If you’re looking for a quick place to make a pit stop for lunch during the work week, or an easy way to get food to carry around while you’re exploring the city, food trucks are the way to go. These portable restaurants have taken the world by storm and can be see almost everywhere around Boston. With so many trucks to choose from, these five should be at the top of your list to check out.
Bon Me Truck
Bon Me is a Boston favorite, serving everything from sandwiches to rice bowls to noodle salads, this Vietnamese food truck has it all. After founders Patrick Lynch and Ali Fong entered a food truck contest on a whim and won, they opened their first truck in 2011. Since then, the pair has opened six food trucks and five restaurants. All their locations strive to primarily produce house-made items and always prefer making things from scratch. They are also very accommodating when it comes to dietary restrictions, offering vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options daily.
The Cookie Monstah
Missy Gale, creator of The Cookie Monstah, developed the idea for the truck from her lifelong passion of baking combined with her hope of finding the “ideal cookie”. From a young age, she learned to bake from her mother and now, as a mother of four herself, still greatly values baking. She believes no food is better to share with family and friends than chocolate chip cookies and milk, and that’s why she loves serving it to the community. She offers giant, warm cookies, creamy ice cream, and sandwiches that smooshes ice cream between the cookies.
The Bacon Truck
Who doesn’t love a good piece of bacon?! Owners of The Bacon Truck, Sam and JJ, have been bacon lovers since birth. Always dreaming of owning a food truck, the two thought there was no better ingredient to base their menu on than bacon. The menu includes various sandwiches, which all, of course, include bacon, as well as bacon-inspired desserts and side dishes. A few of their popular dishes include chocolate bacon truffles and the classic BLT.
The Chubby Chickpea
Sporting an adorable blushing chickpea on the front of the truck, The Chubby Chickpea serves cutting edge Middle Eastern cuisine. The truck uses fresh local ingredients in authentic recipes to deliver the freshest dishes. A fan favorite is the simple, but delicious, falafel. This restaurant also acts as a full service catering company and would love to serve your next event!
North East of the Border
With a shared love for authentic Mexican cuisine and the desire to offer it to those walking down the street, founders Gustavo and Chris opened North East of the Border food truck. Gustavo Lecanda was born and raised in Mexico, and Chris Wandell has worked all over the world as a member of the United States Coast Guard. This truck serves authentic Mexican food with local ingredients in order to provide customers with a fresh Mexican taste.