On the Food Truck Trail
Catch these award-winning Jersey food trucks everywhere from Asbury Park to Jersey City and see how eating-on-the-go is just as tempting as dining in!
It’s dessert all day at this food truck, where the ice cream-like confection is actually 100% bananas blended to refreshing perfection. Look for the colorful truck graced by Amanda, the monkey and help yourself to breakfast banana, pina colada, or S’mores, then add a variety of toppings.
Aroy-D, The Thai Elephant
Take this truck’s Dare, Double Dare or Triple Dog Dare when it comes to Thai spice, but be prepared either way for authentic Thai fare (hits include the mango sticky rice, dumplings, pad thai and Drunken Noodle) served out of a self-built truck that used to be a tool van.
The Cinnamon Snail
This celebrated truck brings vegan food to the street, offering fresh, seasonal specialties as well as gluten-free options. Sample from samiches like the Korean Barbeque Seitan or Thanksgiving Sandoo and chase with delicious donuts and pastries.
For artisan cupcakes on the fly, Cupcake Carnivale is your van. This award-winning truck delivers more flavors than you could find at a stand-alone, including Not Your Father’s Root BEER Float and Strawberries & Champagne bakes.
You may have had empanadas—Spanish meat pies—before, but none like this! The Caribbean and Mexican spices, touched with a little Southern heat, elevate this little snack to gourmet heights. Find one of their nine trucks all over the state and go for the pulled pork and cinnamon apple options.
Five Sisters Food Co.
Named after the owners’ five daughters, Five Sisters’ award-winning gourmet street fare includes whiskey-glazed burgers and hickory-smoked meatloaf sliders. Pig out on Pig Fries, thick cut fries topped with pulled pork.
Mannino’s Cannoli Express
The Sicilian cannoli served out of this sleek black truck is no joke: the chef imports the shells from Sicily. Enjoy Mannino’s Original Chocolate Chip cannoli or try one of the seasonal offerings like blueberry, peach or pumpkin.
Oink and Moo BBQ
According to The Daily Meal, this is the sixth-best food truck in the country, and it’s not hard to see why. With pulled pork tacos, scrumptious chili and a mean black bean quesadilla on the menu, Oink and Moo’s on-site Cookshack Smoker lives up to the hype.
For more food trucks, visit the New Jersey Food Truck Association.