Food trucks are more popular than ever here in Orlando, and it’s no surprise why. With wonderful weather all year round, casual outdoor dining options are always a great way to grab a bite to eat. Many of the tasty food trucks here operate on a rotation as well, so any night of the week, you can find something special waiting streetside.
Orlando is known for offering some of the best food in the state, and the local food trucks certainly live up to that reputation. Whether you’re visiting town heading on an adventure with the family, catching a game at Camping World Stadium, or you’re a born and raised Orlando native, the food trucks in town have something unique for every culinary craving. Let’s dive right into the best street food the city has to offer and where you can find them.
Tasty Takeover, Orlando’s Favorite Food Truck Event
Tasty Takeover is a full-scale food truck block party that happens every Tuesday evening. The event has been going on since 2011 and runs from 6:30 to 10:00 pm. You can find the trucks at 2424 E Robinson St Orlando, FL 32803, in The Milk District.
Tasty Takeover features different food trucks every week, and you can check out their event schedule to see what’s coming up. Free parking is available at The Plaza Live at 425 N Bumby Ave. While some of the trucks are regular fixtures each Tuesday, there’s always something new to discover. Check out these local favorites at Tasty Takeover:
Cholo Dogs is one of the most popular food trucks at Tasty Takeover. Their titular classic dog features chipotle mayo and BBQ sauce with tajin and jalapeños over a Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog. For a Mexican twist on a Chicago-style hotdog, try El Chicano, topped with crema, cotija cheese, a pickle spear, and tajin. Cholo Dogs frequents Tasty Takeover and other Orlando hotspots. Check out their website calendar for dates and locations.
Crooked Cow Creamery
The Crooked Cow Creamery is always a local favorite, offering some of the best ice cream flavors in Orlando. Their small batch creamery menu always adds new and exciting treats, along with classics like cookies and cream. This ice cream truck visits different sides of the city, but Tasty Takeover is a frequent stop on Tuesdays. Visit their Facebook page to find out where they are headed each week.
Hayburner is another truck that foodies always show up looking for in The Milk District on Tuesdays. With a mission to offer locally sourced and sustainable food, chef William Young delivers an exciting gourmet menu with street food flair. Hayburner’s lamb burger with goat cheese is one of their most popular items. For light munchies, they also offer a delicious fried green tomatoes appetizer. Find the Hayburner food truck’s next stop on their Facebook page.
À La Cart, Orlando’s Open Air Food Court
À La Cart isn’t your typical food truck stop. A unique social dining experience, À La Cart is an open-air food court featuring five semi-permanent trucks and a rotating lineup of craft beers. Participating food trucks can be found around a courtyard where you can lounge and enjoy your meal. Inside dining is available should the weather turn sour.
There’s onsite parking available, and unlike most of your favorite food trucks, you never have to track À La Cart down. You can find them every day at 609 Irvington Ave. Orlando, FL 32803. Some great options to try include:
PokeKai is one of the longtime favorites at À La Carte. Mouthwatering poke bowls pour out of their kitchen all day. The classic island flavor of the Hawaiian Loco Moco is always in demand, but they also feature a wide range of vegetarian and vegan options, including the plant-based Tofu Furikake Fries. Follow them on Facebook for new updates on their delicious menu.
SwedeDish is the only place in Orlando where you’re likely to find authentic, craft Swedish food. Immigrants Viveca and Håkan Averstedt brought their tradition of fine Scandinavian food to Central Florida, and you can find it each day at À La Carte. They offer casual bites, like their renowned mushroom grilled cheese, and some seriously big meals to satisfy the heartiest appetites. Try the Double Trouble Hell Burger, featuring two gigantic juicy patties drowned in red chili paste and pickled red onions. Visit their website to learn more about their flavorful menu.
Dulce Pecado is much more than just your typical sweet shop. Offering Belgian waffles and house-made ice cream, Dulce Pecado delivers treats that are so beautiful you’ll hardly want to stick a spoon in them. With parfaits, cups, and designer sundaes, this food truck is dishing out Instagram-worthy desserts to please every sugar tooth.
