14 Philly Food Trucks You Should Check Out

Philadelphia is known for amazing restaurants, but what about restaurants on wheels? There are plenty of Philadelphia food trucks scattered across the city, and many are hidden gems serving up delicious cuisine.

woman buying delicious food at a food truck in Philadelphia

Food trucks are great for grabbing a bite while you’re on the move, late-night eats, or just a fun dinner al fresco!

Our favorite food trucks offer everything from tacos to falafel to sandwiches. There’s something for everyone at these Philly food trucks, whether you’re on the go or you’re looking for the best of the best in the city.

Keep reading to learn more about the best food trucks in Philadelphia and find one near you!

Best Food Trucks in Philadelphia

Pitruco Pizza

3401 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 484-602-5454
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Pitruco Pizza specializes in 12 inch Neapolitan style brick oven pizzas – all in a food truck! Their personal pizzas are made from scratch and made to order.

The Pitruco Pizza food truck can be found in varied locations around Center City, but they also recently set up shop in Franklin’s Table Food Hall at UPenn.

Some of the standard pizzas on the menu at Pitruco Pizza food truck include the spicy garlic (with garlic, chili flakes, and pecorino cheese), the sausage (with bechamel sauce, house sausage, caramelized onion, mushroom, and pecorino), and of course the classic margherita. All of their options are delicious and customizable!

Dos Hermanos Tacos

3300 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (267) 606-8356
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Dos Hermanos Tacos was started by two brothers back in 2014, and has grown since to have a huge following. This authentic Mexican taco truck serves up tacos, of course, as well as burritos, quesadillas, tortas, and more.

Their focus on fresh, quality ingredients has made them a popular stop and allowed them to offer catering as well.

If you’re in University City and looking for a bite to eat, stop by Dos Hermanos’ vibrant food truck on 33rd and Market. My favorite pick? The mahi-mahi tacos with their pineapple mango salsa! Don’t forget a side of elote.

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The Cow and The Curd

2212 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149
Phone: (215) 745-1292
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If you love cheese, you’ll love The Cow and the Curd. This Philly food truck beer battered and fried Wisconsin cheese curds – a midwestern delicacy brought to the east coast.

The truck appears regularly at events and festivals, so you can follow their social media to see where they’ll appear next.

The menu at The Cow and The Curd is pretty simple – it’s all cheese curds! They do have options however, including their classic white and yellow cheddar curds, poutine, and even goat cheese curds.

I recommend you start with the classic – I like mine with their sriracha mayo!

Tacos Don Memo

270 S 38th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (610) 529-2039

Located by the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, Tacos Don Memo is one of University City’s – and Philadelphia’s – favorite taco trucks.

This Mexican food truck serves authentic tacos and burritos, among other Mexican street fare.

If you’re in University City, stop by Tacos Don Memo for an el pastor burrito, my personal favorite. You get to choose your own spice level, and for less than $10 you’ll get a burrito packed with rice, beans, and the works.

Keep in mind that it tends to get crowded around lunch time!

Byz. Empire

2551 Orthodox St, Philadelphia, PA 19137
Phone: 267-370-8172
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Byz. Empire offers mouth-watering sandwiches on the go in the Bridesburg area. This gourmet food truck has a small but excellent menu with oven-roasted beef sliders, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, and a perfectly juicy and tender chicken sandwich. 

When it comes to sides, you can choose between the loaded fries or a simple order of fries. Even though the selection can feel limited, the quality of the meat, the expert BBQ cooking techniques, and the excellent service make Byz. Empire worth your time.

You’ll typically find this food truck between Bridesburg Park and the Most Highly Redeemer Cemetery.

Red Stone Pizza Truck

95 S 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 267-285-7607
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You can never go wrong with pizza, especially if the pizza maker uses a wood-fired brick oven. Red Stone Pizza Truck is one of my favorite food trucks in Philadelphia, with its mobile traditional wood-fired oven that gives the pizza a unique smokey flavor.

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The selection feels varied, with some classic pizzas and unique creations like a sweet pizza with fresh pears or a shrimp and tomato pizza. All the ingredients feel fresh, and the signature salad and wood-fired wings are just as enjoyable as the pizza.

Red Stone Pizza Truck is usually in the University City area, between Hill Square and the Korman Center.

The Chilly Banana

932 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 815-685-6807
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Grabbing a snack at the Chilly Banana is a fun, family-friendly experience. I love this food truck because the staff seems to genuinely enjoy what they do and go above and beyond to make kids smile.

The Chilly Banana offers a creative selection of frozen banana treats topped with whipped cream. The possibilities are endless, with delicious toppings ranging from Nutella to fresh fruits, peanuts, fruity pebbles, and more.

I recommend getting extra sprinkles since the small additional charge will go to a local charity! Look for the Chilly Banana in the Queen Village and Little Saigon areas, near the Weccacoe Playground and Jefferson Square.

Burrito Feliz Philly

2000 S 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone: 267-809-6614
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Burrito Feliz Philly is one of my favorite food trucks in Philadelphia. This green food truck serves authentic Mexican food inspired by family recipes, along with modern creations like shrimp tacos or tofu burritos. The elotes, or street corn, is one of the best street foods you can get in Philly. 

The friendly service is also a plus, and there is usually a fun and laid-back atmosphere among customers. It’s a great opportunity to chat with locals.

You’re likely to come across the Burrito Feliz Philly food truck in the Wharton and Easy Passyunk areas, not far from the Ford PAL Recreation Center.

Octopus Falafel Truck

8 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

If you’re in Center City and looking for a quick bite to eat, stop by Octopus Falafel Truck! Serving up Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, Octopus Falafel Truck uses the freshest ingredients each day to create their menu.

While they don’t typically have a set menu, you’re sure to get some of Philly’s best falafel. Customers line up at Octopus Falafel Truck for whatever the chef is serving that day – a true testament to this truck’s quality and popularity! Expect freshly grilled chicken and vegetables, falafel, and other sides.

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Beiler’s Doughnuts

51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 267-318-7480
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Beiler’s Doughnuts is a local institution with four locations across Philadelphia. You’ll quickly understand why the local chain is so popular after you try one of their chocolate mousse or coconut custard donuts.

Plus, the chain uses vegetable oil with no trans fat to make these delicious donuts, and you’ll always get fresh donuts made earlier in the day.

You can grab a sweet treat at one of the four Beiler’s Doughnuts locations, but you can also contact the chain to book their donut cart for an upcoming event. There are different packages available to accommodate everyone’s needs.

Mom-Mom’s Polish Food Cart

1505 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: 215-613-7781
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Mom-Mom’s is a small kitchen that serves pierogies, kielbasa, sauerkraut, and other Polish specialties. It’s one of my favorite food carts in Philadelphia because everything tastes like home cooking, and ordering food is always a fun and pleasant experience.

If you’re planning an event, I highly recommend this small business. You can expect the utmost professionalism, and your guests will rave about the food. Plus, the food cart looks gorgeous with its traditional color scheme and floral details.

You can test these Polish specialties by ordering from the kitchen window near the corner of South Street and S 15th Street, next door from Bob and Barbara’s Lounge.

If you’re nearby any of these food trucks in Philadelphia, be sure to stop in! Visiting a food truck offers a unique dining experience, and Philly is known for plenty of hidden gems.

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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