Originally published 7/18/17. Updated 7/7/19.
The streets of Columbus dish up a ton of delicious food options that will satisfy your appetite.
I’m a sucker for a good food truck. I don’t know exactly what I love about it so much, but to me, food truck food is the best kind of food! Maybe it’s because of the “impromptu” relationship I have with food trucks. It always feels like an impulse decision to me, a food adventure if you will. If you’ve been searching for the perfect place to grab some grub on four wheels, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s a comprehensive list of Columbus food trucks that will have you going back for seconds!
Owner Jim Pashovich and his team bring fresh-made pitas that blend American and Mediterranean flavors. Pitabilities also offers salads and fries.
Demo’s specializes in fresh Mediterranean food but also sells other subs. If you’re craving gyros or a thick Philly cheese steak, Demo’s has it.
Enjoy tasty Middle Eastern foods like falafel, hummus, salads, and their Zaki Chicken.
Latin American & Caribbean
Tortilla Street Food
Who doesn’t love Mexican food? Build your own entrees, including burritos, nachos, tacos, taco and salad bowls, and quesadillas. Sweeten your lunch with a churro.
Empanadas and More
As the name suggests, these folks specialize in empanadas. They also serve other Puerto Rican food, including pepper steak and plantains.
Holy Taco offers tacos, burritos, quesadillas, empanadas, taquitos, nachos, and salad. You can choose from their list of meats — chorizo, pastor, chicken, steak, and barbacoa — and prepare yourself for a yummy, authentic meal.
Glazed Churro Bar
This truck offers more than yummy churros. They’ve got everything from taco cones to ice cream sundaes topped with house-made churros!
Taquitos Taco Truck
Taquitos keeps it simple. Decide if you want tacos, a burrito, or a quesadilla, then choose your meat.
The Burrito Bus
Make your own nachos, tacos, burritos, salads, and pitas with Burrito bus. Pick what kind of food you want, choose your meat, add some other ingredients in there, and voila!
The folks at Trucking Delicious blend American, Caribbean, and Latin American flavors to give you a truly fulfilling food experience. They serve chicken and waffles, jerk chicken sandwiches, garden wraps, chicken nuggets, and more.
This food truck serves as another tasty Latin-American option. Sandwiches, tacos, and nachos make for a delicious and simple food experience.
Asian & Subcontinental
This Korean barbeque truck serves tasty meals, such as chicken, beef, or tofu with rice and veggies. They give it to you in a neat, convenient container, so you can take it on the go and eat it anywhere.
Craving Asian? Ninja Bowl offers Japanese food on the go. Try their chicken, beef, and tofu bowls served over rice and veggies and drizzled with teriyaki sauce.
Bite into some freshly cooked gourmet Asian cuisine. Dimsumluck serves Korean barbecue beef, chicken, and shrimp burrito bowls, as well as other foods like their Dimsum Baby Back Ribs.
Ajumama prepares Korean food for when you want food that packs a punch. Each order brings a little taste of Seoul to your mouth.
Spice your day up with Maanas. If you didn’t think you’d see an Indian food truck, Maanas is here to prove you wrong.
This island-inspired food includes bowls with fish or tofu over veggies and steamed rice. They also have veggie bowls without the meat.
Bob’s Backyard BBQ
An arm of a family-owned business in Lancaster, this truck makes rounds in Columbus so you can enjoy sandwiches packed with flavor. They also offer food like brisket and French toast dippers.
Hogback BBQ Pit
This slow smoked barbecue will remind you of family potlucks and picnics in the backyard. Hogback prepares all the basics, such as ribs, brisket, and cole slaw.
Zachariah’s Redeye Barbeque
Zachariah’s specializes in slow-smoked, old school barbecue. Savor their ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, and pulled chicken.
Mya’s Fried Chicken
Mya’s serves up the ultimate Southern comfort food. Buttermilk brined chicken, mac & cheese, biscuits made from scratch — Mya’s has all the fixins you’ll need.
