Nearly a year (!) has passed since our OG food truck article rolled onto the site. Since then, Auckland’s food truck tribe has boomed in numbers, making our bellies happy and full via their kitchens on wheels. From dumplings and cheese to burgers and pasta, here is our edit of the best food trucks in Auckland. Truck yes!
- Bringing the ultimate Dutch snack to A-town is Double Dutch Fries. Enjoy a cone of crispy hand-cut fries doused in creamy mayo, tangy satay and finely chopped onions.
- Chef Ryan Fong of Ryan’s Kitchen believes that food should be hand’s on, so his entire menu can go from plate to mouth with ease. We’re talkin’ pan fried dumplings, rice paper rolls, sliders and bruschetta.
- Lalele Organic is a family-run ice cream truck serving traditional gelato, real-fruit popalatos (ice blocks) and other frozen delights. Bring on the brain freeze.
- Marc and Cecilia have made Mediterranean food mobile with Mama Tahina. Hit up this food truck for everything from lamb kofta ciabatta and porkalicious flatbread to an Arabian chook rice bowl. Mmm, mmm.
- If you’re in the market for a delicious sugar-free bowl of breakfast goodness, then make a bee line for The Vital Bowl. Sarah whips up muesli bowls and chia seed puddings right out of her little stall.
- Is it a taco or is it a pancake? Project Paco is responsible for this ridiculous food mash-up. Go the sweet route with edible cookie dough, whipped cream and caramel choc sauce or opt for The Game Changer—a paco burger with all the trimmings.
- You’ve no doubt seen this food truck blow up your Insta feed. Melt has made our cheese dreams come true by serving melted raclette cheese on fried potatoes and subs. Halleluiah!
- Hankering for pasta? Track down Got Pasta for you authentic Italian fix. This food truck will feed you a comforting bowl of creamy pasta, made fresh off the back of their van.
- Euro Snacks have transported European street food to Auckland and you’re going to want to get amongst. There’s Belgian fries, Euro burgers, Frankfurter and Bratwurst, and Dutch pancakes with lemon curd, sugar and cinnamon, or Nutella. We’ll take ‘em all!
- Late night munchies? Late Night BJ’s has your back. Located at No.1 Queen Street, this food truck is up at all hours, dishing out fancy hot dogs, roti tacos and dumplings.
- Ren’e the Citroen was born in Southern France but relocated to NZ in 2014. Now, she is used for churning out silky smooth Kokako coffees and ice cream as The Tinman Van.
- Ohhh Mexico. Authentic burritos, quesadillas, quesaritos (a mix of the two), nachos and ceviche can be found at Go Go Mexico. This funky caravan is your taste bud’s one-way ticket to flavour town.
- Waiheke is home to a wee pizza gem—Dragonfired. This pizza truck will have you munching on organic pizza, calzone, pocketbreads and polenta boxes. Best thing? It’s parked by at Little Oneroa Beach, so you can soak up the views.
- When you’re looking to get dumped, find The Rolling Pin. You’ll be treated to handmade dumplings stuffed with pulled beef cheek or a vegan-friendly filling. Yes, please.
- Maidstone Burgers take their burgs very seriously. Whether you’re a beef-lover, crazy for chicken or keep things lean and green, these dudes will flip you one epic burger.
- There’s so much to love about Wise Boys Burgers. Not only does this burger mobile use zero animal products, they make it their goal to take good vibes and even better food to all corners of the city.
- Fact: we’ll never tire of dumplings. House of Dumplings works out of a stall (no truck in sight) and dishes up the likes of Cantonese chicken, spiced lamb, crystal prawn and squid ink mussel dumplings.
- The Little Yellow Food Truck is hard to miss (hint: it’s yellow) Get your mitts on a hearty burger, salad or sweet treat—you won’t be disappointed.
- Have you ever met a pastel de queijo? Nope? It’s about time you did. These deep-fried cheese-filled pastries can be found at Zina Brazilian Food, a food stall with a menu of bite-sized yumminess.
- Whoever said vegan food was boring clearly hadn’t come across Mr Shankly’s. This vegan food stall whips up nachos, dumpings, dal, wedges and other tempting dishes. Get there.
- What do you get when you serve temaki (sushi cones) out of a food truck? A temakeria! Temaki Truck loads their temaki with spicy salmon, kimchi pork, crispy chicken, tuna mix and tofu, and, the cone shape make them so much easier to gobble down than sushi.
- More dumplings? More dumplings. Very Good Dumplings are, well, very good. They offer five types of dumplings: Japanese chicken gyoza, Russian beef pelmeni, Chinese pork jiaozi, Indian potato Momo and Turkish lamb manti. It’s basically a dumpling tour of the world.
- For a taste of authentic Argentinian street food, CheLucio BBQ is the truck to find. There’s empanadas, barbecued meat stuffed into yummy sammies and all sorts of other tempting dishes.
- We can’t resist a taco and for a damn fine one, hit up Taco Loco. They started as a food stall but have upgraded to a truck so they can churn out as many tacos, quesadillas and nachos as poss
- One of the cities’ newest food trucks is The High Road. From sloppy joes to bourbon barbecue brioche buns and mozz sticks, this is pretty much your cheat day, sorted.
Want to know where to find this food truck clan? Here’s Your Guide To Auckland’s Night Markets.
Image credit: House of Dumplings