Let’s be real: while Asheville’s food truck scene is magically delicious, it’s also tough to keep up with all of these eateries wheeling around. Luckily, taste-testing new trucks is one of our unofficial hobbies, so we’ve got all the delectable details on 9 mobile eateries that have launched within the last year, plus advice on how to track them down.
Note: We always recommend checking online to confirm locations before heading out, as these details can be rather fluid.
Smasheville — This truck’s exquisite, dry-aged beef smashburger comes topped with white American cheese + waffle cut pickles, between a toasted bun from local bakery Geraldine’s. Don’t sleep on the fried chicken sandwich, veggie burgers, or house-made fries, either. Smashville hangs out at a variety of breweries and venues — find hours and locations here.
Hashi Hana — This Japanese street food truck dishes out a creative, ever-evolving menu which includes homemade ramen + yakisoba, kimchi hotdogs, milk bread sandwiches, and okonomiyaki pancakes. It frequents Whistle Hop Brewing, Highland Brewing, and Turgua — plus most concerts at The Orange Peel. Follow on Instagram for the latest.
Queen’s Island Cuisine — Authentic island cuisine in Appalachia? Yes, please. The menu rotates through succulent entrees like oxtail, curry chicken + jerk chicken, plus traditional sides like rice and peas, macaroni and cheese, and plantains. The passion punch is also not to be missed. The best way to keep up with Queen’s is through Facebook.
Bluebird Bubble Tea — If you’re a boba fiend, this beautiful, blue bus is your best shot at finding a fix. The menu features milk (or oat milk) tea flavors like honeydew, taro, honey matcha, and banana. There’s also the choice between brown sugar tapioca boba or popping boba that bursts in your mouth. See its monthly schedule.
The Scarlet Bee — After shuttering last April, this restaurant (once known for Mediterranean Mezze) transitioned into a nomadic eatery last August. It specializes in Lebanese fare like chicken or cauliflower shawarmas, kofta or chickpea sliders, and meat kebabs. Though operations appear to be paused this month, it usually keeps an updated schedule on its website.
Creamworks — Feast on family-friendly classics like hot dogs, sundaes, snow cones, walking tacos + seasonal soups. Follow along on Facebook for location + schedule updates.
Chop Shop Food Truck — If you love Chop Shop Butchery, then you’ll adore its new food truck that’s stationed at the Wedge Brewery’s Foundation spot (5 Foundy St). The menu features hotdogs and four burger varieties, including the classic dry-aged beef (with lettuce, tomato, onion pickle + “comeback sauce”), crispy cheddar (with pickled onion, Lusty Monk mustard + “cheese wings”), mushroom Swiss, and falafel.
900 Degreez Artisan Pizza — This one’s not your typical food truck. While it is technically on wheels, this shipping container (originally from Orlando, FL) has a wall of glass sliding and is stacked atop a 17-ton freightliner. It spits out gourmet, personal-sized pizzas that can cook in 90 seconds. Find at 20 Stoner Rd., near Biltmore Village. Its hours usually run Tues.-Sat., 4-8 p.m.
Bridge & Tunnel Coffee Truck — We feel quite lucky that this coffee truck, which specializes in espresso + nitro cold brew, decided to take the cross-country leap from California all the way to Asheville last spring. Find its monthly schedule or follow on Instagram.