When you’re in the mood for something fresh and tasty, there’s nothing quite like a food truck. Food trucks are often the most adventurous with their flavor combinations, and while their menu options can be limited, the best ones are definitely worth checking out.
Because food trucks are on wheels, they can be hard to find at times, so you may need to keep an eye on their social media to know where they’ll pop up next. Take a look at our list to find out more about some of the best food trucks in Houston.
A Local Guide to Food Trucks in Houston, Texas
The Waffle Bus
This waffle-themed food truck has been around for 10 years. Its menu features the southern favorite, chicken and waffles, and a tasty take on seasoned waffle fries. The bus’ more unusual options include the “fryder,” a slider with waffle fries instead of buns, and the waffle burger, which replaces a burger bun with a full-sized waffle folded in half. The fluffy golden waffles, crispy buttermilk chicken, and flavorful seasoned fries have proven so popular that the Waffle Bus now has a brick-and-mortar location, too.
When: 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday-Thursday and 7 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday.
Where: 2220 Brazos St. Houston, TX 77002
The Cuban Spot
The Cuban Spot is known for its authentic Cuban bread, thin-sliced steak, and loaded fries with ham and roasted pork. Habanero aioli adds a fiery tang to the fries and sandwiches on the menu. This food truck brings a genuine taste of Miami to Houston. It also travels all over the place, so you’ll have to pay attention to its social media to have a chance at seeking it out on purpose.
The Eatsie Boys food truck is a permanent fixture outside of the 8th Wonder Brewery, so you can enjoy beer and hot, fresh food all in one stop. The menu is filled with spicy, cheesy, buttery goodness, including the No Sleep ‘Til Philly sandwich, a cheesesteak made with caramelized onions, and 8th Wonder beer cheese sauce. The elote fries come with buttered corn, cotija cheese, and hot Cheeto crumble. This food is nobody’s idea of healthy, but it sure is delicious.
When: From noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, noon to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday-Monday.
Where: 2202 Dallas St Houston, TX 77003
The Doughcone is a mesmerizing and delicious blend of donut and ice cream. The recipe involves coating fried dough in cinnamon sugar, filling it with freshly made ice cream, and piling it high with sprinkles, chocolate, or fruit. The result is both sweet and easy on the eyes, and the food truck is popular enough that it spends a good chunk of its time booked for catering events. If you want to catch it out and about, you’ll have to follow The DoughCone on social media and see when it’s in the area.
Oh My Gogi!
A fusion of Mexican and Korean flavors, Oh My Gogi! made a splash when it first burst into the Houston culinary scene. Now, 10 years later, this food truck is still going strong. The first of its food trucks in Houston, is still parked in Rice Village, where it offers upscale shoppers and sleep-deprived college students their choice of burgers with ramen buns, OMG! fries topped with spicy mayo, and kimchi quesadillas. The chain has other trucks that do roam around, and to keep track of where you might bump into one, you’ll have to follow Oh My Gogi! online.
When: 8 p.m. to midnight Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday, and 8 p.m. to midnight Sunday.
Where: 2504 Amherst St Houston, TX 77005
The owners of this food truck are originally from New York, and they brought their knowledge with them. The Mediterranean street food served at Gyro King is tender, served with crisp, fresh vegetables, and served with plenty of white and red sauce. This is a great food truck to hit up if you’re jonesing for falafel, kebabs, and, interestingly enough, freshly squeezed juice.
When: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, and noon to 9:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: 2424 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, TX 77054
The Foreign Policy food truck is named for and takes its cue from the international blend of cuisine in Houston. Since Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the U.S. as far as food goes, Foreign Policy aims to capture that with its menu. Burgers are topped with jalapeño and queso, fries are topped with kimchi and Korean beef, and the Greek salad is extra Greek thanks to a serving of Gyro meat on top.
Where: Keep track of the truck’s scheduled appearances on social media here.
Coreanos is another delicious fusion of Korean barbecue and Mexican flavors, and it definitely has its own flair. This food truck’s menu includes kimcheese fries with bulgogi beef, Korean bbq burritos loaded with kimchi and fries, and kimbap rice bowls with cilantro, cheese, and el Scorcho hot sauce. Spice is a major part of the menu here, which should come as no surprise to fans of either Mexican or Korean cuisine.
When: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Monday-Sunday
Where: 7500 Almeda Rd Houston, TX 77054
Main Chick has red-hot chicken strips straight out of Nashville. You can dial back the spice, of course, or go heavy on the pickles and sauce, but the option to just say “Cluck it” is there, too. Like with any good Southern food, you can order mac and cheese and coleslaw on the side. The main event, though, is that bright red, crispy fried chicken, making it a standout among the food trucks in Houston.
Where: Currently rotating between 1731 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098 and 16803 Stuebner Airline Rd, Spring, TX 77379. Keep track of the truck’s scheduled appearances on social media here.
Taco Fuego is a 100% halal taco truck known for its juicy birria tacos. These tacos are filled with stew beef and served with consommé for dipping. The taco truck also serves Mexican street corn, mini churros, and ramen with birria. The birria tacos are very flavorful, and many customers find themselves coming back over and over just for them.
When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
Where: 5550 Val Verde Houston, TX 77056 and 9907 S Texas 6 Sugar Land, TX 77498
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