101 Best Food Trucks in America 2014

The golden age of food trucks is still going strong, and these are the country’s best

Senor Sisig
Operating a food truck isn't easy, but it can also be extremely rewarding.

#101 Smoke Et Al (Nashville)
#100 Scratch Truck (Indianapolis)
#99 Guerrilla Tacos (Los Angeles)
#98 Two For the Road (San Diego)
#97 Food Shark (Marfa, Texas)
#96 Riffs Fine Street Food (Nashville)
#95 Nammi Truck (Dallas)
#94 Cha Cha Chow (St. Louis)
#93 Latin Burger and Taco (Miami)
#92 Bon Me (Boston)
#91 Ms. Cheezious Fresh Made Grilled Cheese (Miami)
#90 Maximus/Minimus (Seattle)
#89 The Peached Tortilla (Austin)
#88 Skillet (New Orleans)
#87 Seoul Taco (St. Louis)
#86 Chef Shack (Twin Cities)
#85 Arepa Zone (Washington, D.C.)
#84 The Blaxican (Atlanta)
#83 Streetza (Milwaukee, Wis.)
#82 Emerson Fry Bread (Phoenix)
#81 Ebbett's Good to Go (San Francisco)
#80 Souvlaki GR (New York)
#79 Baby's Badass Burgers (Los Angeles)
#78 Haute Sausage (Chicago)
#77 Ssahm BBQ (Dallas)
#76 Tamale Spaceship (Chicago)
#75 Roti Rolls (Charleston)
#74 Dim Ssäm à Gogo by Sakaya Kitchen (Miami)
#73 Liba Falafel Truck (San Francisco)
#72 Clover Food Lab (Boston)
#71 Kung Fu Tacos (San Francisco)
#70 5411 Empanadas (Chicago)
#69 Mac Mart Truck (Philadelphia)
#68 Mas Tacos Por Favor (Nashville)
#67 The Fat Shallot (Chicago)
#66 The Grilled Cheeserie (Nashville)
#65 Pierogi Wagon (Chicago)
#64 Rib Whip (San Francisco)
#63 The Southern Mac & Cheese Truck (Chicago)
#62 Vellee Deli (Twin Cities)
#61 Oh My Gogi! BBQ (Houston)
#60 Fivetenburger (San Francisco)
#59 Jefe's Original Fish Taco & Burgers (Miami)
#58 Cucina Zapata (Philadelphia)
#57 Vizzi Truck (Los Angeles)
#56 Longshot Lobsta (Louisville, KY)
#55 South Philly Experience (Los Angeles)
#54 The People's Pig (Portland)
#53 Schnitzel & Things (New York)
#52 El Camión (Seattle)
#51 The Creperie (Philadelphia)
#50 Sushi Fix (Twin Cities)
#49 Coreanos (Houston)
#48 The Eatsie Boys (Houston)
#47 Taceaux Loceaux (New Orleans)
#46 Tokyo Crepes (Charleston)
#45 Slidin' Thru (Las Vegas)
#44 Quiero Arepas (Denver)
#43 Fishlips Sushi (Los Angeles)
#42 Where Ya At Matt? (Seattle)
#41 The Fish Box by La Camaronera (Miami)
#40 Marination Mobile (Seattle)
#39 Basil Thyme (Washington, D.C.)
#38 Border Grill (Los Angeles)
#37 Bacon Bacon (San Francisco)
#36 Smack Shack (Twin Cities)
#35 Komodo Truck (Los Angeles)
#34 Jogasaki Truck (Los Angeles)
#33 Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs (Denver)
#32 Taim Mobile (New York)
#31 India Jones Chow Truck (Los Angeles)
#30 Solber Pupusas (New York)
#29 Cousins Maine Lobster (Los Angeles)
#28 Crepes Bonaparte (Los Angeles)
#27 Roli Roti Gourmet Rotisserie (San Francisco)
#26 KoJa Kitchen (San Francisco)
#25 Fukuburger Truck (Las Vegas)
#24 JapaCurry (San Francisco)
#23 Kaiteki Ramen (Oklahoma City)
#22 Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese (Boston)
#21 Pot Kettle Black (Denver)
#20 Guerrilla Street Food (St. Louis)
#19 Bernie's Burger Bus (Houston)
#18 AZ Canteen (Twin Cities)
#17 Pepe (Washington, D.C.)
#16 Rickshaw Stop (San Antonio)
#15 Luke's Lobster (New York)
#14 Sam's ChowderMobile (San Francisco)
#13 Red Hook Lobster Truck (Washington, DC)
#12 Korilla BBQ (New York)
#11 East Side King (Austin)
#10 Grill 'Em All (Los Angeles)
#9 Lobsta Truck (Los Angeles, San Francisco)
#8 Senor Sisig (San Francisco)
#7 The Lime Truck (Los Angeles)
#6 The Chairman (San Francisco)
#5 The Grilled Cheese Truck (Los Angeles)
#4 Wafels & Dinges (New York)
#3 Red Hook Lobster Pound (New York)
#2 The Cinnamon Snail (New York)
#1 Kogi BBQ (Los Angeles)

 



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what about the "flying stove" in kansas.

