One of the most welcome additions to the food scene in recent years is the rise of the food truck. We are long past the days of funnel cakes, cotton candy, and turkey legs being the main options for mobile eateries. A range of cuisines is now available, much of it rivaling traditional brick-and-mortar establishments. Here are some of the best Baton Rouge food trucks and their locations. 

Mexican & Latin American Food

Mexican, and other Latin American dishes, are some of the most popular dishes. Many of these vendors are spread out along Highway 190 from Frenchtown Conservation to the I-10 corridor. Chiko’s Taco and Azteca’s are great choices along with Taqueria Sanchez, which offers barbacoa and tripas along with more traditional taco ingredients. Chamo’s Venezuelan Food Truck represents South America with a menu including arepas, patacones, and pipitos.

Chicken from soul food fest

BBQ & Fried Chicken

For great barbecue, here are some highly regarded stalwarts. Pullin’ Pork garners rave reviews with its smoked meats and sides as does Oak & Smoke BBQ Company which also adds pork belly to the usual offerings. Boo’s Best BBQ stakes a claim for Louisiana as an origin source of great BBQ with their take on grilled classics. Chicky Sandos and Clutch City Cluckers are masters when it comes to another Southern staple: fried chicken. Try their Nashville hot options when you’re feeling the need for heat.

Fried catfish

Classic Louisiana Fare

Louisiana is famous for many iconic foods so you would expect to find excellent boudin, shrimp & grits, and crawfish on our streets. Tre’s Street Kitchen’s menu includes a range of goodies from po’ boys to Cajun Bourbon Chicken. Crawfish on the Geaux has boiled mudbugs by the pound when in season along with familiar Cajun sides. For excellent drinks and desserts look for The Lemonade Bus at local gatherings along with City Gelato who always draw a crowd with their impossibly creamy Italian ice cream offerings. 

Brewery Food Trucks

Many local breweries feature food trucks. Tin Roof Brewing and Agile Brewing have permanent offerings, while others such as Cypress Coast Brewing and Rally Cap Brewing have rotating vendors. 

Italian ice

Where to Find Them

Certain areas are natural gathering places for food trucks. Downtown Baton Rouge, the LSU campus, and the Acadian Perkins Plaza Shopping Center are popular spots. Farmers markets are also prime locations so check out the Zachary Farmers and Artisans Market for their market days and rotating truck vendors. 

Food Truck Events

The popularity of mobile food vendors has also spawned a slew of gatherings where you can sample to your heart’s content. Perkins Food Truck Roundup has periodic events, and BREC hosts a Food Truck Frenzy at one of its parks periodically. 

Those are just a few of the plentiful food truck options in and near Baton Rouge. Others spring up all the time so please check back for more events and vendors.