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. Enjoy the outdoors with a few of our favorite New Orleans food trucks.

Rebecca Todd
La Cocinita

La Cocinita

Since 2011, La Cocinita has been making its way around New Orleans serving contemporary Venezuelan-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 here or take a trip to their booth inside the Pythian Market.

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Mandela Burger - Tajarine Kitchen

Tanjariné Kitchen

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.

Original Thought Market

Customize your plate at Original Thought Market, your plant-based, vegan, neighborhood food truck. Menu items include cauliflower wings, butternut squash pies, vegan chicken Parmesan and other healthy alternatives. Follow their Instagram here for updates. Located in Treme on 1871 Agriculture St., Original Thought is open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Justen Williams
Crepes a la Carte

Crepes a la Cart

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. 


At Bonafried, they do one thing and they do it best: the fried chicken sandwich. Popping up downtown, Uptown and all over the city, Bonafried is worth seeking out for a taste of their crunchy, sweet-hot signature sandwich. Mix things up with the spicy Tennessee version or the Southern, which features a honey drizzle. If you’re not already following, do so here.

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Petite Rouge

Part mobile espresso bar, part Broadmoor café, Petite Rouge is your go-to for coffee, tea, pastries and light bites any given day of the week. Follow here to find where they’ll be next, or visit their permanent location on 3146 Calhoun St. 

These are just a few of our favorite food trucks in the city. See the full list on our Where to Eat - Food Trucks page.

For more delicious grub on-the-go, download Roaming Hunger or the NOMAD Food Truck App to track down more mobile eateries across the Crescent City.