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Food Truck Yums: Recipes Worthy of a Food Truck

Who slams on the breaks for a good food truck? We’ve got a round up of crave-crazy recipes from the best food bloggers that can be made at home to satisfy your ultimate food truck cravings. From tasty + bold sandwiches to indulgent bites and bowls.

Oh, and we’ve even covered food on a stick.

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Food Truck Inspired Recipes You Can Make at Home

I love food trucks. There is something adventurous about eating outside the brick and mortar restaurant. Of course, food trucks aren’t new. They have been around for years, serving up meals all over town to the busy people of the world. These days, however, food trucks have stepped up their game and are slinging new flavor combinations, wild recipes, and cultural food fusion that is hard to beat.

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A few of our favorite food blogs have created delicious recipes worthy of any gourmet food truck. To get each recipe, simply click on the title or the picture to visit their page.

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Sandwiches, Sliders + Such

Sticky Belly Pork Burger with Quick Pickled Vegetables – Kitchen Sanctuary

She had me at sticky. Wow, look at this delish Asian style pork burger. Makes me wanna sink my teeth into at least one. Or two. (Don’t judge.)

Side on shot of toasted brioche roll filled with sticky pork belly strips and pickled carrot, red onion and cucumber strips. Topped with jalapeno slices. Served on a wooden board.

Spicy Chicken Empanadas – Joy Filled Eats

My fave part about food truck food? It is usually pretty portable and extremely tasty. Like these traditional-style spicy chicken empanadas. I can already taste that steamy-hot filling in that perfect crust.

Spicy Chicken Empanadas with Cilantro Sour Cream - Low Carb, Grain Free, THM S

Maine Lobster Rolls – Striped Spatula

You cannot possibly make me believe that this is not the ultimate lobster roll sandwich right here. Forget the food truck, make this legit recipe at home.

maine lobster rolls on a wood board with french fries

Pesto Grilled Cheese – Beyond the Chicken Coop

Now this is my kind of grilled cheese sandwich. The fresh herbaceous pesto, a tangy tomato, on ooey-gooey cheese and buttery toast.

Pesto and tomato grilled cheese sandwich

American Patty Melts – Platter Talk

Classic food truck, right here. My mouth is watering thinking about those golden, caramelized onions on top of a beef patty and topped with melty cheese on rye. Sigh.

Ground beef & sweet caramelized onions, sandwiched between a toasted layer of rye bread and Swiss cheese all serve to make this Patty Melt the best of American food!

Grilled Gyro Sliders with Tzatziki Sauce – Plating Pixels

I absolutely love this idea of your favorite gyro flavors and creamy, fresh tzatziki sauce in slider form. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

Grilled Gyro Sliders with Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe - platingpixels.com

Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich Sliders – The Kitchen Girl

This is literally a trip around the world, and this Vietnamese-inspired recipe for chicken banh mi sliders looks so good. Great for parties, don’t you think?

Vietnamese classic gone slider! Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich Sliders made with grilled chicken, pickled veggies, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeno, mayo, and Sriracha. #banhmi #vietnamese #partyfood #gameday #sliders #grilledchicken

Buffalo Sliders on Sweet Potato Bun – Haute and Healthy Living

She sees your slider bun, and she raises you these amazing-looking buffalo sliders on sweet potato “buns”. Great for anyone cutting down on carbs. 100% yum.

Buffalo Sliders with Sweet Potato "Bun"

Asian Style Shrimp Burgers – This is How I Cook

These. Look. Fire!!! I can literally taste the bursting pineapple in every bite of these tasty Asian Shrimp Burgers. And look at the sear on these bad boys.

shrimp burgers

Hiroshima Okonomiyaki – Chopstick Chronicles

Every region of Japan is famous for their own version of Okonomiyaki, and the Hiroshima version looks very tasty to me. With layers of savory pancakes, yakisoba noodles, cabbage and more, this recipe is an explosion of traditional Japanese flavor.

Hiroshima Okonomiyaki served on a round plate with a pair of chopstick

Street Style Cuban Sliders – Latina Mom Meals

The combination of signature Cuban sandwich ingredients on a buttery slider bun has my taste buds ramped up. I will definitely be making this recipe soon.

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Lamb Burgers with Feta Sauce + Minted Tomato Salsa – Caroline’s Cooking

The combination of savory lamb, tangy feta, and the bursting fresh minted tomato salsa has me intrigued. This burger is certainly worthy of any gourmet food truck.

lamb burgers with feta sauce

Vegan Banh Mi Char Siu Tofu – Umami Girl

I am digging the fusion of flavor on this veggie-friendly sandwich. Don’t skip the marinade or the pickled veggies.

