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No matter what food you crave, you can find it on wheels
by Ebony L. Morman
Now that spring is in full swing, it’s officially food truck season. While Charlotte has plenty of brick-and-mortar restaurants, there’s something about a restaurant on wheels. Many Charlotte chefs have taken their menus mobile and here’s where you can find local food trucks serving cajun shrimp spuds, birria tacos, seafood mac, and more.
22 Street Kitchen
The menu is described as California-style creole fusion. The truck can be found in Huntersville, Kannapolis, Matthews, Charlotte, Davidson, Concord ,and other surrounding cities. Check online for the schedule.
Facebook: 22 Street Kitchen
Ace of Spuds
The potato-forward menu serves up loaded spuds throughout Charlotte. The truck is often in downtown Mooresville for dinner on Saturdays and several different locations for lunch during the week. Check online for the most recent schedule.
Facebook: Ace Of Spuds Truck
Another?! Food Truck
The truck’s menu puts a modern spin on Southern and Northeastern dishes with items such as seafood mac, hot chicken smash, and fried brussels. You can find the truck throughout Charlotte and frequently at OpenTap. Get an updated schedule online.
Facebook: Another Food Truck
The restaurant serves a variety of smash burgers and fries around Charlotte and frequently in downtown Mooresville. Check online for a schedule.
Facebook: Bae’s Burgers
Chickpeasy on Wheels
The menu is Mediterranean fusion with items such as hummus, falafel, cucumber salad and more. The truck can often be found at Lake Norman and Crafty Beer Guys in Huntersville. Check online for a schedule.
Facebook: Chickpeasy On Wheels
Detour Coffee Bar
The mobile coffee bar can be found throughout Charlotte in places such as Sardis Place in Matthews and The Vue in Uptown. Check the schedule online.
Facebook: Detour Coffeebar
The Garbage Truck
The truck serves trash plates, a Rochester, New York specialty. There’s an option to build your own plate or order a signature item. Wraps and burgers are also offered. The truck is often in Southend at 1328 S Tryon Street. Check online for an updated schedule.
Facebook: The Garbage Truck
Halal Food Cart
The Uptown staple food cart serves Mediterranean dishes on the corner of 101 N Tryon St.
Facebook: Halal Food Cart Uptown Charlotte
Katsu Kart Sando Shop
The menu from this UPPY Award-winning truck offers Japanese katsu sandwiches and can be found regularly at HopFly Brewing in South End.
Facebook: Katshu Kart Sando Shop
Nacho Average Truck
The nacho-heavy menu serves loaded nachos, burritos, quesadillas, and more. It can be found often at AvidXchange. Check online for the schedule.
Facebook: Nacho Average Truck
Romeo’s Vegan Burgers
The vegan restaurant has a brick-and-mortar location but the truck can often be found at 8428 University City Blvd. Check online for an updated schedule.
Facebook: Romeo’s Vegan Burgers
Sandra Lee’s Country Kitchen
The menu is full of dishes that have a Southern flare such as jumbo fried shrimp, fried chicken, fried okra, and more. It can be found often at The Temple Charlotte in Ayrsley. Check online for a schedule.
Facebook: Sandra Lee’s Country Kitchen
Soul Gastrolounge Food Truck
The food truck does pop-up events throughout Charlotte (including the upcoming Charlotte StrEATs Festival). Check online for an updated schedule.
Facebook: Soul Gastrolounge
The food truck serves birria tacos, wings, bowls, and more. It can be found in South End at Hoppin’.
Facebook: Tacos Rick-O
Formerly known as Scratch Kitchen, the truck’s menu offers salmon burgers, burritos, wraps, loaded sprouts, and more. It can be found at Armored Cow Brewing.
Facebook: Tiny Biscuit
Ve-Go Food Truck
The popular vegan food truck can be found throughout Charlotte and often at Divine Barrel Brewing, Pilot Brewing, and Birdsong Brewing. Check online for an updated schedule.
Facebook: Ve-Go Food Truck
Wrap ‘N’ Roll
Menu offerings include wraps, rolls, and small bites. The truck can be found at SipCo in Concord. Check online for a schedule.