Your guide to some of the best food trucks in Birmingham

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Discover all the food trucsk in Birmingham. Photo via We Are Wolves Birmingham, AL

Did you know our city is home to an incredible food truck scene? We’re bringing the best dishes on wheels in our guide to all the food trucks in Birmingham.

1. Little London Kitchen

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Little London is a food truck all the way from London. Photo via Bham Now

Little London Kitchen serves British comfort cuisine—think fish and chips, meat pies and amazing sandwiches—all from a red double decker bus!

2. The Heavenly Donut Co.

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Donut fans lining up for a morning treat from The Heavenly Donut Co. at Pepper Place Market. Photo via The Heavenly Donut Co.’s Facebook page

What works as dessert and breakfast? Donuts, of course! With Vincent van Dough, the Heavenly Donut Co food truck, you can live the best of both worlds and order enough donuts to last all day! Try out their donut of the month (currently apple pie) or order a classic option like chocolate with sprinkles.  

3. Eugene’s Hot Chicken

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Get the best hot chicken at Eugene’s. Photo via Eugene’s Hot Chicken

Don’t miss out on amazing hot chicken — try out Eugene’s Hot Chicken food truck! Their menu includes all of the chicken you could want, including wings, chicken sandwiches and the classic chicken and waffles. You can find this food truck by following the hashtag #whereseugene.

4. Cantina on Wheels

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Delicious food via iCANTINA at Vulcan AfterTunes. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Find Cantina on Wheels, order the chicken taco and thank me later! Everything on this food truck’s menu is delicious, plus with the size of their tacos, you can get a wide variety. I can’t wait to introduce this truck to my friends — with meat and veggie options, everyone will find something they love.

5. Wasabi Juan To Go

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The new Wasabi Juan’s food truck has a supercute paint job. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Wasabi Juan’s is the home of the south’s sushi burritos, and their food truck takes these burritos to go! Their menu includes a variety of foods that will satisfy any craving, from their famous sushi burritos to poké. Plus, you can order their frushi dessert for a sweet treat in your favorite form!

6. Dreamcakes Cupcake Truck

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Dreamcakes. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Sweet tooth gotcha craving some goodies? How does a frosted treat sound? Dreamcakes Cupcake Truck serves up an award-winning selection of famous flavors, from caramel sea salt mocha and chocolate cheesecake to peaches n’ cream, birthday cake and more! Also served at the truck – custom cakes, oatmeal cream pies and French macaroons.

7. Devil Dawgs

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Ready for some funnel fries yet? Photo via Devil Dawgs on Facebook

Don’t save your favorite fair food just for a special occasion! Devil Dawgs serves up some of the best options from hot dogs and chili dogs to nachos. It might be hard to choose which dessert you want — funnel cake or fried oreos? Go with friends or family, and split them all!

8. City Bowls

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Photo via City Bowls on Facebook

If you’re constantly craving something sweet but you want a healthier option, you probably know all about acai bowls. Birmingham has no shortage of places to grab this superfood, and of course, a food truck is on the list! With a storefront and a truck, City Bowls offers delicious acai bowls and smoothies.

9. Fetch

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Food Truck for dogs at Moss Rock. Photo- Cameron Balentine.

When you’re checking out these food trucks, don’t forget a treat for your best friend — your pet! Fetch is a treat truck for dogs that shares delicious, healthy treats for your dog. They have options like dog biscuits, cakes, and even ice cream safe for dogs!

10. Cheezin’ Gourmet Grilled Cheese

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Try some bomb grilled cheeses at this spot. Photo via Cheezin Grilled Cheese

You might recognize Cheezin’ from one of Bham Now’s newest posts all about grilled cheese. No more sandwiches with American cheese and white bread—this food truck offers every grilled cheese you can imagine. Their menu is full of great sandwiches, too, like steak melts and pizza melts. I’m definitely adding the pesto chicken melt to my must-try list!

11. Fryer Truck

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The perfect combination: live music and Fryer Truck fries. Photo by Marie Ghossein for Bham Now

If you like it, fry it. Fryer Truck has some of your favorite meals, and it puts them in an egg roll and fries them! Their current menu includes a buffalo chicken egg roll (yum), cheeseburger egg roll, philly cheesesteak egg roll and even a cheesecake egg roll. Sign me up! Plus, their fries with special sauce are a must-have. Trust me on this one.

12. K & J’s Elegant Pastries

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Cupcakes galore. Photo via K & J Elegant Pastries.

You’ve probably seen the decadent milkshakes and cupcakes from this food truck online before! This cake shop serves amazing treats that will be almost too beautiful to eat… Almost.

