Vote For The 2013 Food Truck Rookie Of The Year

It has been a long year, and many things have happened over the course of the last 12 months. In the mobile food industry we saw the same type of growth around the world as we have seen since it’s rebirth in 2008.

2013 Rookie of the Year

For the third year in a row, we are conducting a contest to find out who our readers feel is the food truck rookie of the year. Last year’s contest was won by the the Crazy Good Burgers out of Morristown, TN. This year we had numerous submissions from around the country, and today, we are opening the the voting to help us determine who will be the Mobile Cuisine 2013 Food Truck Rookie of the Year.

We would like to thank all of those who voted for their choice of rookie food truck of the year. Voting will remain open until Friday, 1/24/2014 at midnight Central time.

Once the poll is closed, the truck with the most votes will be declared our winner.

Good luck to the contestants…and let the voting begin!!!

THIS POLL HAS CLOSED. The results will be announced shortly.

NOTE: Because we have had some issues with our polling system and individuals not being able to submit votes, we will provide the form below or email us at: to allow you to submit your choice. We are only accepting 1 vote per ip address, so we will be monitoring the results and only count a single vote per submission from the polling system or through email.


2017-03-31T08:41:24+00:00 By |Contest|

About the Author:

Richard is an architect by degree (Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan) who began his career in real estate development and architectural planning. In September of 2010 he created Mobile Cuisine Magazine to fill an information void he found when he began researching how to start a mobile hotdog cart in Chicago. Richard found that there was no central repository of mobile street food information anywhere on the internet, and with that, the idea for MCM was born.


  1. Juan Mantelle Jan 13, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Loved the food. Churrasco to die for. Sauces; Premier

  2. Lori Denison Jan 13, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Can’t seem to vote from here (mobile device). Trying to vote for PAC Pastries!!

  3. Lulu Jan 13, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Hi – We are so excited to be in the top 10. Just a heads up our name is spelled Paradise Shave Ice there’s no “D” on the end of shave. Would it be too mich trouble to update it? We have a lot of Hawaiian fans and it is an insult to call it shaved ice.

    Paradise Shave Ice

  4. Stephanie DeFazio Jan 13, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Paradise Shaved Ice – West Palm Beach, FL
    Is the best shaved ice I have EVER had. Also the MOST friendless people ever.
    I had the pleasure of enjoying a few of there shave ice at the 7th annual flags for a cure tournament..

  5. Eric carlson Jan 13, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Paradise shave ice Rocks

  6. evan hoffman Jan 13, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    ive tried the scauced up food truck i couldnt believe my taste buds of how good and the quality the sauced up food truck has to offer defiantly getting my vote

  7. Joanie Gaglio Jan 13, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Sauced up Food gets my #1 vote

  8. Joanie Gaglio Jan 13, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Sauced up Food is the best Food Truck I’ve ever eaten at!! It certainly gets my vote!!

  9. Erica Jan 13, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Sauced up

  10. Tony Jan 13, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Saucy Stache!

  11. Jordan Fertel Jan 13, 2014 at 9:56 pm


  12. Tony Thran Jan 13, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    1 vote for Saucy Stache

  13. Andrea Walcott Jan 14, 2014 at 5:08 am

    PARADISE SHAVE ICE – You haven’t lived till you’ve tried it!

  14. Regina Ojeda Jan 14, 2014 at 7:41 am


  15. Andrea Walcott Jan 14, 2014 at 8:16 am

    PARADISE SHAVE ICE – yaaaay!

  16. Re Jan 14, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Paradise Shave Ice is sooo good!! The coconut truck is my favorite!

  17. Jesse Jan 14, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Wow… Drove by sauced up food truck a few weeks back for a quick bite and couldn’t believe how friendly the staff were and delicious the food was. This company deserves to be heard. Good luck sauced up!!

  18. Adam Jan 14, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Sauced up !! Get sauced up! It’s the best food truck out right now.sauced up better win!

  19. Ann Fumarolo Jan 14, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    It has to be Rig-A-Tony… high end Italian in the world!

  20. Hannah Gordon Jan 14, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Sauced Up Food Truck Coral Springs gets my vote! These guys are awesome!!

