7 Of The Best Food Trucks In Richmond, VA
The explosive growth of food trucks in the last several years means that there are more mobile dining options than ever before. Whether at a festival, craft brewery, or a simple food truck court, hungry patrons are no longer limited to the same one or two possibilities. Today, Richmonders’ food truck options are as good and plentiful as they’ve ever been. And the best news is that, by their nature, it’s easy to try a handful of them at once – after all, you’ll often find these food trucks clustered together at the same event!
Boka Tako Truck
For many people, Boka epitomizes the food truck movement in Richmond. Popular since 2010, this truck was one of the first to bring fusion tacos to Richmond. Boka Tako Truck offers a variety of options, but we promise you’ll want to try a trio of “Takos For Your Mouf.” You can find Boka at nearly all local festivals, as well as various craft breweries and food truck courts. And if you can’t locate one of the various trucks, you can find them at a brick-and-mortar location in the Southside.
Christopher’s RunAway Gourmay
Christopher’s RunAway Gourmay serves the lunch crowd downtown at four separate food carts (three of which are located on Main St. between 8th and 12th, plus one near MCV). The idea? Provide simple yet delicious (helloooo Tarragon Chicken Salad), inexpensive lunch options that are easy to get to regardless of which downtown building you call your office. Featuring a small selection of pastas and sandwiches, everything on the menu is under $6.50.
Dank Eats offers up funky (read: delicious) pitas featuring some awesome marinades and curry fries (or, you know, other fries, but the curry fries are definitely what you should get). Since 2008, Dank Eats has been touring music festivals in the Southeast, and in 2015 the food truck became a staple at Richmond events.
This ice cream truck is all over town, but if you need a weekly fix (that doesn’t involve visiting one of their five brick-and-mortar stores in Richmond), you’ll always find it at Hardywood Food Truck nights on Thursdays. Unlike many of the other trucks on this list, Gelati Celesti was a brick-and-mortar business first, and then went mobile. Driving around top-quality ice cream without ruining it may appear difficult, but Gelati Celesti nails it, consistently scooping ice cream and bringing joy to RVAers.
Happy Empanada has been part of the Richmond food truck scene since 2012, though they still make their name-sake delicacy the old-fashioned way. These delicious empanadas are made using traditional methods and authentic ingredients with fillings like chicken and sun-dried tomatoes, black beans and sweet corn, or apple and guava (you won’t regret this one). Make sure to check the schedule on their website because they’re always roving around town!
If you like your food space-themed but also insanely delicious, this is the food truck for you. Intergalactic Tacos serves up the freshest chips and salsa with killer tacos to indulge in. Everything is made fresh in house (in truck?) and it shows. We highly recommend the Pork Carnitas with Rocket Sauce. You’ll always find them at The Veil Brewing for Taco Tuesdays!
Zorch Pizza has brought New York-style pizza by the slice to Richmond. But not to worry, anyone who wants more than a slice, Zorch also serves up full pies! We love every single specialty pizza they offer, but you HAVE to try the Broosel Sproots pie (it makes us feel healthy?). Zorch Pizza is always around Scott’s Addition, so check the schedule to find which brewery you’ll drink and dine at today! Plus, keep an eye our for their new brick and mortar location to open in Carytown any day now!
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