The food truck phenomenon has quickly made its mark on Oklahoma’s dining landscape. For unique eats in unexpected places, explore our list of favorite food trucks and discover a new culinary world.
The summer season is definitely the prime time to find food trucks traveling across the state, where they often show up at the nearest festival or the parking lot around the corner. Wherever you are, chances are there’s some exciting cuisine happening inside a colorful truck near you. Whether you attend a year-round monthly event or meet up with friends at a local food truck park, you’re sure to find something new, exciting and delicious.
One of the spearheads of the Oklahoma City food truck scene, Big Truck Tacos has garnered enough support to merit a permanent location in Oklahoma City. The original food truck can still be found today serving its celebrated tacos, burritos and sandwiches at a mixture of public festivals and private events. Once you spot this local twist on Mexican street eats, dive in for a Flaming Lips hickory smoked lengua taco or a few bites of the citrus-marinated Rita’s Chicken tacos.
Experience award-winning personal pizzas at Saucee Sicilian’s roaming food truck. Based in Oklahoma City, this top-ranked pizza food truck delivers “One of the Best Pizzas in the World”-worthy eats to the masses. Wood-fired Neapolitan pizza pies come topped with flavorful red sauce, mingled with melted mozzarella, marinated artichokes, pepperoni pieces and sliced soprassata. After devouring a delicious 10’’ pizza, end the meal on a sweet note with a s’mores calzone, packed with Ghiradelli chocolate, marshmallows and powdered sugar.
While the majority of seasonal food trucks thrive in summer, Junction Coffee can most commonly be found parked around Oklahoma City in fall, winter and spring. This converted double decker bus traveled across the ocean before its current owners transformed it into a coffee shop on wheels. Place your custom cortado, espresso or flavored latte order at the window before climbing the stairs to the second-story café to relax in booths and bar seats.
Katiebug’s Shaved Ice & Hot Chocolate morphs to fit the needs of its guests based on the ever-changing seasons. When temperatures make a steep decline come winter, this Edmond-based food truck rescues its customers with steaming cups of hot chocolate created with hormone-free milk, organic cocoa powder and Belgian chocolate. But when the summer sun beats down upon Oklahoma, the menu shifts to emphasize its cups of shaved ice topped with handmade syrups made from pure cane sugar, fresh fruit and herbs.
Nosh on pizza by the slice baked fresh at Andolini’s Pizzeria Food Truck in Tulsa. This food truck serves up staples like pepperoni, chicken or the Demarco of Brooklyn, topped with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, romano cheese and basil. Special slices of the day rotate, too, adding a fresh twist to the shortened menu from this Tulsa-based chain with several brick-and-mortar locations. After biting into a slice or two, polish off your pizza with a piece of Italian butter cake and bottled Coke.
For a taste of something different, venture over to MASA Kitchen’s truck to give its range of South American entrees a try. Spicy options abound, like Thai chili empanadas, as well as lighter dishes like rice and chicken. Tasty arepas come with a side of citrus slaw, and the bacon bombs, seasoned shrimp wrapped in a bacon blanket, always satisfy. Come on by and give generations-old recipes a try by mixing and matching six empanada flavors, or try the Cuban sandwich, stuffed with herb-crusted pork loin and prosciutto.
Anchored in Elk City, Blue Mountain Smoke food truck wanders across the west, a smokehouse on wheels, delivering brisket and sausage to its statewide fans. With customizable meal options, guests can decide how much meat to take home, whether ordering a pound of ribs, a pulled pork sandwich or a meal with sides like potato salad, coleslaw and smoked beans.
For farm fresh foods, look no further than the I Don’t Know & I Don’t Care truck in Guthrie. This food truck prides itself on serving good-for-you produce and locally grown proteins in the form of seasonal gourmet entrees like mac & cheese wontons and jerk chicken tacos. Find this food truck, and load up on grilled ham, marinated chicken, slow-roasted beef poached salmon, sautéed spinach, toasted almonds and roasted red peppers.
Mexican menu items feed the masses at La Hermosa, a food truck based out of Claremore. Choose between the tamale platter, tacos served with rice and beans or the lunch burrito meal. The 12-inch Tortilla de Harina comes loaded with beans, rice, lettuce, avocado, cheese and meat, while the torta sandwich is packed with lettuce, avocado, onion, jalapenos and meat options like tongue, tripe, steak and chorizo. Most entrees come with side items and spicy sauces to ensure guests get their fill of flavor.
Pay the Lalo’s I Love My Taco Chop & Grill truck a visit next time you find yourself in Yukon, and feast on tacos and burritos. Specializing in “Chicago-style” Mexican food, this local food truck tops its chicken and beef tacos with plenty of cheese, lettuce, sour cream and salsa. Salads and burritos also come complete with all the fixings and the option between beef or chicken filling. For simple, delicious Mexican food, place your order at Lalo’s food truck window.
Tasty culinary creations abound at Legrubs Kitchen food truck in Tahlequah. Daily offerings rotate, so check the chalkboard menu to make your choice between delicious options. The Big Daddy Burger makes a regular appearance, but seasonal quesadillas, pulled pork sandwiches, fried pickles and puffy tacos also show up frequently. With high quality cuisine and ever-changing entrees, hungry customers can often find new grub at Legrubs.
For perfectly prepared Mexican food, head to Nacho Biznez food truck when it comes to town. Although based in Ada, this roaming food truck hands out nachos, tacos, burritos, quesadillas and rice bowls to diners across the state. Beef, chicken and shrimp entrees are available, and, as an added bonus, Nacho Biznez cooks up fresh batches of queso and guacamole daily to complement main dishes.
Okie Spuds & More cooks up loaded baked potatoes from its kitchen on wheels, a food truck typically parked in Prague. Brisket, Tex-Mex and smokehouse spuds come topped with generous portions of cheese and sour cream, while the loaded fries contain the same heap of toppings like smoked sausage and bacon cheeseburger. Diners who’d like to skip the potatoes can choose entrees like the chicken strips, taco salad and brisket tacos and are sure to walk away satisfied.
Cajun cuisine finds its way from Phat Candy’s food truck to its customers once it stops at its daily designated location in McAlester. Dive into a bowl of gumbo or down an entire serving of red beans and rice. Traditional shrimp, fish and andouille sausage po’boys are served alongside catfish and hushpuppies. At Phat Candy’s, Cajun American hybrids exist, too, like the boudin egg rolls and Big John po’boy with nacho cheese, jalapeños and andouille sausage.
Fans of breakfast in pork form will enjoy every entrée offered at Bacon Food Truck in Pryor. Chefs at this uniquely focused food truck manage to incorporate this savory delicacy into every recipe, whether as a simple topping or a main ingredient. The Funky Chicken waffle and chicken combo comes with thick-cut bacon, while the pulled pork tacos contain a layer of bacon jam. From Pig Mac to bacon burgers, satisfy your bacon cravings in one fell swoop at this local food truck.
While many food trucks eventually open a permanent location, Café Bella on Wheels reversed the trend, closing its brick-and-mortar doors in favor of feeding Oklahomans via their restaurant on wheels. This Stillwater-based shop serves up Mediterranean and Greek food favorites, from seven flavors of hummus and gyros to paninis and pizzas. Besides its salads and quiches, this local food truck also delivers brownies, baklava, cheesecake and chocolate tortes across the state.
For more food trucks found traveling throughout Oklahoma, see our full list here. Be sure to follow their social media accounts to find out when they’ll land in a lot near you.