EVANSVILLE, Ind. — If you’re hungry, there’s a food truck for you on the streets of the Tri-State. Here’s a full list of all 49 trucks active in the Evansville and Henderson area and links to their Facebook pages so you can always find your favorites.
1. Acropolis Express
In towns all around Evansville, the Acropolis is serving a variety of creative gyro sandwiches, falafel, Greek salad and hummus. Also, each week brings a different selection of pre-packaged grab-and-go dinner entrees with sides.
2. Burrito Express
Find all your favorite street taco meats and some unusual varieties at this authentic Mexican truck in Henderson. Look for specials such as adobada, pork marinated in a spicy sauce before searing; and lomo, lean pork braised in an achiote marinade and sliced. Also on the menu are fried “golden tacos,” birria tacos with cheese and more.
3. The Cheese Queen Gourmet Grilled Cheese
It’s your childhood favorite all grown-up — grilled cheese gourmet style with spicy ghost pepper jack, muenster, mozzarella and more cheeses to choose from. Toppings include bacon, homemade pesto, guacamole, grilled chicken, tomato and jalapeños — or have a hot dog or cheesecake.
4. Chef Bruce Li
Chef Li offers Japanese, Chinese and Korean specialties including sweet and spicy Szechuan dumplings; Bang Bang-style shrimp; Korean rice bowls topped with kimchi, meat and egg; teriyaki and Japanese Hibachi entrees.
5. Chimi Truck
Get your favorite Tacoholics street tacos, crunchy Gringo Taco Supreme, and more from their new double-decker bus eatery, the Chimi Truck.
6. Chino Taco
Chino Taco serves your favorite Chinese restaurant dishes three ways: with rice, in a crunchy taco shell or wrapped in a soft flour tortilla. Entrees include chicken tacos or burritos, Szechwan beef, sweet and sour chicken and much more. Meals come with Crab Rangoon.
7. Cinia’s Salvadorian Kitchen
Stop at Cinia’s for a traditional taste of El Salvador. Enjoy pupusas, fried yuca (like a potato, but potato-ier) with slow-cooked pork, and empanadas with potato or meat fillings. Entrees are served with a mild fresh tomato sauce and cabbage slaw with carrots and a touch of oregano.
8. Cousins Maine Lobster
The Cousins truck is out of Smyrna, Tennessee, but it makes several trips to Evansville each year and people line up in droves to grab a lobster roll, lobster grilled cheese, chowder and more, all made with real Maine lobster.
9. Crazy Daisy
There are all kinds of crazy-good sandwiches at this truck. Try a Crazy Steak and Cheese with toppings of your choice — go Philly-style with peppers and onions or have it more like a po’ boy with lettuce, tomato and mayo. Enjoy a hot ham and cheese, burger with toppings, walking taco and more.
10. Dawgs on the Ohio
At Dawgs on the Ohio, you choose from a regular dog, all-beef dog, smoked sausage or polish sausage, then top it as you will with condiments from jalapeños and chili to horseradish sauce or sauerkraut. Specials include the Chicago Gangster with windy city toppings, a Jasper Dog with kraut and spicy mustard, the Street Dog with mustard, ketchup, relish and onion, and many more.
11. Divas Cookin
Good southern cookin’ is what you’ll find at Diva’s truck, with fried chicken wings and crunchy fish strip plates, the Diva fish or sassy chicken sandwich with special sauce, loaded fries and homemade desserts. Lady J’s flavored lemonades also available.
12. Fat Cat’s BBQ
Find Fat Cat’s BBQ most often at the Charles Denby VFW post at 1800 Pollack Avenue. Stop for Memphis ribs, pork steak, chicken, meatballs, sausage and more with all the homemade sides and desserts.
13. Fire and Smoke BBQ
This brand new barbecue truck offers ribs, chicken and pulled pork with your favorite sides and famous homemade banana pudding. Homemade sauces include sweet heat jalapeño and others.
FireChicken is the new and updated face of The Duffy Shuffle, serving the same delicious chicken tacos and chicken “stacks” with creative sauces and toppings. Don’t miss the famous deep-fried avocado tacos.
15. Fuego’s Taqueria
Authentic Mexican street food is the name of the game at Fuego’s Taqueria. Have a taco, torta, burrito or quesadilla with your choice of meat including homemade pork al pastor, grilled beef or chicken, lengua (tongue), cachet (beef cheek) chorizo and others or have a quesobirria taco with shredded beef and cheese with dipping sauce.
16. Green’s Kitchen on Wheels
Offering Memphis food with a different menu every day, Green’s Kitchen on Wheels can set you up with barbecue, catfish, pasta, homestyle soul food and more.
