Are you a crazed food truck addict? Then this article is for you! The modern food truck movement began in San Francisco in 2008 and has taken the nation by storm ever since. The idea is that you offer a single item, do it better than anyone else, and take your show on the road. Many would-be restaurateurs develop a following with their food trucks until they can establish a brick-and-mortar location, but many still keep their trucks moving! Here are five of my favorites to whet your appetite to find your next Utah food adventure!
Get ready for the world’s best corndog! These quarter-pound, 100-percent pure beef dogs are hand dipped in a secret recipe batter and then deep fried to golden perfection. They offer the usual condiments, but the absolute mind-blowing best is the honey drizzle—wow! Also on the menu is their popular smoked cheddar brat and their heavenly cheese sticks made with Tilamook Colby Jack and Pepper Jack cheese. Visit worldsbestcorndogs.com to find a truck near you.
This Korean barbecue in a cup is another long-standing food truck that can be found all over the state. The large variety of bowls is one of the reasons I like this truck so much. I can get spicy or mild. I can choose from chicken, beef, pork, or tofu. And there is even an option for fried potstickers! The bowls all come with noodles, rice, cabbage salad, and a variety of condiments. Definitely a full meal in a bowl! Go to cupbop.com to see their current food truck schedule.
This customer favorite was one of Utah’s first food trucks and has not only stood the test of time but now has multiple store locations to purchase these delicious waffles. The melt-in-your-mouth Belgian waffles have the special addition of pearl sugar, which creates a unique sugar crunch on the outside and a soft, creamy texture on the inside. The choices of toppings—from fruit to chocolate to whipped cream to caramel—will keep you coming back for more! Find a truck near you at waffluv.com.
The true food truck aficionado will travel anywhere to feed their addiction. And so it is with me. I drive to Torrey just to have one of these incredible burgers. My favorite is the mac n cheese burger, but come hungry or share. It doesn’t hurt that Torrey is next to my favorite hiking hangout—Capitol Reef National Park. Follow them on Facebook or Instagram at @capitolburgertruck for updates on their food truck locations.
To round out my fab five food trucks, I’ve picked San Diablo Artisan Churros. The name says that they are from the devil, but trust me—they are heaven sent! These artisan churros have lots of filling to choose from, but what really sets them apart is the selection of cinnamon sugars. You can have the traditional one, but I recommend stepping out of your comfort zone to try something different like the fiery Diablo sugar! The churros are fried to order, so they are always soft and fresh! They post their food truck schedule on Instagram, so be sure to follow them at @sandiablochurros.
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