Eating street meat straight out of a roach coach — not exactly the most glamorous outpost for people looking for a quick bite. But lucky us, street vendors are hitting the road and glamming up fast food. We rounded up 25 of the best food trucks across the U.S. with meals on wheels that take a healthy, innovative, sustainable, and gourmet approach to standard street fare. Good Humor trucks may have been at the forefront of mobile treats, but now gourmet sandwiches, smoothies and salads are taking over. Here’s where to find the best of the best:
1. Blenders and Bowls — Austin, TX
Look out for this bright yellow truck with matching bananas strewn across the service window. Blenders and Bowls specialize in organic açaí bowls — a thick blend of the açaí berry topped with hemp granola, a variety of fresh fruit, and a drizzle of honey. These guys are all about the superfoods like cacao, chia seeds, goji berries, hemp, and yerba mate (just to name a few). Right now, the seasonal bowl is the Peach Won, which is topped with genuine Texas peaches. A cold treat that can be made vegan or gluten free, the bowls go for $7 each.
Track ‘em down: @BlendersBowls, or visit the brick and mortar store at 206 East 4thSt., Austin, TX.
2. Bon Me Truck — Boston, MA
This baby blue truck makes the majority of its drinks, dressings, and desserts from scratch. Popular beverages like the Thai basil limeade and ginger lemonade add some spice to standard warm weather drinks. Main menu offerings include rice bowls (brown rice available!), the Bon Me sandwich, and noodle salads (all $6). The most popular choice? The soba noodle salad with tofu and shiitake mushrooms drizzled with toasted sesame dressing, says Bon Me team member Jenn Ngo. Aside from daily protein specials, the truck always has Chinese BBQ pork, spice rubbed chicken, and tofu and shiitake mushrooms.
Track ‘em down: @bonme
3. The Cinnamon Snail — New York, NY
With a vegan and organic menu that changes seasonally, the snail features breakfast burritos and some pretty gourmet sandwiches when lunchtime rolls around. With no escargot actually on the menu, the snail gets its name from the truck’s signature cinnamon rolls. Expect to pay around $7 to $8 for sandwiches (like the maple mustard tempeh), and $2 to $4 for desserts like the miniature cheesecakes and vegan donuts, (and duh, those rolls).
Track ‘em down: @VeganLunchTruck
4. Clover Truck — Boston, MA
5. Food Farm — San Diego, CA
Find the entire list by Nicole McDermott at greatist.com <here>