Like everyone else in the U.S., I love food trucks. One cup gourmet food with half a cup of you-have-to-be in-the-know, food trucks provide scrumptious food at competitive prices. What better way to sample Miami´s diverse cultural palette and warm weather than stopping by one of the best food trucks in Miami.
The crème de la crème of food trucks, Gastropod is a gastronome’s dream. One of the most well established food trucks in Miami, Chef Jeremiah serves his tasty dishes out of his signature silver 1960s Airstream motor home (see above photo). While his food is not the cheapest in town you can expect to pay around $10 per plate) it is the most ‘gourmet’ option as Gastropod has a reputation for exciting and unique Caribbean fusions. Favorites include Banh Mi Pork Tacos, Red Curry Duck Tacos and the famous Old Dirt Dog Short Ribs with Stupid Slaw. Are you hungry yet?
Mmmmm, grilled cheese. Everyone’s favorite comfort food has now gone mobile with Ms. Cheezious. With over eight different types of cheese (count ‘em – American, Blue, Brie, Cheddar, Gruyere, Havarti, Provolone and Swiss) it´s hard to go wrong. And while some food trucks go overboard trying to be swanky, Ms. Cheezious gets it right by keeping it simple and oh-so-good. Order a side of fries (I recommend the sweet potato variety) with your sandwich order and you are all set to go. For those looking to spice it up, try Ms. Cheezious’s savory Grilled Harvest, a grilled havarti cheese sandwich with spiced apples. Simply mouth-watering. It is important to note that Ms. Cheezious is one of the few food trucks that offer vegetarian options.
Dim Ssam a Gogo
How could you not love a food truck whose motto is “No Frills Just Good F’n Food”? Serving Asian fusion inspirations from a truck suggesting you “munch and move on” Sakaya Kitchen commands a loyal following with Dim Ssam a Gogo. Feeling like Korean delicacies? Then try the critically acclaimed Banh-mi Bun made with Kurobuta Pork Belly with a side of chili sauce or the Short Rib Chunk’d Cheesy Spicy Tater Tots or the Kalbi tacos. Wash it down to with a glass of watermelon juice. Ahhh. With plates ranging from $1-$6, this chow won’t break the bank. Dim Ssam a Gogo also deserves a shout out for its eco-friendly practices of buying organic meats and produce from local markets as well as using biodegradable and recycled cups, plates and utensils. How many Miami attractions can boast that?
Want to try them all?
Consider taking your own personal food truck tour in Miami. Reserve your Tuesday evening for the Biscayne Triangle Truck Round-Up (or as the locals call it, BTTR). Located 1700-1846 NE 127th St, North Miami, this weekly food truck fiesta starts at 5:30pm and ends when the last meal is served, usually around 10:00pm. There is plenty of green space to have a picnic and bring a blanket or lawn chairs for a relaxing dinning experience. Of course, remember to bring cash.
If Tuesdays don’t work for you, there are a variety of other meet up points for food trucks, including Food Truck Fridays or Food Truck Pile-Up. Be sure to double check MiamiFoodTrucks.com for up to date schedules.