12 Best Food Trucks in Houston, Texas

best food trucks in houston

Ready to explore the dynamic food truck scene in Houston, Texas? Whether you’re looking for delicious desserts, insane Asian fusion, or a perfect taco, you can find it on a Houston Food truck. Here are 11 of the best food trucks in Houston, Texas. Get ready to eat something out-of-this-world!

1. Tacos Tierra Caliente

Tacos Tierra Caliente Houston food truck

The top food truck, according to many locals in Houston, is Tacos Tierra Caliente. This taco truck serves up authentic, Mexican style tacos in a huge variety of styles. From fajitas to their Barbacoa Taco, you’ll be satisfied with the food & the huge amount of lime served with your tacos!

Type of Food: Tacos

Favorite Dishes: The Pastors are easily the most popular dish you can order. Grab yourself some salsa verde on the side, and you’ll be ready to dig in.

2. The Waffle Bus

The Waffle Bus Houston food truck

The Waffle Bus serves exactly what you think it does…waffled items! Waffling is an art form, and The Waffle Bus is practiced in this art. They serve chicken sliders with waffled fries as buns, dessert waffles loaded with sweet stuff, and waffled sandwiches with the best spicy mayo you’ll ever have. Want something waffled? You can find it here!

Type of Food: Everything Waffled! (Sandwiches, Waffles, Fries & More)

Favorite Dishes: If you’re looking for a tasty lunch option, go with the Buttermilk Chicken & Waffle. It’s a chicken sandwich with a waffle as a bun. Totally drool-worthy.

3. Smoosh Cookies

smosh cookie truck

When it comes to desserts in Houston, Smoosh Cookies food truck serves up the best of the best. The central concept here is a make-your-own ice cream sandwich! Choose your cookies, your ice cream, and your toppings, and go on your way with your personalized ice cream cookie sandwich.

Type of Food: Desserts

Favorite Dishes: Regulars will tell you that choosing the White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies for the outside, and either Strawberry or French Vanilla ice cream for the inside is the way to go.

4. Koagie Hots

Koagie Hots Houston food truck

Fusion fans will love the Korean-inspired fare offered at Koagie Hots. Their main menu consists of Korean fusion cheesesteak and hot dogs, but you can also find sweet add-ons like Kimchi Fries. Don’t forget to grab some extra Kimchi!

Type of Food: Cheesesteaks, Hot Dogs

Favorite Dishes: Go for the K-dog (a hot dog with cucumber kimchi as one of the toppings) or the Koagie, this truck’s version of a Philly cheesesteak.

5. Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy Houston Food Truck

Foreign Policy serves up fusion foods with hints of Korean, Greek, Mexican, and American inspiration. They’ve got Donut Bacon Cheeseburgers, Kimchi Fries, Greek Burgers, spicy Texas Policy Burgers and more. No matter what fusion food your friends are craving, you can all come to an agreement to try out this international truck.

Type of Food: Burgers, Fries, & Pitas

Favorite Dishes: The most popular main dish is The Greek Burger, which combines lamb, feta, and Z sauce for a delicious bite. Don’t to buy some Kimchi Fries to share!

6. El Taconazo Taco Truck

El Taconazo Taco Truck Houston Food Truck

The prices at El Taconazo Taco Truck are average, the service is incredibly fast, and the food is on-point! Every order of tacos is served with onion, cilantro, and a couple of limes on the side as well as a spicy pico de gallo, green sauce made from jalapenos, and a spicy red sauce. Top your taco your way, and dig in!

Type of Food: Tacos

Favorite Dishes: The fajita is tops here. The truck only served fajitas when first starting, and while they have added more meats, you should stick to the classic for the best taste!

7. Sticky’s Chicken

Sticky's Chicken Houston food truck

Sticky’s Chicken may only serve up five different main dishes, but each of this dishes are so good that they’re worth the price & the trip! From chicken nuggets to the wings made from a decades old family recipe, it’s all delicious and fried up to perfection.

