Sometimes the boldest flavors can come from the smallest kitchens. That’s why in Baton Rouge, food trucks are a staple part of downtown events or nights out with friends. When you can pick it up, eat it on the street and keep the party going, it will be a hit amongst Louisiana folk. Here are some of the best meals on wheels in the Red Stick that you absolutely need to try.
Taco de Paco
Bringing you awesome tacos all over Baton Rouge, as said in their mission statement, Taco de Paco delivers classic and delicious Mexican cuisine. Try the Juan with angus steak, or the Pablo for a vegetarian option! As one of the more well-known food trucks among locals, they are seen at many events downtown. You can also reserve them for a backyard get together or have them cater a wedding!
With everything being made from scratch, Geaux Cuban offers delicious sandwiches, burgers, tacos and more with exciting Cuban flavors. As BR’s little piece of Cuba, this truck prides itself on being one of the main locations in Baton Rouge to indulge in authentic Cuban food. If you’re going to stop by, it may be obvious, but you must try the Cuban sandwich. The truck is mostly seen parked downtown for fun events, but you can seek their current location with the schedule on their website!
This family-owned and operated food truck is all about comfort food. Basel Market has everything from a morning coffee and muffin to custom sandwiches and baked desserts like macarons! For something a little more Cajun, try their crawfish Queso or pie. Warning: you may not want to share.
The Big Cheezy
Macaroni grilled cheese, Gumbo Mac n Cheese, it’s cheese heaven! The Big Cheesy has all kinds of cheesy creations, some a little more classic and some a little more wacky. For example, they have some seasonal specials like green mac n cheese for St. Patty’s day! You can catch The Big Cheesy near Tigerland on LSU’s campus or get it delivered, and get ready to say “cheese!”
Rouge a Roux's
Named after the Cajun werewolf myth the Rougarou, Rouge a Roux’s is always on the geaux around Baton Rouge. This truck is known for the Goudin Ball (boudin balls with gouda cheese) and one of their many speciality sandwiches, The Howler. To ignite the carnivore inside, try their beefed up burgers, jerk chicken po boy brisket and pulled pork sandwiches.
Curbside Burgers is the perfect example of a food truck to restaurant success story. This Mid-City neighborhood staple hosts some of the most unique and amazing burger creations. With classic diner dishes like milkshakes (some boozy), fries and sandwiches, Curbside is a local favorite. Order a Curbside Classic for an original taste, or something more adventurous like the Brian 3.0 with their famous pork belly preserves! They also have vegetarian options. Sit on their huge outside patio or sit inside and see the parts of the original food truck incorporated into the restaurant!
Fete au Fete
Stopped right on LSU’s campus are some of the most savory flavors in a small food truck called Fete au Fete. This truck is famous for dishes such as the Cajun Cubano, Crawfish Poutine, and the Trash Grits. Trust us, you will not want to share. You can also enjoy their food in Mid City’s White Star Market!
In Louisiana, there’s no shortage of good barbeque; but is it common to have your barbeque meal on wheels? Pullin’ Pork has classic southern barbeque favorites such as pulled pork sandwiches, smoked brisket and pulled pork nachos with sides like beans and slaw. They also cater events!
There’s nothing better than Louisiana crawfish that is quickly served and ready to peel. This little trailer makes some of the biggest, spiciest crawfish in Baton Rouge. With the convenience of a drive-thru, ordering is always easy and the food is always delicious. Crawfish-on-the-Geaux stays in its permanent location on Perkins Rd. from January to June so the crawfish is always easy to find and seasonal.