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Nashville Food Trucks

Find Food Trucks, Carts and Pop-Ups in Nashville

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Looking for more food trucks? Check out all 197 food trucks, trailers, carts, and pop-ups in Nashville.

Top 5 Cuisines in Nashville

Sandwiches

Find more than 50 mobile sandwich caterers in Nashville near you today. Start friends and coworkers off with a simple grilled cheese, or stuff as much as you can between two pieces of bread. Roaming Hunger will help you rent or hire the best sandwich trucks and trailers around.

Tacos

Treat yourself to more than 28 unique taco trucks and carts in Nashville near you. Roaming Hunger helps you hire the best taco caterers around to get the spicy salsa, crispy chips, and fresh, meat and veggie-filled tacos flowing. Rent a truck for your next event today!

BBQ

If you’re looking for some spicy, sweet, and saucy meats, then we’ve got over 25 BBQ trailers, trucks, and carts for you to choose from in Nashville today. Rent a BBQ caterer to throw your favorite meats on the grill and watch as your party guests guzzle down some mind-blowing BBQ.

Burgers

From Impossible Burgers and mushroom burgers, to bison and elk burgers, you can find any kind of burger from the 21 burger caterers in Nashville near you. Hire a truck or trailer for your next party or corporate event. They’ll bring the condiments—you bring the company.

Dessert

Nothing is quite so satisfying as sweet treats made fresh in Nashville. Choose from over 13 dessert trucks and caterers near you today. They’ll bring the cake pops, pecan brittles, brownies, candies, and sorbets—you bring the party people.

Bring a Food Truck to Any Nashville Event

From food service at a corporate park to an intimate backyard celebration, find and book the perfect food truck, cart, or pop-up.

Corporate Catering

Meal Programs, Employee or Client Appreciation, Company Celebrations

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Private Parties

Graduations, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Baby Showers, and more

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Large-Scale Events

Conferences, Festivals, Sporting Events, Employee Events

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Food Trucks for Weddings

Wedding Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Late Night Snacks

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Community Events

School Events, Religious Gatherings, Street Fairs, Neighborhood Parties

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Food Truck Rentals in Nashville

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Catering

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Marketplace

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Activation

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When it comes to Southern culture, Nashville has to be considered a standard bearer. It's a city that's classically Southern yet uniquely its own, with a legendary music scene, and of course, a food culture to match. Restaurants in Nashville emphasize an eclectic mix of Southern soul and backyard grit done up with gourmet twists, and a whole lotta smoke.

Nashville food trucks reflect the same mix of homegrown flavor, but push the city's cuisine into bolder, innovative directions. The city was early to catch on to the food truck revolution, and nearly a decade in, it's positively thriving. With a serious nightlife that tends to get out seriously late, food trucks in Nashville are more than a privilege, they're an essential utility. Albeit, a consistently decadent one.

The Best Food Trucks in Nashville

Hoss' Loaded Burgers can lay claim to being Nashville's first and only Juicy Lucy food truck, and if you're not sure what that means, we'll break it down: a fresh-chucked, local, grass-fed beef patty gets stuffed with cheese, then slapped in an oven-baked bun. It's a juicy, savory masterpiece that's unlike any burger you've ever had. And that's before the toppings even come into play.

Hoss' roster of gourmet burgers includes its signature offering - stuffed with cheddar and topped by bacon, onion crispers and hickory-smoked BBQ sauce, along with The Italian Job, which mixes a mozzarella and pepperoni-stuffed beef patty with hot sausage, then covers it in marinara, hot peppers and onions. Endless special burgers also rotate on and off, keeping Hoss' food truck one you should be visiting daily.

Music City World Tour

Nashville may lay claim to a distinct local flavor, but it's the international influence here that makes it a true global dining scene. Perhaps even more than the brick and mortar restaurants, Nashville's food trucks push exotic cuisine ever further into the mainstream, enriching the entire city - starting with your own palate.

DegThai brings fresh Thai fusion to the streets of Tennessee, marrying authentic flavors to bold new experiments. The menu's flush with world-class curry, from red to green to Massaman, but has more than enough room for rotating specialties, bridging the best of old and new world cooking. Bao Down, meanwhile, brings Asian flair from a bit further North, with steamed Chinese dumplings stuffed with all manner of delights. BBQ pork and curry chicken buns rank among the truck's most popular offerings, but a focus on fresh and organic makes every dish here a work of imported art.

King Tut's imports even more alluring wares, with an Egyptian-inspired menu honed in Cairo and perfected in New York by the truck's culinary team. The Nile Valley specialties here include mainstream hits like shawarma and falafel, along with rotating items that'll take your tongue to strange, delicious places but leave your feet right on the ground.

Nashville Hot Chillin'

Dessert trucks in Nashville rank amongst the best in the Southeast, but it's the cold stuff in particular dominating hot days and late nights alike, cooling down tempers and waking up appetites. Track down these trucks to get cool relief worth craving.

