Denver is a melting pot of diverse flavors and many of them can be found within the city’s bustling food truck scene. While these mobile kitchens may be difficult to track down at times, they’re serving up some of the best eats in the Mile High City. Following your favorite trucks on social media can keep you up to date on their whereabouts the next time hunger strikes.
Playing off of Denver’s popular farm-to-table concept, Farm to Truck creates locally sourced comfort dishes from around the world. The menu is diverse and includes a Colorado lamb burger topped with fried onions, goat cheese, a refreshing mint aioli and a vegetarian hemp seed wrap that’s topped with fresh local produce. The slow-roasted Colorado pulled pork sandwich is a popular seller and can also be ordered as a slider. The food truck doesn’t leave its sides as an afterthought, with premium additions on the menu such as pork belly, yellow curry potato salads, and a pesto macaroni salad.
PRO Tip: Real-time location updates can be found on their social media accounts and through the website. Upcoming locations include Cohesion Brewery and Danico Brewery.
2. Mike’s Coney
Coney dogs are the ultimate summer food, especially those hailing from Michigan. Mike’s Coneys serves up Flint and Detroit-style dogs that are generously loaded up with chili, mustard, and chopped onions. The truck ships ingredients from Michigan for the most authentic flavor. The iconic 1950s sign draws attention to the truck and provides a dose of nostalgia. Not only does this make for a quick lunch on the go or an easy dinner while you’re relaxing in the park, but it also brings Coloradans an authentic bite of Detroit in Denver. Upcoming locations include Max Taps Highlands Ranch and Grossenbart Brewery in Longmont.
PRO Tip: Check out the food truck’s Instagram for the most updated locations.
Authentic Ethiopian plates can be difficult to come by, which is why The Ethiopian Food Truck was born. The truck is the first and only truck in Colorado serving up the traditional cuisine. Chicken and beef tibs are made to order and the approachable menu provides anybody with the opportunity to try the cuisine for the first (or the 100th) time. There are plenty of vegetarian-friendly dishes, including the veggie combination that’s offered with red lentils, yellow split peas, spiced spinach and potatoes, and curried cabbage with carrots.
PRO Tip: The Ethiopian Food Truck is a popular addition to Denver festivals such as Civic Center Eats and The Denver International Festival, where foodies can try an array of food truck offerings.
Mukja is run by a mother and daughter-duo who are whipping up fun takes on classic Korean fare. Scallion pancakes act as tortillas and hold tasty bites such as fried eggs and different proteins and the Korean street cheese dog is something that everybody should try at least once. Other popular menu items include the Wonton Nachos topped with spicy aioli and cotija cheese and the Bibimbap that’s served with rice or sweet potato noodles. Mukja keeps an updated schedule on their Instagram.
PRO Tip: Mukja has an online ordering option that may be turned off when walk-up orders are backed up.
5. Best One Yet
If you’re in the mood for a frozen treat, Best One Yet is serving up some of the city’s best vegan ice cream. Using organic ingredients and celebrating local flavors, the food truck invites vegans and dairy lovers alike to sample their tasty flavors. Named after the exclamation of, “This is the best one yet,” by the owner’s husband when she was testing recipes — the food truck was born. Some of the ice cream flavors include peanut butter brownie, birthday cake, and classic cookie dough. If you want to upgrade your scoop, add it to a warm cookie sandwich or a vegan banana split.
PRO Tip: Best One Yet sells pints in stores around the local area, which can be tracked down on their website.
Sushi is quick comfort food for many people and chefs Mat Yamali and David Jagodzinski wanted to meet the demand in the city for high-quality rolls. This grab-and-go lunch or dinner makes for the perfect food truck operation that even offers sushi rolling classes on the side. Roll It Up Sushi prioritizes inventive rolls, as well as favorites such as the Cali roll with cream cheese. Surprising additions to specialty rolls include crunchy pieces of bacon and BBQ-broiled eel. Roll It Up Sushi also sells bowls, including the Bubba Bowl featuring fried shrimp and sticky rice, topped with their dojo mayo.
PRO Tip: There is an online calendar through the website, which hungry Denverites can use to check the truck’s location throughout the month.
Just because you’re in Denver doesn’t mean you need to miss out on Detroit-style pizza. Centered on family and high-quality pizza, the food truck has been a popular addition to Denver’s food scene. Their mission is to deliver authentic pizzas that bring eaters back to the Motor City roots that they didn’t even know they had. The Lou is kept simple, with a layer of a cheese blend and the signature B’s sauce and topped with basil. The flavors are jam-packed and sure to make anybody a fan of deep-dish pizza. Hawaiian pizza fans can rejoice, with the Hawaiian 313 on the menu featuring juicy pineapple chunks, soppressata and optional jalapeño slices.
PRO Tip: Motor City B’s Pizza frequents Denver area breweries, including upcoming visits to Burly Brewery in Castle Rock, New Terrain Brewery in Golden, and Two22 Brewery in Aurora.
