When you’re in the mood for something fresh and tasty, there’s nothing quite like a food truck. Food trucks are often the most adventurous with their flavor combinations, and while their menu options can be limited, the best are definitely worth checking out.
Because food trucks are on wheels, they can sometimes be difficult to find. Hence, you may need to keep an eye on their social media to know where it comes up next. Take a look at our list to find out more about some of the best Houston food trucks.
A local guide to food trucks in Houston, Texas
The waffle bus
This waffle-themed food truck has been around for 10 years. The menu includes the southern favorite, chicken and waffles, and a delicious variant of the seasoned waffle fries. More unusual options on the bus include the “fryer,” a pusher that has waffle fries in place of buns, and the waffle burger, which replaces a burger bun with a full-size waffle folded in half. The fluffy golden waffles, the crispy buttermilk chicken and the spicy seasoned fries are so popular that the waffle bus is now also stationary.
When: 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Monday-Thursday and 7:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday.
Where: 2220 Brazos St. Houston, TX 77002
The Cuban place
The Cuban Spot is known for its authentic Cuban bread, thinly sliced steak, and loaded French fries with ham and roast pork. Habanero Aioli gives the french fries and sandwiches a fiery touch. This food truck brings a real touch of Miami to Houston. It also travels everywhere, so you need to watch out for its social media to have a chance of looking for it on purpose.
Where: Follow the planned appearances of the truck on social media here or here. It can sometimes be found in the Truck Yard Food Park.
The Eatsie Boys food truck is a fixture outside the 8th Wonder Brewery, so you can enjoy beer and hot, fresh food in one place. The menu is filled with flavorful, cheesy, buttery goodies, including the No Sleep ‘Til Philly Sandwich, a cheesesteak with caramelized onions, and 8th Wonder Beer cheese sauce. The Elote fries are served with butter corn, cotija cheese and hot cheeso crumble. This food is not healthy for anyone, but it is definitely tasty.
When: From 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday-Monday.
Where: 2202 Dallas St Houston, TX 77003
The dough cone
The doughcone is a fascinating and delicious mix of donut and ice cream. The recipe consists of brushing fried dough with cinnamon sugar, filling it with freshly made ice cream and piling it with sprinkles, chocolate or fruit. The result is sweet and easy on the eye, and the food truck is so popular that it has booked much of its time for catering events. If you want to see it on the go, you need to follow The DoughCone on social media and see when it’s around.
Where: Follow the planned appearances of the truck on social media here or here.
Oh my Gogi!
A mix of Mexican and Korean flavors, Oh My Gogi! made a sensation when it first entered the Houston culinary scene. Now, 10 years later, this food truck is still going strong. The first of his Houston food trucks is still parked in Rice Village, offering upscale shoppers and sleepless college students their selection of burgers and ramen buns, OMG! French fries garnished with spicy mayo and kimchi quesadillas. The chain has other trucks running around and to keep track of where you might run into one you need to follow Oh My Gogi! on-line.
When: Tuesday to Wednesday 8:00 p.m. to midnight, Thursday 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., Friday to Saturday 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. and Sunday 8:00 p.m. to midnight.
Where: 2504 Amherst St. Houston, TX 77005
The owners of this food truck are originally from New York and have brought their knowledge with them. The Mediterranean street food served at Gyro King is tender, served with crunchy, fresh vegetables and served with lots of white and red sauce. This is a great food truck if you are looking for falafel, kebabs and, interestingly, freshly squeezed juices.
When: Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday noon to 9:30 p.m.
Where: 2424 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, TX 77054
The food truck Foreign Policy is named after the international cuisine in Houston and is based on it. Since Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the US when it comes to food, Foreign Policy wants to capture this with its menu. Burgers are topped with jalapeño and queso, fries with kimchi and Korean beef and the Greek salad is extra Greek thanks to a portion of gyro meat.
Where: Follow the planned appearances of the truck on social media here.
Coreanos is another delicious mix of Korean barbecue and Mexican flavors that definitely has its own flair. This food truck’s menu includes kimcheese fries with bulgogi beef, Korean BBQ burritos with kimchi and fries, and kimbap rice bowls with coriander, cheese, and spicy el scorcho sauce. Spices are an important part of the menu here, which should come as no surprise to fans of Mexican or Korean cuisine.
When: 11:00 am to 2:00 am, Monday-Sunday
Where: 7500 Almeda Road Houston, TX 77054
Main Chick has red hot chicken strips straight from Nashville. You can turn back the spices, of course, or consume the cucumber and sauce heavily, but the option to just say “cackle” is also available. As with any good southern food, you can order mac and cheese and coleslaw with it. The main event, however, is the bright red, crispy fried chicken, which makes it a standout among Houston food trucks.
Where: Currently alternating between 1731 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098 and 16803 Stuebner Airline Rd, Spring, TX 77379. Follow the planned appearances of the truck on social media.
Taco Fuego is a 100% halal taco truck known for its juicy birria tacos. These tacos are filled with stew beef and served with consommé for dipping. The taco truck also serves Mexican street corn, mini churros, and ramen with birria. The Birria tacos are very aromatic and many customers keep coming back just for them.
When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
Where: 5550 Val Verde Houston, TX 77056 and 9907 S Texas 6 Sugar Land, TX 77498
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