With a focus on all-natural ingredients, Blue Monkey Shaved Ice brings sun-kissed Hawaiian refreshment to Music City, with original flavors that can't be found anywhere else. Ghirardelli Caramel Apple, Sour Gummi Worm and Strawnilla Shortcake are just a few of the options ready to perk your day up and cool your tongue down. Likewise, Retro Sno uses pure cane sugar to craft even flakier frozen treats. Their snoballs come loaded up in a variety of fresh forms - from white mocha to sangria and beyond. The ultra-fine texture is as fluffy as snow, but thankfully tastes a whole lot more vibrant.

Bradley's Curbside Creamery simply offers ice cream, and offers simple ice cream at that, but don't confuse simple for basic. These are top notch flavors hitting all the spots you want them to, evoking childhood bliss with every bite, no fancy twists or turns to the recipes. Only timeless refreshment - delivered as scoops, milkshakes or award-winning floats (from classic vanilla and root beer to the mega-popular "white trash" - orange dreamsicle and Mountain Dew). Bradley's isn't out to re-invent the wheel, but it delivers some of the best flavor you can find over four of them.

Other Notable Food Trucks in Nashville

Smoke Et Al's successfully branded itself as "beyond BBQ" - in fact very successfully; quickly becoming one of the top food trucks in Nashville. Its savory, smoked glory gets slapped in tacos, between biscuits or classically strewn over plates (and paired with the likes of fried/pickled okra and cheeto mac & cheese). It's a food truck stuffed with rich Southern seasoning, and if you're smart, you'll track it down & follow suit.

Launched by a small team of New Yorkers in desperate need of authentic bagel goodness, Bare Naked Bagel has given Nashville a better reason to wake up. Or stay up - depending on the hour. The menu's packed with big league bagel sandwiches, along with breakfast bowls and Bongo Java coffee. Finally, The Grilled Cheeserie delivers gourmet grilled cheese goodness that's taken the town by storm. In fact, Grilled Cheeserie's been so successful that they've launched a proper brick and mortar on Belcourt Ave. But it's the truck that remains the big draw, bringing all that melted bliss straight to you on the sidewalk, no sitting required. Though to really savor options like their pimiento mac & cheese melt, scoping out a seat is really recommended.

Where to Find Food Trucks in Nashville

As always, check out the live Nashville food truck map above to find the most accurate, up-to-the-minute location info for all trucks listed, alongside countless more options.

Street Food Thursday lights up Deaderick street downtown for lunch, and plays host to countless trucks looking to make your mid-day break just a little bit break-ier. Select Specialty Hospital on Hayes & 20th hosts food trucks every weekday for lunch, while Yazoo Taproom on Division St. takes care of weekend cravings.

More so than almost any city in the South, though, Nashville food trucks tend to spread far and wide. Not to mention late - Woodland St. in particular is bustling with options to satisfy after-bar crowds. Most importantly, to snag any of the trucks listed (or any that aren't) for your own private event, visit our Nashville food truck catering to get started. Nashville's as decadent a Southern city as they come, so when it comes to your party here, make sure the food truck matches.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best food trucks in Nashville?

Nashville has some amazing food trucks. Choosing the “best” depends on what you’re looking for (a great lunch truck or a great food truck to cater your wedding). You can explore the top food trucks by going to our Nashville List page. 

If you’re looking for food trucks that are great for catering, here are the top 5 most booked food trucks on Roaming Hunger:

  1. Bag Lady's Fry Joint
  2. Mojo Cookie Dough and Creamery
  3. Buns on the Run
  4. Roadhouse Grille
  5. The Snack BARR

What are the most popular food truck cuisines in Nashville?

Based on the food trucks in our system, here are the cuisines that are most popular with food trucks in Nashville:

  1. Sandwiches
  2. Tacos
  3. BBQ
  4. Burgers
  5. Dessert

How many food trucks are in Nashville?

There are currently 197 food trucks, trailers, carts, and pop-ups on Roaming Hunger in the Nashville area. Keep in mind this is not a complete list because food trucks manually join Roaming Hunger. Our system may also include food trucks that are no longer operating because we rely on the food trucks themselves to let us know when they are closed.

Are food trucks popular in Nashville?

Based on the fact that there are 197 food trucks, trailers, and carts in the area, it’s clear that the mobile food culture is thriving in the Nashville area.

Where can I find food trucks in Nashville?

You can use the Roaming Hunger map above to see food trucks in the area.

How can I rent a food truck in Nashville?

If you’re looking for catering, simply go to our Nashville food truck catering page and fill out a request form.

If you’re looking to rent a food truck for your business, start at our food truck lease page.

If you’re a brand or marketing agency looking to rent a food truck for an activation or promotion, go to our agency page.

How do I book a food truck for my event?

Use Roaming Hunger to book a food truck for any event in Nashville. Simply go to our Nashville food truck catering page to get started.

After you fill out your event information, local food trucks will apply based on your event date and budget with a catering package. From there you’ll be able to choose the best package for your event.

If it’s a public event where the food truck is selling to the public, you’ll fill out your event information and local food trucks will apply to learn more about your event. You can choose which food trucks to connect with from there.