Although food trucks are occasionally snubbed by those who aren’t in the know, these mobile eateries often turn out amazing culinary creations. College students with food trucks on campus know how great they have it — instead of schlepping off campus to pick up something interesting to eat, the food trucks make it easy to eat right where you are by physically driving to where customers flock. Not every school is lucky enough to have one or more food trucks serving their campus, but the students enjoying these trucks in particular surely understand how fortunate they are.

  1. Gorilla Gourmet: An eclectic cheese sandwich truck, Gorilla Gourmet has established a permanent location. Students from Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College can stop by after classes for some gourmet street food.
  2. Like No Udder: On the Brown campus, Like No Udder serves vegan ice cream, offering “World Peace Through Vegan Soft-Serve.”
  3. Yum Yum Bowls: UCLA students are no strangers to food trucks, as the university has contracted with more than a dozen trucks. One of those is Yum Yum Bowls, offering Thai fusion from a truck.
  4. Maria’s Italian Kitchen: To make up for slow traffic in the campus cafeteria, College of the Canyons ditched the facility and went all-truck for the school’s winter session, contracting with food trucks like Maria’s Italian Kitchen.
  5. Souper Freak: This conspicuously bright red truck shares soups, salads and sandwiches with Johns Hopkins students. Specialties include Vegan Thai Carrot, BBQ Chicken Wrap and Turkey Chili with Hominy.
  6. Gul’s Breakfast and Lunch Cart: As the top-rated truck on, Gul’s is well-loved for powering through long lunch hour lines with a great menu variety. Favorites include their cheesesteaks and grilled chicken pita.
  7. Rutgers Grease Trucks: Rutgers students can enjoy heart attack sandwiches in this group of fast food trucks. Buns stuffed with fried foods, like chicken fingers and mozzarella sticks, push the idea of what a sandwich can be in a deliciously greasy way.
  8. Calabria Express: Students with roaming hunger can get hot meals on the go at RIT’s dining truck, including a chipotle chicken sandwich, baked penne rigate, and daily specials.
  9. Wooly: As a support truck for the City College geology department, Wooly feeds students in the fields, equipped with an incredible kitchen that brings the estimated value of the truck to $120,000. Students from the culinary department accompany geology students on their trips to get on the field catering experience.
  10. Motosurf: In the Red Square of University of Washington, students are able to pick up Hawaii’an-style lunches with big portions and low prices.
  11. Clover: Serving the MIT community, Clover is entirely vegetarian/vegan with locally-sourced ingredients. Students can pick up seitan, soy BLTs and potato-tempeh salad.
  12. Alphabite: Alphabite is operated by the Miami Culinary Institute in a campaign to spread food culture innovation. The food truck features a big letter on the side, offering a hint to what’s being served, such as Q for barbeQue.
  13. El Tenampo: At UWM, students can get a taste of authentic Mexican food from El Tenampo, with $1.50 tacos within walking distance of campus.
  14. Armando’s Lunch Truck: Homemade hot sauce, breakfast burritos, and a spicy chicken sandwich are on the menu at Armando’s Lunch Truck, serving USC’s main campus with fast and friendly service.
  15. Grey Horse Tavern: The Grey Horse Tavern rolling kitchen serves organic and local food to students at Stony Brook University. This truck is a mobile unit from an established restaurant, offering foods that students can eat on the go, like grilled cheese and tacos.
  16. Red Hook Lobster Pound: At George Washington University, students can pick up lobster and shrimp rolls, Maine-style in mayo or drizzled with butter, Connecticut style.
  17. Mom’s Delicious Dishes: Students who miss the comfort food of home can visit Mom’s Delicious Dishes for meals made by real moms on the North Carolina State University Centennial Campus. They serve meatloaf sandwiches, gourmet mac and cheese and more. They visit the farmer’s market daily, using local and organic products whenever possible.
  18. e.a.t.: Also known as easy artisan takeout, e.a.t. serves the University of Pacific South Campus. The exterior of the truck was designed by art students, and caters to their peers, allowing them to use campus dining points for food like breakfast sandwiches and smoked brisket.
  19. Wafels & Dinges: Wafles & Dinges offers Columbia students two styles of Belgian waffle in a big yellow truck. Their butter is well loved, described by one student as “crack butter.”
  20. Lizzie’s Curbside Cuisine: Students and faculty at UConn enjoy this independent food truck with all of its offerings made by Lizzie herself from scratch. Lizzie has been serving students breakfast sandwiches, Swedish meatball grinders, jerk pork loin and more for over 20 years.

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