Food Truck Roundup
We may have your back when it comes to Pittsburgh events. But what’s a concert or an art show without good food? The food trucks of Pittsburgh have taken event catering by storm. So we did some research and put together this low-down on the food trucks you might run into around town. If you recall, just a few short years ago, food trucks were not well received by the city because of strict laws and regulations, and so, it’s extra exciting that Pittsburgh has joined the ranks of other cities whose mobile food scenes blow ours out of the water. We’ll get there, but for now, we’re lucky enough to have the following gems.
South of the Border
The PGH Taco Truck prepares every taco right in front of you when it’s ordered and offers gluten free options too. They excel in taste, value, and customer service! Follow them on Twitter to see where they’ll end up next and taste for yourself!
Brassero Grill is a gourmet food trailer specializing in tacos, burritos, quesadillas and other Mexican foods. It’s owned and operated by Fernando Espejel, whos inspiration stems from his mother’s secret recipes and the hard work of his grandfather. Authentic, healthy, and delicious… what more could you want? They also offer catering too!
Franktuary in Lawrenceville has got 4.5 stars on Urban Spoon and their food truck is definitely of the same caliber. With their vegan and grass-fed options and hand-cut poutine French Canadian frites, they raise the bar for all other hot dog vendors out there.
Talk about comfort food. Not only does Mac & Gold offer gourmet specialties like mac and cheese with spicy sausage and shrimp with roasted tomatoes–they offer it made to order too! If that wasn’t enough, they offer a daily side salad and hand-cut garlic fries. If you ever spot the Mac & Gold Truck, don’t hesitate to try it out.
“Oh My Grill, Becky, look at this truck. It looks so good… it’s just like, homemade and natural, yum!” We like grilled cheese and we cannot lie. You other ‘Burgher’s can’t deny. When a truck pulls up with top quality meats and veggies in your face you get hungry!
Street Foods is known for their creatively crafted grub and serves up a variety of sandwiches, chicken wings, and other food throughout Pittsburgh. They’ve even catered some weddings…so they’re a bit fancy.
Our Top Pick: Pittsburgh Pierogi Truck
Pittsburgh’s recognized for its Polish community and The Pittsburgh Pierogi Truck flaunts its excellence. Here you’ll encounter authentic, homemade Polish cuisine from its window. Their variety includes potato and cheese pierogies, stuffed cabbage, and haluski. You also have the option to take a variety of different frozen pierogies home for later.
Food from the East
Our Top Pick: Fukuda Food Truck
In Japanese, ‘fukuda’ means blessed rice paddy. The people behind the Fukuda Food Truck certainly have a some kind of heavenly forces on their side. Although their menu changes daily, their offerings of high-quality, innovative and authentic Japanese cuisine is always constant.
The Bella Christie Sweet Boutique bakery specializes in mini treats. After you’ve hit up one of the trucks above for dinner, swing by this pretty pink truck for dessert. They offer mini cupcakes, mini donuts, mini tartlets, cake pops, glitter bon bons, mini cheesecakes, pie pops, push pops…and more! We never knew mini could taste this good. Also be sure to check out their brick and mortar locations in Aspinwall and Lawrenceville.
The Waffler Truck is relatively new to the ‘Burgh, but we are happy they’re here. They’ve got breakfast, brunch, lunch, and hell, even dinner covered with their variety of gourmet waffle sandwiches. Follow them on Twitter to see where they’re off to next!
On a side note…
There’s two other trucks you may see out and about that deserve some attention too…
Style Truck, established in 2012, is a mobile boutique that travels Western PA. It carries American made or fair trade vendors and features local artists’ jewelry.
Broke Little Rich Girl is another fashion truck that you may have seen around town. The owner converted an old bread truck into her own boutique on wheels with a dressing room and hardwood floors. She carries trendy, but classic, with occasional vintage-inspired pieces for all ages. If you can’t make it to her, or vice versa, you can always check out her online store.