The food truck craze is relatively new to Boston, but its popularity and quality are growing exponentially. Make sure to check the food truck schedule below or top trucks’ Twitter and Facebook for times and locations. Here are some of our favorite options:
With its self-explanatory name, it isn’t hard to guess this food truck’s specialty. Patrons can choose from grilled chicken, lamb gyro, a combo plate of chicken and lamb, or tofu salad. All of the options are served on warm, aromatic rice with toasted pita bread and chopped lettuce. We strongly recommend trying one, if not all, of the sauces on hand. The garlic, hot, and bbq sauces add a world of new flavors. With four trucks on the road, it is pretty easy to find a Chicken and Rice Guys close to you.
Though this truck gets its name from a classic style of Vietnamese sandwich, it adds exciting modern twists to traditional Viet cuisine. Patrons choose between a sandwich, rice bowl, noodle or regular salad before selecting a filling from a list of five staples: spice rubbed chicken, Chinese bbq pork, roasted soy and paprika tofu or miso-braised pulled pork. Extra rotating fillings include more East Asian options like Sichuan peppercorn chicken, and choices from other cuisines like Jamaican jerk chicken and rosemary fennel chicken. Wash your meal down with exotic house made drinks like spicy ginger lemonade and Thai iced tea.
This food truck’s goal from the start has been to reinvent the classic grilled cheese that so many are familiar with. One of the most important aspects of any sandwich is the bread, and fortunately for us, Roxy’s uses Iggy’s pain de mie, a simple yet delectable choice. We recommend the Mighty Rib Melt with fontina cheese, braised short rib, and caramelized onion. With a perfect meat-to-cheese-to-bread ratio, it’s a hearty, indulgent sandwich. Other options include the Green Muenster, Rookie Melt, and Three Cheese, and it’s impossible to go wrong with any of the four.
This bright orange and blue food truck’s claim to fame is its buttermilk fried chicken sandwich. The chicken’s outside is crispy and the inside is warm and tender. The Classic is topped with sweet and spicy coleslaw that offers a perfect contrast to the chicken itself. Our favorite sandwich, the Pepperjack, is packed with flavor and topped with jalapeños, pepperjack cheese, and chipotle aioli for an extra kick. Add a heaping portion of french fries for a few dollars extra to truly reach fried nirvana.
This truck offers sweet options to pair with your savory meal from another truck in the form of handcrafted cookie and ice cream sandwiches. The combination of warm, freshly-baked cookies and cold, smooth Richardson’s ice cream makes for the perfect treat. Two of our favorites are the Fenway Park-inspired “Red Monstah” sandwich with red velvet cookies and green monster ice cream (mint Oreo) and the “All Chocolate All the Time” with double chocolate cookies and death by chocolate ice cream. The Cookie Monstah also serves frozen yogurt, sherbet, sorbet, and gluten free chocolate chip cookies.