Vegan Banh Mi Char Siu Tofu

Epic Veggie Sandwich with White Bean Spread – Umami Girl

This sandwich has creaminess, crunch, color and all on a wholesome bread.

Epic Veggie Sandwich

Italian Hoagie Pulled Pork Subs – Erica’s Recipes

Classic Italian flavor on toasted, soft bread topped with tender, pulled pork and topped with peppers. Oh yeah, this is all me.

Italian Hoagie Pulled Pork Subs

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Bites + Sides

The Best Potato + Cheese Pierogis – Kitch Me

Comfort food alert! These homestyle pierogis are a great recipe to make at home when you want something filling and delicious.Grandma's Potato and Cheese Pierogi

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe Cheese Fries – What a Girl Eats

Gah! Talk about hitting all of my little girl comfort high notes here. Loads of homemade sloppy joe sauce on crispy fries …and cheese, too?? The ultimate!

 Sloppy Joe Cheese Fries; make the Sloppy Joe meat in the slow-cooker, top with cheese and onions. Game day favorite.

Patatas Bravas with Garlic Tomato Sauce – Buy This Cook That (that’s us!)

One of my personal favorite recipes on the blog, this addictive appetizer starts with crisp oven-roasted potatoes and is topped with a to-die-for homemade tomato sauce. Every bite is a mouthful of nom nom flavor, and you’ll be begging for more.

Patatas Bravas is an addictive appetizer that starts with crisp oven-roasted potatoes and is topped with a to-die-for homemade garlic tomato sauce. Every bite is a mouthful of nom nom flavor, and you'll be begging for more.

Korean Style Fried Chicken Wings – Karen’s Kitchen Stories

I would straight up elbow some people out of the food truck line to get my grubby paws on these delicious chicken wings.

Korean-Style Fried Chicken Wings with sesame seeds

Fried Salsa Verde Macaroni Cheese Balls – Erica’s Recipes

Yep, Erica needs a food truck, and I’m driving it. Wow at this flavor combination. The perfect bite!

Fried Salsa Verde Macaroni and Cheese Balls #MakeGameTimeSaucy #ad

Takoyaki Oyster Balls – Chopstick Chronicles

Learn how to make authentic Japanese street food in your own kitchen with this step-by-step recipe on how to make takoyaki oyster balls.

5 Takoyaki octopus balls served on a oval plate

Baked Chicken Meatballs – Sweet Caramel Sunday

Loving these tasty little baked chicken meatballs, and can’t wait to make these for the family. Excuse me while I jump face first into that sauce, tho!

Baked Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Slow Cooker Korean Short Ribs – Recipes From a Pantry

Get the ultimate recipe for slow cooker Korean Short Ribs with just 5 minutes of prep work. These look like they will fall right off of the bone. I’m so hungry!

a bowl of slow cooker short ribs

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Bowls

Mexican Street Corn Salad – Jo Cooks

There’s probably no street food that I love more than Mexican Street Corn, and this salad takes it a step further into bowl format. Cannot wait to make this recipe soon to satisfy my food truck cravings.


Mexican Street Corn Salad in a bowl topping with cotija cheese and parsley

Coconut Milk Shrimp Risotto – Went There 8 This

This is a must-try recipe for a bowl of delish flavors. Coconut and shrimp together served on creamy risotto, sign me up.

bowl of coconut shrimp ristto with mango and chimichurri

Quick + Easy Homemade Pho – The Girl on Bloor

Get your Pho Fix without every leaving the house with this fast + tasty take on a classic food truck item.

Quick and Easy Homemade Pho

Spicy Shrimp Ceviche – Dad With a Pan

Fresh, fresh and fresh. This easy and spicy recipe for shrimp ceviche looks super-yum.

Yakisoba – Chopstick Chronicles

Satisfy those noodle cravings and enjoy bowl after bowl of traditional yakisoba.

Yakisoba served on a big round and shallow plate

Easy Korean Beef Bulgogi – Nourish Nutrition Blog

The big, bold flavors in this beef bulgogi recipe put this at the top of food truck yums to try.

easy Korean beef bulgogi in a bowl with condiments in the background

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Tacos + Similar

Crispy Cheesy Vegan Quesarito – Spabettie

Crispy + cheesy? Sign me up. These delicious hand-held quesaritos look so tasty, don’t they?

