July 2022

Top-19 Food Trucks in Nashville

We use ratings, sales and requests from the BFT platform and first hand tastings to determine our Best food trucks in Nashville list. Nashville is a top five US City for food trucks. There are amazing food trucks at every turn. So when you read this best of list, know that these trucks aren't just some of the best in Nashville, they're some of the best food trucks in the Country.

#19: Driving You Donuts

Desserts
Donuts

Mini Donuts? Driven directly to you? WHAT? Driving You Donuts does exactly what they say they're going to do. They bring their amazing mini donuts directly to you. Easily the most popular donut truck in Nashville.

Driving You Donuts is the highest rated food truck on the Best Food Trucks system. With a 4.94/5 rating. It's likely only one person rated them less than a 5, and they probably had not had their coffee yet.

Try out their crazy delicious Fruity Pepples donuts, or keep it old school with a delicious 8 pack of glazed donuts. If you're feeling adventures and want to turn donuts into a full meal, don't miss the Maple Bacon donuts. Warning: You may be disappointed with other donuts for the rest of your life!

After you've had your fill of Maple Bacon, make sure to try out the Strawberries and Cream.

Driving You Donuts
Mixed Double

Mixed Double

Standard 8-Pack

Standard 8-Pack

Dozen

Dozen

Maple Bacon Donuts ( 8-pack)

Maple Bacon Donuts ( 8-pack)

Maple Bacon Donuts (Dozen)

Maple Bacon Donuts (Dozen)

Cookies & Cream (8-pack)

Cookies & Cream (8-pack)

#18: Chang Noi Thai-Lao

Asian
Asian Fusion

You can’t help but smile when you visit Chang Noi! Smiles are contagious and this family run business is full of them! Let by the gregarious and perpetually happy Noi Saenboutarath and his wife Ying, you never know what family members will be there helping out. But it all comes down to the food. Let the crew guide you in what you should order, but just know you can throw a dart at the menu and LOVE whatever it hits!

Pro Tip: Get the Drunken Noodles with whatever spice level you can handle. And literally anything else.

Chang Noi Thai-Lao
Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

Pad Thai Chicken

Pad Thai Chicken

Drunken Noodles Chicken

Drunken Noodles Chicken

Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice

Steamed Dumplings

Steamed Dumplings

Flaming Curry Chicken

Flaming Curry Chicken

#17: Laovin It

Asian
Asian Fusion
Laotian
Thai
Vietnamese

If you’re not familiar with Laotian cuisine, it’s very close neighbor to Thai. Noki knows flavor! Big bold, tastefully spicy when needed and always beautifully prepared. You’ll usually see Noki over the shoulder of her ever present husband Eddie who will expertly guide you in what you should order that day. Loavin’ It is one of those trucks that knows their roots but is decidedly not like everyone else.

Pro Tip: If you see King Noodle Soup on the menu, drop everything and GET IT! This is one of the best bites (slurps) in Nashville and you will love it.

Laovin It
Chicken Basil Fried Rice

Chicken Basil Fried Rice

Fried Chicken Egg Rolls

Fried Chicken Egg Rolls

Chicken Stir-Fry Ramen Noodles

Chicken Stir-Fry Ramen Noodles

Crab Puffs (4pcs)

Crab Puffs (4pcs)

VEGGIE Stir-Fry Ramen Noodles

VEGGIE Stir-Fry Ramen Noodles

Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice

#16: Roscoe's Smoked BBQ

Barbecue
Fries
Accessories

Roscoe Wilson, pitmaster/owner of Roscoe’s, is a proud but humble man who runs this delicious BBQ truck with his wonderful family. Roscoe is a veteran proud to have served in the Navy. But you’ll be proud of yourself for choosing to eat from this truck! (See what I did there). Try everything, don’t look back.

Pro-Tip: Brisket. That’s it. That’s all you need. Anything with the brisket.

Book them for catering, weddings or crazy Superbowl parties!

