Philadelphia is no stranger to foodie traditions—and one that keeps getting better is our food trucks. With endless options ranging from brick oven pizza to locally sourced sandwiches, we rounded up 12 of the best for each type of cuisine you crave.
Finally, carbs you can feel good about. This bagel truck donates a percentage of every purchase to a featured nonprofit organization, so stop by and customize your order in three easy steps with your choice of bagel, schmear, and schmear mix-in. Vegans can also enjoy a bagel with dairy-free cream cheese. Various locations, 215-792-3892
When you love Mexican food, every day is Taco Tuesday. Head to this Queen Village truck for all of your favorites on soft shell tortillas—burritos, quesadillas, tacos, and Mexican-style sandwiches. Washington Avenue & South Fourth Street, 215-883-9191
Classic burgers are a thing of the past. When you're here, we suggest The Jawn—sloppy Joe, sliced rib eye, fries, red onion, grilled onion, whiz, and SpOt’s signature sauce—or the award-winning 1/2-lb. rib eye classic cheesesteak. Can’t find the truck? Check out the Girard Avenue brick-and-mortar spot opening this fall. Drexel University Campus, 484-620-6901
Yes, food trucks can be healthy. Grab a locally sourced lunch made with fresh and organic ingredients from the Farm Truck, where the menu change seasonally and dishes include unique offerings like pulled pork pancakes, artichoke pesto caprese, and pumpkin quesadillas. Various locations
These tots are anything but boring, with toppings ranging from Old Bay seasoning and drunk cheese sauce to sweet chili ketchup and garlic Parmesan. Plus, fun and delicious specials like bacon, egg, and cheese will make the Tot Cart your new favorite snack destination. Various locations, 215-713-4724
What happens when two best friends and Philadelphia natives come together to open a business? A delicious cup of Joe. Get through your workweek with a caffeine fix in the form of espresso or a Chemex drip coffee, and grab a local pastry for breakfast from this truck-turned-coffee-bar. 2400 Lombard St.
Those in Philly and Jersey: seek out these slices served truck-side. A 1949 REO Speed Wagon contains a wood-fired brick oven that makes hot, fresh, and organic pizzas with a perfectly thin crust. Start off with the roasted root salad or a house-made meatball appetizer. Various locations, 215-238-0900
The truck that claims to be "not your momma’s mac" proves it with every gooey, mouthwatering mac and cheese recipe under the sun. For a meal in true Southern style, order the Sweet & Smokey Brisket Mac, topped with slow-cooked, sweet-and-smoky brisket and a cornbread crunch. Drexel University Campus, 267-908-5662
When it comes to its menu, C&C keeps it simple: Beer-battered fried cheese curds made from Wisconsin cheese. Bite into a taste of the Midwest with the all-natural, unprocessed staple that’s fried to utter perfection. Various locations
Chef Zach Whirledge cooks up the best pork sandwiches a truck could offer, along with other favorites like molasses pork and beans, deep-fried pickles, and chili. But it isn’t just about dinner—stop by before work for French toast or a breakfast burrito. Various locations, 856-357-6821
Grab a bite from the truck that’s quickly becoming a Philly staple. (If you’re a Food Network fan, you already recognize its name from The Great Food Truck Race.) The genius cheesesteak invention served from this truck is a long roll cut with a hollow center, making just enough room for all of the delicious ingredients it's filled with. Various locations
Treat yourself French style with crème brulee, a slice of cheesecake, or our favorite: one of the French macarons of the day, with flavors like green tea or milk and honey, and seasonal delights like pumpkin custard. But when the weather gets especially scorching, be sure to ask for an ice cream macaron sandwich—the latest flavor to debut is white chocolate and Doritos. 38th Street between Walnut & Sansom