Crispy Cheesy Vegan Quesarito @spabettie #vegan #dairyfree #airfryer #fastfood #burrito

Hawaiian Poke Burritos – The Food in My Beard

One bite into these perfectly seasoned burrito wraps of bluefin tuna and you will be hooked for life.

Blackened Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa + Sriracha Aioli – Lemon Blossoms

All the flavor is right here in this crave-worthy recipe for fish tacos. The combo of sweet mango and spicy sriracha will have your taste buds singing.

Full flavored, healthy and easy to make Blackened Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa and Sriracha Aioli. Fish fillets coated in a Cajun inspired spice mix served in warm tortillas and topped with a fresh and tasty mango salsa. Finish it up with a drizzle of creamy and spicy sriracha aioli for the best tacos ever!!!

Garlic Shrimp Tacos (Surf Taco Inspired) – Umami Girl

Garlic shrimp with lime + salt tossed cabbage and cilantro sauce really wow you with fresh flavor.

Garlic Shrimp Tacos Inspired by Surf Taco | Umami Girl

Brazilian Style Roasted Pork Belly Tacos – Went There 8 This

Pork belly, get in MY belly. These hand-held tasty tacos are loaded with Brazilian-inspired flavor for bite after bite of delicious. Don’t skip the homemade chimichurri sauce.

roasted pork belly tacos on a plate with cheese and cilantro

Caribbean Jerk Shrimp Taco with Plum Salsa – Easy Cooking with Molly

The jerk spice and sweet salsa marry for a tasty flavor combo that will be a hit at your next party. Plus they are easy to make.

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Crispy Shrimp Snack Shack Tacos – Karen’s Kitchen Stories

I love the fact that these little snack shack tacos are baked to get that signature crispy shell.

Crispy Shrimp Snack Shack Tacos #tacos #shrimp #quesadillas #foodtruckfood

Portobello Vegan Fajitas – Vegan Huggs

We are so in love with everything about this recipe. The savory spices, bright colors, and hearty strips of portobello mushrooms.

2 vegan fajitas on a black plate. Side of lime with blue napkin.

Food on Sticks

Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce – Lemon Blossoms

The flavors in this recipe for satay are outrageous. The spicy peanut sauce looks so dippable, I can’t want to try it. Is dippable a word? I don’t know. But it should be.

This Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce is absolutely delicious. Thin strips of chicken and beef get their flavor from the best Asian marinade! Grilled to perfection and  served with a spicy and addictive peanut sauce!

Homemade Mini Corn Dogs – Spend with Pennies

Can anyone really resist a great corn dog? Savory frankfurter on the inside with a sweet, corn batter on the outside, corn dogs are a food truck classic. Loving this mini version you can make at home.

homemade mini corn dogs

Yakitori Chicken – Chopstick Chronicles

The chicken in this recipe looks so tender, and the spices in the recipe are spot on. This is exactly the type of food I expect to get from a great food truck.

Yakitori Chicken

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Satay Skewers – Plating Pixels

Grilled to perfection, this recipe for pork tenderloin satay style has my gears turning! Time for me to fire up the grill.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Satay Skewers recipe - platingpixels.com

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6 Comments

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    [email protected] is How I Cook
    February 12, 2019 at 11:11 am

    I am in love with this post! You literally knocked it out of the park…or should I say food truck? It’s going to take some time but I can’t wait to work myself through this list! And thanks for featuring my shrimp burgers. They are pretty awesome!

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      Teri
      February 12, 2019 at 11:53 am

      Thank you so much! Your shrimp burgers look outstanding, I love that combination of Asian-inspired flavors. Can’t wait to try them. 🙂

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    Danielle Wolter
    February 12, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Thanks so much for including my recipes! This is just an amazing list of recipes. I can’t wait to try some of them 🙂

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      Teri
      February 13, 2019 at 10:15 am

      Listen, I got so hungry while putting this round up together. Your recipe (as always) looks amazing, and I can’t wait to get a taste.

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    Adrianne
    February 12, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Wow!! What a great collection of Food Truck foods. I haven’t eaten yet today (morning here in Australia) and now I want to eat ALL of these yummy foods. There is something cool about Food Truck ideas as they are snack like, delicious and don’t take hours to prepare. Thanks Teri also for including my Baked Chicken Meatballs. I’m off to find food. Cheers Adrianne

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      Teri
      February 13, 2019 at 10:16 am

      Loved your recipe, thank you so much for letting us include it in this round up.

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