Roscoe's Smoked BBQ
Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Smoked Brisket Sandwich

Smoked Brisket Sandwich

Oven Baked Mac-n-Cheese

Oven Baked Mac-n-Cheese

3/8 Straight Fries

3/8 Straight Fries

Baked Beans

Baked Beans

Triple Threat Sliders  w/Fries

Triple Threat Sliders w/Fries

#15: Gypsy Crepe Company

Crepes

Crepes are made to be eaten on the street. Easy to hold, easy to eat, impossible not to love!

There are a lot of musicians in Nashville who toured the world and now just want to settle down. Well, Keith Zebroski is one of those guys who decided he’d done enough touring the world and chose to tour around Nashville making delicious crepes instead of delicious drum work behind an impressive list of major acts. But whatever man, I’m hungry, if you want delicate and delicious crepes creatively served with sweet or savory fillings (or both) you’ll love this truck.

Pro-Tip: We just love the Ham & Cheese crepe! There’s something about how the sweetness of the ham plays perfectly with the funky Swiss and Gruyère cheeses. It’s perfect.

Catch them in neighborhoods all over Nashville. They also do Food Truck Catering.

Gypsy Crepe Company
Steak & Cheese Crepe

Steak & Cheese Crepe

Chicken Pesto  Crepe

Chicken Pesto Crepe

Nutella Strawberry Banana Crepe

Nutella Strawberry Banana Crepe

Cuban Crepe

Cuban Crepe

Nutella Strawberry Crepe

Nutella Strawberry Crepe

Ham & Cheese Crepe

Ham & Cheese Crepe

#14: Yayo's Original Mexican Gourmet

Mexican Food

The OMG can stand for many wonderful things but with Yayo’s it stands for Original Mexican Gourmet. Chef Yayo doesn’t do anything like everyone else and has earned the term “original” eschewing the cookie cutter, just like everyone else does it mentality for dishes that are unique in flavor and preparation. The aptly named Legend Taco has been on anyone’s best-of list for over a decade while this truck is one of the originals to exist here.

Pro-Tip: Get the Legend “Yayo-Style” which makes your taco delivery device grilled melted cheese! (Yeah, I know. You can close your mouth now)

Yayo's Original Mexican Gourmet
Quesadilla w/ Chicken

Quesadilla w/ Chicken

Chips and Salsa

Chips and Salsa

Side of Beans (Small-4oz)

Side of Beans (Small-4oz)

2 Famous Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

2 Famous Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

3 OMG Asada Tacos

3 OMG Asada Tacos

2 OMG Asada Tacos

2 OMG Asada Tacos

#13: Hoss' Loaded Burgers

Fries
Hamburgers
Ice Cream

Dallas Shaw is a Nashville food truck veteran. The bricks & mortar version of HLB’s is now open in Nolensville, but you can still catch him manning the flattop of the truck all over town. What makes a Hoss burger “Loaded”? It’s not just what’s on top, its what’s inside! When you load your local grass fed burger with cheese and all that juicy, melty combines inside its something special.

Skip lines and bring Hoss' Loaded Burgers directly to you!

Pro-Tip: I know its hard but when you get your burger, just stop, hold for a minute or two. Yeah, it may seem like an eternity but there is molten lava inside this burger and if you bite too soon it will end up all over you instead of beautifully pulling for an instagram worthy shot of cheese string. Oh, and we’re partial to the Old-Timer but the special burgers are always great.

Hoss' Loaded Burgers
Crispy Fries

Crispy Fries

The Old Timer

The Old Timer

The Hoss

The Hoss

Kid Cheeseburger Combo

Kid Cheeseburger Combo

The Blackbird

The Blackbird

#12: Banh Mi & Roll Factory

Asian
Vietnamese

In the pantheon of sandwiches the Banh Mi has to be in everyone’s top 5 and a high pick at that. Banh Mi & Roll Factory is a long time Nashville food truck with consistently amazing products. We get excited every time we know they are going to be nearby. We love everything about this truck and can’t wait to get our hands on the Sigonese (favorite) the very next chance we get!

