Memphis Food Trucks Put the Pedal to the Metal
Rolling restaurants are the perfect fix for the foodie obsessed. Popular in major cities like New York and Los Angeles, the craze has now hit Memphis. Get your meals on wheels with these Memphis food trucks.
Revival Food Truck owners, Crash and Bettis, cut their teeth in some of the best kitchens in the Southeast. Their braised short rib tacos topped with red onion marmalade, horseradish slaw, cheese and cilantro speak for that hard work. Made fresh daily with local ingredients, the tacos are best paired with chipotle sweet potato salad and Krispy Kreme bread pudding (topped with homemade caramel sauce of course).
Just because it comes from a truck doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy. Fuel Food Truck takes that approach with meats and poultry that are grass fed, humanely raised without hormones and antibiotic-free. You can usually find the Fuel Food Truck parked downtown during the work week. Its turkey and ham served on baguette bread with spicy pineapple mustard, swiss, lettuce and tomato will cure any case of the Mondays.
Honk, honk, south of the border is calling. Roll up to the Tamale Trolley for Ensenada style steak tacos. Tasty corn tortillas and sizzling steak are smothered by veggies, a light sour cream-based sauce, squeeze of lime, onions, cilantro and salsa. For dessert, grab a strawberry tamale and devour it under the shade tree in the park.
Everyone’s Talking About
The perfect food truck food has to be the hot dog - it’s portable, fast, cheap and filling. You won’t find any limp dogs soaking in warm water at Memphis Munchies, but you will get a deep fried dog topped with your choice of slaw, chili, cheese, onion, ketchup or mustard. Don’t miss the signature “Miss Piggie” dog – a deep fried hot dog wrapped in bacon and topped with shoulder meat and house made coleslaw. You know you’re doing good when your food truck has been nominated by the Food Network for its Great Food Truck Race program as well as the Cooking Channel.