These days, when you hear “Food Truck” you shouldn’t think of the old gut-wagon where your dad got his moldy egg sandwiches and crappy coffee outside the box factory. Food trucks are hip, and churn out awesome chow. Unfortunately that great food is usually delivered through the window of a Grumman bread truck. At BestRide, we like food. We also like trucks, so we’ve found six of the coolest food trucks (and trailers) in the nation, with food to match.
Ipswich Ale Tapmobiles
We like beer and old trucks, so Ipswich Ale’s fleet of four beer trucks is just the ticket. The primary ride is “Shag,” a 1948 Dodge Route Van that rolls out with up to four taps threaded into the side. It was originally used to dole out Tom’s Toasted Nuts back in the 1950s.
SPECIALTY: The “Jim-Jam” hot dog, loaded to the gills, accompanied by an 1890s rules baseball game.
Ms. P’s Electric Cock
Ms. P’s serves up some amazing looking fried chicken, out of a 1950s Spartan Imperial Mansion trailer, found rotting in a field outside of Austin. The trailer went through a complete renovation before it was put to use as a (more or less) mobile kitchen.
SPECIALTY: Eating from a place called “Ms. P’s Electric Cock.”
Hive will pull a 1983 Airstream trailer into your event, open the side and start pouring some of the finest cocktails you’ve ever imbibed. Lance Davis and Graham McKissock call it a “mobile event space” and you can rent it out for weddings or corporate events.
SPECIALTY: Tamarind margaritas & lemon-lime rosemary punch
Wilma’s Real Good Food
Kansas City, MO
Wilma’s makes some amazing looking chow if you can trust the photos on their Facebook page. A towering pastrami sandwich, delectable soups and a pork sandwich called Notorious P.I.G. They serve it up out of a 29-foot, late 1960s, double-axle Avion trailer, hauled by a 1970 Cadillac Sedan de Ville.
SPECIALTY: Meatloaf Sliders
Company 77 Mobile Pizza Unit
A retired and converted 1983 Pierce Arrow Pumper Fire Truck from the seaside village of Noank, Connecticut. It has been lovingly refurbished as a one-of-a-kind mobile pizza unit and entertainment machine. The truck not only turns out handmade pizza; all of the truck’s dials, gauges and knobs are present for kids to mess around with.
SPECIALTY: Mac and Cheesy Pizza
Rollin’ In the Dough
Another pizza truck with a mobile brick oven, Rollin’ in the Dough arrives with a 1943 International-Harvester IH K-6 that may have either been used as a transport truck or a fire vehicle during World War II.
The oven on board uses no petroleum products and weighs over a ton.
SPECIALTY: Wood-fired clam pizza