Check out all the food trucks, organized by what you're in the mood to munch on. Then, use our schedule to plan the weekend!

Ice cream? Seafood? Burgers? We have it all!

* Food truck names in italics denote gluten-free options available. Please note the lineup may change.

If you want something from the water or sea

A Taste of N’Awlns

Did you miss Mardi Gras? Not to worry. A Taste of N’Awlns Chef/owner Alan Franco graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park and makes everything from scratch right on the truck.

Recommendations: Crawfish mac & cheese, gator bites (made with real wild-caught alligator!) and jambalaya  

Vegetarian options: Red beans and rice – which is also gluten-free!

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: On Facebook at A Taste of Nawln’s

Cousins Maine Lobster

Get there early for this one – there’s always a serious line! But, trust us, it’s well worth the wait for lobster rolls with fresh Maine lobster. “Main lobster is the only sustainable fishery in the world,” says owner Jim Matz.

Recommendation: The Connecticut Roll – “The lobster meat is warmed and we add lemon butter,” Matz says.

Make it gluten-free: Lobster bisque and clam chowder and corn tacos are gluten-free. Order the lobster rolls without the bread – served on a bed of cabbage instead

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: Facebook.com/CMLobsterPittsburghPA

Surf on Turf

Michael Madigan of Vagabond Catering has a new venture – the Surf on Turf food truck. Specializing in lobster rolls, steak sandwiches and more, he says the truck is “a really cool land boat.”

Recommendation: Shrimp tacos

Vegetarian options: The vegetable taco

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: facebook.com/surfonturf

If you’re craving Greek or Mediterranean fare

Ash & Kris Kitchen

Ash & Kris Kitchen serves Greek Mediterranean fare all over the area, year-round. If you have a hankering for baklava, falafel or tabouli salad, this is the truck to visit.

Recommendations: The gyro – spice rotisserie lamb and beef wrapped in a pita and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and Ash & Kris Kitchen’s special homemade Tzatziki sauce

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: facebook.com/ashandkriskitchen

Hummus Pittsburgh

With this food truck, “Everything is fresh and homemade, daily,” says owner Louie Laith.

Recommendation: The Falafel sandwich

Vegetarian options: Laith says that anything on the menu can be vegan, as well as the obvious grape leaves, hummus and fries.

Make it gluten-free: No stress here – everything on the menu is gluten-free except the pita that they use for the sandwiches

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: Facebook.com/hummuspittsburgh

The Kabob Mob

“The Kabob Mob Food Truck is a Mediterranean-based menu,” says owner Liliane Khalil-Sabbagh. “My family, the Khalils, were one of the first families in Pittsburgh to introduce Syrian food. My father and uncle began in a small place on Semple Street in Oakland. So, I grew up around fantastic authentic food. KHALILS restaurant still exists on Baum Boulevard and is well-known by the natives of Oakland.”

Recommendations: The Bulldozer – angus sirloin shish kabob that’s seasoned and marinated, then grilled with tomatoes, onions, and peppers to order. Or, The ChicLit, which is marinated and seasoned breast of chicken.

Vegetarian options: Authentic homemade Syrian Hummos with homemade pita chips, tabouli salad, meatless stuffed grape leaves and The Pink Tiger – six tangy lemon garlic shrimp grilled to order

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: On Instagram @kabobmob18

Mr. Gyro

Looking to get your Greek food fix? Head to Mr. Gyro, which is 100 percent Greek authentic with homemade recipes – and family owned for 18 years.

Recommendations: The chicken or lamb gyro

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: mrgyrospa.com

Pita My Shawarma

This modern Mediterranean food truck is brand new – owner Jason Taylor hit the streets of Pittsburgh last fall. Fresh pitas from Pitaland in Brookline populate the menu, and they’re stuffed with chicken, beef or hummus and veggies.

Recommendations: the chicken shawarma or beef shawarma – both are served on fresh pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, pickled turnips and a garlic sauce (chicken) or lemon-sesame (beef) sauce.

Vegetarian options: Hummus wrap or fresh-cut fries

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: pitamyshawarma.com

If you have a hankering for a hot dog or other delicious sandwiches

Beander’s

Beander’s Restaurant & Tavern is in Elkins, W. Va., but their food trucks ensure you don’t have to travel that far to experience their homestyle sandwiches, appetizers and more.