Type of Food: Chicken-based Fare

Favorite Dishes: No matter what you order, get some Sticky’s Sticks to share. These are seasoned french fries topped with cheese, chicken, garlic, and cilantro aioli. Can you say, “Yum?”

8. Good Dog Hot Dogs

Good dog Hot Dogs Houston food truck

There isn’t another hot dog like one you can buy at Good Dog Hot Dogs truck in Houston. Their classic hot dog options are topped with guacamole, curry, coleslaw, or one of the other unique flavor combinations. They’ve also opened a brick-and-mortar store, but their truck still makes its rounds in Houston.

Type of Food: Hot Dogs

Favorite Dishes: The Ol’Zapata is a Good Dog fan favorite. It’s covered in a delicious jalapeño relish along with bacon, muenster cheese, and caramelized onions. De-licious!

9. Twisted Catfish

twisted catfish

We initially missed Twisted Catfish in our roundup – and boy did their fans let us know! Twisted Catfish is a top favorite among locals, considered the pinnacle of food truck eating in Houston according to many street grub foodies. Many claim it’s the best catfish they’ve had ever – anywhere!

Type of Food: Fish

Favorite Dishes: The H Ton Tacos (won-ton style tacos with grilled catfish + slaw) and the Filthy Cat (flour tortillas with fried catfish + mac n’ cheese + bacon + slaw and sirarcha mayo)!

10. Oh My Gogi! Truck

Oh My Gogi! Truck Houston food best

The Oh My Gogi! Truck specializes in Korean bulgogi style burgers served in a few different combos. You can get it with classic burger toppings, ramen buns, Hawaiian flavors, or Texas Toast buns. Or, try a Kimchi Stir Fry quesadilla with Kimchi fries for the truest Korean fusion flavor.

Type of Food: Korean & Asian Fusion

Favorite Dishes: The OMG Fries will change your life. Be smart and add a fried egg to any burger or fries you order. Trust us, you won’t regret it.

11. Doughmaker Doughnuts

Doughmaker Doughnuts Houston Food Truck

Every day’s offerings at Doughmaker Doughnuts are a bit different, but you’ll always find something delicious. The donuts here are a mix between cake style and funnel cake style, and each donut is big enough to be shared between two people, if you’re feeling generous!

Type of Food: Donuts & Desserts

Favorite Dishes: The Fried Chicken donut is a favorite, as is the Vietnamese Coffee. Bring your own Tupperware for $1 off, and ride your bike there for another $1 off!

12. Mr Sizzles Curbside

Mr Sizzles Curbside Houston food truck

The final food truck on our list of the best food trucks in Houston, Texas today is another food truck fan favorite, Mr Sizzles Curbside! Culinary creativity is the name of the game at Mr Sizzles, and the proof is in the thick cut mushrooms and crispy, greasy goodness. The 1Up #Extra Life burger is one of many fan favorites.

Type of Food: American

Favorite Dishes: For a unique experience, get one of their stuffed burgers. The crispy buns are the perfect carrier for the explosion you’ll find inside your burger!

Did we miss any of your favorite Houston food trucks? Share your favorite in the comments!

19 thoughts on “12 Best Food Trucks in Houston, Texas”

  1. Twisted Catfish should be on this list! Ashamed that it’s not!!! I travel from Austin to Houston just to eat at this truck! The food is amazing. The only place that has ever made me crave catfish! Never liked it before I ate Twisted Catfish!

  2. Yes! You missed my favorite food truck, Twisted Catfish! They’re food is AMAZING! From their traditional catfish basket to their dishes with a culinary twist ( like the h-ton tacos, grilled catfish and Asian sauce instead of a fried wonton) it’s all good and fresh! In my opinion, they serve the best Catfish in houston!

  3. Twisted Catfish definitely needs to be on this list. Delicious, fresh seafood in a variety of different ways. My family absolutely loved it!

  4. +1 for Twisted Catfish!! They are awesome!! My wife’s favorite thing? The Catfish – every way they make it!

  5. Twisted Catfish is so delicious. It is my favorite food truck in H-town. Definitely should be on this list.

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