Once upon a time, the host that secured an ice cream truck to show up for their event was a hero. The variety of foods served in a truck has since expanded… and then exploded. Food trucks and trailers are taking over. These days, the most exotic and gourmet of flavors travel around on wheels. We took a long look around at the best of the best to offer some advice on how to really wow your guests. These five mobile meal spots represent a wide geographical and gastronomical range.
John Mueller Meat Co. (Austin)
Everybody that’s been to Austin, Texas — especially if you were there for SXSW — knows that food trailers are everywhere. Couple that with the renowned local BBQ food and you’re bound to get a quality BBQ food truck or two. Well, this one tops our list, and for good reason. Mueller is a famous pit master who’s brisket and beef ribs are second to none.
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Yume Teriyaki Grill (NYC) The char-grilled, Teriyaki-glazed dishes are not to be messed with. If you find yourself in NYC and happen upon this mobile heaven then it’s your lucky day. And for #EventProfs that rely more on planning than luck, call ahead to reserve Yume at your next event for $10 per person.
Beavers Coffee + Donuts (Chicago)
For some reason, breakfast and coffee are somewhat under appreciated in the world of food trucks. If you’re looking for something AM friendly, look no further than Beavers. They feature great coffee and milkshakes that you can really enjoy at any time of the day. Make sure to load up your donut with plenty of toppings such as the chocolate & marshmallow sauces with graham cracker crumbles, S’mores style. And yes, they cater events.
When fondue, mustard seed, and slaw-topped hot dogs are served out of a customized 1962 Airstream, you know we’re no longer in the 1st inning of the food truck game. Their menus is constantly changing but we hear you can’t go wrong with dishes like lamb-fennel sausage sliders with goat cheese and their brisket short rib, and sirloin patties.
Cousins Maine Lobster (Los Angeles)
Cousins brings east coast seafood favorites, including lobster rolls and their rich and heavy lobster potpie out west. Their goods are no secret. The growing franchise has been featured everywhere from ABC’s Good Morning America to Shark Tank, even being named the top food truck in 2013.