Food Truck Roundup

Published On July 2, 2014 | By Chelsea Strub | Lists

Cover photo Pittsburgh EventsWe 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

Our Top Picks: PGH Taco Truck & Brassero Grill Truck

food truck pittsburgh events 1The 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!

Brasserogrill Pittsburgh EventsBrassero 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!

Also check out: Aponte’s Latin Flava, L.A. Taco & Lomito Truck

American Classics

Our Top Picks: Franktuary & Mac & Gold

franktuary Pittsburgh EventsFranktuary 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.

Mac and gold Pittsburgh Events

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.

Also check out: BRGR & The Steer and Wheel

Sandwiches n’at

Our Top Picks: Oh My Grill & Street Foods

OhmyGrill Pittsburgh Events“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 Pittsburgh EventsStreet 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.

Also check out: Reids Fresh Express & South Side BBQ Company

European Greatness

Our Top Pick: Pittsburgh Pierogi Truck

Pittsburgh Perogi Pittsburgh EventsPittsburgh’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.

Also check out: Saucy Mamas & Miss Meatball

Food from the East

Our Top Pick: Fukuda Food Truck

Fukuda Pittsburgh EventsIn 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.

Also check out: Chakh Le India, India on Wheels, Moonlite Express, Pad Thai Express, Nakama

Sweet Treats

Our Top Picks: Bella Christie Sweet Boutique & The Waffler Truck

Bella Christie Pittsburgh EventsThe 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.

waffler Pittsburgh EventsThe 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!

Also check out: Coffee Buddha, PGH Crepes, The Pop Stop

On a side note…

There’s two other trucks you may see out and about that deserve some attention too…

Style Truck Pittsburgh EventsStyle 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 Pittsburgh EventsBroke 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.

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