Pro-Tip: Nothing will prepare you for your next bite of banh mi better than their limeade or Thai tea. One of the best food truck combos in the city!

If you're looking to bring one of Nashville's best sandwiches to your event, book Banh Mi & Roll Factory for catering!

Banh Mi & Roll Factory
Banh Mi Pork

Banh Mi Pork

Spring Rolls w/ Shrimp

Spring Rolls w/ Shrimp

Vermicelli Bowl w/ Pork

Vermicelli Bowl w/ Pork

Vermicelli Bowl w/ Chicken

Vermicelli Bowl w/ Chicken

Banh Mi Tofu

Banh Mi Tofu

Vermicelli Bowl w/ Tofu

Vermicelli Bowl w/ Tofu

#11: Black Box Ice Cream Truck

Ice Cream

Listen, ice cream these days is serious business. And if you’re the kind of person who says that plain vanilla is your favorite, buckle up my friend. You’re about to have your boundaries exploded! You can’t imagine the wonderful flavors that exist on this truck. No seriously, you can’t, you’re not capable! But Alex Fishet can and he does. And when you read a description of something that is kind of “out there” like in a mad scientist kind of way, order it. And don’t miss out on his Ube! This beautifully colored blue ice cream tastes like Saturday morning cartoons and you’ll just keep saying wow between bites.

Black Box Ice Cream Truck
Double Cup

Double Cup

Single Cup

Single Cup

Mini Cup

Mini Cup

Waffle Cone

Waffle Cone

#10: Tennessee Tatercakes

American Comfort

What’s a tater cake? You might hear that a couple times or two when standing near this truck. Wrap your head around taking mashed potatoes and making crispy crunchy fritters out of them and then topping them with all kind of deliciousness like pulled pork, bacon, Mac & Cheese, etc. Yeah, that’s a tater cake. Yeah, you want two. With a score of 4.82/5, they're clearly crowd favorite.

Pro-Tip: We love the Jud Spud. Tatercake, pulled pork, pimento cheese, barbeque sauce, jalapeños. Sigh, I want one right now.

Tennessee Tatercakes is a fresh take on a southern staple. Absolutely impossible not to love.

Catch them serving on the street, or book them for catering. They specialize in corporate catering, weddings and amazing backyard parties.

Tennessee Tatercakes
The Friendly Buffalo

The Friendly Buffalo

The Tradish

The Tradish

Los Papas Locas

Los Papas Locas

Tachos

Tachos

The Qutie

The Qutie

The Jud Spud

The Jud Spud

#9: Steaming Goat Food Truck

Sandwiches

Jeff Romstedt is a Jersey guy. You’ll know that within about 2.2 seconds of his first words. You gotta love a Jersey guy with the nickname of “Goat.” And here in Nashville, we very much do! Jeff brought his love of sandwiches, steamed sandwiches, to Nashville years ago and the food truck scene has definitely been better for it. Jeff smiles when he tells you he has about 200 sandwiches on his roster but he is NOT joking. Ask him to create something amazing for you on the fly and watch him grin. He will do it and do it well.

Steaming Goat Food Truck
Cuba South

Cuba South

Big Pig

Big Pig

Buffalo Soldier

Buffalo Soldier

​Coleslaw

​Coleslaw

Veggie

Veggie

South West Pasta Salad

South West Pasta Salad

#8: Bob's Fish Fry

Gourmet Seafood
Southern Comfort

Tony Davis has wonderful memories of his dad (Bob) having amazing fish fry’s in their neighborhood as a youngster. You get to taste what that was like every time you come to Bob’s Fish Fry. Tony has done a wonderful job recreating his parents menu and is truly one of the best trucks in Nashville. Catfish is a southern staple and Tony was taught well how to make it perfect every time.
If you see them out, don't miss them. If you can't find them (because they're so busy), book them for a catered event. Bring the Summertime fish fry to you!

Bob's Fish Fry specializes in food truck catering for all occasions.

