Tucson is a city that gets quite a bad rep. However, we are here to show you exactly what this city has to offer… in terms of its street food, anyway. If you’re visiting Tucson, or you’re simply looking for a new lunchtime hang-out, the wonderful range of food trucks has got you covered.
Don’t believe us? Check out this list below. We’ve hand-selected all of the best food trucks in Tucson. From wonderfully meaty and indulgent BBQ dishes to fresh, bright, and super tasty Italian cuisine, and everything in between, we’ve covered everything!
Fork And Fire
We just had to kick this list off with Fork and Fire. This food truck is the baby of three friends with a huge passion for sharing wonderful food. If you’re a foodie in Tucson, you simply have to stop by this food truck.
This is a particularly great spot if you’re a fan of super flavorful flame-kissed meats. We absolutely love their brisket sliders, but anything on their extensive menu is certainly going to satisfy even the pickiest of taste buds.
If you’re looking for top-quality Italian grub on the streets of Tucson, look no further than Jozarelli’s. This food truck is essentially a travelling piece of Tuscany. It is the best place to stop by if you are craving some truly authentic Italian cuisine.
Their menu is extensive and uses only the freshest local ingredients. The team behind this food truck has over 35 years of experience, and you can really tell! Every slice of pizza and bite of a calzone is a veritable explosion of flavor.
We know that food truck dishes can be particularly heavy. If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat that will leave you feeling light and refreshed, you need to check out Maui Wowi of Tucson. They are a Hawaiian-themed van that serves top-quality beverages.
If you’re looking for something healthy but substantial, you need to check out one of their freshly blended healthy smoothies. Every flavor is just to die for! However, they also serve Hawaiian coffees, teas, lattes, and cold brews, so there should be something for everyone.
Jackie’s Food Court
If you’re on the hunt for a food truck that will become your new favorite lunchtime spot, Jackie’s Food Court is the one for you. This food truck doesn’t set out to completely reinvent lunch, but rather tweak your lunchtime favorites to make them all the more delicious!
The guys behind this food truck serve burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, quesadillas, nachos… you name it, they serve it! If you’re a fan of greek food, you simply have to try the Gyro Sandwich – and the best thing is, it is super customizable!
Dad’s Smokehouse BBQ
There is nothing better than a family-oriented business that simply wants to share its wonderful food with the world. That is what you get when you visit Dad’s Smokehouse BBQ. This food truck is all about providing the deliciousness and warmth of a home-cooked meal on the streets of Tucson.
Sounds amazing, right? Right! If you’re a meat-lover, this food truck has got you well covered. Each meat is cooked on low heat for a long period of time, providing the most flavorful taste and tender texture possible. If you visit, we recommend that you order their incredible brisket!
Ciao Down Tucson
We absolutely love this food truck… and not just because of its very clever name! The guys behind this food truck are 110% committed to serving perfect pizza pies every single time. If you’re looking for fresh Italian cuisine with a super hearty twist, this food truck is perfect.
Whether you’re a vegetarian or you absolutely love meat, this food truck has got you covered. We absolutely love their Snake Bite Pizza (with toppings such as chipotle jam, cream cheese, and bacon), however, their Edgy Veggie is also truly incredible!
Planet Of The Crepes Tucson
Who doesn’t love a crepe? Well, if you fancy a sweet treat on a weekday afternoon, you should absolutely check out the Planet of the Crepes food truck. They are a small and simple-looking truck, but they have the most moreish menu possible!
Whether you’re a fan of classic and simple flavors, or you fancy trying an ultra-decadent crepe, these guys have got you covered. As a bonus, they also serve some incredible savory dishes, so there should be something for everyone.
Haus Of Brats
If you’re a big fan of German cuisine, you will not be disappointed by the food served at Haus of Brats. This Tucson food truck is run by real Germans who have a passion for bringing the wonderful flavors of Germany to the streets.
If you visit, be warned… you will be spoilt for choice. We absolutely love their authentic Bratwurst and Sauerkraut. However, these guys have it all. Their potato salad and homemade Kaesespaetzle are also mouthwateringly delicious!
If you’re hoping to become a more socially conscious consumer, but you’ve got a hankering for some Tucson street food, Truck 54 is the perfect fit for you. Whilst serving incredible food, the guys behind this food truck aim to provide employment opportunities for individuals who are recovering from an experience with mental illness.
Their menu is full of bistro classics, including sandwiches, soups, and salads. They provide food for keen carnivores and veggie fanatics, so there should be something for everyone! If you want to support good change within the community, this food truck is definitely worth a stop.
Finally, we couldn’t finish this list without talking about Fat Noodles. If you’re a lover of Asian-style comfort food, this food truck will be able to satisfy your most indulgent cravings. Every item on the menu is made to perfection.
Whether you fancy a refreshing and revitalizing noodle soup, or you are craving some Asian-American fusion food in the form of ramen burgers, the guys behind this food truck will be able to provide whatever you desire.
It is unlikely that when you think of Tucson, you instantly think of innovative, fun, and delicious street food.
However, this list implies otherwise. Tucson has some truly wonderful food trucks, each boasting its own unique and super tasty menu. We hope that this article has inspired you to get out there and see what this wonderful city has to offer!
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