Whether you're cruising Wynwood or headed to South Beach there's likely to be a food truck nearby when hunger strikes.
Best Food Trucks in Miami
Miami's food truck scene has exploded over the last several years and, if you follow social media, it's easy to see where your favorite vendors are parked each day.
The easily recognizable blue truck is the rolling home to Moty's Grill. While the kitchen is kosher-style, it should be noted that it is not certified kosher. But that doesn't stop the Mediterranean cuisine from being some of the healthiest, freshest food around made in an immaculately clean mobile kitchen. Each pita pocket sandwich is served with lettuce, tomato, cucumber salad, hummus, babaganush, and tahini dressing. With fillings like falafel, kafta lamb and beef, chicken shawarma, and hand-cut ribeye steak you really can't go wrong. Bring the whole quaran-team and get the "3 Crazy Cousins" platter. It has all of the Moty's signature items on one plate and two kibbes, two falafels, and one chicken schnitzel.
When wandering around in the heat of Miami, few things could be more refreshing than gelato. HipPOPs puts its gelatos and sorbets on a stick and lets guests customize in a myriad of ways. The process is simple: choose your gelato/sorbet, choose your dip (full dip, half, or drizzle), then choose your toppings (secret step four: enjoy). The truck also serves dipped frozen bananas, cheesecake-on-a-stick, and boozyPOPs (call ahead for available flavors). Regular gelato flavors include Oreo, Nutella, Mexican chocolate chipotle, and pistachio. Fruitier, refreshing sorbets come in mango, strawberry, passion fruit, and more. Dip your cold treat in milk, sweet, or semi-sweet chocolate before rolling it in rainbow sprinkles, almonds, shredded coconut, or a handful of other delicacies.
The most mobile coffee in Miami comes out of a sleek, monochrome VW minibus. Naughty Coffee, unlike other street-worthy trucks, can be found both inside and outdoors but is frequently parked within the Aventura Mall. Like the truck's size, the menu is small but each coffee drink is crafted with precision and care. Get espressos, lattes, hand pours, and cortados. All of the matcha is hand-whipped. Specialty drinks include the Spanish latte, iced mocha, or salted caramel latte. Oat milk can be substituted for an additional charge.
Monster Burgers serves Columbian fast food out of a food truck appropriately the color of Slimer from Ghost Busters. It can frequently be found in Haulover Park, Pelican Harbor Marina, and Tropical Park on balmy Florida evenings. The menu is family-friendly and includes burgers, hotdogs, and fries. The veggie burger comes topped with lettuce, tomato, optional mozzarella, and the choice of the house monster sauce or a vegan sauce. The "Choridog" uses Columbian sausage instead of an all-beef frank. The welcome crunch factor comes from crushed potato chips and, of course, it's topped with monster sauce. Order a few Columbian empanadas or some fries with chorizo for an additional snack.
Gourmet Puerto Rican and Dominican food is common in Miami, but rarely is it on wheels. Don Mofongo is bringing the best of the Caribbean to the masses in it's bright green food truck. The hand-mashed mofongos (deep-fried green plantains) are made with the freshest ingredients alongside a slew of burgers, bowls, Caribbean-style tacos, burritos and Dominican fried chicken. The mofongos with fried pork chop, fried white cheese, and grilled chicken breast are the most popular recipes. Flip your idea of a burger on its head and get a "Chimi Burger" with Angus beef, tomato, fried cheese, cabbage, and tomato on Agua de Pana (similar to French bread).
The Miami Herald voted Caja Caliente the best tacos in Miami so it's no wonder it has both a physical restaurant and a mobile taco dispensary. The original truck had Monica Leon slinging tacos off of a two-foot grill. That success led to a bigger truck with outdoor seating and finally a brick-and-mortar restaurant to call her own. Caja Caliente serves tacos in every imaginable flavor: chicken, pork, steak, octopus, mahi-mahi, shrimp, gator, you name it. Bowls come in a similarly expansive variety. Save room for dessert because the sweet empanadas are where it's at.