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You missed my Big Fat Cookie truck in Las Vegas

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What no Baron Von Schwein on this list???

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The Hurricane here in Los Angeles is amazing. The owner, Richard, a Seattle resturauntuer, started his truck out of boredon after retiring. His use of sauces and dressing for his amazing sandwiches like Pulled Duck Confie is off the charts amazing. Lori of Baby's Baddass Burgers #79 on this list, said it was the best thing she ever ate off a truck and she has 4 trucks and should know since she also coordinates many Food Truck events in the LA area. The other is the Gastro Truck which is run by a former Wolfgang Puck chef. He makes a Thai Burrito that will have you jumping for Gastric Joy!!

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I drive commercial truck-tractor trailers on a long distant basis; when I am awake abd healthy enough to do so; I would be very interested to find a location(s) and quality-of-food & service(s) pamphlet of recommendations for such home(s)-away-from-home comfort & service(s) islands.

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I live in Portland, Oregon, so I am probably a bit bias, but food "truck" customers don't care if there are four wheels or not! We care about the food. The missing trucks or carts on your list is too long to bother with. It will take more effort on your part, but try to keep the customers in mind when you compile your list next year.

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This is exactly why we need robust rate & review website out there just for the food truck scene. Here is an idea: <a href="http://kck.st/1u5I87H" title="http://kck.st/1u5I87H">http://kck.st/1u5I87H</a>

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Well said. I applaud Daily Meal for compiling a list but this exactly why we need robust rate & review website out there just for the food truck scene. Here is an idea: <a href="http://kck.st/1u5I87H" title="http://kck.st/1u5I87H">http://kck.st/1u5I87H</a>

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How do we get trucks from the Tampa Bay area to be considered?

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Pardon me; but you might you have thought to talk withe the concession(s) - truck driver(s) to talk about forming a conference (a "Conference" not a labor union) of concerned drivers who might have close-up and personal handshake [ing] personalities and/or computer equipped friends and/or associates who have the knowledge to design, develop and bring to the computer using general public a "net''work" that itself promotes the "concession (food) truck' ethos'" (intentions). Maybe even, talk withe the individual company's owners about promoting the "concession (food) truck' ethos'", and getting the owners to kick-in towards the promotion for a small advertising campaign for the individual "concession (food) trucks' ethos"" and the owners' entrepreneurs {mans'} / {womans'} ship. What do you think about doing this thing?

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The list is highly inaccurate and a misrepresentation of the best food trucks. Trucks with more Face book likes, Twitter followers, more Yelp reviews, Yelp stars and more originality didn't make the list. Sub par trucks with no originality make the list shows how useless this list is.

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The list is missing the best food truck in San Diego, Devilicious!

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Say's you! All the advertising money in the world could not gain a win in this race!
We are small but we are strong! Our followers love us! And we love them!
We respect this competion as unbiased. We do not pay for follwers.

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If you read the article it states that they take into consideration readers suggestions for next year's list. Since Miho and Devilicious are the most popular trucks in San Diego they should be on the list. Those two are unique and hit the top lists of any competition. When the trucks are popular they have more followers and they are obviously doing something right.

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If you read the article they also consider ones suggested by readers for next year's list. MIHO and Devilicious are the most popular trucks in San Diego since they always make the top of all polls. Since Miho isn't operational on the street to the public, they wouldn't be considered. Who needs to pay for followers if you are that popular?

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If you read the article they also consider ones suggested by readers for next year's list. MIHO and Devilicious are the most popular trucks in San Diego since they always make the top of all polls. Since Miho isn't operational on the street to the public, they wouldn't be considered. It may be unbiased but it is a misrepresentation of the Best Food Trucks when the best food trucks in a specific area are not listed. Maybe the list should limit the number of the high density cities such as LA to allow for food trucks to be featured from other cities.

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Say's you! All the advertising money in the world could not gain a win in this race!
We are small but we are strong! Our followers love us! And we love them!

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Say's you! All the advertising money in the world could not gain a win in this race!
We are small but we are strong! Our followers love us! And we love them!

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The list is missing the Best Food Truck from San Diego, Devilicious!

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