Nashvillians are all about tasty eats, and the convenience of street food fits the fast-paced lifestyle of busy professionals in the city
. Here are the best food trucks to track down for on-the-go bites in Nashville
The Grilled Cheeserie
Sandwich Shop, Fast Food, American, Street Food, $$$
In the mood for a gourmet grilled-cheese sandwich? How about one loaded with fixins like bacon bits or apple jam? At The Grilled Cheeserie
, you’ll find an inventive menu crammed with artisanal sarnies oozing grilled cheese and other tasty fillings, unlike any other. The food truck also has a “make your own melt” option that allows you to choose which bread, cheese, and additional ingredients you’d like.
Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish
Food Truck, Restaurant, American, Street Food, $$$
With menu items like catfish, wings, ribs, and seafood, Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish is a great choice for those who enjoy a little kick to their food. It’s spicy, but not over the top. There’s a restaurant located south of Nashville, in the city of Franklin, as well as two food trucks that service the area. Order a single sandwich or a plate with sides, and rinse it down with a cold beverage.
Hoss' Loaded Burgers
Food Truck, American, Fast Food, Street Food, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
If you’ve ever wanted to try a stuffed burger, now’s your chance. Hoss’ Loaded Burgers has a selection of 1/3lb. beef burgers or vegan soy patties. Each one is stuffed with cheese and topped with other tasty ingredients, like chili, bacon, onion crispers, and classic condiments. The mobile burger shop parks at various establishments around Nashville and is also available for catering.
Food Truck, Mexican, Street Food, $$$
Next time you’re in the mood for Mexican eats, check out Yayo’s OMG food truck – specialties include classic and specialty tacos, quesadillas, and vegetarian tostadas. Add a side of refried beans, and wash it all down with a Mexican Coke. Yayo’s OMG can also be booked to cater for private events.
Courtesy of Yaya’s OMG
The Love Bus
Food Truck, American, Street Food, Barbeque, $$$
For southern food with a twist, try The Love Bus. Every dish is made with love and crafted into a local masterpiece. There’s the classic pulled pork, bacon macaroni and cheese, catfish nachos, and the popular “cowboy” nachos. Try a refreshing glass of homemade sweet tea to go with your meal. The bus can be found at various stopping points around the city.
A Little Italian
Food Truck, Italian, Street Food, $$$
Raised in Tennessee by Sicilian parents, Tia is the woman behind A Little Italian. She uses family recipes that have been passed down over the generations, all incorporating true Italian flair. On the menu are dishes like classic pasta, eggplant parmesan, and hand-rolled meatballs. You can also order cannoli filled with sweet cheese and dipped in chocolate for dessert.
Funk Seoul Brother
Food Truck, Restaurant, Sushi, Street Food, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
With a mobile truck and a permanent restaurant, Funk Seoul Brother is known for a rich variety of sushi flavors, as well as its spicy tuna nachos and Korean barbecue tacos. You can get your sushi fix every day for lunch or dinner.
Food Truck, Pizzaria, American, Street Food, $$$
Inspired by the Neapolitan tradition in Italy, Crankees Pizzeria strives to follow strict guidelines when it comes to making its wood-fired pizzas. These include making sure the crust is made with “00” flour; San Marzano tomatoes are used in the sauce; and pizzas are baked in the oven for no longer than 90 seconds. Vegetables come from local farmers and the truck uses Italian and American cured meats. Crankees’ 10-inch personal pizzas are made fresh to order and topped with the best regional ingredients.
Crankees Pizzeria / (c) Elaine Williams / Flickr