Atlanta’s culinary scene has embraced a delicious and dynamic phenomenon—the food truck revolution. Atlanta’s mobile restaurants offer a wide variety of menu items to satisfy any palate, from gourmet burgers and savory tacos to international specialties and sweet treats. The passion and creativity that chefs put into their food creations set these mobile kitchens apart, in addition to the ease of dining on-the-go. Whether you’re enjoying a quick and tasty bite, exploring the vibrant downtown streets, or just in the mood for something tasty to eat, Atlanta’s mobile food scene ensures a creative and delicious dining experience. Come along as we explore the top food trucks in the city, each embodying the dynamic and ever-evolving food culture that Atlanta proudly showcases.
The Blaxican Food Truck & Catering is a fusion food truck that combines soul food that the Deep South is known for with a Mexican twist. Their Cajun blackened fish tacos have a lightly spicy slaw to top them, and I love getting a side of their BBQ sweet fries with these. Sweet potato fries tossed in dry rub? Sign me up! The Blaxican Food Truck also offers a fresh salad, a crispy tostada, some genuinely incredible “soulsa” and chips to munch on, and rotating daily specials. If you need to know where to find them, they keep their schedule posted on their website and their Twitter account.
Yumbii is more than just a food truck – it’s a full-blown experience that you can’t miss out on. While they have walk-up locations around Atlanta in several places, their food truck is always on the go, and you can even book the truck for private catering events! Yumbii offers some of the best Asian-fusion food I’ve had. It was Atlanta’s first food truck before they began brick-and-mortar locations. Yumbii’s honey-sriracha chicken wings and spicy pulled pork always melt in my mouth. The proteins available for tacos can be used to make burritos, rice bowls, or quesadillas.
Che Butter Jonez is one of the tastiest go-to’s I’ve found for when I get a breakfast craving. Their pastrami, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich is absolutely killer and pairs perfectly with their 16oz cups of Bustelo’s coffee, brewed up drip-style. For lunchtime, I usually get their lamb burger with caramelized onions and an herb sauce that I can’t get enough of, or their chicken pita that comes covered in spinach, tomatoes, onions, feta, and their signature Che sauce. Don’t tell my mama, please, but the chef claims that he cooks better than my mama is what drew me to try them out – and I wholeheartedly agree.
Meatballerz is the absolute perfect spot when that craving for some good, authentic Italian foods hits hard. Can’t decide if you want a sandwich, pizza, or pasta? Meatballerz has got you covered. Some of my favorites from Meatballerz are their Pompeii meatball on a bed of pasta, made with a mix of ground meats including hot Italian sausage. Their Ultimate Pizza with a house-made Italian mayonnaise for dipping is also fantastic, along with their mozzarella triangles. I’ve never had fried cheese served with gravy, but these always hit the spot! They’ve got seasonal “fritterz” for dessert that is a must-have, too!
Uptown Food Truck, which usually sticks to the downtown Atlanta area, has a mix of classic American and southern food that I can’t get enough of. They’ve got some of the best chicken and waffles around. The waffles are so fluffy, and the syrup is always warm! Uptown Food Truck’s shrimp and grits are served with Cajun marinated shrimp, and they don’t skimp on the butter for the grits, either. Their ultimate chili cheese dog is topped off with homemade chili that can’t be beaten, and I love pairing it with an order of their fresh and crispy onion rings. Don’t forget to look into their catering options if you’d like them all to yourself for an event!
GAS Food Truck ATL serves nothing but plant-based deliciousness, and they certainly don’t skimp on a single bit of how they serve everything up. If you’ve ever been interested in trying some of those Beyond meat patties without the dedication of having to buy a whole package of them yourself, absolutely head in their direction. My favorite sandwich to order here is their Jerk Diesel: two Beyond patties seasoned with jerk seasoning, piled up with two kinds of cheese. All the fixings, and topped off with their signature Diesel sauce. Make sure to get their half-baked fries, too!
Bhojanic is a woman-owned business that serves up some of the tastiest Indian food I’ve been able to get my hands on. Their samosas served with a mixed chutney make me drool from the moment I see them being handed to me, and their chicken tikka masala is a classic that you shouldn’t skip over. The thing I love most about Indian food is that it’s easy to find meat-free options. Bhojanic’s saag paneer (creamed spinach mixed with Indian cheese) is so rich and savory that I don’t even realize how much protein I’m getting until I’m stuffed full.
PARLAY Savory Saloon serves soul food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! I was ecstatic to find out their food truck was opening and couldn’t wait to see which of my favorites would land on their mobile menu. Their croissant french toast with fruit compote and a cinnamon drizzle is something I usually eat alongside an order of skillet potatoes and onions. I usually get their whisky-glazed salmon or lamb chops with a grape glaze later in the day. I can even get mashed sweet potatoes as a side but usually stick to their aptly named crac’n’cheese because I can’t get enough pasta… or cheese.
The Hoagie Shack Food Truck is another stellar place to head to when you’ve got a craving for some satisfying soul food. The Big Poppa steak hoagie is to die for, especially when I top it with all the options available: banana peppers, hot peppers, mushrooms, onions, and two kinds of cheese. The Hoagie Shack also offers some of the juiciest smoked barbecues I’ve been able to find anywhere, and I love getting a rack of ribs without having to go to a sit-down restaurant to get it! I usually get a serving each of their banana pudding and peach cobbler to take the leftovers home with me to finish later.
Creole Orleans Catering and Food Truck might sound self-explanatory, but it isn’t just creole and cajun dishes you can find here – there’s Haitian food, too! The first time I tried oxtail, it was from Creole Orleans’ food truck. I’ve had them many times since then, but I always come back here because they sold me on them! I love not having to make a trip to New Orleans for some good and proper red beans and rice or jambalaya pasta, too. The seafood jambalaya pasta comes with jumbo shrimp, lump crab, and crawfish tails, so you get the full taste of NOLA’s seafood with every bite. Make sure to grab a glass of Caribbean Punch while you’re here!
Cafe Bourbon St. provides another route to New Orleans without having to drive and even covers some of those NOLA favorites you see but have a hard time finding anywhere else. Jambalaya eggrolls were new to me but bursting with flavor. The extra crunch of the eggroll wrapper was even better than the rice I usually eat jambalaya with! Their Cajun fries have that extra layer of crispy goodness that all seasoned fries require, and the Bourbon St. sauce they use could easily replace the ketchup in my refrigerator. When I don’t want chicken and waffles, I make a point to swing by Cafe Bourbon St. on Sunday mornings to get chicken and beignets and have never been disappointed with the amount of powdered sugar that ends up all over me.
Grub Truck Stop
Have you ever tried lobster from a food truck? I certainly hadn’t until I ran across Grub Truck Stop, and I almost didn’t try it just because of how skeptical I was. Thankfully, every penny I spent on the lobster and crab grilled cheese was worth it. To round out eating even more seafood, I decided to get the salmon fries, too, and I cannot possibly give them enough praise. Grub Truck Stop is also one of the few places I can consistently get funnel cake when there’s no fair for me to go to. The fact that they make them into fries makes it that much easier to wander off and eat them with my hands full of everything else I’ve ordered.
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