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Top Food Trucks in New Orleans

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Top 5 Cuisines in New Orleans

BBQ

If you’re looking for some spicy, sweet, and saucy meats, then we’ve got over 12 BBQ trailers, trucks, and carts for you to choose from in New Orleans 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.

Sandwiches

Find more than 14 mobile sandwich caterers in New Orleans 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.

Burgers

From Impossible Burgers and mushroom burgers, to bison and elk burgers, you can find any kind of burger from the 15 burger caterers in New Orleans near you. Hire a truck or trailer for your next party or corporate event. They’ll bring the condiments—you bring the company.

Beverages

Discover more than 7 mobile beverage caterers in New Orleans near you today. From local beers and brews, to specialty cocktails, lemonades, juices, smoothies, and more, Roaming Hunger will connect with incredible beverage trucks and carts near you.

Dessert

Nothing is quite so satisfying as sweet treats made fresh in New Orleans. Choose from over 6 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 New Orleans 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 New Orleans

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Catering

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Marketplace

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Activation

Launch Branded Food Trucks for Marketing Promotions

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New Orleans is a city synonymous with food. Creole cuisine was born and perfected here, mashing up French technique with Southern grit to create a whole new food culture. It's a culture that draws in thousands upon thousands every year just to experience it in its native land, and taste it like it's done nowhere else.

Now with the advent of food trucks, New Orleans is slowly (very slowly) bringing the flavors of the bayou out of the restaurants and into the streets. Alongside every other kind of cuisine imaginable. For a town that's also synonymous with late night, the food truck movement's has been stubborn to start here (largely by legal design), but now that it's finally revving up, NOLA's looking to put its unmistakable stamp on it. It's a stamp that carries heavy heat, heavy accents, and heavy stomachs. Ideally, yours.

The Best Food Trucks in New Orleans

Diva Dawg Food Truck serves up some of New Orleans' tastiest hot dogs. Housed inside a sweet and savory brioche bun, their locally inspired Creole-made hot dogs, like their Red Bean Chili Dog, are sure to bring a smile to your face and a satisfaction to your stomach. Sip on their signature Praline Candy shake, and enjoy heaping portions of Étouffée Fries. They promise an unforgettable and uniquely New Orleans lunch or dinner for everyone.

All in all, Diva Dawg Food Truck is grilled magic on wheels, and wherever it rolls, you'll wanna be front row for the show.

Creole Cravings

When it comes to NOLA food trucks, NOLA cuisine tends to dominate. Funnily enough. From crawfish to gumbo, the tastes that have dominated New Orleans from its very founding dominate its streets today. The spice is high and the flavor wide, with a fleet of food trucks who are making bayou bliss ever more accessible, and ever more delectable.

Dirty Dishes takes some of Louisiana's finest comfort staples and dresses them up all nice and fancy, with fresh twists and gilded details that push their menu head and shoulders above the rest. Their trademark dirty mac (swimming in smoked gouda and topped with crawfish and turkey tasso) draws the crowds in, while specialties like their pig in a blanket (slow-smoked pork and bacon in a root beer BBQ, sealed in waffle) spread the legend further with every crowd.

Kenny's Cajun & Creole Food Truck hues a little more traditional with its recipes, delivering Louisiana chicken and loaded po' boys street by street and mouth by mouth. Meanwhile, Rue Chow loads their menu so high with local favorites that it has to rotate its offerings day to day. Stop by to grab your fill of shrimp and corn chowder on Tuesday, then loop back on Wed to claim your smoked sausage with black eyed peas. The more food that rotates, the more excuses you have to visit. All in all, it's a mutually beneficial situation.

South of the Gulf

While French culture's spread a rather obvious influence on the city, inside and out, Latin's become big business for New Orleans food trucks, with tacos and tamales quickly outnumbering étouffée on street corners all around town. Listed below is a wave of Mexican food trucks re-seasoning NOLA's international flavor. It's a wave you're gonna wanna catch over and over again.

La Cocinita roughly translates into "The Little Kitchen", and serves New Orleans late night Latin comfort that was sorely missed before. Specifically missed by its own owners - Chef Benoit Angulo and wife Rachel decided to launch the truck after a long restaurant shift left them hungry and hopeless, with no options to satisfy nearby. Chef Angulo's arepas have been his calling card since the age of 9, and they remain his strongest asset onboard. But a full menu of comforts blanket the star attraction, including tacos, bowls and hybrid "burri-tacos" that give you the best of both worlds.

Mamita's Hot Tamales focuses on another favorite speciality - one that's probably obvious to you. The Oaxacan delicacy gets wrapped and loaded with your choice of beef, corn or chicken, and served up in authentic Mexican street food fashion. Finally, Taceaux Loceaux serves their Latin fare with fusion twists that fold the whole world into your hand, country by country. TexMex brisket sits comfortably alongside Andouille and beans, with outliers like a Korean variation and avocado fries providing options for every kind of tastebud.

Other Notable New Orleans Food Trucks

Bonafried serves up classic grub split cleanly into three messy categories: wings (dressed up in Buffalo, BBQ or honey hot), sliders (both in juicy beef and crispy chicken varieties) and absolutely loaded frites. But as delectable as all the food is (and it really, really is), the sauces are wait turn Bonafried into a bayou blockbuster. From chimichurri to curry ketchup, they're the perfect finishing touch to any item you order. Conversely, Taylor Made Wings on the Geaux starts with the sauce, and in many ways, ends there too - with over 14 varieties to choose from, it could take a long time to work your way through this menu. Lucky you.

Finally, Nola Snow Snoballs takes New Orleans' favorite dessert, and perfects it right on the street where it's most needed. A fine and fluffy cousin of the more common (and more basic) shaved ice, it's a dessert with over 70 years of history here. And in Nola Snow's hands, it's in the prime of its life. The Big Easy institution has two different stands to serve from, but it's the fleet of mobile units that have made Nola Snow the final word on the local classic.

Where to Find New Orleans Food Trucks

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

New Orleans has been notoriously strict with permits since the inception of the food truck revolution, only allowing 100 permits for mobile businesses. In 2014, the laws loosened, allowing another 100 permits for food trucks specifically, but as a whole, the city still lacks the omnipresent activity found in Austin, LA or even Baton Rouge.

Nonetheless, food trucks do great business wherever they do pop up, most commonly along Bourbon st and off the campus of Tulane. Regular meet-ups also occur at Champions Square for Food Truck Friday, and monthly festivals pop up all over town, not just celebrating New Orleans' food, but its legendary music scene too.

Finally, click HERE to book any of the food trucks listed above (and any that aren't) for your next big event. Or small event. Or any event in between. You'll be covered on all fronts, basically. In a city defined by its unmistakable cuisine, make your next party equally unmistakable. Not to mention un-missable.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best food trucks in New Orleans?

New Orleans 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 New Orleans 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. Kenny's Cajun & Creole Cuisine on the Geaux
  2. La Cocinita
  3. Let Us Cater For You
  4. Dirty Dishes
  5. NeauxLA RolLA

What are the most popular food truck cuisines in New Orleans?

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

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

How many food trucks are in New Orleans?

There are currently 76 food trucks, trailers, carts, and pop-ups on Roaming Hunger in the New Orleans 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 New Orleans?

Based on the fact that there are 76 food trucks, trailers, and carts in the area, it’s clear that the mobile food culture is thriving in the New Orleans area.

Where can I find food trucks in New Orleans?

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

How can I rent a food truck in New Orleans?

If you’re looking for catering, simply go to our New Orleans 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 New Orleans. Simply go to our New Orleans 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.