Within the last couple of years, the presence of food trucks in St. Louis has been quickly on the rise, and the trend keeps on truckin’. Just a few years back, there were only a few food trucks roaming the streets of St. Louis, but now there are dozens in the area. Their offerings range in price and selection; some offer decadent dessert options, while others provide a taste of cuisine from different parts of the world. Here are a few of the food trucks that roll ahead of the rest:
Guerrilla Street Food
This food truck gained national recognition after being featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Last year, it made it to number 31 on The Daily Meal’s 2012 101 Best Food Trucks list. Guerrilla Street Food makes all of its Filipino-inspired dishes from scratch, with an emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients.
Number 83 on last year's 101 Best Food Trucks list, Cha Cha Chow offers non-traditional tacos (short rib, "Baja style" roasted chicken, curried sweet potato — the latter two on flour tortillas) along with a pretty good burger and a "Cuban Crime of Passion" — pulled pork, pickles, cheese, and mustard on a double-toasted roll. Seasoned fries served with spicy ketchup are a side dish.
Fare from Seoul Taco includes the gogoi bowl, with rice, fresh veggies, fried egg, sesame oil, and spicy gochujang pepper sauce; burritos with kimchi fried rice, lettuce, cheese, carrots, sour cream, and Seoul Sauce; and tacos with Korean salad mix, green onion, Seoul Sauce, crushed sesame seeds, and a wedge of lime. They were also on The Daily Meal's 101 Best Food Trucks list at number 96.
2 Girls 4 Wheels
As the name suggests, two gals from St. Louis run this food truck, serving foods from the Gateway City. Offerings include brats bathed in Budweiser, sandwiches topped with provolone cheese, and Gooey Butter squares for dessert — all St. Louis favorites!
Decked out like a huge tattoo on wheels, this food truck is hard to miss. It serves paninis, wraps, and burgers, all with a special twist.
The Cheese Shack
The Cheese Shack’s specialties are unusual and delicious sandwiches that of course all contain some type of cheese. One dish you can’t pass up: the Mac & Cheese Balls, which are breaded and deep-fried. They're simply hot and melty goodness!