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Find Food Trucks, Carts and Pop-Ups in Santa Barbara

Looking to hire a Santa Barbara food truck for your event? We make the research and booking process super easy! Get Santa Barbara Food Truck Catering.

Looking for more food trucks? Check out all 19 food trucks, trailers, carts, and pop-ups in Santa Barbara.

Top 4 Cuisines in Santa Barbara


Treat yourself to more than 5 unique taco trucks and carts in Santa Barbara 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!


Discover more than 4 mobile beverage caterers in Santa Barbara 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.


Find more than 2 mobile sandwich caterers in Santa Barbara 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.

Healthy Food

Looking for healthy veggie bowls and smoothies, or organic, vegan, vegetarian or Paleo eats for your next party or corporate event? We have 7 healthy food trucks, trailers, and carts in Santa Barbara that are ready to make you feel good inside and out.

Bring a Food Truck to Any Santa Barbara 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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Most locals are too busy catching waves to log hours sitting in a parking lot, and thus food trucks are a rarer breed down here. Traveling alone versus parking in packs, these trucks cater to SB’s two (often overlapping) populations: students and surfers. Step right up to the Burger Bus, a re-vamped yellow school bus serving up chipotle, pesto, and bayou burgers, or stop by one of the town’s frozen ice vendors on your way to Jalama Beach. No matter which truck, you can be sure the food will be of the fresh-caught, farm-to-table variety.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best food trucks in Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara 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. Kona Ice of Santa Barbara
  2. HEAT Culinary
  3. Nimita's Cuisine
  4. Oakberry Açaí
  5. King's Wings

What are the most popular food truck cuisines in Santa Barbara?

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

  1. Tacos
  2. Beverages
  3. Sandwiches
  4. Healthy Food

How many food trucks are in Santa Barbara?

There are currently 19 food trucks, trailers, carts, and pop-ups on Roaming Hunger in the Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara?

Based on the fact that there are 19 food trucks, trailers, and carts in the area, it’s clear that the mobile food culture is thriving in the Santa Barbara area.

Where can I find food trucks in Santa Barbara?

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

How can I rent a food truck in Santa Barbara?

If you’re looking for catering, simply go to our Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara. Simply go to our Santa Barbara 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.