13. Aww Shucks

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Yummm. Photo via Aww Shucks

Owner Phillip Powell began providing the Greater Birmingham Area with his gourmet fire-roasted corn alongside his better half in March 2020. They wanted to give citizens who live a vegan lifestyle an option at festivals, concert events and more. However, anyone can enjoy the roasted goodness of their corn, whether vegan, vegetarian or meat-eater.

14. Nawlins Style Po’ Boys

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Photo via Nawlins Style Po Boys

Love Cajun cooking? Get a taste of New Orleans at Nawlins Style Po’ Boys food truck. Nawlins travels all around Birmingham serving the city with their authentic sauces, seasonings and po’boys. Po’boy styles include:

  • Bourbon Street shrimp
  • Canal catfish
  • French Quarter hot sausage
  • Nawlins cheesesteak
  • And more

15. Dirty Red

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Give me a bite of this. Photo via The Dirty Red

Dirty Red, named after owner Nelesha Dale’s nickname, is spicing up Birmingham. Dale opened her food truck in 2017 and has been sharing her savory dishes with the city ever since. Dirty Red offers:

  • Chicken
  • Quesadillas
  • Shrimp
  • And more

But according to Dale, you gotta try the corn and burgers. Her secret is using her own seasonings!

16. Fat Charles BBQ

We’re big fans of Fat Charles BBQ and they continue to wow the city with barbecue-style tacos more and more. Co-owners and brothers, Charles and Christopher Pilot, have been serving the city with their family’s secret recipes since May 2018.

They are known for having mouth-watering tacos, but they also offer:

  • Burgers
  • Chicken wings
  • Fried shrimp
  • Quesadillas

If you want a bite of those bangin’ birria tacos, I suggest you get there early—they sell out quick.

17. Cousins Maine Lobster

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Chris Papp, Birmingham Cousins Maine Lobster franchise owner. Photo Cousins Maine Lobster

Lobster rolls, lobster tacos, whoopie pies, oh my. Cousins Maine Lobster is officially here in Birmingham and rolling around the city with stops like Avondale Brewing Company. Follow their social media for updates on their daily stops.

18. Golden Boy Pizza

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Warning: this will make you hungry. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

It’s not delivery or carryout, it’s a food truck. Golden Boy Pizza is bringing a food truck to Birmingham by June of 2021, so the countdown’s on for crisp crusts and mouthwatering toppings.

19. Eat at Panoptic

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Catch the Panoptic Food Truck. Photo via Bham Now

Eat at Panoptic opened their first brick and mortar in Irondale on May 1, but it all began in a food truck serving up tasty sandwiches and sides. Executive Chef Raquel Ervin’s menu features her signature six-cheese spinach dip and sliders.

20. Beignets and Lattes Food Truck

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Beignets all day. Photo via Beignets and Lattes’ Facebook

If you need a caffeine and sweet treat fix, check out Beignets and Lattes when it rolls to a stop near you. They serve lattes, Nitro coffee, freshly-made beignets and everything else you need for a perfectly sweet day.

21. Hyderabad Dum Zone

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So many options here. Photo via Hyderbad Dum Zone

Hyderabad Dum Zone is an Indian food truck and one of my favorites with delish options like chicken tikka masala, samosas and waffle curry fries.

  • Find them: They visit different locations every day, so your best bet at finding them is following along on Facebook.

22. Hotbox

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HotBox is parked outside Good People. Photo via Parkside’s Facebook page

Good People beer and eats from Hot Box make the perfect combination. Now that Hotbox has parked outside of Good People, it’s even easier to enjoy them both. Hot Box has even paired beer suggestions with their menu items so you can eat and drink like a champ.

  • Find them: Hot Box is parked at Good People Brewing and open Wednesday-Friday 4-10PM, Saturday 12-10PM and Sunday 12-8PM.
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23. RendezVous

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Photo via @rendezvouskitchenco on Instagram

Looking for vegan options? You won’t want to miss RendezVous’s plant-powered menu with options like loaded curly fries, corndogs and chicken + waffles.

24. MELT

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Photo via roaminghunger.com.

Get the ooey, gooey, cheesy goodness that will truly satisfy your belly at the MELT food truck. Sweetly known as “Matilda”, the MELT food truck features melted cheese sandwiches, fries and local beers at Bham hotspots like Avondale.

25. Saw’s Street Kitchen

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Saw’s BBQ never lets us down. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Saw’s Soul Kitchen hits Birmingham with its food truck, Saw’s Street Kitchen. Southern soul food is delivered at this much-loved food truck that features Saw’s signature barbecue sandwiches alongside burgers, inventive specials, banana pudding and more.

What are your favorite food trucks in Birmingham? Let us know by tagging us @bhamnow.

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