Hailing from the Hill Country of Austin and San Antonio, RxR’s Texas Tacos & BBQ is bringing some of the South’s favorite flavors to Denver. The food truck secured the Top Taco Champion in 2022 and won the Judge’s Choice Award in the 505 Salsa VIP BBQ Challenge. The menu features an array of breakfast tacos, including a jalapeño cheddar smoked sausage taco and a maple sausage, egg, and cheese option. Sandwiches and wraps showcase the popular brisket and smoked sausage links. Whether you’re a Texas transplant in search of a taste of home or a Coloradan with an appreciation for good food, RxR’s Texas Tacos & BBQ should be on your food truck bucket list.
PRO Tip: Vegetarians may not assume that a BBQ truck will have a section of the menu dedicated to them but RxR’s strives to be a welcoming spot for all community members. Bean and cheese tacos, as well as the migas tacos made with egg, onion, tomato, and cheese, are tasty vegetarian-friendly orders.
Moontime Crepes was founded in 2016 and has been serving up crepes in Denver via food truck and their Edgewater creperie. Sweet and savory options dot the menu, as well as a side menu that accommodates a range of dietary restrictions and tastes, including vegan and gluten-free crepes. An emphasis is placed on fresh organic ingredients that are sourced locally. The food truck menu serves up sweet treats such as the Disco with Nutella, strawberries, and a homemade banana and vanilla cream and the Sleeping Monkey with peanut butter, milk chocolate, and banana. Savory offerings include the Trouble with cheddar cheese, roasted chicken, tomatoes, and baby spinach.
PRO Tip: Moontime Crepes offers a catering service encompassing the greater Denver metro area and all of the major Colorado Front Range cities for those wanting to bring this delightful menu to their parties and events.
If the name didn’t give it away, this food truck is about as pork-centric as they come. Their flavors are inspired by flavors across the country, including street tacos and Kansas City Style BBQ. The smoker uses a maple, hickory, and cherry wood blend and the meat is smoked until it’s delectably tender and melts in the mouth. The carnitas tacos use smoked pork and homemade tomatillo and avocado salsa, topped with cotija cheese. The ever-popular Mrs. Piggy and Chips features slow-smoked pork piled onto a soft bun with apple slaw and a pig rig sauce with a side of extra crispy house-made chips.
PRO Tip: The Colorado Pig Rig is operated under Food Truck Avenue, which also hosts some of Colorado’s other favorite trucks. The food truck is a full-service caterer that’s ready to take your upcoming events to the next level.
Another of Denver’s favorite sweet food trucks is serving up fresh, hot miniature doughnuts. These cake-style doughnuts hail from California and have been brought to The Mile High City in the form of a roving food truck. The truck also features doughnut ice cream, with your choice of doughnut set delicately atop vanilla ice cream in a cone or a cup. Some flavors in the current lineup include key lime pie, strawberry shortcake, maple bacon, sticky pretzel, and triple chocolate. Doughnut batter is mixed fresh throughout the day and the doughnuts themselves are made to order, so you never have to worry about biting into a stale treat.
PRO Tip: The Dapper Doughnut offers a convenient order ahead feature, with an option to pick up at a designated time.
This unique food truck is retrofitted to an old trolley car, modeled after the classic streetcars found in downtown New Orleans. The truck is serving up authentic cajun and creole cooking from NOLA. Specializing in po’boys, the truck serves up catfish, shrimp, hot links, and even a roast beef variation of the sandwich. Sides include jambalaya with chicken, beef sausage, and gumbo. Save room for an order of the beignets, the traditional French donut coated in powdered sugar. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself transported to Louisiana as you listen to the jazz music piped in via speakers and the flavor-packed dishes being served up left and right.
PRO Tip: Toby’s New Orleans Po’Boys offers catering services, as well as curbside pickup. The food truck has been a vendor at City Park Jazz and other Denver area events, including farmers’ markets in the city.
If you want to switch it up from the Detroit-style pizza of other Denver food trucks, Simply Pizza Truck is serving up Neapolitan-inspired wood-fired pizza made with the freshest ingredients around. The large truck is immediately recognizable and has an actual wood-burning stove inside. The daily menu rotates, which keeps the excitement alive as to what new selections will be available each visit. The Outside the Pizza Box features hatch chilies that have been fire-roasted, with braised onion and chicken breast. The pizza is topped with mozzarella and finished with fresh cilantro. The basil pesto is topped with scratch-made basil pesto and parmesan chicken sausage.
PRO Tip: Simply Pizza Truck is excited to cater your upcoming events, including block parties, birthday bashes, and graduation celebrations. The pricing structure is broken down on the website and includes several options ranging from pizza-only service to four-course options.
14. Hey PB&J
If you’re ever craving a peanut butter and jelly sandwich but want a gourmet version of the classic lunchbox sandwich, Hey PB&J makes sweet, savory, and even spicy takes on the dish. The food truck mills its own nut butter, including peanut, almond, pecan, and cashew and hand makes their array of jams and preserves. The blackberry jalapeño features blackberry jam, peanut butter, cream cheese, applewood smoked bacon, and charred jalapeño for a kick. The Thai chicken sandwich is spread with spicy ginger peanut butter, shredded roasted chicken, coconut, and sriracha.
PRO Tip: The owner of PB&J, Matt McDonald, also owns and operates another food truck — Meatball, that also operates on the streets of Denver. Their classic meatball sandwich is topped with house tomato sauce, shaved parmesan, basil, and of course, juicy meatballs.