21 Jul 10 of the Best Black-owned Food Trucks
For many cities, food trucks have become as crucial to nightlife & entertainment as the bars and nightclubs they park in front of. They’re outside farmer’s markets, lounges, parks, concerts, festivals – you name it. But not only have food trucks become ubiquitous, they’re cooking up some of the best eats in the city.
From jerk pineapple bowls to pulled pork sandwiches, salmon burgers, and Oreo-flavored chicken & waffles, these food trucks will have you eating good in almost any neighborhood. Pull up on one of our favorite Black-owned food trucks this summer!
Sooo Trucking Delicious – Philadelphia, PA
The women of Sooo Trucking Delicious have only been operating their soul-inspired food truck for two years, but already they’ve developed a reputation that hints at longevity. They’ve catered meals for Hollywood movie sets and will soon be turning the food truck into a brick-and-mortar woman-owned, black-owned restaurant in the Philadelphia area. Try out their Salmon Burger or one of their Instagram-worthy Jerk Pineapple Bowls.
Mr. Greens – Milwaukee, WI
Thomas E. Green Jr., the founder and namesake behind the Mr. Greens food truck, has been cooking since he was 10 years old. That lifelong hobby has turned into a calling for Green, who is on his way to building a Black-owned food-based empire. In addition to serving items like the highly-rated Pulled Pork sandwich from his food truck, he also caters events for corporate clients and produces a dry drub for retail sales.
The Donut Guy – Winnsboro, South Carolina
The confections at The Donut Guy’s food truck are a treat on top of a treat. From M&M donuts to Nutter Butter and Strawberry Oreo-inspired flavors, this Black-owned mobile pastry shop takes the classic donut to creative new heights. You can book the food truck for special events or pre-order one of their beautiful donut bouquets as a sweet gift.
Ceci’s Chicken & Waffles – Little Rock, AR
You’ve had chicken & waffles, but not like this. Ceci’s Chicken ‘N Waffles food truck gets inventive with their combinations, creating dishes like the Baconator (classic chicken & waffles infused with bacon bits) and the Oreo Chicken & Waffles. In addition to chicken dishes, you can also get gizzards, pork chops, and Philly cheesesteak fries.
Vansauwa’s Tacos and Vegan Eats – Hopkinsville, KY
Vansauwa’s Tacos offers “sweet eats that cool your palate after Caribbean heat smacks your tongue.” Named one of the best food trucks in Kentucky, you’ll want to pair one of their famous Jerk “Chick” Tacos with the Barbados Rum Punch. Plant-based eaters will enjoy this place as well, as Vansauwa’s offers a Jackfruit Taco and a black bean-based Black Power Taco.
The Boil Seafood Truck – Little Rock, AR
The Boil Seafood Truck in Little Rock, AR is serving up some of the best, most inventive seafood in the state. In addition to serving all the elements of a classic seafood boil, like snow crab, shrimp, sausage links, corn, and eggs, they’re also spicing it up with new creations. Check out the Cajun Shrimp Burger or Crawfish Grilled Cheese.
Q’s Cakes – Columbus, Ohio
Although Q’s Cakes specializes in Cake Jars and Banana Pudding, this bakery-slash-food truck excels at just about any dessert. Cupcakes, pies, cobblers, bundts — you name it. But what’s most impressive is the innovation and creativity behind the ideas their bakers put in the oven. Check out their signature Waffle Bowls, Dessert Tacos, Reese’s Cup Cake, Fruity Pebbles Cheesecake, or the Oatmeal Cream Pie Cheesecake.
All Flavor No Grease – Los Angeles, CA
Keith Samuel Garrett, owner All Flavor No Grease, puts his own spin on the quesadilla, taco, and burrito, turning them into what he calls “Americanized Mexican food.” For example, instead of salsa verde, he uses more of a cilantro-based sauce. But the truck is most known for its Triple Threat Quesadilla. It comes with chicken, steak, and shrimp.
Drinks on Me 305 – Miami, FL
Drinks of Me 305 is a testament to faith and perseverance. After starting the food truck in 2016, this Black-owned, woman-owned business has catered events for rapper Rick Ross, Formula 1 races, and more. Check out their Conch Salad, Mac ‘n Cheese Balls, or the Pink Nana Pudding along with one of their curbside mixed drinks.
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Roco’s Grill and Smokehouse – Humble, TX
Roco’s Grill and Smokehouse is a great example of the type of creativity that’s been coming out of food trucks. They serve slow smoked meats but they’re known for their specialty items, which often sell out, so get there early! Try their Brisket & Mac Egg Rolls, Loaded Brisket Fries, Brisket Quesadillas, Brisket Casserole, and more.