5 U.S. Cities with the Best Food Truck Scenes

5 U.S. Cities with the Best Food Truck Scenes


Recently, food trucks have become very popular and it could even be said that more people buy their food from trucks than they do at restaurants or supermarkets. Moreover, this food is usually of very good quality and people keep coming back for more.

And it’s not just junk food anymore, food trucks today offer delicious bites from every popular cuisine in the world. Here are the 5 cities in the U.S. with the best meals on wheels.

1. Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles has become famous for the amazing food coming from gourmet food trucks. There are more than 200 of them in the streets and you can find almost any food that comes to your mind, from regular grilled cheese sandwiches to Korean barbecue. You can even find delicious heaven-like cupcakes being served from a food truck.

The most popular food truck is the Kogi BBQ Taco Truck serving Mexican and Korean food, and the mixture of the two. This food truck is considered to be the icing on the cake when it comes to food on wheels. In Los Angeles, there is a food truck called King Taco which, supposedly, has opened the first taco truck back in 1974 from a van that was first meant for ice cream.

If you are in the mood for some dessert, find one of the many dessert trucks, such as the Dreamy Creations’ food truck, where you can buy the best cupcakes you will have in your life.

And remember, when it’s hard to pick a food truck, check out a food truck map and find the one nearest to you – whichever you choose you won’t be disappointed.

2. Austin, TX

Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the world, but recently as food trucks started becoming more and more popular, it seems that it will become known as “Food Truck City”.

Wherever you are, there is always a food truck close by and whatever you want to eat – you will probably find it. But there aren’t only trucks selling great food – some food vendors started using smart cars and are ready to feed the hungry masses with delicious food.


Torchy’s Taco is one of the most popular food trucks currently, and it is offering many amazing meals, including fried chicken and waffle, as well as a must try – deep fried avocado taco. Don’t miss this!

3. Portland, OR

In Portland, there are over 500 food trucks, which puts this city on the top of the list when it comes to the number of trucks. But besides the number of trucks, this city also offers a great variety of foods and lets you be more adventurous when it comes to picking your next meal.

Portland is known as an alternative city and its food is not much different, and this may be exactly why the food truck business goes so well here – that, and the fact that they serve great food at low prices.

At the Tábor food truck you can try Bohemian goulash infused with paprika, or pan-fried eggplant sandwich on ciabatta. Finger-licking good!

4. Miami, FL

Food trucks have emerged quickly like an explosion during the past couple of years. Food vendors from Miami saw how well those from LA and NY were doing, so they wanted to give it a try and it turned out great.

People of all ages are now commonly eating food from these trucks which are interesting not only for their food but for their exterior – each one has its own color scheme and nicely made graphics that attract people who like to experience visual pleasures as well.

The dishes are influenced by various cultures and countries. There are Cuban burgers, Asian deep-fried cupcakes (which may sound disgusting, but are actually amazing), and many other combos that will make a party in your mouth.

New trucks are appearing almost weakly and every single one is getting attention, but for all the good reasons, as their food is always amazing.

5. Chicago, IL

The Windy City currently has more than 60 food trucks.

Chicago is known for its cheesy deep-dish pizza, and now this greasy but delicious food can be found in food trucks as well. These food trucks also sell lots of different foods, including mac ‘n cheese, as well as some fancier varieties.

The food is best during lunch hour as thousands of people go to eat something and, of course, their first choice would be easily reachable, very affordable, delicious food from the very best food trucks. If you are hungry, find the food truck closest to your current location and enjoy your meal!