15 Houston Food Trucks to Try
Food trucks are home to some of the most experimental and unique foods, or they can be a taste of authenticity. With Houston being such a culturally diverse city, there is no shortage of fun, authentic, and exceptional food trucks showing off Asian, Middle Eastern, Cajun, Mexican, and Latin American cuisine.
Whether you visit a Houston favorite or a new truck on the block, we’ve got 15 of Houston’s hottest food trucks right here for you to try.
List of Top 15 Food Trucks in Houston
Here’s our list of where to go in HTX if you’re looking to get the best meal from a place on wheels.
- Oh My Gogi!
- The DoughCone
- Houston Sauce Pit
- The Brunch Bus
- Tasty Arepa
- Yummy’s Hot Chicken
- Abu Omar Halal
- Mingo’s Latin Kitchen
- Infuzion Bubble Tea Bar
- The Birria Queen
- The Purple Flour
- Nabura Hibachi & Sushi Food Truck
1. Oh My Gogi!
A perfect example of unique flavor fusions, Oh My Gogi! Joins Mexican and Korean flavors and ingredients in their tacos, sandwiches, and quesadillas to create a delicious experience. They have 2 Houston food truck locations open every Thursday-Saturday in Midtown at Now or Never and Rice Village at Little Woodrows. But if a truck’s not near, there is also a brick-and-mortar restaurant in the Galleria area you can check out.
Must-Try Items:The OMG! Fries are a go-to item. Get them topped with cheese, spicy mayo, and the protein of your choice, and for extra fun, add a fried egg on top. And if you want some crunch, try the Kimchi Quesadilla with spicy mayo.
Burgers and milkshakes are the perfect pair, so that makes a BunSlut Smashburger and fruity pebbles shake the ultimate pair. It has a perfect location at the Galleria food truck park at 2829 Chimney Rock Rd, so there’s no excuse for not stopping by.
Must Try Items:
Of course, you have to get a Smashburger, but if you want to take it up a notch, the Slutty Melt has smashed patties with cheese between two pieces of Texas toast. Also, get either their cinnamon toast Crunch or Fruity Pebbles milkshake that is sure to put a smile on your face.
With chicken dishes inspired by all across H-town, Homies serves up Houston street food at its best. If there’s a way to serve chicken you can find it here, fried, in tacos, strips, even in mac n cheese. You can check their changing location on their website.
Must Try Items:The Second Ward Hater Tots loaded tots with fried chicken, black beans, onions, and bell peppers. Also, pick up the Sunny Side Fried Chicken with sauce and a sunny side up egg on fresh bread.
4. The DoughCone
Have you ever dreamed you could get ice cream served inside a donut? That dream could be your reality at The DoughCone. Their signature donut cones and homemade ice cream are a to-die for dessert you can find at Hermann Park on Tuesday and Saturday, Art League Market at Canary Coffee also on Saturday, and Buffalo Bayou Park next to the Cistern on Sunday.
Must Try Items:Well, The DoughCone only serves one thing, the DoughCone. Each one is made with a cinnamon-sugar coat on the outside and an inner lining of Nutella or Biscoff Cookie Butter. But you can mix it up with their unlimited toppings to make a unique creation of your own.
5. Houston Sauce Pit
Houston Sauce Pit is Houston’s first 100% vegan BBQ food truck and it doesn’t disappoint. Texas BBQ Sauce masters and owners of Houston Sauce Co. Jarrett Milton and Courtney Lindsey have created healthier and meatless versions of Texas BBQ favorites. The truck is located Tuesday-Sunday at 5000 Almeda Rd. but also makes other stops around town.
Must Try Items:Put this vegan BBQ to the test by trying their loaded brisket mac for that southern comfort feel or try another popular option, the chopped veef sammich basket.
6. The Brunch Bus
If you want an indulgent sweet, and savory brunch, find this bus. The Brunch Bus mixes soul food and brunch staples to create a unique menu you won’t find anywhere else. But don’t let the word brunch fool you, The Brunch Bus has a regularly changing schedule and location that they post on their Instagram. But when brunch stops being served all around town, you can be sure to get some here.
Must Try Items:For those with a sweet tooth, try the breakfast burger with bacon served on a donut bun or the Bayou Brunch with either a red velvet or belgian waffle and fried chicken.
7. Tasty Arepa
Tasty Arepa combines Colombian and Venezuelan street snacks for tasty bites in Houston. The truck is open Thursday-Sunday at 5002 Washington Ave in a lot with plenty of parking.
