Best Food Trucks in Washington DC, DC

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Food Trucks in Washington DC

Best Food Trucks in Washington DC

Nothing like a perfect day spent in our Nation's Capital. Strolling the National Mall and taking in the massive marble political monuments is an experience to remember. If you can catch it in spring when the cherry blossoms are out it's particularly magical. Washington DC is one of the most visited cities in America: with world class art, food and entertainment. The District seems to be in constant fluid motion, as political elite gather at lunchtime to dine and talk shop, and lawmakers meet at happy hour to have a drink after a tough day on the hill. Residents here appreciate the finer things in life, and that is especially evident in the restaurant and bar scene. World renowned chefs and mixologists expertly combine freshly sourced ingredients, making for incredible culinary and beverage experiences. The food truck scene here is an extension of this excellence, and foodies in DC are going to be seriously impressed! The District was quick to the scene when it came to food trucks, and now there are a plethora of them here. If there's one thing that both parties can agree on, it's delicious food. BFT recommends you find the bright yellow BBQ Bus at lunchtime and order the "Pick 3 Picnic" so you can try all of the delicious Smoked Meats. Looking for Street Tacos? The Roaming Coyote truck definitely has what you're craving. The service is fast and friendly and the food is super tasty. Pro tip: Order the Cochabamba Fish Taco. Trust us. There's lots of gourmet food truck options for everyone in DC!

Food Truck Catering in Washington DC

Food trucks in Washington DC offer the best options for catering. Food trucks like District Small Bites craft made to order sliders right at your location. Have you asked yourself, "Where can I find Food Truck Catering near me in Washington DC?" Best Food Trucks can help you find the best food trucks for catering. Food Trucks offer awesome catering options for all types of events! Food trucks specialize in weddings, graduations and employee appreciation events. Whether it’s catering for your office or for your event, Best Food Trucks will set up an online ordering process or grab and go service to get guests served made to order delicious meals quickly and easily. Many DC neighborhoods and offices team up to bring food trucks in weekly to serve meals. A rotating selection of food trucks ensures variety and fun! If you’re interested in booking a food truck to set up a regular rotation, click here.

Finding Food Trucks in Washington DC

You can use the Best Food Trucks map above to find and order from the best food trucks in Washington DC. Here are a few more great choices: Two Smooth Dudes, serving up incredibly indulgent items like Gourmet Tater Tots and healthier options too. Another winner here is the Peruvian Brothers truck with some of the tastiest sandwiches in the District. Try the Chicharron Sandwich, it's love at first bite: and grab some extra napkins. If you enjoy Argentinian food like we do, Empanadas De Mendoza offers up an fine mix of Empanada flavors like Pineapple Chicken and Honey BBQ Pork. They have Churros and Alfajores too! Whatever you're craving, there is a food truck in the District for you!

The Best Way to Find Food Trucks in Washington DC

If you want the best way to search for food trucks, use the Best Food Trucks app. You can download it here for either IOS or Android. The Best Food Trucks mobile app provides detailed information on each food truck, including the location and what type of cuisine they offer. Customers can order items right from the app for pick up and get alerted when the food is ready!

Food Truck Roundups in Washington DC

Looking for a great way to find new food trucks? You can attend free Food Truck Roundups in Washington DC like Truckeroo and get introduced to some of the area's most popular vendors in one night. It's a great way to try multiple trucks at once or find a truck you like to cater your next event. Bring your friends, it's all about community! Here are some residential locations with food trucks: Elliot on 4th and Lookout at 6400 on Arlington Boulevard. You can click on the links above to see the upcoming schedules at both locations. Come try all the delicious dishes that Washington DC Food Trucks have to offer.

Time to Eat

Now it's time to eat! Get out there and enjoy the DC Food Truck scene. Don't forget to take some awesome pictures of your tasty finds, tag your favorite food trucks and please tag Best Food Trucks USA. We love seeing customer pics and we'll typically repost with permission.

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Using customer reviews and our extensive orders history we have compiled a list of top trucks in Washington DC that we think you can't miss. Check out what's hot by clicking the button below:

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American Comfort, Barbecue, Sandwiches, Soul Food

Empanadas De Mendoza


Roaming Coyote

Tex Mex

District Small Bites

American Comfort, Fried Chicken, Gourmet Seafood, Hamburgers, Hot Chicken, Salads, Sandwiches, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wings

Two Smooth Dudes

American Comfort

New Gourmet Delight

Asian Fusion

They talk about us

4.64 (119,998 reviews)

Stu G.

20 March 2023

Food was good. Just wish they would prepare the food before sending message that order is ready. Nurses can’t wait around very long, we have patients waiting for us

Mihae D.

20 March 2023

Preordered online for 12pm on a busy Monday. We never received an order ready text so we went down at 12:30pm and they made it for us then.

Samantha L.

20 March 2023

It was amazing! I don’t like a lot of salt on my fries so I was worried when I saw him dousing them with seasoning. Haha! No need to worry it was perfect flavor not too salty! Wow

Mealony T.

16 March 2023

My scheduled pickup was for 12: and I got to the truck for pickup after I received the ready text, they prepared my food when I got there and it was cold.

Anne T.

13 March 2023

Ordered guacamole & chips. Very small container of guacamole with decent amount of chips. Not enough guacamole for amount of chips. Definitely not worth $5.99

LaToiya B.

21 February 2023

It was high quality food for a food truck. I got the chicken tenders and fries. And the chicken was well seasoned as well as the fries. Way better than a fast food chicken tenders and fries. Something you purchase from a restaurant at the same price point.

Soaad A.

1 February 2023

They were supposed to give me crispy chicken salad, I got grilled instead. They were behind and I was hungry, so I ate the grilled, which was tasty. They had no cups for salad on the side.

kellie t.

27 January 2023

everything was good and tasty the garlic parm tots were sooo good.. and i like that the food wasn't over cooked and dry

Misty H.

26 January 2023

The food was amazing!! Steve was also extremely accommodating for our event!

Jennifer S.

11 January 2023

Don't be so stingy with the sauce. They give you one tiny cup with 3 large empanadas. Update their online menu so you can order more than one, especially if they're not going to include a reasonable/fair amount. Also I ordered citrus slaw side and got salad instead. If citrus slaw is not available anymore update menu.