Recommendations: Chicken or steak pitas

Make it gluten-free: They offer gluten-free buns on request, and their fries are gluten-free

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: beanderswv.com

 

Bulldawgs

For the past five years, BullDawg’s has been serving up locally-made hot dogs, cheese steaks, burgers and sausages across the region. They like to keep things local, using fresh buns made daily by Breadworks Bakery and serving condiments from Byler’s Farm in Slatington, Pa.

Recommendations: The cheesesteak or any of the burgers

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: bulldawgspgh.com

 

Franktuary

“There may be trucks older than us in Western Pennsylvania, but we are the oldest continually operating traveling food truck based in the city of Pittsburgh,” says owner Tim Tobitsch. “We have been food trucking since 2010 and our original restaurant opened when I finished college in 2004.”

Recommendations: The New Yorker – it’s an all-beef natural casing frankfurter topped with sauerkraut, sweet onion sauce and spicy brown mustard. “It’s the taste I grew up with as a native of New Jersey,” Tobitsch says.

Vegetarian options: Veggie dog, potato roll, poutine (the gravy is mushroom-based), New Yorker toppings, Texan toppings (if you request the vegetarian chili).

Make it gluten-free: Ask for a gluten-free bun. The local grass-fed beef dog, natural casing all-beef frank and veggie dog are all gluten-free, as are the toppings for the New Yorker and the Texan.

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: Facebook.com/franktuary

 

Hott Dawgz

Make sure you bring your appetite to this truck. Gourmet, quarter-pound, all-beef hot dogs are served with a plethora of toppings – served with a fork because a bun simply cannot contain it all!

Recommendations: “You can’t go wrong with any of our Gourmet Dogs, whether it’s bacon-wrapped, topped with coleslaw or mac and cheese,” say owners Natalie and Randy Gatten.

Vegetarian options: French fries, onion petals, fried pickles

Make it gluten-free: Sub a bun with a corn tortilla or lettuce wrap

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: hottdawgz.com

 

Jersey Subs

The name says Jersey and they’re based out of Morgantown, W. Va. – and they specialize in Philly Cheesesteaks. You might say they’re a bit of a trendsetter, as the truck has been around since 2008.

Recommendations: The Philly Cheesesteak, of course! Jersey’s cheesesteaks are made with fresh-sliced steak, creamy Boar’s Head American cheese, and served with or without peppers and onions.

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: jerseysubs.com

 

Oh My Grill

Take what you think you know about grilled cheese sandwiches and throw it out the window. Then, get in line at Oh My Grill and try to decide between myriad options of flavor combinations that you’ve only seen in your dreams.

Recommendations: Smoked gouda and white cheddar with bacon and caramelized onions with a chive cream dipper. On the side, their loaded baked potato salad is very popular – it’s got cubed baked potatoes, bacon, cheddar cheese and scallions with sour cream and chive dressing

Vegetarian options: There are a number of them, including vegan cheese

Make it gluten-free: Ask for gluten-free bread

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: On Facebook at Oh My Grill or Twitter @OhMyGrill

 

Primanti Bros.

It’s exactly what you’re thinking – the meat-filled, French fry-stuffed, coleslaw-topped sandwiches on wheels.

Recommendations: The Almost Famous Sandwich with either capicola, roast beef or pastrami, or loaded fries

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: primantibros.com/foodtruck

 

Yovi’s Chicago Hot Dogs

Yovi’s brick and mortar restaurant has been around for 26 years, but its food truck has just been on the road for about six months or so, serving up the same Chicago-style goodness and fresh, hand cut fries that the Downtown Pittsburgh restaurant does.

Recommendations: The Chicago-Style Dog, an all-beef dog served on a poppyseed bun and topped with mustard, green relish, tomato wedges, diced onions, pickle spears and sport peppers. Or, try the Italian beef sandwich, served on a baguette and topped with giardiniera vegetables

Vegetarian option: Veggie dog

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: On Facebook at Yovi’s

If you want a cool treat

Caustelot Creamery

“Our specialty is some of the best homemade ice cream in the Pittsburgh area,” says owner Mike Wertz. “Everything is made on-site at the event. It doesn’t get any fresher than that!” For the fifth year, you can spot the big blue truck at various events and locations around the area.

Recommendation: Cookies & Cream  

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: caustelotcreamery.com

Kona Ice

Hot days call for cool treats, and Kona Ice brings exactly that. The tropical-themed shaved ice franchise has been refreshing the region since 2011. Additionally, they regularly do fundraisers for local nonprofits, schools and youth sports. Everything on the menu is gluten-free.

