A food truck rally can be the ultimate conflict resolution tool for friends with differing food cravings. Everyone can get exactly what they want while still enjoying each other’s company. But with dozens of options rolling around, it can be hard to choose where to satisfy your appetite.
We’ve put together a list of 13 essential food trucks that you should keep your eyes and stomachs open for.
Note: Restaurants are listed alphabetically.
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.
Whether it’s called boba tea or bubble tea, guests can get their fix of tapioca pearls at Boba Station, South Florida’s first boba tea truck. With more than 20 drink flavors and six toppings to choose from, the combos of this favorite Taiwanese drink truck are endless. Find out where it is today here.
Box of Chacos
This truck prides itself in creating “traditionally untraditional” tacos that balance bold Mexican and Chinese flavors with southern hospitality. The bright red truck pairs unexpected flavors to deliver dishes like “Kimchi Burger Tacos,” “Chow Mai Chicken Tacos” and “Chipotle Braised Jackfruit Carnitas.” Discover its whereabouts here.
El Rey de Las Fritas
This Miami staple took its permanent locations on wheels to bring “Fritas”—Cuban-style burgers—closer to its fans. Its burgers are topped with sautéed onions and shoestring fries. You can catch them rolling through Miami-Dade County or at one of their three permanent locations. For its latest whereabouts look here.
El Rincon del Coqui
Known for its three-meat “Tripleta Sandwich,” this truck specializes in Puerto Rican street food, bringing some of the island’s classics to South Florida. The “Tripleta Sandwich” is piled high with pork, churrasco, chicken, lettuce, shoestring potatoes and its pink sauce. Keep up with its latest movements here.
Dubbing themselves a "micro creamery," HipPOPs can be spotted at all the large-scale food truck events around town, serving up its unique take on the frozen treat. Try the "Frozen Hot Chocolate" served with a side of whip cream, or opt to make your own gelato frozen dessert where guests choose a pop flavor, a "dip" and a topping that is conveniently served on a stick. Find its whereabouts here.
Mr. Good Stuff
This food truck pays homage to Venezuela’s stuffable food items. Its best known dish, the “Luna,” is a grilled cornmeal patty, or arepa, that can be stuffed with your choice of slow-braised shredded beef, avocado chicken salad or chorizo and gouda cheese. But that’s not all Mr. Good Stuff will stuff. Also on the menu are stuffed green fried plantains, burgers and hot dogs. Discover its whereabouts here.
This grilled cheese truck was so popular that it spawned two permanent locations where you can get your dose of grilled cheese daily. But it hasn't forgotten its food truck roots, with its turquoise blue truck still making appearances all over town and every weekend at Wynwood watering hole, Gramps. Stalk its movements here.
Contrary to the name, this taco truck should be everyone’s business. It brings Korean pork, jerk chicken and grilled fish into the tortilla fold to create cleverly named tacos like the “Kung Fu Tuna,” the “Marley” and the “Earthday.” For its latest whereabouts look here.
Purple People Eatery
This food truck takes gourmet food to the streets, serving up dishes like the “Truffled Burger,” which is topped with goat cheese, truffle oil and a fried quail egg. The recognizable purple truck can be spotted at many local breweries and events. Find out its latest whereabouts here.
The Health Nut on Wheels
Looking to reintroduce what he calls “real food” to the Miami food truck scene, Miguel Kristaly started The Health Nut on Wheels, a paleo-centered truck that responsibly sources its ingredients to create nutritious food bowls. Find out where it is today here.
The Original Greek
Using recipes that have been handed down for generations, this Mediterranean food truck cooks up some Greek favorites like lamb, pork, chicken or falafel gyros, stuffed grape leaves and spanakopita. Don’t forget to order the baklava for a sweet ending to the meal. Keep track of its movements here.
With their bright green tea drinks and desserts, Chié Dambara and Evelyn Vigistain fuse Japanese and Miami flavors to create highly Instagramable food items such as “Matcha Brigadeiros,” “Matcha Frappes” and “Matcha Pastelitos.” The Wynwood Yard is Yōko Matcha usual hangout spot, but keep up with its latest movements here.