The Coolest Food Trucks Ever Slideshow
June 11, 2012
Roving Mammoth – Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
The Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. offers a variety of dining options for visitors, including a café at the peak of the mountain and barbecue shack. But perhaps the most intriguing dining option available at the resort is the Roving Mammoth, a food truck crafted atop a snowcat that can tackle the icy terrain of the mountain. The truck/machine offers breakfast and lunch burritos.
Lulu’s Local Eatery – St. Louis, Mo.
This innovative food truck takes the concept of sourcing ingredients locally to new heights – all of the herbs and some fruits used in their dishes come from their truck-top garden. More specifically, Lauren Loomis and Robbie Tucker, the owners of Lulu’s, grow oregano, parsley, mint, strawberries, and other crops right on top of their food truck.
Del Popolo – San Francisco
Apart from being visually stunning, this food truck from the former pizzaiolo of the acclaimed Flour + Water in San Francisco is one of the first to offer a wood-burning mobile pizza oven. The truck is crafted out of a twenty-food transatlantic shipping container that’s been fitted with glass windows and doors on one side so that diners can watch their pizza being made.
Verts – Austin
One of the smallest food automobiles ever created, Verts serves up Berlin-inspired döner kebap from a smart car food truck. The owners of Verts, which has two brick and mortar locations in Austin as well, customized the cars themselves to include equipment designed for cooking and serving döner kebap on the go.
Bridgeport Pasty – Chicago
This fully electric “GEM Car” food truck is made by Chrysler and can run for about 30 miles on a full charge. The green food truck offers pasties, which are British savory pies, available in half a dozen flavors ranging from chicken potpie to veggie.
Le Truc – San Francisco
Located in a renovated school bus, Le Truc offers locally sourced high-end gastro pub fare to hungry San Franciscans. However, for the few with reservations, the bus has room to accommodate 12 diners at a time. Imagine a mobile sit-down dining experience.
Guactruck, Manila, Philippines
The sleek exterior of the truck, complete with “wooden” panels, to the floor-to-ceiling window that allows customers to choose the ingredients of their meal and watch it being prepared, Guactruck is at the forefront of food truck innovation. The beautifully decorated interior is lit with energy-saving lights and the food is served in sustainably crafted packaging that customers can return in exchange for a free meal.
Jack’s Munchie Mobile – Southern California
This food truck from California fast-food chain Jack in the Box rides around Southern California offering a menu of customer favorites to diners. In addition to the elaborate and majestic graphic on the side of the truck depicting the chain’s mascot, the truck is equipped with a large flat screen television that displays the menu and satellite radio to entertain diners.
ZZ Truck Powered by Sizzler – Culver City, Calif.
This food truck, backed by the southern California restaurant chain, Sizzler, offers a menu that’s only available on the truck and strives to offer a more high-end dining experience. Guests can order items like tri-tip or pulled pork sliders or umami fries using their high-tech iPad ordering system.
Recess – San Diego, Calif.
Who says adults don’t deserve a mid-day recess? This San Diego food truck is dedicated to offering customers a bit of whimsical fun with their lunch – in the form of rocking tunes and a Kinect built into the truck for diners to play with. The food is prepared using all-natural, humanely-raised meat and locally sourced produce.