I LOVE food trucks. Whenever I am visiting a new city, I like to look up what food trucks the place is known for. When I was in Portland, Oregon a year ago, I visited a whole neighborhood of them, and it was amazing. Living in New York for so long, I was always surprised by what new food truck would pop up. There was a Sweet Treats truck that was always swinging around with fresh brownies, and a Belgian-themed food truck that would pull up with hot beignets. Of course, there are many nights when I stopped at one of the taco trucks for a delicious dinner that cost less than five bucks. Here are some of my favorite food truck recipes and instructions on how you can make them at home … in case there is no food truck parked on your block!
VANILLA BELGIAN WAFFLES
There is nothing better than fresh Belgian waffles hot off the griddle, which is what some food trucks specialize in. Our crispy, creamy recipe will satisfy every single time!
Make vanilla Belgian waffles
MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE
I love hot chocolate from the street truck for a late afternoon treat. Now I can have it at home too!
Make Mexican hot chocolate
Some food trucks serve these portable pockets for a tasty, quick lunch on the go. Our copycat version is so easy to whip up yourself!
Make beef empanadas
VEGETABLE GYROS WITH TZATZIKI
These delicious veggie gyros come with their own homemade tzatziki sauce and are served wrapped in foil, just like from an actual truck!
Make vegetable gyros with tzatziki
GRILLED FISH TACOS WITH CHIPOTLE MAYONNAISE
Or, if you want a seafood version, these fish tacos are filled with crunchy vegetables and topped with spicy mayonnaise.
Make fish tacos with mayonnaise
BURGERS WITH BLUE CHEESE SPREAD & SLAW
These juicy burgers are a food truck classic and are a cinch to make for any family gathering.
Make burgers with blue cheese
BAJA FISH TACOS WITH MANGO SALSA
Can’t make it to Baja? No problem! Enjoy these amazing tacos at home with this simple recipe.
Make fish tacos with mango salsa
SIMPLE TACO TRUCK TACOS
The simplest recreation of a taco truck is incredibly simple and tasty!
Make simple taco truck tacos
These delicious veggie gyros are warm and tasty and better than just about anything found in a food truck!
Make veggie gyros
NUTELLA CUPCAKES WITH NUTELLA BUTTERCREAM
Dessert food trucks often offer an amazing array of cupcake flavors. These Nutella cupcakes are a particular favorite.
Make Nutella cupcakes
These classic beignets are a common European street food that have made their way across the pond. Next time you see a Waffles & Beignets truck, be sure to stop!
Make apple beignets
RED VELVET WHOOPIE PIES
The perfect two-bite treat, these tasty whoopie pies are a popular offering at bakery trucks.
Make red velvet whoopie pies