In a foodie city like New Orleans, it's no surprise that there's also a bustling street food scene. We gathered some of the great food trucks from around the area that stand out from the pack in one useful list.
Whether you're looking for something to scoop up during lunch or late night, here are the food trucks that you should keep on your radar. Most trucks update their social media or website with location updates, so connect with your favorites to stay in the know.
One of the city’s most popular food trucks constantly gets shout-outs from locals who can’t get enough. The Mexican fare includes items like their signature “Fattie” burrito, loaded nachos, “Fattie” bowl and tacos. Grab some lunch from their usual spot at 1430 Tulane Avenue.
Photo courtesy: Rollin’ Fatties via Facebook
Get your lunch or late night fix from this popular taco-slinging truck. Scoop up their crazy good Seoul Man chicken, Kermitt’s BBQ pork and Messin’ with Texas brisket tacos before they sell out for the day. You can also grab a tostada or avocado fries for the road.
Photo courtesy: Taceaux Loceaux via Facebook
Get served by this “little kitchen” on wheels. With great grab-and-go items like arepas, tacos and “burri-tacos,” you may want to hurry there on your lunch break. This New Orleans food truck even has a second truck in Chicago.
Photo courtesy: La Cocinita via Facebook
Crêpes à La Cart
Sweet and Savory Crêpes
Want a breakfast crepe? They’ve got that. Maybe something more on the light side is more your style. Well, try a garden crepe. Sweet crepes like S’mores and Bananas Foster are up for grabs too. The creperie sends out Nadine, their 1936 food truck, at local festivals and events. You can also grab a crepe anytime at their Uptown brick and mortar location.
Photo courtesy: Crêpes à La Cart via Facebook
Burgers Ya Heard!
Get this burger in your belly, ya heard. Check out this truck serving unique burgers with interesting toppings like pimento cheese, jambalaya and root beer braised onions. The mobile burger joint usually pop up at events around the metro area.
Photo courtesy: Burgers Ya Heard!
Frencheeze Food Truck
For the love of grilled cheese! These folks keep it cheezy at this food truck…in a good way, of course. Order a grilled cheese sammie in every way imaginable from the “Dirty South Grilled Cheese” with Cajun-style pork to the “Craw-Daddy” with Louisiana crawfish. They’re even nice enough to oblige if you want to skip out on the gluten.
Photo courtesy: Frencheeze Food Truck
This food truck will satisfy your Thai craving. Slip away for lunch for standards like pad Thai, stir fry and spring rolls. You’ll usually find Thai Djing around Tulane Medical Center or the LSU Medical Center during the week and the Gretna Farmers’ Market on Saturdays.
Photo courtesy: Thai Djing via Facebook
Taylor Made Wings on the Geaux
Wings & Sides
This food truck specializing in wings offers them fried or smoked in several different flavor varieties. Other menu items include spinach and crab pasta, hush puppies and barbecue shrimp egg rolls.
Photo courtesy: Taylor Made Wings via Facebook
Saigon Slim's Food Truck
This food truck offers both traditional Vietnamese po-boys and specialty sandwiches, all served on 7-inch french bread from Dong Phuong Bakery. You can usually find the truck parked around several breweries including Courtyard Brewing on Fridays, Second Line Brewing on Saturdays and Parleaux Beer Lab on Sundays.
Photo courtesy: Saigon Slim’s Food Truck via Facebook
Mobile Espresso & Tea Bar
Locals seem to love this little red truck brewing joy with every cup of joe. Whether you need a mid-day espresso pick-me-up or an iced coffee to deal with the heat, Petite Rouge has you covered. The spot also has some interesting syrup flavors not commonly found in coffee shops like maple, lavender and ginger.
Photo courtesy: Petite Rouge via Facebook
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