Be honest – is your favorite part of an event or festival the lineup of food trucks that await you? Then you’re in good company, because we’re rounding up a few of Columbia’s most beloved restaurants that roll.
Where to Find Them
With mobile restaurants always on the go, sometimes it can be difficult to track down your favorite bite. There are a few spots around town that regularly host food trucks though. Stop into Craft & Draft on Devine Street where you'll often see food trucks parked out front. If you're over in West Columbia, hit up WeCo for their rotating slate of mobile eats. And of course, we can't forget Soda City Market! Along with farmers and artists, food trucks line Main Street creating quite the smorgasbord.
Fleur de Licious
Get a taste of NOLA in COLA. With Creole menu items like Red Beans and Rice, Crawfish Etouffee, Po’boys and more, you’ll quickly be transported to Bourbon Street with just one bite from Fleur de Licious.
Los Chicanos is a Soda City Market mainstay that brings the Mexican flavor. The bright turquoise truck certainly stands out, as do offerings like Loco Fries, Elotes, an Enchilada Bowl, a Bacon Quesadilla and, of course, tacos, just to name a few of the tasty treats this truck churns out.
Pawley’s Front Porch
Bring a Five Points institution right to you with the Pawley’s Front Porch food truck. That’s right – you can get one of those mile-high burgers, crispy sweet potato fries, shrimp tacos and other menu favorites without having to fight for a table.
Belgian Waffle Truck
A Saturday morning just isn’t complete without waffles, which is why you’re sure to find the Belgian Waffle Truck at Soda City Market each week. Keep it simple with a plain waffle topped with anything from syrup to Speculoos cookie butter spread or opt for a signature item like the Strawbwaffle or the Croque Monsieur Waffle.
A Peace of Soul
For those of you who prefer plant-based cuisine, A Peace of Soul has you covered. Serving up everything from chili cheese dogs and fried chicken sandwiches to sweet and spicy meatballs and barbecue with all the fixings, you’ll swear there’s no way it can all be vegan. But it is and it’s absolutely delicious.
City Limits Barbeque
We would be remiss in not including a barbeque option and even more so in not mentioning City Limits Barbeque. You’re most likely to catch them at Craft and Draft on Devine Street, where you can fill up on all the smoked brisket, pork, wings, sausage etc. etc. etc., accompanied by a cast iron cornbread wedge, smoked gouda mac and cheese, succotash, slaw and more (seriously, we’re hardly scratching the surface here) ‘til your heart’s content.
The Wurst Wagen
While it may not technically be a truck, a “wagen” still has wheels, so we’re counting it. If it’s authentic German cuisine you seek, then look no further. The hearty menu promises their “wurst is the best” and includes five different kinds of bratwurst, kielbasa, specials like Schnitzel and Kebabs and sides like sauerkraut, German potato salad, pretzels and more.
Let’s cap this list with a little dessert, shall we? Satisfy your cravings for something sweet with some light and refreshing Hawaiian shaved ice from Kona Ice. Fun flavors include Lavender Lemonade, Bahama Mama, Blueberry Acai, Hawaiian Dreamsicle and so. much. more.