Recommendations: Blue raspberry and Tiger’s Blood (strawberry/coconut)

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: kona-ice.com

Remi’s Rootbeer Wagon

Established in 2016, Remi’s Rootbeer Wagon offers nostalgic refreshment on hot summer days, specializing in old-fashioned flavors of soda.

Recommendation: Birch Beer

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: By looking for the PGH Halal truck

Sugar and Spice on Wheels

This dessert truck’s ice cream is made fresh daily at its brick and mortar store in Baldwin. They also specialize in employee and customer appreciation events.

Recommendations: Hot fudge brownie sundae

Vegetarian options: They carry Sticklers Ice Pops, which are made in Pittsburgh with fresh fruit and have no added sugar. Additionally, they are dairy free, gluten free, nut free and vegan.

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: 51sugarandspice.com/truck

If you have an adventurous, ethnic palate

Cilantro & Ajo

Brand new to our local culinary scene with a restaurant that opened on Pittsburgh’s South Side just a few months ago, the complement of a food truck allows them to bring authentic Venezuelan food to even more folks.

Recommendations: The arepas and pabellon bowl – a bowl with rice, black beans, sweet plantains, queso fresco and avocado

Vegetarian options: You’ll find a number of them, marked with a vegetarian symbol

Make it gluten-free: 80 percent of the menu already is!

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: cilantroajo.com

Las Chicas

In addition to traveling the local food truck scene since 2017, the Las Chicas truck also cooks up fresh Mexican cuisine at private events.

Recommendations: Anything on the menu!

Vegetarian options: Almost anything on the menu can be made vegetarian-friendly, and some, like the nachos or tacos, can even be made vegan.

Pay with: Cash or cards

Keep up with them: laschicastruck.com

Mobile Chef

“Our menu is world fusion cuisine, so you can create your own fusion flavor meal from around the world right here in Pittsburgh,” says owner Jamie Gatewood, who has a degree in hotel restaurant management and culinary arts.

Recommendations: American Buffalo chicken dip nachos

Vegetarian options: Salads, wraps, nachos, tacos, steamed rice and hummus

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: mobilechef.biz

Pgh Crepes

Since 2013, owner Ilmir Akhmetzyanov has been selling freshly-made crepes from scratch, smoothies and lemonade. New this year: poutine.

Recommendations: Strawberry banana, Nutella and gyro crepes are the most popular

Vegetarian options available

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: pghcrepes.com

PGH Halal

Halal means “permissible,” and according to PGH Halal’s website, in order “for any food to be considered Halal it must comply with the religious ritual and observance of Sharia law.” Gyros, salads, baklava, pitas and more are on the menu that features traditional dishes with a modern twist.

Recommendations: The chicken or lamb gyros

Make it gluten-free: Order the falafel

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: Twitter and Instagram, @pghhalal

PGH Pierogi Truck

Let’s face it, there can’t be a Greater Pittsburgh Food Truck Festival without a truck that serves pierogies! PGH Pierogi Truck’s specialty is, obviously, the pierogi, but they also have Eastern European favorites like haluski and stuffed cabbage.

Recommendations: The potato and cheese pierogi

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: pghpierogitruck.com

Steel City Chimneys

In Hungary, they’re known as kurtoskalacs, but in Pittsburgh they’re known as Steel City Chimneys. The chimney cakes are an old-world style bread grilled, wrapped on a spit and topped with sweet or savory toppings like walnut, hot bourbon caramel, chocolate chip, birthday cake, asiago cheese, bacon, olives or butter and salt.

Recommendation: Pick your favorite topping!

Vegetarian options: The bread is vegetarian-friendly, just choose the toppings accordingly.

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: Facebook.com/steelcitychimneys

If you have a sweet tooth

Concession Food Service

For nearly four decades, this stand has been making the rounds at area fairs and festivals.

Recommendations: Funnel cakes and shaved ice

Pay with: Cash only

The Dapper Doughnut Waynesburg

Serving up coffee and light, moist and slightly crunchy cake-style doughnuts, The Dapper Doughnut in Waynesburg has become a destination. Customers get to watch the doughnuts being made and then choose from 24 toppings and sugars – the possibilities are endless!

