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12 Food Cart (or Truck) Recipes You Can Make at Home

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

 

Image Source: Julie VR
Image Source: Julie VR

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

Image Source: Brooke McLay
Image Source: Brooke McLay

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

BEEF EMPANADAS

Image Source: Christina Stanley-Salerno
Image Source: Christina Stanley-Salerno

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

gyros
Image Source: Angie McGowan

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

Grilled Fish Tacos
Image Source: Angie McGowan

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

Image Source: Ole & Shaina Olmanson
Image Source: Ole & Shaina Olmanson

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

Image Source: Julie VR
Image Source: Julie VR

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

Image Source: Caroline Campion
Image Source: Caroline Campion

The simplest recreation of a taco truck is incredibly simple and tasty!
Make simple taco truck tacos

VEGGIE GYROS

veggie Gyros
Image Source: Kathy Patalsky

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

Image Source: Ole & Shaina Olmanson
Image Source: Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Dessert food trucks often offer an amazing array of cupcake flavors. These Nutella cupcakes are a particular favorite.
Make Nutella cupcakes

APPLE BEIGNETS

apple-beignets
Image: Jaime Mormann Richardson

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

Image Source: Ole & Shaina Olmanson
Image Source: Ole & Shaina Olmanson

The perfect two-bite treat, these tasty whoopie pies are a popular offering at bakery trucks.
Make red velvet whoopie pies

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