  21. Greg braswell Jan 14, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Paradise shaved ice

  22. madalyn spindle Jan 14, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    PAC pasteries for rookie of the year! Go Shelbey

  23. Charles Pinter Jan 14, 2014 at 12:52 pm


  24. General Nip Jan 14, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I have been sauced up so many times. Cant get enough.

  25. James Jan 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I had the pleasure of eating Dough dough’s donuts and let me tell you can’t eat just one. Awesome!

  26. Lily Jan 14, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Saucy Stache got my vote.
    Delicious !

  27. Your Name... Jan 14, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Sauced up for president!

  28. Matty Gerardi Jan 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Sauced up!!!!

  29. Brigette Federighe Jan 14, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Sauced Up Food Truck is #1 by far

  30. Ellery Brower Jan 14, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Sauced Up Food Truck – Coral Springs

  31. Jay Jurgens Jan 14, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Paradise Shaved Ice all the way!!!!

  32. KC BBQ Truck Jan 14, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Detroit Coney!!

  33. Wade Jan 14, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Paradise Shave Ice is awesome!! You need to try it.

  34. Colie Canoli Jan 14, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Friendless? Is that a compliment? Lol

    Anyway whoop whoop SAUCY STACHE!!!

  35. carol gorman Jan 14, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Paradise shaved ice…. soooooo gooooooooood:):)

  36. Alex Jan 14, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Sauced up!!

  37. Elisabeth Gordon Jan 14, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Sauced Up Food Truck in Coral Springs, FL is by far the BEST food truck I have ever eaten at! From their Mac & cheese stuffed wings to their savory sliders, Sauced Up is a must try for any food truck fanatic. These guys know what they’re doing not only from a cooking stand point, but customer service stand point as well.

  38. Ron Brooks Jan 15, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Hundreds of guests at the Palm Beach Zoo “Food Truck Safari” events have flocked to Paradise Shave Ice. I’m blown away by Lulu’s flavor creativity!

  39. Brent Huffman Jan 15, 2014 at 9:42 am

    PARADICE SHAVE ICE!!! Good Luck Tiny!!!

  40. Jason Jan 15, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Paradise Shave Ice is the best!

  41. Ryan Jan 15, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Sauced Up all day! The stuffed wings are amazing and they keep adding new recipes and menu items. I have yet to try anything on the menu that wasn’t great. Cool looking truck too. Looks like that design must have taken forever!

  42. Luna Steel Jan 15, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Out of the entire list on one have been invited to appear on the Cooking Channel….
    DOugh DOugh’s Donuts !!

    Enough Said…..

  43. DL Lockhart Jan 15, 2014 at 11:51 am

    They have lots of flavors to choose from and great customer service.

  44. Alfred Jan 15, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Paradise shaved ice!!!! 😀

  45. mg Jan 15, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    paradies shave ice for the win!

  46. Saneria golden Jan 15, 2014 at 12:28 pm


  47. E B Jan 15, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Sauced up!

  48. Detroit Coney Food Truck Jan 15, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks man!

  49. Tanina Jan 15, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Brandon’s Little Truck!!!!

  50. conner cole Jan 15, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Sauced Up food truck coral springs

  51. Alissa Jan 15, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Dough Dough Donuts is the BEST!!! Yummy and Friendly!!!!!!!!!

  52. MrzAmbitious Jan 15, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Paradise Shave Ice taste delicious..

  53. Michael Davis Jan 16, 2014 at 3:00 am

    Vote Bacon Nation to #1. Best bacon burger i have ever had . Plan on trying every bacon item on the menu . You should too! Cast your votes before its too late.

  54. Pearlie Jan 16, 2014 at 6:16 am

    DOugh DOugh’s Donuts are the best!!!

  55. Marcia Batista Jan 16, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Voting for DoDo Donuts

  56. Andy Jan 16, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Paradise Shave Ice is unique and authentic. Brings back great childhood memories!!

  57. Saucy 'Stache Jan 16, 2014 at 10:04 am

    It’s so awesome to see such a big representation from Central and South Florida in the runnings! Best of luck to all the contestants.

  58. Nina Baretta Jan 16, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Brandon’s Little Truck

  59. Alexandria Covert-Miranda Jan 16, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    I vote for Saucy Stache — Miami Florida as #1 !!!!!

  60. Kristen Jan 16, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Saucy ‘Stache, all day every day. The superior “sauce.”

