If there is one thing that Houston knows, it’s food trailers. In fact, if you are aiming to delve into the culinary offerings of the city, you simply have to check out some of the incredible food trailers found throughout Houston, Texas.
With more than 1,000 trucks offering all manner of delectable foods, you won’t have to travel far in Houston to get a taste of something new. From Thai to tacos, pizzas to barbecues, or seafood to sandwiches, you can find all your favorite meals being served on wheels!
Just be ready to queue, as the lines for these food trucks can get quite long – but we guarantee it’s well worth the wait!
A new addition to Houston’s food truck line-up situated at East Eleventh, Paperboy has been attracting quite the following, with hungry customers frequenting it for some sublime breakfast food to get their day started.
A lovely patio makes for a great seating area, where you can enjoy fresh coffee and any number of well-priced breakfast foods.
Popular items include the various hash bowls, sweet toasts, and sandwiches – the B.E.C (bacon, egg, pimento cheese on brioche bread) in particular is worth mentioning.
Whisler’s is a popular bar known for its mouth-watering cocktails and laid-back atmosphere, with a cool patio area that is ideal for unwinding with a few drinks with your friends. Better still, Tha-Kun is located right outside serving some of the best Thai cuisine in Houston.
Fans of spicy food will love their beef panang curry or waterfall pork, with these dishes carrying quite the reputation for their fiery bite. Milder offerings such as the peanut curry with grilled bread or beef with black noodles may go down a bit better for anyone that has had a few cocktails from Whisler’s!
It wouldn’t be proper to list the best Houston food trailers without giving a mention to a barbecue specialist! Meat lovers needn’t look further than La Barbecue, a vibrant yellow food truck located at East Cesar Chavez, which offers some of the most succulent smoked meats served from a mobile kitchen.
Expect to find the usual fare here, including ribs, brisket, BBQ sandwiches, pulled pork, and all manner of meaty delights. Make sure to get there before 6pm, as service stops then or possibly earlier should everything sell out.
Garbo’s Lobster Truck
Being a landlocked city, Houston doesn’t have the strongest presence of seafood cuisine among their food trailers, making Garbo’s Lobster Truck all the more inviting.
Founded by a native of New England, the seafood sandwiches here are have a distinct north-eastern style to them, with them either being drenched in butter or with mayonnaise, lemon and celery.
The trucks actually have no fixed location, so you will need to visit their website to find out where they are hitting. Their lobster rolls are seriously worth traveling for though, and with specialties such as lobster mac and cheese also available, visiting Garbo’s Lobster Truck won’t leave you disappointed.
While there are countless food trailers in Houston specializing in pizza, none of them offer anything quite as indulgent as Via 313’s Detroit-style pizza.
A square slice of pizza with a thick doughy base, caramelized cheese around the edges, and ample lashings of tomato sauce on sitting atop the toppings of your choice, Via 313 is the place to hit for some incredible pizza.
There are actually two Via 313 trucks, one located on near Craft Pride Rainy Street, and the other being situated right outside Violet Crown Social Club on Sixth Street – ideal locations for enjoying a beer along with your slice pizza!