Ever since New Orleans relaxed city-wide restrictions on mobile food trucks in July 2013, there has been a proliferation of food trucks in NOLA. Although allowing food trucks to operate and vend deliciousness in NOLA seems like it would be a no-brainer–food trucks do merge NOLA’s street culture and culinary traditions quite nicely–the New Orleans Food Truck Coalition staged a year-long campaign before the New Orleans City Council decided to pass new mobile vending legislation that would allow the trucks to operate.
The community surrounding New Orleans’ food trucks is quite vibrant and the trucks bring together a diverse array of culinary traditions. Here are some of my favorite food trucks in New Orleans. Curious where in NOLA they’ll be next? Find ‘em on social media!
If fried chicken is your jam, Bonafried is your truck. Bonafried’s frites, chicken wings, and chicken sliders hit the spot when you’re craving tasty eats that are deep-fried to perfection.
Burgers Ya Heard
Burgers Ya Heard serves both traditional hamburgers and more creative concoctions. The Mac & Cheese menu items score high marks among loyalists of the Burgers Ya Heard food truck. If you’re hungry for some lunchtime eats, you can usually find the Burgers Ya Heard truck hanging out at Tulane Medical Center or LSU Health Sciences Center around midday.
Empanada Intifada puts a New Orleans-style flair on their empanadas, my favorite South American staple. Be sure to order a side of Empanada Intifada’s famous salsa. What else is cool about this food truck? Empanada Intifada runs on solar power!
NOLA Girl Food
The Boudain Potstickers and Chicken Cordon Bleu earn rave reviews from customers who frequent NOLA Girl. Check out the food truck’s latest locale to chow down on a nosh, or have NOLA Girl Food cater your upcoming group event or birthday party. If you have to feed a large crew, you can’t go wrong with NOLA Girl.
A favorite among french bulldog lovers and grilled cheese aficionados alike, Frencheeze serves up sandwiches that combine a unique array of fresh ingredients. Hint: add bacon to any of ‘em. You won’t regret it.
Saigon Slim’s offers the best banh mi around. You’ll find other Vietnamese favorites here, such as pho and spring rolls, as well as fusion delights like homemade kimchi fries.
Whenever your taco cravings strike, Taceaux Loceaux, Uptown New Orleans’ best gourmet taco truck, hits the spot. In addition to fare like BBQ brisket tacos, Taceaux Loceaux serves vegetarian and vegan options aplenty. These guys have a brick-and-mortar location in the Lower Garden District, too. You can be sure their restaurant fare won’t disappoint Taceaux Loceaux’s dedicated following.