The bustling food truck scene is quickly growing in New Orleans. Mobile versions of beloved restaurants and stand-alone eateries can be found casually parked in some of your favorite neighborhoods, and outside of local hangouts and festivals. Food truck options are abundant with everything from traditional NOLA cuisine to vegan grub. Ditch the sit-down dinners and enjoy the outdoors with a few of our favorite New Orleans food trucks.
Voted the readers’ choice #1 food truck in NOLA by the Times-Picayune, Rollin Fatties is one to keep an eye out for. This food truck favorite serves a selection of burritos, nachos, tacos and bowls along Tulane Avenue M-F from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. While they’re best known for their Chicken Fattie, guests can choose from chicken, fish or BBQ tofu with a selection of freshly made toppings. The Fattie Fam raves about their housemade pico de gallo and chips so don’t forget to order a side. For impromptu location changes or just a gallery of drool-worthy fatties, @rollinfattiesnola on Instagram.
While their location and menu are ever-changing, satisfying their guests continues to remain the same at Saigon Slim’s. This mobile eatery specializes in Banh Mi and other Vietnamese favorites. Rotating menu items have included the Kim-Cheesecake, Fried Rice Boudin, Pho-Boy and more. Track down their next resting spot using their event schedule or follow them on social media @saigonslims.
Since 2011, La Cocinita has been making its way around New Orleans serving contemporary Venzualian-inspired street foods. Daily selections include your choice of arepas, tacos, bowls and La Cocinita’s signature “Burri-Tacos,” complete with your desired protein and added sauces. Special selections such as Caribbean Fish & Chips, Churros Ole and more are seasonal bites that only last for a limited time. Follow their food truck schedule here or take a trip to their booth inside the Pythian Market.
The mission at Tanjariné Kitchen is simple: make vegan delicious. Using cruelty-free and plant-based whole foods, Tanjariné Kitchen creates vegan cuisine inspired by the culinary traditions of Africa. Specials like the Mandela Burger, the Marley Jolly Rice and the Armstrong Shawarma Wrap can be found at this mobile eatery. Follow their Instagram page for daily updates on their location @tanjarinenola.
Spice up your midday meal or late night snack at Diva Dawg. Their selection of signature dawgs add New Orleans flair to an American classic with menu items like the Red Bean Chili Dawg, the Etouffee Chili Dawg, the Cajun Surf & Turf and more. Catch the Diva Dawg truck during the day near Poydras Street or around some of your favorite hangouts like Tipitina’s. Follow Diva Dawg on Instagram for where they’ll be next @divadawgtruck.
With a selection of over 50 sweet and savory crepes, Crepes a la Cart is perfect for any time of the day. Their storefront has been a Broadway Street staple since 2004, and their traveling vintage food truck, which they have named Nadine, meets customers where they are to help satisfy their crepe cravings. Keep it simple with a traditional Butter & Sugar Crepe or go all out and customize your own. “Nadine” is always on the move at local fests and around some of the most popular parts of town. See where she’s heading here or follow @crepesalacartneworleans for more updates.
New Orleans’ premiere food truck hub is Deja Vieux Food Park. Enjoy a mixture of food truck offerings in one ideal location. In addition to the park’s resident food trucks Johnny’s Jamaican Grill and the Soulstation Kitchen, Deja Vieux welcomes a host of new vendors daily. Stop by for unexpected specials or call ahead to see who is serving. Deja Vieux has its own in-house bar, which features a number of craft cocktails, beer and non-alcoholic beverages to pair alongside your food truck finds. You can also find updates on by checking out their instagram @dejavieuxfoodpark.