The best food truck in every state

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When you’re a kid, the best food is picnic food. The taste of the outdoors, the sense of adventure, the feel of being ‘in the moment.’

As an adult, you can live without the ants in your sandwiches. But that’s okay because there’s something better to eat, and it has the same appeal as the childhood picnic: food truck food.

Even the healthiest food truck food feels wrong in a very right way. A meal from a truck? That’s the culinary equivalent of a nap on a sunny park bench! A truck meal is a snatched moment, a tasty triumph for the urban hunter-gatherer. The appeal and versatility of the food truck have helped the industry to survive even as bricks-and-mortar eateries have gone under.

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The rise of food trucks

“Food trucks were well-equipped to withstand pandemic restrictions, as they’re naturally to-go and socially distanced businesses,” says Luz Urrutia, chief executive of small business charity, Accion Opportunity Fund. “Many food truck owners stepped forward to seize opportunity during a time of great uncertainty.”

While food truckers lost sales like any other business, many beat the odds by paring down to focus on their core service and appeal. Now, the trucks have a head-start in the post-Covid economy. They may disappear back home every night, but food trucks are here to stay – so ZenBusiness has found the best one in every state and city (according to Yelp recommendations) and America’s best food truck in every category. And we’ve sourced some top tips from food truck owners for chefs looking to start a food truck business.

Note: Food truck data was not available for Arkansas. 

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Alabama

Image Credit: The Peppered Pig / Neomam.

Alaska

Image Credit: Mochileros Street Food / Neomam.

Arizona

Image Credit: Crazi’s Hot Chicken / Neomam.

California

Image Credit: Los California Tacos / Neomam.

Colorado

Image Credit: Tacos Navarro / Neomam.

Connecticut

Image Credit: Los Garcia Mexican Fusion / Neomam.

Delaware

 

 

Image Credit: Russell’s Quality Food / Neomam.

Florida

Image Credit: Tacos Las Californias / Neomam.

Georgia

Image Credit: Tex’s Tacos / Neomam.

Hawaii

Image Credit: La Birria Food Truck / Neomam.

Idaho

Image Credit: The Funky Taco / Neomam.

Illinois

Image Credit: The Happy Lobster / Neomam.

Indiana

 

 

Image Credit: The Famous Taco / Neomam.

Iowa

Image Credit: Tacos Degollado / Neomam.

Kansas

Image Credit: The Flying Stove / Neomam.

Kentucky

Image Credit: Rolling Oven / Neomam.

Louisiana

Image Credit: Rollin Fatties / Neomam.

Maine

Image Credit: Taco del Seoul / Neomam.

Maryland

Image Credit: Mediterranean Halal Food Cart / Neomam.

Massachusetts

Image Credit: Mei Mei Street Kitchen / Neomam.

Michigan

Image Credit: El Oasis / Neomam.

Minnesota

 

 

Image Credit: Taqueria el Sueno / Neomam.

Mississippi

Image Credit: One Guy Steak and Chicken / Neomam.

Missouri

Image Credit: Pigwich / Neomam.

Montana

Image Credit: Cajun Phatty’s / Neomam.

Nebraska

Image Credit: Dos de Oros / Neomam.

Nevada

Image Credit: Daddy’s Tacos NV / Neomam.

New Hampshire

Image Credit: B’s Tacos / Neomam.

New Jersey

Image Credit: No Forks Given / Neomam.

New Mexico

Image Credit: Birrieria Y Tacos Alex Tijuana Style / Neomam.

New York

Image Credit: Neno’s Gourmet Mexican Street Food / Neomam.

North Carolina

Image Credit: Papi Queso / Neomam.

North Dakota

Image Credit: Taco Bros Food / Neomam.

Ohio

Image Credit: Tacos Locos / Neomam.

Oklahoma

Image Credit: Waffle That / Neomam.

Oregon

Image Credit: Bing Mi Food Truck / Neomam.

Pennsylvania

Image Credit: Octopus Falafel Truck Neomam.

Rhode Island

Image Credit: Sazon Bandit / Neomam.

South Carolina

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Image Credit: Dashi / Neomam.

South Dakota

Image Credit: Swamp Daddy’s Cajun Kitchen / Neomam.

Tennessee

Image Credit: Taqueria Jalisco-ANIA / Neomam.

Texas

Image Credit: Tacos Tierra Caliente / Neomam.

Utah

Image Credit: Taqueria el Rey de Oros / Neomam.

Vermont

Image Credit: Beansie’s Bus / Neomam.

Virginia

Image Credit: Redwood Smoke Shack / Neomam.

Washington

Image Credit: Burger Seoul / Neomam.

West Virginia

Image Credit: Dem 2 Brothers and a Grill / Neomam.

Wisconsin

Image Credit: Fresh Cool Drinks / Neomam.

Wyoming

Image Credit: Nipa Hut / Neomam.

Methodology

The list of cities was based on this list of US cities with a population of over 100,000.

For each city, we used Yelp to locate “food trucks” and sorted them by ‘recommended.’ The top food truck for each city is the highest-ranked result (as appeared on the 1st page of search results) with at least 20 reviews and a star rating equal to or higher than 4.5.

The top food truck for each state and each cuisine is the highest-ranked result (as appeared on the 1st page of search results) with at least 20 reviews and a star rating equal to or higher than 4.5. To compile the top 10 Food Trucks in the US, we isolated the winners from the top trucks by city/state rankings that had the most reviews.

You can find more information about food trucks across the U.S. at ZenBusiness.

This article originally appeared on ZenBusiness.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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