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Top 5 Cuisines in Orange County

Tacos

Treat yourself to more than 62 unique taco trucks and carts in Orange County 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!

Sandwiches

Find more than 39 mobile sandwich caterers in Orange County 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 28 burger caterers in Orange County 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 Orange County. Choose from over 19 dessert trucks and caterers near you today. They’ll bring the cake pops, pecan brittles, brownies, candies, and sorbets—you bring the party people.

BBQ

If you’re looking for some spicy, sweet, and saucy meats, then we’ve got over 13 BBQ trailers, trucks, and carts for you to choose from in Orange County 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.

Bring a Food Truck to Any Orange County Event

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

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Orange County may be miles away from Hollywood, but it remains a SoCal destination in its own right, thanks to world-class beaches, canyons, and maybe a theme park or two. In fact, over the years, the OC's developed into its own self-sustaining entertainment mecca, with the appropriate restaurant culture to match. These days, it's a culture that can go toe to toe with LA's best, and that goes for the food trucks too.

The OC's food trucks run a wide gamut of influences - classic California comfort sits next to some of the nation's best taco trucks, along with exotic detours found nowhere else in the country. Venture down to Orange County and find a world far from LA stars that shines vibrantly all on its own. And in this light, the food looks downright irresistible.

New Mexican

SoCal and taco trucks are synonymous with each other, and the OC maintains this tradition, with a fleet of trucks that redefine Latin curbside cuisine. Orange County's most popular taco trucks fuse Mexico with California, and add a dash of overseas influence to craft something traditional yet altogether fresh. These aren't your grandma's taco trucks, but they're great enough to stick around, and maybe one day be your grandkids'.

Dos Chinos combines Mexican street food with Vietnamese roots. Growing up in Santa Ana, founders Hop and Viet found themselves referred to as "chinos" by their Spanish-speaking neighbors. Despite the geographic inaccuracy, the two embraced the term when it came time to launch their truck, curing confusion with deliciousness. Good plan - the truck's menu encompasses flavors ranging from Vietnamese chimichurri, to coconut panang curry and Pacific five spice, and all dishes can be made as tacos, burritos, bowls, salads or loaded over fries. It's a food truck made to deliver brand new flavors straight to your mouth, even if you mis-label exactly where they come from.

The Lime Truck's a catering-only affair helmed by an award-winning team of chefs, and its selection of Mexican is as premium as it gets: nachos are kicked up by Sriracha and brown sugar/soy-rubbed pork belly, carnitas are prepped for 12 hrs and finished with chipotle-honey cabbage, and the quesadilla is stuffed with short rib. The Classic Taco, on the other hand, offers no bold fusion. Only killer Cali twists (like decadent corn fries) to its Mexican delights. With a brick and mortar famously located inside an Ontario liquor store, this is food you can always catch, but as with most things, it's always better when it comes straight to you. Even if it's just a mile from the liquor store.

Just Desserts

Orange County's rife with contradictions - yoga here's as popular as jello shots, natural wonders collide with out-of-place Mediterranean architecture, and sun-kissed beaches provide a great place......to eat some of SoCal's most decadent desserts. Despite the hard bodies on display here, what goes into them is often shockingly rich, exceedingly sweet, and downright irresistible. And if you doubt it, here's three food trucks that prove as much.

Waff N Roll has one foot in the sweet world and one in the savory, making it a truck you can visit for any meal, no excuses needed. The food truck's formidable menu is anchored by a collection of waffle sandwiches perfectly prepared for endurance as much as taste. The WNR waffle is crispy but pliable, with grooves modeled to catch and hold whatever's smushed inside. Flavors range from Tandoori Spiced Chicken to BBQ Pork, marking a savory choice for every tastebud. And then there's the whole other side of your tongue. Dulce de Leche, Nutella/banana and lemon curd/berries provide all the sweet your mouth needs, either as a dessert or as a snack between meals.

Meanwhile, Chunk N Chip is delivering dual dessert pleasure - spreading premium ice cream sandwiches all across Orange County. Fresh-churned ice cream pressed between oven-warm cookies make for a hot and cold treat that can crush any sized appetite. Finally, Bakerytruck traffics in the OC's finest cupcakes, right alongside cookies, cream puffs and "cheesecake dessert shots", all in wide flavor varieties that'll please every kind of guest.

Other Notable Food Trucks in Orange County

Smoked over pecan wood, Tri-Tip Man offers the OC Texas-fresh BBQ with a distinct flavor unlike any other in SoCal. A coffee-spiked blend of spices also gives Tri-Tip Man a unique rub that makes its steak irresistible. For an equally unique twist on more classic comfort, The Burnt Truck delivers the boldest sliders SoCal has ever seen. Both traditional and irreverent options rotate daily, encompassing beef, chicken, pork belly and more.

Finally, Dogzilla is a twist on classic hotdogs that pushes the boundaries of flavor, and pushes the boundaries of toppings, from pastrami to peppers to grilled onions, furikake, bacon bits, avocado and more. Their collection of comforts hues eclectic and international, taking your tongue on a journey far beyond where your feet can follow.

How To Find Food Trucks In Orange County

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

Costa Mesa's recently erected a permanent space to showcase food trucks in front of The Met, a 12-story complex in the heart of town. The "food truck runway" out front plays host to rotating trucks every day for lunch. Local collective Bistro Planet also hosts regular food truck meet-ups every Wed at both the Alize and Alicante apartment complexes in Aliso Viejo.

Weekly food truck festivals pop up every Saturday in Irvine, while Newport Beach is always thriving with independent options. To order a food truck for your event, check out our OC food truck catering page to get started. You'll be grabbing some of SoCal's most delicious charms, in a county that gets less attention than its neighbor, but seems to like it that way just fine. All the more food to go around.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best food trucks in Orange County?

Orange County 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 Orange County 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. El Más Chingon Food Truck
  2. TK Burgers
  3. Sabroso! Mobile Kitchen
  4. Tacos Gallo Loco
  5. Burning Buns

What are the most popular food truck cuisines in Orange County?

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

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

How many food trucks are in Orange County?

There are currently 223 food trucks, trailers, carts, and pop-ups on Roaming Hunger in the Orange County 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 Orange County?

Based on the fact that there are 223 food trucks, trailers, and carts in the area, it’s clear that the mobile food culture is thriving in the Orange County area.

Where can I find food trucks in Orange County?

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

How can I rent a food truck in Orange County?

If you’re looking for catering, simply go to our Orange County 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 Orange County. Simply go to our Orange County 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.