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13 St. Louis food trucks to add to your must-try list

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After a particularly dark and dreary winter safe at home, there's never been a better time to round up your friends and family and park it outside at a food truck. Here are 13 local trucks to add to your must-try list.


burgers stl's "original" cheeseburger and fries // photo courtesy burgers stl

Burgers STL
Burgers STL believes in great burgers and great service. They also believe that great food and service shouldn't come at the expense of a great value. They commit daily to delivering the finest burgers, service and value. That is their pledge to you. They partner with only the finest local suppliers, from fresh daily baked bread and professionally blended proprietary ground beef to locally sourced produce. Their partners are held to the highest standards of excellence – that's how the owner, Matt Foley, would want it served to him. This is a testament to the fact that he loves what he does and the people he meets.


hawaiian plate lunch with tuna poke // photo courtesy buzz's hawaiian grill

Buzz's Hawaiian Grill
Buzz's Hawaiian Grill is a Hawaiian-style food truck and catering service providing authentic Hawaiian plate lunch dishes such as Kalua pig, poke, loco moco, teriyaki steak, chicken yakitori, katsu chicken, manapua, lumpia, musubi, malasada and Dole whip to name a few. They bring "aloha" to you!


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Destination Desserts
Celebrating their eighth food truck season, Destination Desserts is a nonprofit food truck that trains and employs people with disabilities. When you enjoy the sweet treats, you are helping to improve the lives of people with disabilities in our community. Destination Desserts serves cupcakes, cookies, brownies, coffee, smoothies and more. They are best known for amazing gooey butter cake! The truck is available for weddings, birthdays and other events. Follow along on social media to see where the bright pink truck is around town. View the menu at destinationdesserts.org. See you this summer!




loaded french fries from essentially fries // photo by ed aller

Essentially Fries
Essentially Fries food truck was conceived through the popularity of hand-cut french fries at the brick-and-mortar Edibles & Essentials. They wanted to come up with cuisine that could be served quickly, be accessible and easily changeable to keep it interesting. They are proud and honored to have been blessed with the popularity and following thus far. Find them as a mainstay at 9 Mile Garden as well as popular locations throughout the city.


brisket mac and fried green tomatoes from farmtruk // photo courtesy farmtruk

Farmtruk
Farmtruk is bringing the farm-to-table concept to the St. Louis streets. They partner with local farmers to create classic dishes with a fresh twist. Must-try dishes include the brisket mac, Farmtruk burger and fried green tomatoes. Find them at Enterprise Center in section 327 and 9 Mile Garden.




loaded bbq nachos // photo courtesy pappy's rollin' smoke

Pappy's Rollin' Smoke
Bringing the best of Pappy's Smokehouse to you! From famous ribs, BBQ nachos, sandwiches and sides to bulk orders and EZ carryout combos, they’ve got the menu for you. Pappy’s Rollin’ Smoke is available for private events, workplace visits and neighborhood deliveries are a huge hit. Email foodtruck@pappyssmokehouse.com or call 314-607-2446 to learn more and book your event. You can also find them around town at food truck events including Food Truck Friday, 9 Mile Garden and more. Check pappyssmokehouse.com/foodtruck for upcoming events.





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Sedara
Sedara brings the authentic tastes of the Middle East to the heart of the Midwest. Truly a one-stop experience, Sedara has a new and improved menu featuring biryani plates, lamb street tacos, lamb kofta wraps and tahini fries. Sedara makes more than 16 types of baklava and eight types of ice cream. Try it out this summer!





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Seoul Taco
Seoul Taco's menu combines big, bold Korean flavors with Mexican cooking techniques from chef David Choi. Dishes include burritos, tacos, nachos, and bowls that can be customized with different proteins and toppings. Fan favorite menu items include bulgogi steak tacos, spicy pork burrito, and the gogi bowl, Seoul Taco’s take on the classic bibimbap dish.




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Sugarfire Food Truck
Sugarfire is doing something completely different. They take the best traditions of the best barbecue cities in the U.S.A. to create a St. Louis-style barbecue that’s all its own. Award-winning barbecue tantalizes taste buds with baby back ribs, juicy pulled pork, and the best beef brisket in town. Famous for specials like meaty mashups that defy logic and even gravity. Get Sugarfire’s award winning BBQ on the road. “Brisket 1” is on the roll in the St. Louis metro area. Do you have a party, wedding or business/corporate event coming up? Visit sugarfire64.com or email foodtruck@sugarfire64.com to book your event.


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SuperSmokers
SuperSmokers BBQ has been smoking award-winning BBQ for 25 years and has all the ribbons, plaques and trophies to prove it. We’ve stepped up our game with Laverne, our food truck, and have added down-home Louisiana Cajun to the menu! Laverne serves all the championship BBQ you can handle, plus new items like dirty tots, smoked fried chicken wings, brisket grilled cheese, and shrimp and catfish po’boys. Book the truck for your special event at supersmokers.com.


korean fried chicken sandwich with kimchi coleslaw // photo courtesy ramblin' rooster

The Ramblin' Rooster
The Ramblin’ Rooster will be groovin’ around the streets of the St. Louis Metro Area serving up savory fried chicken sandwiches and more. It all begins with the chicken, a plump all-natural breast brined for 24 hours. The chicken is coated in special breading, a proprietary blend with a combination of several different flours and over a dozen spices. The custom-made pressure fryer creates the optimal golden brown crispness for the perfect bite. The menu consists of chicken sandwiches, chicken fingers, salads, wings, some specialty items and sides. Do you have a party, wedding or business/corporate event coming up? Visit sugarfire64.com or email rmblnrooster@gmail.com to book events.


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Tipsy Pony Party Bar
Make your next event extra special with the Tipsy Pony Party Bar! This retro 1970s horse trailer has been transformed into a chic, trendy, pop-up bar that will wow your guests. Paired with their talented, creative staff, this unique trailer bar offers a personal, professional experience. Whether it’s a wedding, birthday, pool party or corporate event we can cater to you. Let them help to create a bar tailored to your event and with a variety of specialty crafted cocktails to your guests. Visit tipsyponypartybar.com for information.


baja california wrap from ukraft // photo by ukraft

UKraft
UKraft is a local, family-owned food truck with a health-focused, fast-casual menu. The truck reaches the Metro East, Jefferson, St. Charles and St. Louis counties and St. Louis City, as well as 9 Mile Garden and two storefronts including a new brick-and-mortar at 8th and Chestnut next to City Garden downtown. Visit ukrafteats.com to book the truck for parties, events and more.