Everybody’s taking it to the street – at least in terms of food. The smoking hot gourmet food truck trend ensures options for every palate. Even people who don’t eat meat or any animal protein have their pick of places. This list is the best of the veggie-friendly food trucks. They keep moving, so check out their websites and Twitter accounts for where to find ’em. — Arianna Armstrong

The Border Grill Truck. (credit: http://www.bordergrill.com)

Border Grill Truck


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Angeles-CA/Border-Grill-Truck

Twitter: @BorderGrill

Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger know their way around the kitchen, so it’s no wonder they’re taking their show on the road with the Border Grill truck. Featuring vegetarian options like the Avocado Taco, Potato Rajas Taco and a variety of sides, salads and quesadillas, this truck is a movable feast for anyone who doesn’t eat meat. 

The Dosa Truck. (credit: http://www.dosatruck.com)

Dosa Truck


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/Dosa-Truck

Twitter: @dosatruck

The Dosa Truck calls itself “Slumdog street food with a California twist” and they aren’t kidding. Dosas are the original Indian street food – a type of South Indian crepe typically made from rice and black lentils. If you’re a veggie slumdog, you’ll feel like you won a million dollars when you realize that this truck doesn’t serve any meat at all.

India Jones Chow Truck (credit: http://www.indiajoneschowtruck.blogspot.com)

India Jones Chow Truck


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Angeles-CA/India-Jones-Chow-Truck

Twitter: @IndiaJonesCT

Up for a meatless adventure in Los Angeles? Grab your gear and track down the India Jones Chow Truck for Indian treats like their Frankies (an Indian “burrito” (roti) stuffed with things like potatoes, mushrooms and cheese) and vegetable and lentil curries. Guaranteed no danger of meat in ordering from here.

The Gourmet Genie To Go truck. (credit: http://www.gourmetgenietogo.com)

Gourmet Genie


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gourmet-Genie

Twitter: @gourmetgenie2go

Fancy a falafel or have a hankering for hummus? The Gourmet Genie to Go truck will grant all your vegetarian wishes and even offers vegan options like couscous, stuffed grape leaves and their own “eggplant caviar.” If you’re searching for a magic carpet sugar high, their baklava and Madjool date cookies will satisfy.

The Harvest Melt from the Grilled Cheese Truck. (credit: http://www.thegrilledcheesetruck.com)

Grilled Cheese Truck


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/grilledcheesetruck

Twitter: @grlldcheesetruk

One of the original gourmet food trucks and winner of numerous “Best Food Truck” awards, The Grilled Cheese truck has done about as much to cement eaters and food trucks together as they have to join warm bread with creamy, gooey slices of melty magic. Even vegans can find something to love with sandwiches like the Harvest Melt (Roasted Butternut Squash with sautéed leeks, balsamic and agave syrups) and shots of tomato soup.

The Nom Nom Truck. (credit: http://www.nomnomtruck.com)

Nom Nom Truck


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Angeles-CA/Nom-Nom-Truck

Twitter: @nomnomtruck

It’s called the Nom Nom truck for a reason; “nomnom” is the sound people make while chowing down on these delicious Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches and tacos. Cheap, filling, delicious and veggie-friendly. You’ll say “nomnom,” too.

The YumYum Bowls website. (credit: http://www.yumyumbowls.com)

Yum Yum Bowls


Twitter: @yumyumbowls

Spring rolls, satay, soups and curries. If you like Thai food and lots of choices, you will love the Yum Yum Bowls truck. The only Thai truck in Los Angeles, the menu is very veggie-friendly, affordable and – like the name implies – it’s got plenty of yum, too.

Arianna Armstrong is a freelance food and wine writer who eats, drinks and sleeps in Los Angeles. You can read more about her delicious escapades at GrapeSmart.net, FoodTruckTimes.com and MutineerMagazine.com.