Chef and owner Travis Hyde want to share the joy of the Southern kitchen with you. Inspired by his memories of his grandmas’ masterful work, Hyde brings the flavors of the South to your mouth.
Seven Little Sliders
This truck offers as much fresh, locally sourced food as possible. From its steak burger to their pulled pork and pulled chicken sliders, it packs a whole lot of flavor between two little buns.
The Angry Weiner
Get a beef hot dog, Italian sausage, beer soaked brat, or veggie dog heaped with toppings for a scrumptious meal. Add a side of loaded fries for next-level indulgence.
Hit this truck up if you want comfort food made from fresh, local ingredients. Barley 31 offers hearty breakfast dishes, subs, and nachos. The rich sides include mac & cheese, soft pretzels, and corn fritters.
From mac & cheese to fried fish, this truck serves savory foods that’ll make your mouth water. Try the pastelillos, which look like little meat-stuffed turnovers!
Fat Cat whips up sandwiches all about that chicken. From chicken salad to tomato basil to pulled chicken, this place has a carnivore’s menu.
The folks at Paddy Wagon deliver what they call “Culinary Justice.” Chomp down on sandwiches with a side of coleslaw or chips, and appreciate the locally-purchased ingredients they make their food with.
With soups, salads, and sandwiches, Alphabetical helps you satisfy your hunger. They pile the goods on their sandwiches, so you’ll have a lot to chew on.
Chris’ Snack Shack
The snack shack wants to bring you classic fair food because that’s the best part of the fair anyway.
My Little Kitchen
This food truck offers up fine food on the go. From jambalaya to tortellini, there’s plenty to leave your tummy satisfied.
For a healthy, gourmet meal, hit up Kinetic. They’re also vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free friendly. Fill up without feeling guilty.
Worldwide Catering makes classics, such as Philly Cheese Steaks, and burgers. They also have a cantina menu that has fajitas, burritos, nachos, tacos, and salad.
Mikey’s Late Night Slice
If you get hungry while out on the town with your friends, hit up Mikey’s. Everybody loves a hot, cheesy, quickly-served slice of pizza.
Momma Can Cook
Missing home and looking for some home-style food? This family-owned business has got you covered. For a classic with a kick, try the jalapeño popper grilled cheese.
The Tasty Good
This food truck has a small menu, but they stick to what works. You’ll find chicken fingers, french fries with garlic salt, and pepper jack mac & cheese here.
The Cheesy Truck
If you love grilled cheese, then you’ll love this food truck. A truck dedicated to specialty grilled cheeses — can you believe it? Whether you like yours plain, with turkey, or with pulled pork, The Cheesy Truck has a range of options for you to feast on.
Broke Johnny serves some serious breakfast food, from waffles to burritos and sandwiches. And yes, waffles do include chicken and waffles. In the words of Leslie Knope, “Why would anyone eat anything besides breakfast food?”
Schmidt’s Sausage Truck
Enjoy this German cuisine, including bratwurst, spicy German bologna, and Schmidt’s signature cream puffs.
Sophie’s Gourmet Pierogi
Sophie’s offers a traditional pierogi, called “The Vintage,” as well as pierogis with a twist, such as the cheesesteak and smoked chicken pierogis.
A Cut Above- Schnitzel & More
This authentic German food includes signature dishes like the Schnitzel-Sandwich and the Beef Burger Bavaria, which comes with Saurkraut and Swiss cheese.
This place makes breakfast sandwiches, gyros, and (you guessed it) donuts. Choose from a variety of basic donuts, filled donuts, and fancy donuts. And yes, they also have rich Buckeye donuts.
Tropical Chill Hawaiian Ice
Tropical Chill will help cool you off on those hot summer days with more than 30 flavors of shaved ice.
Living in Columbus means you have some of the best food trucks at your fingertips. Don’t take it for granted, because you won’t find quality food trucks everywhere, fam!
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