Top 10 Amazing Food Trucks In Birmingham, Alabama

Chloe Hay

Famed for its fantastic selection of independent, gourmet food trucks, Birmingham in the state of Alabama should be at the top of any street food lover’s itinerary. From trucks that specialize in authentic Vietnamese phos to those serving up mac ‘n’ cheese stuffed sandwiches, New Orleans style sno-balls and juicy burgers in sweet potato buns, there’s always a new truck to stop by for lunch in this city. We check out 10 of the best trucks in Birmingham.


1. Cantina On Wheels

Cantina On Wheels

The truck to seek out for gorgeous tacos, Cantina On Wheels can be found in several locations around the city each day (to find out where they are this lunch time, check out their calendar). There are seven different tacos to choose from including the grilled beef tenderloin with creamy pinto sauce and pico de gallo; the grilled yellow squash, tri-colored bell peppers, zucchini, avocado, fresh slaw and cilantro mayo; and the seasoned black beans, cheese and pico de gallo. Aside from the selection of tacos, hungry arrivals at Cantina on Wheels can also choose to indulge in a box of nachos, garlic fries, or the delicious Cuban sandwich filled with slow roasted pork shoulder and Manchego cheese. For the perfect lunch, dinner or late night snack on the go, it doesn’t get any better than this.

Cantina On Wheels, UAB Education Building, 14th Street South, Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 718 4275

Courtesy of Cantina on WheelsCourtesy of Cantina on Wheels

Shindigs Catering Food Truck

A top quality fast food truck that doesn’t compromise on health nor taste in its menu of speedy lunches, Shindigs Catering Food Truck is loved for its seasonal menus full of tasty American classics. Try a beef, bacon, gorgonzola, fig mustard, arugula and truffle yoghurt burger served in a freshly baked sweet potato bun to experience how street served hamburgers can really taste with the right amount of love and care. Other great menu options include the pork belly with sesame hoisin steamed bun, the chicken with sweet potato mash and pomegranate jus main and the side of truffle fries with a special recipe dipping sauce.

Courtesy of Shindigs

2. Butts To Go

Food Truck, Restaurant

Offering the best barbecue food a mobile food truck has ever managed, Butts To Go serves up a tasty meat that has been slow-cooked on an all hickory wood smoker for at least 12 hours. Those that have never tried this style of meat cooking before are welcome to stop by Butts To Go to sample a cut and it is almost guaranteed that they will leave a little later having purchased much more. The hickory wood smoker creates a flavor like no other and the meat simply falls to pieces in your mouth. Pick between the Boston Butts, the ribs, baby back ribs, a BBQ sandwich, a rib sandwich or a hamburger and remember to pick up plenty of napkins.

3. Dreamcakes

Bakery, Pastry Shop, Pastries, American

Although not serving savoury food, Dreamcakes is by far one of the most popular food trucks in Birmingham. All of its glorious cakes are baked fresh in the bakery daily and are made using completely natural ingredients, with real butter and real cream. The cakes are available in an assortment of colors and flavour combinations and make for perfect gifts as well as an indulgent treat or afternoon snack. Those with special dietary requirements have not been forgotten either; a selection of cakes are gluten free, dairy free and even egg free ensuring that everyone can enjoy a cake from Dreamcakes.

Fresh Off The Bun

For a taste of Vietnam between two slices of bread, head to Fresh Off The Bun a mobile food truck specialising in delicious Vietnamese sandwiches and soups. Many people consider Vietnamese to be the healthiest cuisine in the world and the staff at Fresh Off The Bun do their best to ensure that all of the dishes they create are healthy and wholesome, making this a great choice fast food truck for the health conscious. Choose a steaming bowl of pho in the winter or a selection of Vietnamese tacos in the summer. The herb baked chicken breast spiced sandwich, creamy Tofu taco and vegetarian pho are all great choices too.

Varying locations around Birmingham – download the app to locate them today

4. Los Dos Hermanos

Los Dos Hermanos

Located in the car park at Texaco petrol station in Homewood, Los Dos Hermanos taco truck (also known as The Taco Truck or Guzman Taqueria) serves exceedingly good and highly affordable tacos and burritos for those on the move. The lengua burrito is a popular choice, especially with a splash of hot sauce for those with a special resilience to spice. Other fantastic menu choices include the carne asada burrito, the marinated pork taco and the chicken taco. Top the tacos or burrito with a spoonful of pickled peppers and carrots and enjoy with a bottle of Mexican coke for the best street food meal.

Los Dos Hermanos, Corner of 14th Street and 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL, USA


Affectionately called Matilda, Melt Food Truck serves the streets of Birmingham with the much loved American classic comfort-food lunch dish – the grilled cheese. A variety of twists on the classic sandwich are available, including the mac melt (homemade mac ‘n’ cheese in a grilled cheese on Texas toast), the honey lavender (smoked ham, monterey jack cheese, honey lavender compound butter on sourdough) and the chive turkey (smoked turkey, chive-blended cheddar, grilled onions and mustard on focaccia). Despite its focus on cheese, Melt is surprisingly vegetarian and vegan friendly, with plenty of vegan cheese options to choose from on the daily menu too. One for cheese-loving gourmands, a selection of sides and cheaply priced drinks are available too.

Varying locations around Birmingham – call ahead for today’s location, +1 205 917 5000



A go-to on a hot day or to treat the kids year round, NOLA Ice serves up original New Orleans-style sno-balls in an abundance of flavors. Customers can choose to keep it simple by picking one of the 41 flavors to enjoy on its own, such as the amaretto, bubblegum, banana, pineapple, coffee or watermelon. Those after something a little more experimental can choose one of the pre-created flavor mixes such as sweet tea and lemonade, coconut and pineapple, or spearmint or strawberry, or they can create their own special mix. Sno-balls can also be topped with NOLA cream, sour spray or chocolate syrup for that extra fun finish.

Varying locations around Birmingham – check out their Twitter to locate them today

Off The Hook

Off The Hook is a mobile food truck specializing in the freshest seafood dishes and combinations. Track the truck down this lunchtime to feast on a delicious bowl of shrimp po boy, crab cake sliders, fish tacos or a classic and filling plate of fish and chips. Customers eager to skip the line to get their belly’s full faster can call ahead or send a text to have their order waiting for them when they arrive.

Varying locations around Birmingham – check out their Facebook feed to locate them today

5. Spoon Fed Grill

Spoon Fed Grill

Working hard to bring the people of Birmingham street food so delicious that they will feel pampered whilst eating it, Spoon Fed Grill serves a changing daily menu of delicious lunchtime fare. Options on offer usually include four or five different filling options which can be devoured in a roll or atop a salad. Smoked turkey, bacon, cheddar, BBQ sauce and caramelized onions; pulled pork, Jack cheese and slaw; honey chicken, creamy lemon and thyme vinaigrette, peanuts, carrots and golden delicious apple slices – are a few of the filling options to regularly feature on the menu.
Spoon Fed Grill, 1000 28th Street North, Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 532 0021

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