pit: Pulled pork sandwiches, brisket, chicken sliders — Up ‘N Smoke BBQ Pit has you covered in the BBQ department. If you decide to order more than one meal, then we don’t blame you. All you need to do is bring your appetite because Up ‘N Smoke BBQ Pit brings its game in the kitchen every single time. Thanks to this BBQ joint, Portland food trucks have gotten on the map in a big way, and that likely won’t be changing anytime soon.
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