And they said that food trucks were just a fad. Since being introduced to South Florida in 2010 the meals on wheels have gained in popularity with dozens and dozens of choices out there on the road. With so many options, which ones are worth your time — and calories?
Below we've rounded up eight essential food truck that all of those looking for food on the go should try.
Purple People Eatery
[Photo Courtesy of Purple People Eatery]
This food truck specializes in "fresh, freaky street food," serving up dishes like burgers topped with goat cheese, truffle and fried eggs, mahi mahi tacos, and "award winning" mac and cheese. Find out their latest whereabouts here.
Latin Burger and Taco
[Photo Courtesy of RoadFood.com]
One of Miami's first food trucks, Latin Burger and Taco, is still going strong after all these years. Check out its namesake Latin Burger made with chuck, sirloin and Argentine chorizo, special seasonings, Oaxacan cheese, sautéed onions and jalapeños or a taco filled with pulled pork or chicken. Find out where it will be next .
[Photo Courtesy of Ms. Cheezious]
This grilled cheese truck is so popular that it has now created a permanent location where you can get your cheesey fix daily. But it hasn't forgotten its food truck roots, with its signature turquoise blue truck still making appearances all over town and every weekend at Wynwood watering hole, Gramps. Stalk their movements here.
[Photo Courtesy of HipPOPs]
Dubbing themselves as a "micro creamery" HipPOPs can be spotted at all the big food truck events around town serving up their unique take on the frozen treat like its "Frozen Hot Chocolate" served a side of whip cream or opt to make your own gelato frozen dessert where you choose the flavor you want, your "dip" of chocolate and your toppings, all conveniently served on a stick. Find their whereabouts here.
[Photo Courtesy of BC Tacos]
This caveman themed taco truck serves up an assortment of appropriately named tacos like the chicken-filled "T-Rex," the "Pulled Prehistoric Pork" and the "Mammoth Mahi," along with items like burgers, taco bowls and S'mores tacos. Find where it will be next here.
[Photo Courtesy of Marlie's Delights]
This dessert truck makes over-the-top desserts that are both baked and frozen. Dishes rotate constantly but items like Nutella flan, apple pie cinnamon rolls and brownie ice cream sandwiches usually make the rotation. Find where it'll be next this way.
Dim Ssäm à gogo
[Photo Courtesy of EatADuck.com]
An off-shoot of the Midtown staple Sakaya Kitchen, this truck has been serving up unique, crowd-pleasing favorites like pork belly buns, short-rib topped tater tots and ginger brussel sprouts, for years. Find out all its happenings here.
jefe's original fish taco and burger
[Photo Courtesy of Jefe's Original Fish Taco & Burger]
Another food-truck-turned-permanent restaurant, this taco and burger truck has built a reputation for itself with its California-style fish tacos. But the burgers definitely don't take a back seat with five different varieties offered. Follow where it'll roll up to next here.