Coolest Food Trucks


The Seattle Barkery (Seattle, WA)



The Seattle Barkery specializes in canine cuisine. Owners Ben and Dawn Ford whip up goodies for four-legged customers, from bacon "pupcakes" and peanut butter pumpkin pretzels to chicken feet and duck necks.

Ben and Dawn, also professional dog walkers, came up with the idea for a dog food truck when they began baking homemade treats in their Shoreline home kitchen. The nibbles were so popular with pups that they decided to do doggie dining full-time. (In case you're wondering, there's also a menu for humans.)

The truck recently expanded and began offering items for cats as well. Proceeds from the tip jar benefit the Old Dog Haven, a local nonprofit that helps senior pets in their golden years.

The Garbage Truck (Los Angeles, CA)



Would you eat off something called The Garbage Truck? We definitely would!

The Garbage Truck is a Los Angeles-based food truck which brings the regionally loved "trash plate" from Rochester, NY to Southern California. And what is a trash plate, you ask? Its base consists of macaroni salad and home fries. Meat (a cheeseburger, hot dog, or piece of chicken) follows and is topped with meat sauce and a choice of onions, ketchup, mustard, extra meat hot sauce, TGT sauce, egg, or bacon.

Besides its famous signature plate, The Garbage Truck has a varied menu which also includes breakfasts.

The Bumblebee Food Truck (Denver, CO)



The Bumblebee dessert truck brings seasonal treats to the streets of Denver, Colorado, because every now and again, you just might need a cookie. Inspired by traditional French pastry and mid-century American charm, the desserts and branding are meant to be exciting, delicious, and nostalgic.

Bumblebee's main ride, affectionately dubbed "Betty," is a 962 Chevy P-30 Step-Van that once shuttled passengers for a local fair parking lot. The food truck's makeover has this vintage beauty buzzing the streets with wholesome scratch-made sweets.

Lulu's Local Eatery (St. Louis, MO)



Lulu's Local Eatery is a standout. Its faux-woodgrain wrap is strikingly simple compared to other trucks' bold graphics. Its cuisine is vegetarian. And, of course, a small garden bed sits on its roof. (And yes, some ingredients are sourced from that very garden.)

Lulu's offers affordable, flavorful dishes with an emphasis on sustainability by using ingredients from local, organic vendors. Owners Lauren Loomis (the eponymous Lulu) Robert Tucker have also brought this same aesthetic to their brick-and-mortar operation, which opened in May 2014, but the truck that started it all still hits the streets.

Crazy Pyes Truck (Various Cities)



In 2014, Orange Is the New Black introduced a food truck of its own to promote the Netflix original series (in case you don't watch, the show's about a bisexual woman in New York sentenced to 15 months in prison for transporting drug money)—with free pie.

The Crazy Pyes food truck is inspired by the character Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren and her meme-inspiring catchphrase "I Threw My Pie for You." Crazy Pyes has already rolled through Mexico City, LA, and New York, where it drew long lines and one protester (because "it profits and exploits women who were formally and presently incarcerated," the dissenter told the New York Observer).

While we're not certain if the food truck is still in operation in 2016, we'll be sure to keep our eyes peeled for "pyes" when OITNB's 4th season ramps up in June.

Eire Trea (San Francisco, CA)



Alan Hyland, who originally comes from a small town near Galway, had spent the past couple of years bouncing around the idea of starting up a food truck specializing in Irish food. His Eritrean neighbor, Absulam Abdai, had a similar dream. "Just the effort to get going, and the need to pool resources, had us saying, 'Let's team up and we'll see where it gets us,'" Hyland says.

This is how √Čire Trea, the world's first Irish-Eritrean food truck, came to be. The menu lists dishes like battered sausages, Irish curry with chips and shepherd's pie, alongside chicken doro-wat or vegetable stew served over injera bread. They've attempted a couple of fusion experiments, such as shiro (ground-chickpea stew) nachos, and have a few more ideas they're playing around with, but it's still early days. Abdai and Hyland just moved into a new commercial kitchen shared by an Irish baker, so they may start selling fresh baked goods as well.

The Roving Mammoth (Mammoth Ski Resort, CA)



The Roving Mammoth may be the most unique food truck on our list. It's built into a snowcat with huge treads that allow it to travel anywhere on Mammoth Mountain delivering delectable burritos. A second Roving Mammoth was also launched, offering hot and fresh calzones to skiers. Notice the hand-held theme? It's food you can eat with your gloves on!

The Hello Kitty Cafe (Various Cities)



The Hello Kitty Cafe currently sells sweet treats and cute merch in and around San Francisco and has been greeted with huge lines at previous appearances. Those who brave the waits will have the chance to purchase brand new Hello Kitty treats such as a box set of French macaroons featuring a surprise Sanrio character, a three-piece cookie set, mini-cakes, t-shirts, water bottles and mugs.

The Spam Truck (Various Cities)



Hormel, the company behind the Spam brand, launched its first "Spamamerican" tour with a food truck.

The truck serves up dishes featuring Spam recipes by Food Network personality Sunny Anderson, including coconut Spam spears and kimchi Spam musubi croissants from Sharon Wang of Sugarbloom Bakery.

In case you were wondering, "spam" isn't an acronym for "something posing as meat" or "specially processed American meat." According to Hormel, it's short for spiced ham.

The Kitchen Of The Unwanted Animal (Amsterdam, Holland)



The Kitchen Of The Unwanted Animal is a food truck that serves pigeon, parakeet and “pony burgers.”

Located in Amsterdam, the truck began as part of an urban art project in 2011. Founders Rob Hagenouw and Nicolle Schatborn made a stew out of goose—an animal not typically eaten in Holland, but one that has become problematic in the country. Their ethos is to keep food waste minimal by eating and educating people about animals that are likely to be disposed of as "pests."

The truck also serves pigeon, crawfish, and parakeet and is planning on serving fallow deer and black crow soon. Most controversially, the truck sells horse meat presented as “My Little Pony" burgers. While feedback has been mixed, the truck sells about 100 of the pony burgers every day at festivals. Hagenouw said, “Most of the time (little) girls eat the burgers; it's the mothers who don't like it.”



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