17. Hot Diggety Dog
Stop here for your all-beef dogs, jumbo dogs, jumbo Angus dogs, Polish sausage and brats with your choice of toppings. Go with a Firey Diggety Dog with sport peppers and giardiniera peppers, a brat with roasted peppers and onion, or choose from a dozen toppings and condiments to make your own creation.
18. J’s Good Grub
This Owensboro truck can be occasionally found in Henderson, serving a menu of fried chicken sandwiches, wings, egg rolls, loaded fries and more.
19. JB’s Barnyard
JB’s Barnyard proudly serves ice cream made at Chaney’s Dairy Barn in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with milk from the dairy’s herd of Jersey cows. Sixteen flavors are always available. Be sure to try “The Old Fashioned,” a double scoop with Maker’s Mark Bourbon Trail and wild cherry ice creams.
20. Jayson Muñoz Caters
Find a changing mix of sushi, tacos, nachos and other entrees at the Jayson Muñoz Caters truck. Munoz is the owner of Kanpai in Evansville and the former owner of City Taco in Evansville and the Commonwealth Kitchen and Bar in Henderson. Favorites inspired by all these restaurants can be found on the menu, such as sushi rolls, pow pow shrimp tacos, General Tso’s Chicken and crab Rangoon.
21. Jeanne’s Gelato on the Go
If you like ice cream you’ll love Italian-style gelato, a type of ice cream that’s a little softer with tons of flavor. Find at least eight varieties on the trailer, including vegan and lactose-free sorbets.
22. Kool Shack
On the menu is premium hand-dipped hard ice cream in flavors such as banana pudding, orange sherbet, and chocolate chunk among others. Have a cone or have it in a float with fountain soda.
23. Kona Ice
Kona Ice offers fluffy shaved ice with flavors from wild watermelon to strawberry shortcake, bubble gum pink or cappuccino. All cones have less sugar than the average soft drink, are served in biodegradable paper cups, and do not contain high-fructose corn syrup, gluten, dairy or nuts.
24. La Plaza
Grab authentic Mexican goodies at La Plaza including elote street corn, tacos and mulitas, which are similar to tacos fried with melting cheese in the center. Also on the menu are fruit cups and icy fruit beverages. Find La Plaza often at Panaderia San Miguel on Washington Avenue, where you can grab a Mexican sweet treat to accompany your entrée.
25. Lashbrooke’s BBQ
If you like brisket, you gotta stop at Lashbrooke’s. This barbecue trailer offers long-smoked brisket, ribs, and chopped pork with homemade sides.
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26. Lolly’s Pop Bar
Homemade frozen fruit and cream pops in changeable flavors from old fashioned favorites such as cookies and cream or chocolate pudding, to exotic honey mango and watermelon hibiscus, to creative caramel cake ice cream. New on the menu: chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream sandwiches.
27. Miller’s Barbecue, Events Catering and Mobile Smokehouse
Follow your nose to the Miller’s truck for smoked meat from brisket to salmon to sausages, ribs, pulled pork, chicken breast and much more. Meats on the menu may vary depending on the day. Have a sandwich, wrap, or nachos. Sides include macaroni and cheese, baked beans, slaw, and mashed potatoes.
28. Papa T’s Tamales
Hot all-beef tamales loaded the way you like them, or have your favorite toppings on a bed of nachos. Toppings include chili, chunky salsa, habanero sauce, nacho cheese, corn salsa, white queso, jalapenos, hot sauce.
29. Pappa Bear’s Catering
A mobile smokehouse, Pappa Bears offers fun entrees such as smoked pork belly bites with a sweet and tangy finishing sauce; the O’George sandwich with slice smoked beef, horseradish and onion; smoked Monteray Jack chicken sandwich, smoked wings, BBQ nachos and much more. Sides include cucumber salad, green and baked beans and chili
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30. Pizza Revolution
Stop for a wood-fired pizza from Evansville’s traveling pizza oven. Favorites include the Fig-n-Pig with prosciutto, arugula and figs; the Buzz Killa with hot red pepper flake, pepperoni, hot chili oil and honey; and the Fun Guy with roasted garlic, mozzarella cheese, rosemary and mushrooms. Gluten-free crust and vegan sausage are now available.
31. QB’s Bar-B-Q
QB’s isn’t online, but you can find them at the Market on Main at the Ford Center on Main Street every Wednesday morning, serving pulled pork and pork chop sandwiches, ribs, smoked chickens and more.