Pro-Tip: GET. THE. BANANA. PUDDING.

Bob's Fish Fry
Fish Basket

Fish Basket

Loaded Fish Tacos

Loaded Fish Tacos

Hush Puppies (3pcs)

Hush Puppies (3pcs)

Fish Dinner

Fish Dinner

 Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding

Fish Sandwich

Fish Sandwich

#7: Pinchy's Lobster Co

Lobster

Here’s the thing about tradition, you can honor it but you should never be a slave to it. When BJ Lofback decided he wanted to start making lobster rolls he definitely didn’t want to do it like everyone else. Gone is the hot dog shaped roll in favor of a locally baked brioche burger bun. Yeah there is the mayo-style and the butter style, but if you like spicy food the Nashville style roll is easily the best thing on the menu. And of course there is a Nashville Hot roll on a lobster truck that got its start in this great city.

Pro-Tip: You just gotta get a lobster roll. But if you don’t get a soup, what are you even doing here?

Nashville’s first homegrown Lobster Roll Truck can be found serving all over town as well as surrounding communities. This truck can also provide awesome food truck catering. Pinchy's specializes in corporate catering, neighborhood events and weddings! In addition to the truck you can also find visit their restaurant at the Factory in Franklin serving up their awesome fare along with local craft beers!

Pro-Tip: You just gotta get a lobster roll. But if you don’t get a soup, what are you even doing here?

Pinchy's Lobster Co
Warm Roll

Warm Roll

Cold Roll

Cold Roll

Hot Roll

Hot Roll

Potato Chips

Potato Chips

#6: M.L.Rose Craft Burgers & Waffle Fries

Hamburgers
Fries

I know what you're thinking... "M.L.Rose has a food truck!" You better believe it.

By the time you read this, who knows how many ML Rose restaurants there will be in middle Tennessee! But don’t call them a chain, they don’t call them craft burgers for nothing! Everything about ML Rose feels comfortable and local because it is. And the burgers and waffle fries you know and love at your favorite local brick & mortar are wonderfully and accurately served from the truck.

Pro Tip: You cannot go wrong with the ANM.L-STYLE burger. Eat it over your waffle fries so all those delicious drippings don’t go to waste. Enjoy.

M.L. Rose is a master of catered events!. Weddings, corporate events and neighborhood ragers are all better with M.L. Rose!

M.L.Rose Craft Burgers & Waffle Fries
Cheeseburger

Cheeseburger

Bacon Cheeseburger

Bacon Cheeseburger

The Hombre

The Hombre

Waffle Fries

Waffle Fries

Sweet Potato Waffle Fries

Sweet Potato Waffle Fries

Veggie Burger

Veggie Burger

#5: The Tennessee Cobbler Co.

Desserts

I’m not gonna lie, I never looked at cobbler as anything special. I would look right past it on the dessert table. But then this truck came into my life. I don’t know about your cobbler, but the cobbler coming out of this truck is special. Really SPECIAL! And that warm cobbler with the cold but melting ice cream over the top, its… its… well, it’s OVER THE TOP! Just so good.

Pro-Tip: On a hot day get your favorite cobbler mixed into a milk shake. Then get some cobbler on the side to take home for later. This is how it's done, I don’t make the rules.

The Tennessee Cobbler Co.
Cobbler w/ Ice Cream

Cobbler w/ Ice Cream

Cobbler Shake

Cobbler Shake

Banana Puddin' Shake

Banana Puddin' Shake

Cobbler Cone

Cobbler Cone

Bottled Water

Bottled Water

Sweet Loretta & The Missing Peach Cobbler

Sweet Loretta & The Missing Peach Cobbler

#4: The Mac Shack

Mac And Cheese

Macaroni & Cheese is awesome. But Mac Shack knows how to take it to levels beyond and do a wonderful job at it. There isn’t a flavor or a variation that isn’t delicious. And of course you can get a burger or hot dog topped with their deliciousness. This tiny home rolls into wherever you are and you just get in line. Don’t worry, they can carry a lot!

