Sick of cafeteria food? Done with the fast food restaurants? Nothing in the fridge for lunch? Go find the food trucks!
Why Are Food Trucks Increasingly Popular?
Food trucks are becoming more and more popular throughout the United States for a number of reasons. First, a lot of food trucks specialize in providing filling fare at affordable prices, meaning that they can cater to the widest range of customers possible. Second, they are capable of moving to where their customers can be found, meaning that they are one of the most convenient options for food that can be found.
Combined with the fact that food trucks often serve up mouth-watering specialties that can be found in no more than a few select locations in their cities, it is no wonder that they are gaining more and more fans. As a matter of fact, cities throughout the United States are actually starting to hold food truck festivals and other events as a way of getting them noticed as well as celebrating their presence.
Where Can You Find the Best Food Trucks in America?
Most cities have at least one food truck, but we’ve checked out many places to find the best food trucks. Here is the list of our top 8 picks:
8. Providence, RI
Since Providence is the single most populated city in the state of Rhode Island with more than 170,000 people, it should come as no surprise to learn that it is home to 41 food trucks, which serve up a wide range of fare for a wide range of customers. For example, Haven Brothers can be found at the beach serving up American classics such as burgers and hot dogs.
In contrast, people who want something less traditional might be interested in either Buddha Belly, which serves authentic Chinese street food, Lotus Pepper, which serves authentic Vietnamese street food, or even Championship Melt, which serves gourmet grilled-cheese food with a wrestling theme.
For those who are really interested in seeing what can be found in Providence, there are Food Truck Fridays at Roger Williams Park Carousel Village, where some of the best food trucks in the city come together to serve interested individuals in a fun and exciting environment.
7. Burlington, VT
The city of Burlington is home to more than 40,000 residents, who are served by 17 food trucks covering an interesting range of both local and non-local cuisines. One such example is Beansie’s Bus, which lives up to its name by serving traditional American food out of a converted school bus, thus providing it with both its name and its unmistakable look.
Dolce VT is run by a brother-and-sister team that have drawn influence from cuisines all around the world to create their own specialties by using nothing but the best locally-grown ingredients, which is something that it shares with Farmers and Foragers.
Farmers and Foragers specializes in simpler dishes made using organic ingredients. In fact, the city is filled with food trucks that showcase the state’s natural bounty, which makes for an excellent complement to the delicious, meat-based fare that can be found as well with a little time and effort.
6. Bethlehem, PA
Technically, Bethlehem is no more than the seventh biggest city in the state of Pennsylvania with a population of more than 70,000 people. However, it should be noted that it sits at the center of the Lehigh Valley with its more than 800,000 residents, and this makes it one of the most popular places for to gather.
In total, it boasts a remarkable 26 food trucks, which reflects its place in the local region. Naturally, its food trucks boast a wide range of specialties, including but not limited to Chick’n Cone’s popcorn chicken, Fired Up Flatbread Company’s wood-fired artisan pizza, and Kona Ice’s tropical shaved ice.
You may also find more classically-themed food trucks, such as MOO, which serves burgers and other typically American menu items made using the best products from local farms.
These food trucks ensure that Pennsylvanians living in the Lehigh Valley will not be left disappointed. Speaking of which, the city of Bethlehem is home to the Lehigh Valley Food Truck Festival, which gives interested individuals a chance to sample an even wider range of cuisines than otherwise possible, meaning that it is a must-not-miss experience.