La Eskinna Mexican Street Food
La Eskinna is always a popular food truck in Orlando. There’s no chasing this one down since they’ve set up shop at 1826 Saturn Blvd Orlando, FL 32837. Open Sunday through Friday, La Eskinna offers some of the best tacos you can get at a great price. They offer classic Mexican favorites like carne asada tacos and a few dishes with a little Orlando fusion, like their birria ramen. If you’re short on time, you can order online and pick up curbside.
OverRice Filipino and Hawaiian plate Lunches
OverRice is a fusion Filipino-Hawaiian food truck with a bit of an Orlando spin. Their menu is incredibly extensive, but most patrons recommend the pork adobo or their famous huli huli chicken. Follow them on Facebook to check out their latest creations, as well as their expected weekly stops around the city.
El Barranquitruck Colombian Fast Food
This hotspot offers a Colombian feast featuring delicious cuisine that everyone can enjoy. If you visit, you have to try the classic Barranquiburger, or you could try the most authentic salchipapa that you’re likely to find anywhere near Central Florida. You can find El Barranquitruck near the Midas at 9825 S Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32837 every day 6:30–11:00 pm. Occasionally, you can find them at the Sand Lake Food Trucks Part at 5001 W Sand Lake Rd Orlando, FL 32819.
Hot Asian Buns Handcrafted Steamed Bao
Hot Asian Buns is a unique take on handcrafted steamed bao. Each dish they offer is unique and delicious. Some of the most popular picks are their pork belly confit or 12-hour brisket. Whatever you choose, make sure to pick up an order of their kimchi fries on the side. Hot Asian Buns will occasionally make an appearance at Tasty Takeover. Visit their Facebook page for their most up-to-date schedule.
Monsta Lobsta New England Style Lobster Rolls
Monsta Lobsta is the food truck to hit if you’re a seafood lover. Their New England-style clam chowder is heavenly, and their lobster rolls are loaded up with four ounces of fresh meat. This Maine-style popup trailer also offers catering for events and parties all over town. You can track down the Monsta Lobsta food truck via their online calendar.
Treehouse Truck Burgers and Cheesesteaks
The Treehouse Truck has some of the best burgers and cheesesteaks that you’ll find anywhere in Florida, including their famous Rachel’s Goat Cheese Burger. If you’re vegetarian, grab the Nada Steak Cheesesteak, featuring grilled mushrooms, onions, goat cheese, and greens.For an up-to-date schedule of their stops, visit the Treehouse Truck Facebook page.
Caketeer Cakes and Dessert
Caketeer is a brick-and-mortar custom confectionery and baker, but they also operate a food truck that tours the city of Orlando so you can find their sweet treats in different neighborhoods throughout the week. They create some of the most dazzling desserts, and their brownies are out of this world. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to see their scheduled stops.
Donuts and Real Espresso
Donuts and Real Espresso don’t do bizarre fusion or exotic, unheard-of delicacies, but if you’re searching for quality espresso drinks, look no further. The truck also offers freshly fried donuts on demand. Donuts and Real Espresso keep their Instagram page updated with their upcoming events, or you can look them up on Street Food Finder.
World Food Trucks Permanent Food Truck Park
If you’re a fan of street food, you have to check out World Food Trucks at the Visitor’sFlea Market in Kissimmee. World Food Trucks is the first permanent food truck park in Central Florida, and you’ll find a big selection of Orlando’s most popular trucks that visit every week, including many on this list. Parking is available onsite, and if this area is full, signs should point you to their overflow parking just a short walk away from the dining area.
Each vendor within the World Food Trucks park operates independently, so you’ll need to check individual schedules to see who’s there during the week. Visitors can enjoy World Food Trucks every day, from noon until midnight.
Food Trucks Galore
With a diverse population home to different cultures from around the world, it’s only fitting that Orlando has such a vibrant street food scene. Whether you’re planning your family’s next adventure in Orlando or just looking for ways to change up your dinner plans, you’ll never run out of tasty food options for every palate.