  61. Cristina Jan 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Saucy Stache

  62. Margaret Fry Jan 17, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Rig A Tony’s is awesome!!

  63. Rod Jan 17, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I don’t eat bacon, pork or ham, but these guys are the real deal!

  64. Manny Jan 17, 2014 at 9:38 am


  65. J Jan 17, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Where is the form?? I vote Detroit Coney Island Truck!

  66. LuLu Jan 17, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Bacon Nation is the best anywhere!!!

  67. Nikki Marie Jan 17, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    ^clearly they meant *friendliest. Easy mistake.
    And I agree, Paradise Shaved Ice is incredibly friendly and their eggnog ice is AMAZE-BALLS!

    PAC Pastry’s truck is adorable and the woman who owns it is a hard working, kind person who is clearly passionate about what she does.

    And I of course have to say Saucy Stache is the bomb dot com, because that’s my truck! Lol!
    All of us are awesome! #teamskiplunchandtryeverything!
    Yay food!

  68. Holly Beck Jan 18, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Dough Dough’s Donuts is by far, the BEST food truck out there! If you haven’t tried his loaded baked potato donuts, you don’t know what you’re missing. His hot vanilla glazed donuts are my next favorite.

  69. Donna Scagnelli Jan 18, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Paradise Shave Ice is the best!

  70. Martha & Roy Luttrull Jan 18, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    What’s Cookin’ Chef is soooooooo awesome. They are the best.

  71. Javier Santos Jan 18, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Thrilled that my Latin infused cooking is getting raves for the DFW area. Thank you to all my Churrasco fans!

  72. Cynthia Jan 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Paradise Shave Ice – West Palm Beach, FL IS THE BEST 🙂
    I can’t figure out how to vote.
    I VOTE FOR **Paradise Shave Ice – West Palm Beach, FL**

  73. Aline Jan 18, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    We are so excited to be the only truck representing the nation’s capital! Go Brandon’s Little Truck!!

  74. Martha Luttrull Jan 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    What’s CookN Chef is awesome

  75. James Roberts Jan 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Paradise Shaved Ice Ya!!!!

  76. Adi Jan 18, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Brandon’s Little Truck no doubt!!

  77. Jeff Hudson Jan 18, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Paradise Shave Ice is the best, no contest!

  78. ROGER / PATTI Jan 19, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    hands down, we are food truck paying customers. this is how myself and family relax. we owe it to “RED” dough dough donuts ha our vote. yes there are lot of other trucks that are good. but red puts the extra added touch with his cust, skills. we drove over 120 miles one way to stock his truck. all you food guys and gals keep it up please . we lov what ya do, thanks from this side of the truck.

  79. Anthony Jan 19, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Been stalking Saucy ‘Stache since they started and often pick up a few extra bowls to-go for the rest of the week. Awesome, AWESOME food.

  80. Jean Edwards Jan 20, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I vote for Dough Dough Donuts, Loxahatchee, FL

  81. Carl Jan 20, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    What’s cook n chef got me with beef churasco mmmmmm

  82. Erin Jan 21, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Rig-a-Tony’s. The best food ever!

  83. Ahmed Jan 21, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    What’s Cookin’ Chef – Dallas, TX

  84. Mrs. Melon Jan 22, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    What’s Cookin’ Chef rocks!!!

  85. Lisa Jan 23, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I vote for what’s cookin chef!! Dam good churassco sandwiches

  86. Becky Jan 23, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    What’s Cookin’ Chef!

  87. Dawn Douet Jan 23, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Very tasty and delightful flavors

  88. Dawn Douet Jan 24, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Paradise Shave Ice is the best I’ve ever had-very tasty and delightful flavors-efficient,pleasant and friendly service. Richard

  89. Westyn N. Jan 24, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Saucy Stache – Miami, FL

  90. Ms. Moore Jan 24, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Dough Doughs Donuts gets my vote!

  91. JOYCE CORNWELL Jan 25, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    What’s CookN Chef is the best food truck I have ever visited. The chef puts his all into every dish he prepares.

  92. Gilderoy Lockhart Jan 27, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Actually, Paradise Shaved Ice was also.
    A lot of other trucks were too.
    DoDo just happens to be the only truck bragging about it.

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