Oftentimes food trucks are testing grounds for chefs and newer restaurants to gage if they would be a success as a brick-and-mortar location, just like the origin of the local popular restaurant and used to be food truck: Clover Food Labs. Food Trucks also are a convenient way to offer fast and delicious food to hungry Bostonians on their lunch break. Nevertheless, Boston has countless food trucks, with cuisines ranging from pizza to dumplings to grilled cheeses. These trucks often park right by picnic hotspots, specifically in Copley Square or the Rose Kennedy Greenway, but be sure to check out the City of Boston’s food truck website to confirm where your favorite truck is stationed. With all of the food trucks Boston has to offer, it could be hard to choose what truck’s food you want to indulge in. We have compiled a list of the top 10 best food trucks that park and serve their hungry customers in the Greater Boston Area, be sure to click on the name of the food truck for their website!
The popular Chicken and Rice Guys have a lot more yummy dishes on their menu than what their name leads you to believe. Their menu specializes in “build your own plate”, where customers can choose between rice or salad, different types of meat, plant-based choices like tofu, toppings, and sauces. They really have an option for everyone! This truck is a Boston favorite, making this a busy hotspot. Due to their popularity, they have multiple brick-and-mortar locations around Boston, as well as food trucks in and out of the city of Boston.
2. Bon Me Truck
A food truck success story, Bon Me Truck started off serving their peckish customers solely through their food trucks, but have slowly added store-front locations throughout Boston. This restaurant’s menu centers around the Vietnamese-inspired sandwich, the Bon Me, with options like barbecue pork, shiitake mushrooms, grilled chicken, or tofu. All of their Bon Mes are wrapped in a thick, crusty baguette and layered with pickled carrots, daikon radishes and spicy mayo. They also have options for vegans and vegetarians, which include vegan brown rice bowls and sesame soba noodles.
Another Bostonian foodie-favorite, Roxy’s has food trucks filtering through Boston, but also has two brick-and-mortar locations: Allston and Cambridge. Roxy’s food trucks often make appearances at Boston’s festivals, outdoor concerts, and events. Roxy’s menu amps up the average grilled cheese and showcases gourmet sandwiches like “Muenster or Brie” and “Not Old-School American Cheese”.
Hand-folded dumplings are the dish to try at this crowd-pleasing food truck. The Moyzilla food truck travels all around the city of Boston, with hungry fans of Asain comfort food following closely behind. Moyzilla’s menu spans from classic Asian comfort food, like Taiwanese beef noodle soup, Japanese fried chicken, and japchae, to cultural mashups, like jerk chicken dumplings or bacon cheeseburger fried rice balls.
5. Taco Party
Taco Party’s menu is just what you need for a vegan taco fiesta on wheels. This vibrant and colorful hotspot, with its store-front location in Ball Square in Somerville and food trucks around the city, is a favorite amongst vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike. The chefs at this delicious food truck and restaurant get innovative with their tacos, with fillings like jackfruit , chimichurri tempeh, or cornmeal-crusted mushrooms.
At Mei Mei Street Kitchen, foodies will find creative and unique Chinese-American dishes, all made with the freshest ingredients. One of their most famous and enjoyed menu items is the Mei Mei's Double Awesome sandwich. The sandwich includes pesto, cheddar and two slow-poached-then-fried eggs bookended by two scallion pancakes.
Not only does Stoked Wood Fired Pizza Co. have multiple food trucks that cycle throughout Boston, but also have a permanent location in Washington Square in Brookline. They are able to bring the same experience, in a food truck or restaurant, due to their wood-fire oven installed in the food trucks. Fans of this food truck can savor classics, like pepperoni or sausage pizza, or even enjoy their vegan pizza options too!
8. Tenoch Móvil
Their super popular torta is the dish to try at Tenoch Móvil. The traditional Mexican pressed sandwich with Telera (similar to a thick French roll) is filled with meat or veggies then topped with Oaxaca cheese, chipotle mayo, onions, avocado and tomatoes.
Bacon-lovers chase this bacon-centered truck all throughout Boston! Their menu has delicious classics with a spin, like BLTs with a kick from roasted garlic bacon mayo. They also have other creative options like the “Hangover”, which features bacon, bacon-scallion hash, cheddar and havarti, and fried egg and the “Pork and Mindy”, which includes bacon, braised pork shoulder, avocado, cheddar and havarti, smoky chipotle aioli. If you have a sweet tooth, try out their chocolate bacon truffles, candied bacon, or Nutella-covered bacon. All of the bacon The Bacon Truck uses is thick-cut, applewood smoked bacon locally sourced from the Blackstone St. Smokehouse in South Boston.
10. Sufra Food Truck
For night owls or party-goers who are craving Middle East/Medeteranian eats, Sufra Food Truck, open daily from 5 pm to 2 am, is the spot to be. Their trucks are also outside the Boston Public Library on Fridays, and near the Boston University campus on Tuesdays. You definitely do not want to miss out on their tasty wraps stuffed with steak, chicken or falafel and paired with a side of tabouli or fattoush, or both.