With a bustling food truck scene, Orange County features a wide variety of dining options on-the-go, including numerous gourmet menus for even the most particular foodie. These trucks, serving up everything from comfort foods to health-conscious entrees to artisan treats and delicious new spins on standard dining options, represent some of the most inventive and delicious food served in Orange County. For your next gourmet meal, consider dining at one of Orange County’s best gourmet food trucks from the list below. For help in finding your favorite trucks, be sure to visit RoamingHunger.com/oc or download their app that gives you up-to-date locations and hours for over 60 OC trucks.
The Lime Truck
The Lime Truck, which recently launched its first brick and mortar location in OC as well, features high quality, fresh, and healthy food that is both convenient and accessible. With a focus on the particularly hip palate of foodies, The Lime Truck boasts a diverse variety of ingredients and delicious cuisine including local, organic, and sustainably sourced ingredients. Be sure to try the Ahi Tuna Poke Nachos, Yum Yum Lamb Sandwich, and slow-roasted pulled pork Carnitas Fries.
Hobo Co. Pizza
The mobile artisan pizzeria, Hobo Co. Pizza, specializes in gourmet thin crust pizzas made to order. A variety of topping options are available creating nearly endless possibilities. Specialty toppings (in addition to the “typical”) included Pesto, Feta, Smoked Bacon, Artichoke, Pear, Prosciutto, and Buffalo Sauce. Create-your-own pizzas are available; you can select as many toppings as you wish for one great price. Can’t decide or looking for inspiration? Choose one of their six gourmet pizzas, already perfected with the best toppings and flavor combinations.
The Lobos Truck
The Lobos Truck motto really sums up the truck to a core; “Comfort food with a conscience,” they serve sustainable, free range, organic, and local fare with a strong desire to decrease their carbon footprint whenever possible. Their “healthy junk food” options include chicken wings, made from scratch with free range chicken and a house made diablo & angel sauce. Don’t miss The Chinook, an American Kobe beef burger with white cheddar and house made garlic aioli on a locally made brioche bun.
Chef Joe Youkhan’s Tasting Spoon
Chopped Champion Chef Joe Youkhan, who has held a variety of prestigious chef positions in his career, serves up his award winning global comfort food fare in his truck, “Chef Joe Youkhan’s Tasting Spoon.” With an emphasis on simplicity, Chef Youkhan serves up intense gourmet flavors in surprisingly simple final product that wows guests time and time again. Try the grilled artisan pizzas and flatbreads, all Mongolian lamb slider, Lobster & Crab Panini, `Clambake` en Papillote, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Porcini dusted Pork Tenderloin, and so many more gourmet entrees available daily.
Wholesome, traditional Latin recipes combine with modern cooking techniques and locally sourced foods at Barcelona OntheGo. One of the pioneer gourmet food trucks in Orange County, only the freshest and highest quality ingredients are served up here. Try the signature USDA Prime Top Sirloin & Fries, a 6 oz hand-cut steak, cooked to order, sliced over fries and topped with their chimichurri sauce. The Paella Valenciana, a traditional rice dish made with chicken, Spanish chorizo, clams, mussels & shrimp, and the Chorizo Grilled Cheese, made with a blend of manchego & mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced Pamplona chorizo, & roasted red bell peppers can’t be missed.
The Burnt Truck
The first truck of its kind to exclusively feature gourmet sliders, The Burnt Truck features a variety of inventive sliders for nearly every appetite. Slider options range from typical to unique, including their classic Cheeseburger Slider, made with Angus beef, American Cheese, Grilled Onions, and Avocado Spread. Fried Chicken sliders, PB&J with Bananas, Vegetarian, (made with Fried Mozzarella Cheese, Basil Aioli, and Tomato Jam), and Pork Belly sliders are crowd favorites, and don’t miss the selection of french fries to complete the meal. Fried Chicken Bacon Fries, Pork Belly Fries, and Chili Tator Tots complement your selection of slider with flare.
Waffle-icious serves up authentic Liege Waffles, from Belgium’s eastern city Liege, with a variety of sweet and savory toppings as sold by street vendors throughout the country of Belgium. Made with the finest ingredients, the waffles are made with an imported Belgian pearl sugar and pure vanilla extract that caramelize perfectly using the traditional Liege waffle iron. Try a simple Liege Waffle, with powdered sugar, to get you started on your Belgian taste inspiration or add toppings including fresh bananas, peanut butter, whipped cream, caramel sauce, hazelnut spread, speculoos spread, chopped pecans, and more. Try one of their signature waffles for the ultimate experience including the S’mores Waffle, Caramel Apple Waffle, Lemon Mascarpone and Fresh Strawberry Waffle, Fluffernutter Waffle, and savory options including the Full Monte Waffle Sandwich, Bacon and Cheese Waffle Sandwich, and The Cuban Belgian Waffle Sandwich.