Recommendations: Cinnamon sugar and powdered sugar doughnuts

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: thedapperdoughnut.com/waynesburg-pa

Patti’s Pastries

Save room for dessert – for real. Patti’s Pastries offers jumbo-sized cupcakes in 12 different varieties, as well as jumbo-sized chocolate and vanilla lady locks.

Recommendation: The Brownie Batter Cupcake

Make it gluten-free: Order one of the gluten-free cupcakes on the menu

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: pattispastries.net

Sinkers & Suds

Freshly-made mini donuts topped to order, they’re more than just breakfast – especially with flavors like Sweet Piggy and Strawberry Cheesecake. Enjoy them as a sweet treat and add a side of cold-brew coffee for a pick-me-up.

Recommendations: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Sinkers

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: Facebook.com/sinkersandsuds

If you’re craving comfort food

The Coop Chicken and Waffles

“At The Coop, we make this classic sweet and savory dish just the way you’ve always dreamed of – with Belgian waffles and homemade fried chicken, both golden and crispy on the outside, and absolutely scrumptious,” says owner Justin Fitzgerald. What you won’t find? Added hormones, steroids or antibiotics.

Recommendations: The Chick-N-Waffle: homemade chicken tenders baked “with-N” a Belgian waffle. “It’s N-sanely tasty,” Fitzgerald says.

Vegetarian options: Dessert waffles and delicious homemade mac and cheese

Pay with: Cash, card or Apple Pay

Keep up with them: On all social media @thecooppgh

Mac and Gold Truck

Starting with a house-made cheese sauce, Mac and Gold Truck cooks to order batches of pan-heated mac and cheese. Then, they top it with a rotating, seasonal menu of meats and veggies – so, this truck is a one-stop shop for the whole family!

Recommendations: The Buffalo Chicken Mac, which is served with crispy tortilla chips and crumbled bleu cheese

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: macandgoldtruck.com

The Twisted Potato

“We have twisted potatoes (hence the name of the truck) topped with bacon, sour cream, cheese bacon, buffalo sauce or ranch dressing. We recommend all of the toppings,” says Samantha Galbreth.

Recommendations: Hot sausage sandwiches and of course, the twisted potatoes

Make it gluten-free: Skip the sandwich buns and everything else is gluten-free

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: Facebook.com/thetwistedpotatowashpa

If you’re a barbecue fan

Evil Swine BBQ

The truck might only be out during warmer months, but Evil Swine BBQ caters year-round. They’re known for their pulled pork and pulled chicken with specialty sauces for each.

Recommendations: Pulled pork nachos – topped with Colby jack cheese, salsa, jalapenos, sour cream and red pork BBQ sauce

Vegetarian options: Nachos can be made meatless, and the mac and cheese and coleslaw are also vegetarian-friendly.

Make it gluten-free: Order the smoked meats sans bun for a gluten-free option. The nachos are also gluten-free.

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: evilswinebbq.com

Gil’s Pit Beef

“Our meat is sliced thin, hot off the grill, and piled high on a kaiser roll,” says owner Tom Gilbert. “A large array of toppings and sauces finishes off the perfect meat sandwich.”

Recommendation: Pit beef sandwich with tiger sauce (mayo and horseradish)

Vegetarian options: Coleslaw and potato salad

Make it gluten-free: Forgo the bread

Pay with: Cash only

Keep up with them: facebook.com/gils.pit.beef

Wicked Ribs N’at

Based out of Wicked Witches Bar and Grill in Cheswick, Wicked Ribs N’at caught national attention on the Food Network’s “Carnival Eats” for the Conevore – a bread cone stuffed with barbeque beans, smoked brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken and topped with homemade coleslaw and a drizzle of their award-winning BBQ sauce.

Recommendations: Ribs or the Conevore, of course!

Make it gluten-free: Sauces and rubs are gluten-free

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: On Facebook at Wicked Ribs N’At

If you’re health-conscious

Health-A-Licious

In its third year, the truck travels around Western Pennsylvania with a menu chock-full of healthy, organic foods and drinks, as well as comfort foods.

Recommendations: The Big Mama Drama Loaded Fries with steak, shrimp and chicken. And, founder Tracie Hall says, “Our kabobs can’t get cooked fast enough to keep crowds happy!”

Vegetarian options: Southwestern and Medeterranian salads and wraps have veggie-only options

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: facebook.com/healthaliciousfoodtruck

Main Squeeze Juice

This truck specializes in raw, natural, local, cold-pressed juices. Smoothies and smoothy bowls can be made dairy=free by selecting almond milk.  