Pro-Tip: Brussels sprouts. In all their crispy, crunchy I-hated-these-when-I-was-a-kid-why-are-they-so-good-to-me-now glory!

The Mac Shack is a wholesome family business, one that began with a girl cooking her boyfriend creative versions of his favorite childhood dish, mac n’ cheese! Her tradition of making these deliciously genius dishes has since evolved into one of the hottest food trucks in town.

Book them for corporate catering or a neighborhood bash!

The Mac Shack
The Classic

The Classic

Memphis Mac

Memphis Mac

Truffle Brussels

Truffle Brussels

Big Bad Buffalo

Big Bad Buffalo

The Shack Dog

The Shack Dog

Pesto Mac

Pesto Mac

#3: CHIVANADA

Latin

Empanadas are the perfect street food and Chivanada makes the perfect empanadas! Whether you need a light snack (one empanada) or your hungry for a big meal (10 empanadas), Chivanada has you covered!

Chivanada brings the best of Colombia to Nashville. A literal party on wheels, with salsa music, good food, imported drinks, and an overly-caffeinated crew. You can not have a bad time when you're within 10 feet of this food truck.

Crispy, cheesy, and meaty with a fresh taste that will keep you coming back. Check out Chivanada for catering events and local neighborhood get togethers. They can do it all.

Pro-Tip: Chocolate Queso. Don’t be one of those weirdos that asks for this amazing creation “without cheese” because you’re some kind of “ew, I don’t know if I’ll like that” Listen, you WILL like that, and you will be happy you ordered it. Trust the professionals folks!

CHIVANADA
Chicken Empanada (2 pcs.)

Chicken Empanada (2 pcs.)

Beef Empanada (2 pcs.)

Beef Empanada (2 pcs.)

Buñuelos (2 pcs.)

Buñuelos (2 pcs.)

Avocado-Tomato Salad

Avocado-Tomato Salad

Patacones (4 pcs.)

Patacones (4 pcs.)

Shrimp Empanada (2 pcs.)

Shrimp Empanada (2 pcs.)

#2: IL Forno

Italian
Pizza

Some truckers have great pedigrees and then there is Edgi from Il Forno. I mean the guy is literally from Naples, arguably the birth place of pizza. That’s pretty impressive, but let’s face it, just because you’re from a place you also need the talent to match the experience. Fear not, this truck makes incredible pizza. You won’t be throwing your crust back in the box after tasting this! This isn’t just great pizza for a food truck, this is literally one of the best in Nashville!

Pro-Tip: Just before taking your first bite, admire the char. Pick up your first slice and check out that undercarriage. That should be just enough time to cool off your slice before you burn your face off.

Il Forno delights neighborhoods around Nashville with evening service and lends their amazing pizzas to any type of catering event (Corporate/Wedding/Special Occasion)

IL Forno
Pepperoni

Pepperoni

Margherita

Margherita

Diavola

Diavola

Cheese Pizza

Cheese Pizza

Quattro Formaggi (4 Cheese)

Quattro Formaggi (4 Cheese)

Cowboy Special

Cowboy Special

#1: The Grilled Cheeserie

Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheeserie wasn’t the first food truck in Nashville, but they definitely made the biggest impact when they opened in November 2010. The seismic shift that took place after that is all history now. But there is no denying they still got it! Years and multiple restaurants have opened and just like a hipster talking about some band’s first album being the best, we still say the sandwiches are best coming out of the truck. But maybe we are biased!

Pro-Tip: It’s the best tomato soup you’ll ever have and if you don’t dip your sandwich into this we are not friends.

Skip the hordes of people waiting in line on any given day and book them for a food truck catering event.

The Grilled Cheeserie
Make Your Own Melt

Make Your Own Melt

Tater Tots

Tater Tots

Cheesy Tots

Cheesy Tots

B&B of Tennessee

B&B of Tennessee

Buffalo South

Buffalo South

Old-Fashioned Tomato Soup

Old-Fashioned Tomato Soup