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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! 

Asheville Food Trucks
Appalachian Chic's Taco Du Jour

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
Asheville Food Truck Showdown

Top Food Trucks in Asheville

El Querubin

If you’re looking for good authentic Mexian food, you’re in for a treat! Enjoy tacos, nachos, burritos and more. Find them at Wedge Brewing on Tuesdays for Dinner. For a full weekly schedule, see… read more

Bear's Smokehouse Asheville

This smokehouse in Asheville’s South Slope offers award-winning K.C. Style BBQ with signature items like brisket burnt ends, smoked sausage, loaded baked potatoes, and more. They also offer vegan… read more

Root Down

This long running food truck serves Creole and New Orleans-inspired southern soul food like Biscuits & Gravy, Fried Green Tomatoes, Grits, Shrimp and more. You can find them parked at Highland… read more

El Kimchi

This locally loved food truck offers a variety of Korean & Mexican street food. They serve up rice and noodle bowls, tacos, tortas, burgers, dumplings and more. Their Kimchi Dog, Tacos, and… read more

Appalachian Chic

Southern fusion, farm to table plates like their pork belly banh mi, fried chicken, burgers with side like truckmade tater tots, hand cut fries, seasonal salads and brussels. They offer vegetarian… read more

Purple People Feeder

Specializing in hibachi style cuisine, this purple bus whips up delicious plates under $10 like fried rice and veggies with chicken, steak, pork, and tuna served with ginger sauce. You can find… read more

Tin Can Pizzeria

Beloved by locals, this pizzeria on wheels is parked at local Asheville breweries like Wedge, Highland and Pisgah Brewing. They serve a rotation of crispy, thin crust pies that pair well local… read more

Cecilia's Kitchen

This food truck serves healthy and fresh gourmet and folk dishes like salads, soups, empanadas and sweet crepes, with gluten-free options. Their brick & mortar serves brunch on Sundays from 11… read more

Melt Your Heart

Gourmet grilled cheese is the specialty of this eatery on wheels! Enjoy classics with specialty options like smoked gouda pimento or cream brie. Or specialty sandwiches like their ham and smoked… read more

Foothills Food Truck

This food truck features American classics like house-made hot dogs, burgers, and sandwiches. The prize-winning Foothills Burger is simple, juicy, and delicious! You can find their food trucks at… read more

Bun Intended

This Thai-inspired food truck serves traditional steamed buns (bao) with fresh, seasonal ingredients, homemade sauces and locally sourced protein. Try their Pork Salapao with braised pork in Thai… read more

The Usual Suspects Sandwiches

This woman-owned, locally operated food truck serves delicious, hot sandwiches and burgers made fresh. Choose from their lineup of signature sandwiches or create your own sandwich. Try a sweet… read more

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