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Nov 15, 2009 03:58 PM

Best Southern Food Trucks

I'm looking for the best food trucks in the south. Anybody have some suggestions?

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  1. Care to be more specific? By "food truck" do you mean street food vendors? Also, "the south?" That's a fairly large territory. If you can provide more details about what you are looking for and why, then you might get some meaningful replies.

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    1. re: TLF

      By food truck I mean a truck/trailer where employees are actually inside, cooking the food fresh to order in full kitchen set-ups. And by "the south" I mean Louisiana, the Carolinas, Viriginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Alabama & Mississippi.

      1. re: aksheckler

        Taqueria Guzman. Taco/ etc. truck that sets up nearly daily on West Valley Avenue in Birmingham.
        FMI: (starting with the entry on Jan. 30, 2009
        )or here:
        Taqueria Guzman even has a fan page on Facebook:

        1. re: aksheckler

          Not Georgia?

          Sorry, the inveterate geographer in me can't resist.

          My observation has been that their are fewer food trucks in the South than elsewhere -- it gets pretty hot cooking inside a metal can in August.

          1. re: aksheckler

            You might want to look at North Charleston. There's a vibrant Hispanic community there with multiple taco trucks in the area. Los Parados is my favorite. They started with a taco truck a few years ago and now have a small restaurant and the taco truck.

        2. Grateful Growers' Harvest Moon Grill truck does a nice job using local food and a variety of styles. It parks at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market on Saturdays for breakfast and lunch, and uptown near 4th and Tryon two days a week for lunches. You should be able to find the menu and the schedule at

          Harvest Moon Cafe
          234 Broad St, Rome, GA 30161

          1. I can tell you that that Carrboro and Durham are not short on food trucks as far as Tacos go. There is also a Cupcake Truck in Durham and OnlyBurger which I hear has a good following. Out of those, I'm not sure if any of them are significant stand outs as I've not eaten from them, but I do know they exist. One other question to add to some others, by best are you counting the bang for your buck or just the taste and quality of the ingredients?

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            1. re: burgeoningfoodie

              Bang for your buck, unique set-up, taste and quality of the ingredients. Basically anything worth trying. Thanks!

              1. re: aksheckler

                In durham one Taco truck became a taco bus. I don't know if it is still going around but check the website Carpe Durham. Only burger is not necessarily unique, but I hear the burgers are tasty and they can be followed on twitter. As far as the cupcakes, there is the following.. It may be only a matter of time before we get a Korean cart like they have in DC.

                    1. re: aksheckler

                      Saw that someone is doing a movie or Vlog of the same sorta thing.

              2. There is no shortage of barbecue trucks around the Charlotte Area. Ron's BBQ travels around York County (in SC just south of Charlotte), setting up in particular parking lots on particular days, serving good barbecue sandwiches, with slaw of course. He smokes the meat himself overnight. Tasty!

                1. I think ours is pretty dang good. Look for "The Pickle" around Atlanta and the southeast.
                  Here is the link. There is a link to the menu as well.