Over the past several years, the rise of the food truck craze has steadily grown throughout Orange County in this growing industry. With over 65 trucks spread around Orange County, there is something in store for everyone almost every day of the week. From short rib tacos that will keep you coming back for more to delicious hot dogs with Asian flavors, we’ve put together the definitive list of the best food trucks you shouldn’t miss.
The Lime Truck
The Lime Truck is one of OC’s most popular trucks. Winning the title of the best food truck on “The Great Food Truck Race” on season 2 of the Food Networt, it’s a definite must try. Although it’s difficult to nail down a set menu at The Lime Truck because their offerings are seasonal, some current favorites include the Ahi Tuna Poke Nachos (fresh tuna, pickled veggies, and edamame hummus served with fresh chips), the Yum Yum Lamb Sandwich (marinated ground lamb patty inside flat bread, traditional veggies, homemade tzatziki and Sriracha hot sauce), and Carnitas Fries (12-hour slow roasted pulled pork on top of fries, garnished with crema, homemade guacamole, chipotle honey slaw and cotija cheese). Two brick and mortar locations are also available in Los Angeles if you can’t find them on any particular evening.
Dogzilla offers hot dog fans both typical varieties and the “not so typical wiener” that has made them famous. Favorites include Loco Moco Dog, Pizzilla Dog, Yaki Dog (a spicy link topped with yakisoba noodles, okonomi sauce, ao nori, and red ginger), Furi Dog (a spicy link topped with grilled onions, spicy Japanese mayo, homemade teriyaki sauce, furikake seasoning, and kizami nori strips), and their namesake Dogzilla (an all-beef frank topped with grilled onions, avocado, Japanese mayo, homemade teriyaki sauce, furikake, and bacon bits). All dogs are served on King’s Hawaiian roll buns. A wide variety of French fries are also served.
Kogi BBQ Truck
One of LA’s original food trucks, Kogi’s Naranja truck is an Orange County regular and definitely one of the best around. With a unique blend of Korean and Mexican fare, you can find their original Short Rib Taco (among other varieties), burritos, Chilaquiles (softly scrambled eggs and grilled chicken nestled between blankets of warm corn tortillas, smothered with warm mole, cheese, and a shot of salsa), a Kimchi Quesadilla (filled with with melting jack and cheddar cheeses and caramelized, buttered kimchi. Topped with their classic salsa roja and sesame seed crush), burgers, and even hot dogs. There are many truck’s that are out daily so make sure to check their website for the location of the truck by day.
The Burnt Truck
At the Burnt Truck, you’ll find a wide variety of flavors, combinations, and cuisine types, all served up on a slider. At the Burnt Truck, sliders are king (with a couple fry options on the side). Although the chefs regularly feature daily specials, you’ll always find some regulars to bite into including a typical Cheeseburger slider, Fried Chicken (topped with garlic potato spread & country gravy), Meatball, Beef Dip, Vietnamese Pork (marinated pork loin, pickled daikon and carrots, and garlic spread), and even a vegetarian option.
GD Bro Truck
Another great option for burgers in the OC Food Truck scene is the GD Bro Truck, “Globally Delicious Stuffed Burgers.” All the burgers are served on delicious brioche buns, and the Louisiana Cajun Fries are the perfect complement to all the burgers. The Juan and Only Burger is topped with spicy jalapeno cream cheese stuffing, freshly chopped pico de gallo and sliced avocado, and then drizzled with their signature chipo/mayo sauce. For a great Hawaiian burger, try the Hang Loose, a local favorite.
Whether you are looking for a savory sandwich to fill you up or a sweet dessert treat to finish off a great day, WaffNRoll features a lineup of absolutely amazing dishes, all served on their specialty waffle as a bun. The Headliner Sandwiches include their famous Pulled Pork (with slaw and house-made mango-chipotel bbq sauce), Tandoori Chicken & Herbed Yogurt (served with house pickled onions & jalepenos), a yummy grilled cheese with add-on options, and a vegetarian Rosemary Balsamic Mushroom sandwich (topped with crumbled goat cheese, arugula & sun-dried tomato pesto). Their Tangy Lemon Curd & Berries sweet sandwich is a favorite for dessert.
Morsels Bakery Truck
If all you are searching for is a tasty dessert option, then head straight for Morsels Bakery Truck and get some sweet tooth satisfaction. The Bakery Truck features a wide variety of melt-in-your-mouth cream puffs (in 13 flavor options), fabulous cupcakes (the Lemon Coconut is a favorite!), carrot cakes, and chocolate chip cookies.