Food Trucks Round Up: the food to find in Wilmington NC
With menu offerings usually in the range of $7 to 13 and a huge hip-factor, you will find Wilmington NC food trucks high on Port City Foodie’s list of dining options. And lunch options. Even some late night options. These rolling restaurants have truncated, but thoughtfully composed, menus. What these on-the-go chefs serve, they do well. Food trucks offer a quick meal that works with your happy hour brew or late night glass of wine, and equally well for a quick work-day lunch break.
You’ve definitely got to be on Facebook or Twitter to get the latest scoop on which food truck is where at any given time, and what they’re serving. When you step up to the window, you will most probably be ordering off the whiteboard, and menu items sometimes sellout, so keep your spirit of adventure and foodie-flexibility in place.
In the world of the food truck, everything’s always moving.
Here, in alpha-order, is a list of some of the hottest food trucks pulling up to your favorite spot:
2Broscoastalcuisine Food Truck
Great food with a Latin American flair. Go ahead, try and choose between Pimento Chicken on a toasted tortilla or El Cubano made with roast pork, smoked ham, Swiss cheese and, of course, dill pickle. There are kid-friendly quesadillas and corndogs, and there is usually a vegetarian option upon request.
A&M’s Red Food Truck
You won’t miss this food truck – it’s fire engine red, and there are lots of smiling patrons. What’s not to love, with a creative menu of tacos and sliders. We’ll just drop this here: All Gouda – triple B patty, bacon, smoked gouda, grilled pineapple, sprouts, avocado, and garlic aioli.
Catch the food truck
Yes, catch this one. You’ll want more, we promise. These food truck chefs have the gig done to a science, with their offerings have a distinctly seafood bent that is faithful to the spirit of Catch, the restaurant. There’s a nice variety of portion sizes, here, as you can often choose one or two sliders or other item, opt for an entrée like South Beach conch salad, or splurge on Maine lobster, when it’s available.
Donuts, funnel cakes, and waffles on the go! Dub’s is running with Wilmington’s donut craze, from a food truck, with super creative donuts featuring organic ingredients and scratch-made glazes and frostings. You can grab a coffee, too.
Funky Fresh Food Truck
This colorful truck emblazoned with “Bridging the Gap Between Farm and Fork,” offers special event services, with custom menus for weddings, private dinners, and corporate events. Be sure to follow them on Instagram for some really mind-blowing foodie photos, too.
La Bella Airosa
We brand this one “classic food truck.” Mexican food, easy to grab and go, from tacos and sopes, to quesadillas and tortas. Super reasonable for lunch, if you happen up them, you’re in luck.
Momma Rocks Dessert Truck
This Kure Beach bakery hits the road with some of the best desserts you’ll buy from the back of a truck, showing up for special events, weddings, and birthdays.
P.T.’s Olde Fashioned Grille
Available by reservation for parties, corporate events, lunch at the office and other private functions, featuring burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, black bean burgers, and more, with all the fixings, of course, and the best French fries around.
Poor Piggy’s BBQ & Café
But lucky you! This food truck is on the move, showing up at local events, festivals, and workplaces. Watch for their smoked chicken or frequent specials. When you figure out how to order (just sandwich or plate, with one or two options, and add a drink) it’s on. Oh, lest we forget, you get hushpuppies, too.
Port City Puffs N Stuff
Served as a sandwich, those puffs are CRAB puffs. And bruschetta puffs. And meatloaf puffs. You’ll dig the daily specials and soups, too. You can find nutrition info on their website, as well as location updates.
Port City Que
Based in Rocky Point but often on location in Wilmington, Port City Que serves award winning BBQ: brisket, baby back ribs, pulled pork nachos, and grilled chicken. Menu items range from $7-10, and most include sides like red cabbage cole slaw and Carolina-style potato salad, and a drink.
Ramen A Go Go
A new entry to Wilmington’s food truck world, this food truck is working it, with lunch stops, dinner stops, and super late night stops. The ramen is super delish, and bring friends, so you can sample the fried rice, spring rolls and samosas too.
So Sweet Chocolates
Sigh. It’s sinfully sweet, but we’re with it. They offer specialty dessert truffles and signature sodas at local farmers’ markets and custom on-site events.
Steviemack’s International Food Truck
Dependable, industrious, you’ll see Steviemack’s crew all over the Port City, serving up pan-Asian-inspired comfort food. If you’re lucky, they’ll have the beef brisket in pineapple red curry on the board when you pull up; everything is worth a try here. They get props from Port City Foodie too, with a super website calendar that makes it easy to track them down and get your food truck on. (Read our interview with Steviemack here.)
STR8 UP OUTTA M3mphiz
Just cruise onto their Facebook page and check out that photo of BBQ Nachos with shrimp and brisket, loaded with jalapenos and cheese. Stop. Or uncle. Or bring it. Find this truck and try the Famous M3Mphlogna Sandwich, thick sliced bologna off the grill, topped with their homemade coleslaw.
This truck rolls up to local watering holes, offering New Orleans style food: skrimp boils, po’boys, and hot sauce for everything. If you’ve got a taste for Creole and Cajun, find them. It will be worth it.
Vittles Food Truck
If a food truck can have groupies, it’s Vittles. When you see this bright green and blue truck with the great big V, get over to the window and place an order. Try the buffalo cauliflower, flounder tacos, and the fried chicken. They’re really good at keeping their locations updated on Facebook, so like and follow the Vittles page there.
Wild Goat Waffles
You have been challenged to find your wild side. You can do this by trying the savory and sweet waffles from Wild Goat. We’ll take the Reubster, a savory waffle with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and 1000 Island dressing. Five stars? They’ve earned lots of them.
Wings, ribs, and jerk with island cred. This food truck has superior service, too, so you can get your meal and chill, happy, satisfied, well-fed. Maybe even pretend you’re on the beach somewhere tropical, like Jamaica. Message them on FB and they’ll let you know where to find the truck.
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