The bright lights of the Vegas strip draw tens of millions of visitors annually to gamble, get entertained, and more recently - eat like royalty. But despite its popularity, the Strip's only a small part of what makes Vegas a top-shelf destination. The town's got a deeper history than most tourists realize, along with a local culture that loves to have fun on its own terms. And part of that fun includes eating luxuriously without ever walking past a slot macine.
Food trucks have been changing the game for downtown Vegas, punching up its corners with fresh, imaginative options usually reserved for the likes of the Wynn and the Cosmopolitan. The options here are big on comfort, bigger on imagination, and, naturally, biggest on decadence. Sin City's food trucks are as tempting as - well, anything else here, and just as difficult to forget. Even if you keep what happens here all to yourself.
It gets hot here. That shouldn't be news. But the twist is that all the best food trucks Las Vegas has to offer have equal heat to match. We've rounded up a roster of Las Vegas food trucks that'll have you begging for mercy. And loving every minute of it. On top of that, we've got a collection of dessert trucks that'll smother the heat in sinful, decadent fashion, along with other options worth leaving the casinos for, no matter how far you're up.
Proudly touting the best wings in Vegas, Sin City Wings supplements its quality with very little nonsense, letting the simplicity of its flavors lead the way, and burn a path to greatness over your tongue. Dress them up in your choice of seven sauces, or opt for the rotating special, then finish your order with smothered, crinkle cut fries to grab the kind of comfort that pushes you out of your comfort zone.
Awarded Best New Food Truck of 2013, and then Best overall the following year, Dragon Grille exploded onto the scene in a big way, and has stayed hot ever since, racking up top honors again in the Review Journal for the last three years. A menu of modern Asian fusion tantalizes your tastebuds before scorching them off, thanks to a collection of homemade dragon sauces ranging from mild to desert sun. Burgers, fries, and more standard American comforts remain on-hand for those avoiding heat.
This food truck's got less exotic scorch, but more soulful spice to its recipes, which serve Southern charm with a twist, anchored by a dynamite Louisiana gumbo at its core.
This food truck traffics in Guatemalan fusion, chiefly hot dogs, or "shukos" with a charred/Chimichurri twist. From chorizo to spicy longaniza, there's a variety of meats to choose from, and near-endless toppings that'll give your mouth a fire-roasted vacation (in the middle of your vacation).
This fleet of dessert food trucks spans a wide variety, including - and perhaps most importantly - a collection of boozy treats that'll tackle your cravings and get you ready for the dance floor, all at once. With three different trucks serving three different menus, the Cookie Bar has asserted drunken dessert dominance on all of Sin City since it expanded, making the sweet life a whole lot sweeter along the way.
Despite their name, cotton candy only scratches the surface of this truck's menu of myriad pleasures. Aside from the main attraction, cupcakes, milkshakes, and dipped & frosted strawberries are all on hand to make your day a lot sweeter. On the menu's flip side, a collection of Filipino BBQ satisfies all the savory spots untouched by the sugar rush.
Speaking of sweet and savory, this food truck serves up Vegas' finest chicken and waffles, in more ways than you even knew existed. From chicken tender-stuffed cones drizzled in ranch to churro waffles, the comforts here outnumber the ways to eat them. Though we imagine you'll give it your best shot.
The Frozen Frog has quickly found footing as Vegas' favorite way to beat the heat, serving up the top Hawaiian Shave Ice in town. But popcorn cooked in coconut oil and coated in your choice of sweet or savory coating (or why not have both), along with creamy Dole Whip offers more ways to rescue your tastebuds, along with your sanity, no matter how hot it gets. The Frozen Frog has an established brick-and-mortar to beat said heat, but the food truck pops up all over town, ready to extend the store's reach. Seasonally, it can be found parked semi-permanently outside Joey's Tavern on West Craig Road.
With retro arcade style and top-scoring flavor, Blitz Boba is serving up boba tea in inventive, high-volume ways that stand out big and bright, even on these streets. Both milk teas and smoothies are on hand to mash your mouth's pleasure buttons, with a plethora of vegan options to boost.
From carne asada to buffalo chicken, the baked potatoes from this food truck are stuffed to the brim with savory bliss. Or sweet, if you prefer - a dessert duo of s'mores and apple/bacon-topped sweet potatoes gives your mouth a whole different strain to inhale.
This food truck slaps their simple philosophy right on the side of the truck: "Bacon Equals Happiness". And with a menu like theirs, only a fool could disagree. Winner of Guy's Grocery Games on the Food Network, the truck slaps bacon into melts, fries and mac & cheese balls that'll have you squealing with joy.
Flipping the script, this food truck is the healthiest in Vegas. Run by a couple big on organic and bigger on delicious, 50 Shades of Green makes eating right taste right too. Sandwiches and power salads make up the bulk of the menu, with fresh specials rotating regularly. Sister trucks 50 Shades Greener and Unicorn Poop(!) provide additional bursts of tasty, inventive wellness, wherever they roam.
This food truck kicks grilled cheese up to high-stakes thrills, with gourmet twists dripping with international influence. Key ingredients include maple-bacon jam, pepperoni, and Hot Cheeto-crusted sourdough, with kimchee mac & cheese egg rolls serving to supplement everything and anything.
As always, check out the live Las Vegas 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.
Like we said earlier, with food trucks Las Vegas takes the charms and diversity of Strip restaurants and makes them mobile. As a result, few if any are to be found near the Strip, aside from food truck festivals that pop up monthly. Downtown remains your best bet to grab food truck goodness, off Freemont or in parking lots throughout the area.
Of course, if you don't feel like taking that kind of gamble, book one of the trucks mentioned above right HERE. In Vegas, food trucks might not be the main attraction, but with options like these, they're far from an afterthought. In fact, in a city full of secrets, these trucks might be the most winning ones of all. Seek them out, and we think you'll find luck's something you won't even need here.