Asheville is known as the food destination here in the Western North Carolina mountains. With many culinary hot spots and award-winning restaurants, it can be overwhelming to narrow down which ones you want to try. So let’s make it even harder! There’s quite the notable food truck scene on par with some of its brick and mortar competition in town. Trucks are going fender to fender in an Asheville food truck showdown to bring you delicious, unique comfort food on wheels. (Feature image is courtesy of Asheville Food Truck Showdown)
Top food trucks in Asheville are inspired by a variety of global influences with plates like gourmet grilled cheese, tacos & burritos, thai, bbq, hot dogs, Lebanese, Korean street food and even brunch!
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Convenience is part of the appeal of food trucks. Many food trucks can be found at local breweries, businesses and farmer’s markets in and around Asheville. Breweries like New Belgium, Highland and Wedge maintain an up-to-date food truck schedule for the week/month. Plan ahead and see which menus your favorite breweries are offering. See our Breweries & Cideries guide.
Another great perk of food trucks here in Asheville is having an affordable dining option, always ideal for families and the budget-savvy. Don't worry, lower cost does not translate to lower quality. Overhead is typically much lower than a brick and mortar restaurant, allowing many food truck chefs to create dishes from high-quality, locally sourced ingredients at a much lower cost.
You can also find food trucks at the many events and festivals in and around Asheville, especially at the annual Asheville Food Truck Showdown- a delicious, fun-filled and family friendly event that celebrates the local food truck community and Western North Carolina charities. Find more food festivals on our Top Events & Festivals Guide.
Asheville Food Truck Showdown