Must Try Items:You can’t go to a truck with Arepa in the name and not try one of their arepas. These South American staples are stuffed cornmeal cakes that are crispy outside and fluffy inside. Also, try popular options like their chicharrones
8. Yummy’s Hot Chicken
You’ve heard of Nashville hot chicken; get ready for Syrian hot chicken. Yummy’s Hot Chicken does hot chicken a little differently by adding Middle Eastern spice to a fan-favorite dish. Get some with a side of curry cheese fries, and you’re in for a fantastic meal. The truck parks itself at 1001 Westheimer Rd near midtown and in a lot with plenty of parking.
Must Try Items:Get either a Syrian hot chicken or maple buffalo chicken sandwich or if you’re feeling adventurous try their play on shawarma, the Frywarma with Syrian chicken.
9. Abu Omar Halal
What started as Houston’s first and only halal food truck now has brick-and-mortar and food truck locations across Houston and other Texas cities. Abu Omar serves up Middle Eastern street food like their wraps and bowls packed with meat, tomatoes, tzatziki, tahini, or garlic sauce. In Houston proper, they are parked in a food truck park at 7919 Westheimer Rd.
Must Try Items:There are so many shawarma options it’s hard to keep count. Two stand out, though, are their Italian-style shawarma with your choice of protein, shredded cheese, and pressed sesame seed Italian bread cut into 8 pizza slices or their chicken shawarma quesadilla.
10. Mingo’s Latin Kitchen
Savor imaginative Mexican & Latin cuisine at Mingo’s Latin Kitchen. This truck has it all with gourmet tacos, hand-pressed empanadas, sandwiches, and loaded papas fritas. The truck moves around town, so be sure to check their Instagram story for its daily location.
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The Mingo’s Fries are loaded with queso, cotija cheese, fried egg, and a choice of chicken, beef, or pork and the Fried Chicken gourmet tacos.
11. Infuzion Bubble Tea Bar
Infuzion Bubble Tea Bar brings bright boba tea to the food truck scene. Their refreshing and tasty menu includes classic milk teas, specialties, smoothies, slushies, frappes, and coffee. And they are perfectly located at The Food Zone food truck park, so once you grab your delicious drink, you can check out more trucks for a bite to eat!
Must Try Items:Texas is hot, have a slushie! Fun flavors to try are lychee, passion fruit, and kiwi. And you can’t go wrong with any of the classic milk teas, but if you want to mix it up, the honeydew milk tea is a great choice.
12. The Birria Queen
Find the best of this Tijuana specialty in Houston at The Birria Queen. The food truck parks itself at 4501 Almeda Food & Entertainment with a few other trucks, but you’ll know you’re in the right place when you see the hot pink truck. Besides quesabirrias, you can find ramen and churros by the pound.
Must Try Items:3 Crawfish Quesabirria Tacos and the Four Queens Mix to try all the quesabirria flavors.
13. The Purple Flour
Maybe it’s not how the Italians intended it, but getting pizza from a truck is how Houston’s gonna do it, and it’s delicious. The Purple Flour is cooking up 16” pizzas on the streets of Houston at 948 Wakefield Dr.
Must Try Items:The Mozza Abbondanza, a 16” specialty pizza with olive oil sauce, basil, parmesan, provolone, and fresh mozzarella. And before you eat all that bread, start off with some smaller bread, grab either their Pizzadilla or Bread Bites.
14. Nabura Hibachi & Sushi Food Truck
For delicious sushi rolls, hibachi, and even boba tea, try Nabura Hibachi & Sushi Food Truck. For a food truck menu, they’ve got a lot, serving up favorites like california rolls, hibachi chicken, and harumaki. The truck is parked at The Food Zone food truck park, with plenty of spots to sit down and enjoy.
Must Try Items:OMG Roll, a deep fried roll with shrimp tempura, crab salad, avocado, and special sauce.
We’ve shown you a vegan BBQ truck, but don’t worry, traditional BBQ lovers, we’ve got a truck for yall too. Lottie’s is another food truck at 4501 Almeda Food & Entertainment and they have BBQ plates, sandwiches, and wings.
Must Try Items:You could stick with traditional BBQ plates, but if you want something different, give their Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Loaded Fries with Brisket a try.
Food is sometimes just better from a truck. With unique flavor and culture combinations, these food trucks represent the diverse food scene in Houston and offer tasty bites across town. While some now have brick and mortar locations, many of these trucks are still in their humble beginnings. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover Houston’s hottest new dish.