Recommendations: Revive – cold-pressed juice of kiwi, gala apple, granny smith apple, celery, cucumber and mint

Vegetarian options: Everything is vegetarian and

Make it gluten-free: Everything is also gluten-free, aside from the granola that tops the smoothie bowls

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: Facebook.com/mainsqueezejuice412

Terrene

Formerly the Chop Shop Salad Shop, Terrene only uses real ingredients and makes all of the sauces, dressings and marinades from scratch in small batches. “We guarantee great taste,” says owner Kimberley Haugh.

Recommendation: The Glorious Steak Salad – grilled beef strip loin, green leaf lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, roasted onions, roasted red peppers, hardwood smoked bacon crumble and classic ranch dressing topped with fresh fries

Make it gluten-free: Order the Southwestern Bowl or the Medeterrian Bowl made with falafel balls

Pay with: Cash only

Keep up with them: terrenepgh.com

If you’re in the mood for hibachi or Asian cuisine

Hoshi Food Truck

This Japanese hibachi-style food truck has been on the scene since the summer of 2017, doing private and corporate events, graduation parties, bridal showers and more.

Recommendations: Filet with fried rice

Vegetarian options: Vegetable delight

Make it gluten-free: Choose any protein served with steamed rice and double yum yum sauce

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: On all social media @hoshipgh

Hoshi Too

It’s “Part Too” of the Hoshi Food Truck, and this one has a selection of poke bowls and sushi rolls.

Recommendations: Salmon or tuna poke bowl

Vegetarian options: Vegetarian poke bowl

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: On all social media @hoshitoopgh

Le’s Oriental

It’s not a truck, but a tent – and Le’s Oriental likely gets the award for being around the longest – 25 years.

Recommendations: Freshley grilled chicken on a stick, homemade egg rolls, fresh vegetable fried rice and freshly-squeezed lemonade

Pay with: Cash only

Keep up with them: “I still have a flip phone,” owner Hai Le says.

Nakama

Pittsburgh’s South Side hot-spot has been on wheels for more than six years, ensuring that folks all over can get a taste of their hibachi and sushi.

Recommendations: Hibachi chicken over spicy lo mein noodles

Vegetarian options: Hibachi veggies, vegetable sushi roll, veggie egg rolls, and fried Brussels sprouts.

Make it gluten-free: Ask about the gluten-free options that are available

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: eatatnakama.com/food-truck

If you’re in an Italian mood

Bado’s

Bado’s Pizza Grill and Ale House in Mt. Lebanon has taken its show on the road, and the truck can serve anything that the brick and mortar restaurant does. The truck caters, as well.

Recommendations: Pizza!

Vegetarian options: Cheese pizza and bianco pizza

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: badospizzagrill.com

Emporio Meatball Truck

Under the umbrella of Pittsburgh’s Burnt Orange Restaurant Group (known for Sienna on the Square, Mercato and the Emporio Meatball Joint), Matthew Porco’s creative Italian is now on the move. Have your meatballs in a bowl, on a sandwich or on their own with a variety of sauce options.

Recommendation: The meatballs!

Vegetarian options: Veggie balls

Make it gluten-free: Order the gluten-free meatballs

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: Instagram, @emporiomeatballjoint

Pyles of Pasta

Not only is Pyles of Pasta the only pasta truck in West Virginia, but it’s also the largest and most-favored truck in the state. They specialize in pasta, but also serve appetizers, salads and sandwiches.

Recommendations: Chicken pesto macaroni and cheese

Vegetarian option: Vegetable pasta primavera

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: plyesofpasta.com

Wood Stoked Oven

Now in its third season on the road, customers appreciate the quality and love that this truck puts into its pizzas.

Recommendations: The Margherita pizza: classic red sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil

Vegetarian options: Cheese pizza, the aforementioned Margherita pizza, and the spinach, tomato and onion white pizza

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: On Facebook, Wood Stoked Oven, LLC

Rolling Meatballs

Just like the name implies, meatballs are the star of the show at this food truck. They also have an award-winning sweet and spicy chili, homemade mac and cheese and a delicious hot sausage sandwich.

Recommendations: The meatball sub or eggplant parmesan meatball

Pay with: Cash or card

Keep up with them: facebook.com/rollingmtbls