Menu Help 2017-03-31T08:39:59+00:00

Food Truck Menus

From menu design to culinary lessons as well as our recipe index, we’ve got the menu solution for your food truck.

Menu Design

  • trendy ingredients

Don’t Let Trendy Ingredients Rule Your Food Truck Menu

You know what I and many other food truck diners don’t want to see any more? Salted Caramel. We will even toss in Sriracha for that matter. Don’t get me wrong, both of these are great [...]

  • protein sources for a vegetarian

Top 5 Protein Sources for a Vegetarian Food Truck Menu

Every week, across the country, more food trucks are joining the Meatless Monday project. Whether they have full on vegetarian menus, or trucks that serve meat but offer meatless options, more and more questions are [...]

  • genetically modified

Keep Away From A Genetically Modified Menu

Many food truck owners pride themselves on knowing what goes into their menu, and what doesn’t. Many across the country strive to buy sustainable grains and natural meats. These same food truck owners have found [...]

  • Veganizing Your Menu

Veganizing Your Menu For Meatless Monday

If you are a mobile food vendor who is wondering if veganizing your menu of existing food truck recipes is possible, the answer is clearly YES.  Your menu items and even recipe books with meat [...]

  • Pricing Strategies

Avoid These Food Truck Menu Pricing Strategies

How much should you charge for your the items on your food truck's menu?  How do you know if that price is right?  If your prices are too low, you’ll be working really hard for [...]

  • menu

Developing The Right Menu For Your Food Truck

As an owner of a gourmet mobile food business you want to impress your customers. This starts the moment they walk up to your service window. Outside of your food truck design, the best way [...]

  • Correct Portion Sizes

Correct Portion Sizes Are Essential For Food Truck Success

Correct portion sizes are essential for food cost and quality control in your food truck. They reduce food waste, ensures a consistent and quality product, expedites food preparation and service, and has a big impact [...]

  • daily menu specials

Daily Menu Specials: 5 Tips To Keep Your Customers Coming Back

Developing a rock solid menu is essential for running a successful food truck, but fantastic daily menu specials can supercharge your customers and keep them coming back for more. Taking photos of your daily specials [...]

  • local food

Sourcing Local Food For Your Food Truck Menu Ingredients

Local food.  It sounds great on paper, and it may even be the thing food truck patrons claim they care about most.  But the reality is that food trucks are businesses. Sounding good isn’t going [...]

  • menu makeover

Menu Makeover: Alter Your Menu Without Changing The Food You Serve

Having a well-developed and organized menu to represent your food can make a world of difference to your food truck's success. Take a look at your food truck menu. Look at it as if you [...]

Culinary Lessons

  • purchasing

Know What You Are Purchasing For Your Food Truck

As a food truck owner, are you purchasing naturally raised steak or grass fed meat, when you are purchasing fresh chicken, do you know what are you really getting? Know What You Are Purchasing For [...]

  • building flavor

Basic Techniques For Building Flavor Into Your Food Truck Menu

One of the common denominators in the best food trucks is great food. The term great food may be vague, but ultimately, you know what it is when you taste it. Building flavor is what [...]

  • food allergies

Properly Serving Food Truck Customers With Food Allergies

Food allergies in the food truck industry have become more of a threat over the past few years. According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), it’s estimated that up to 15 million Americans have food [...]

  • food safety mistakes

5 Common Food Safety Mistakes You Want Your Food Truck Staff To Avoid

Food truck operators understand the challenge of keeping a culture of cleanliness in their truck. Good routines and habits can be difficult to reinforce, but it’s important as errors in kitchen sanitation can lead to [...]

  • organic vegetables

Useful Facts About Organic Vegetables Food Truck Owners Should Know

Today we will focus our attention on one of the pros and cons to food truck owners using organic vegetables in their menus. Even those trucks or carts that have primarily meat filled menus, they [...]

  • food tasting

Why It’s Important To Have A Food Tasting System On Your Food Truck

For most people who have ever been taught to cook, whether it was from a family member or in culinary school, you learned early on that you need to taste your food as you are [...]

  • bacon

Create Bacon Wrapped Dishes To Add Some Sizzle To Your Menu

Most people agree that everything tastes better with bacon. Wrapping foods in bacon is a fad with serious staying power. The unique and addictive flavor of it keeps most food truck operators coming back to it. The [...]

  • cooking vegetarian

Cooking Vegetarian Foods On Your Food Truck

Whether your food truck customers are strict vegetarians, vegans or you simply want to add a few vegetarian meals into your menu rotation, Cooking vegetarian meals can be done as easily as any meat-based [...]

  • Food Truck Veggies

Pump Up The Volume Of Your Food Truck Veggies

Treating your food truck veggies with the same respect you would a nice cut of meat and knowing how to cook them and which seasonings might enhance them is critical to a food truck's menu. Whether [...]

  • Arugula

Arugula: A Superfood For Bones On Food Trucks

As our readers know our Monday featured articles are set aside for the promotion of the Meatless Monday food program. In today’s article we will focus our attention on healthy source of nutrients and low [...]

Recipe Index

  • Authentic Carne Asada Taco Recipe

Authentic Carne Asada Taco Recipe

The traditional taco truck has been cruising around California streets well for over 40 years. Most have menus with various styles of tacos, but in most cases, their best sellers have been their authentic carne asada [...]

  • fig newtons

Recipe: Homemade Fig Newtons

If you are like me, you spend time analyzing your favorite store bought foods and try to figure out how to make them yourself. Today I will share a recipe for for one of my [...]

Recipe: Ketchup

Forget about buying this American staple—homemade is so much better and an inspired way to use up those extra tomatoes. Ketchup Yield: 3 pints Ingredients 4 quarts (about 24) ripe tomatoes, peeled, cored, and chopped 1 [...]

Recipe: Gnocchi

With today being National Potato Day and last night's premier of season 4 of The Great Food Truck Race we thought this recipe for gnocchi from Tyler Florence would be a great match for sharing [...]

Recipe: Ginger Sweet Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Chef Rocco DiSpirito's healthy Now Eat This! Truck brings fresh food and nutrition education to kids in need.This makeover of the traditional Chinese chicken dish has all the tasty ginger flavor and a touch of sweetness, but [...]

Recipe: Brisket Tacos

Today is National Brisket Day, and thus we felt that an easy to go recipe using brisket would be appropriate for a mobile food vendor. Brisket Tacos Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 4.5 hours | Yield: 6-8 tacos [...]

Recipe: Tequila Shrimp Tacos

Today is National Shrimp Day and to celebrate we are sharing a fantastic shrimp taco recipe from Taceaux Loceaux, a "Crazy Good", New Orleans food truck. Tequila Shrimp Tacos Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Yield: 4 tacos [...]

Recipe: Lamb Gyros

Although today is National Roasted Leg of Lamb Day, we felt that a lamb gyro recipe would be more appropriate for a mobile food vendor. That being said, Roasted Leg of Lamb would make for a tasty [...]

Recipe: Chicken Adobo Empanadas

Today is National Empanada Day and the Empanada Intifada, a guerilla gourmet food truck serving SlapYourThigh delicious, life-reaffirming, health-promoting, local, seasonal, damn-near-treasonously good empanadas from New Orleans has shared their recipe for Chicken Adobo Empanadas in honor of this occasion. Chicken [...]

Recipe: Eggplant Parmesan

Today is National Eat Italian Food Day and Papa Perrone of Jianetto's Pizza Truck out of New York City shared his recipe for Eggplant Parmesan in honor of this occasion. Eggplant Parmesan Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 35 [...]