32. Queen B’s Cuisine
Gourmet sandwiches are the specialty at Queen B’s truck. Have an Italian beef slow-cooked with peppers and topped with provolone; a Cuban with pulled pork, ham, Swiss, pickle and mustard on a long roll; a BBQ pulled pork sandwich with sweet and sour slaw, a burger and more.
33. Random Fill-Ups
This brand-new truck offers smoked goodies such as brisket, rib tips, and whole turkey legs, as well as polish sausage sandwiches, deep fried tacos, burgers, homemade desserts and more. Not all menu items are available every day.
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34. River City Dawgs
Get your dawg on with all-beef weenies dressed the way you like them — or choose from one of many specialties: the Chili Dawg with chili, cheese and chopped onions; the Carolina Dawg with chili, slaw and brown mustard, the Chicago Dawg with mustard, relish, onion, sport pepper, pickle spear, tomato and celery salt, and others.
Another new truck this year, focusing on big gourmet burgers. Choices include the Red Hot Chili Pepper with pepper jack cheese, grilled jalapeno, habanero and red bell peppers; the Blue on Black with a blackened burger topped with blue cheese and Irish whiskey glaze; and the aporkalypse sausage burger with bacon and cheddar; and others.
36. S&S BBQ and Annie’s Ice Cream
This Dale-based truck makes occasional forays into the Evansville area with a full menu of smoky barbecue and specials such as chicken and dumplings and pulled pork tacos.
37. Sassy Sweets Confections
At the Sassy Sweets truck, indulge in a wide variety of sweets and desserts from cupcakes to brownies, pie cups, cheesecake slices and cookies.
38. Sweeney’s Weenies
Sweeney’s hot dog cart Nathan’s all-beef ¼ pound hot dogs, burger dogs, and nachos with your choice of toppings, from homemade relish to chili to spicy mayonnaise.
39. Sweet Dreams À La Mode
Freshly-cooked waffles with creative toppings are the specialty at this cute new dessert truck. Also enjoy parfaits, ice cream, floats and more.
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40. Taco Bar
Street tacos, soft tacos, crunchy tacos, taco salads and so much more are available from the Taco Bar. Have a Chupacabra foot-long burrito, loaded nachos, a quesadilla, jalapeno and black bean eggrolls, chicken on the beach or other spicy southwest favorites.
41. Tom’s Smokin’ Barbecue
This Henderson truck will satisfy your barbecue cravings with pulled pork, brisket, ribs, smoked chicken, pork chops, mutton, slaw burgers, barbecue nachos, and surprise specials. Sides including macaroni salad, potato salad, baked beans and more are all made from scratch.
42. Tri-State Snack Shop
This new Evansville truck focuses on fried fish, fried chicken wings, buffalo chicken dip and buffalo chicken nachos. The fish is ocean flounder and whiting with a very mild and clean flavor, hand-breaded in a cornmeal coating with a touch of sweetness.
43. Topher’s Street Cuisine
Tophers Street Cuisine serves up hot dogs, brats, Polish and Italian sausage with special toppings and chips.
44. Trailer Treats
Trekking to Evansville weekly from Montgomery, Trailer Treats serves up freshly-rolled and baked regular and cinnamon soft pretzels, pretzel dogs and homemade ice cream.
45. Trappin Chick’n
Chicken wings are the things at the new Trappin Chicken’ truck in Henderson. Choose parmesan, lemon pepper, Nashville hot and others; or, have chick’n sliders, chick’n strips loaded red potatoes or nachos. Also available — chess pies whole or by the slice, and apple dumplings.
46. Two Farmers Burgers and Beignets
Holy smashburger! You’ll find stacks of the thinnest and laciest griddled burgers ever at this truck, served with homemade powdered sugar and cinnamon dusted beignets.
47. Uncle Ted’s Just Dang Good Food
This Mount Vernon truck specializes in classic and creative sandwiches. Burgers are pattied by hand, and many vegetarian and healthy options are available. If you’re not into beef, have a turkey burger or spicy black bean burger. Other options are a veggie Cuban, grilled cheese, polish sausage or stromboli. Hearty daily specials might range from Salisbury steak to chicken and dumplings.
48. Up in Smoke BBQ
This Henderson truck has a changeable menu, but you might find pulled pork, brisket, grilled ribeyes, barbecued mutton, grilled bologna, loaded barbecue nachos or some other smoked goodness with sides of baked beans, coleslaw and potato salad.
49. Vegan Eats and Treats
You’ll never miss the meat at the Vegan Eats and Treats booth, where you can order changing delicacies from a mac-n-cheeze loaded sandwich to sizzling spicy tofu to plant-based desserts.
Contact Aimee Blume at [email protected]