Whether you’re stepping out of the office for some much-needed air or spending time roaming around the city looking for a bite, you’ll undeniably uncover Boston’s tastiest food trucks. With the city’s restaurant scene ever changing, the local food trucks are yet another part of the growing culinary fandom. To celebrate the next few months of fortunate weather and outdoor dining, we’ve rounded up a list of Boston’s best food trucks, featuring a variety of cuisine and your new favorite dishes (and desserts). Get your appetites ready.
For a special take on bibimbap, Bibim Box has you covered. What is bibimbap you ask? It’s a popular Korean dish featuring mixed rice, meat, and vegetables. This food truck offers your standard ingredients with selections of udon noodles, a runny egg to top if off and the exceptional garlic sauce. Just make sure you don’t skimp out on the sauce. Where is it? Mondays at Dewey Square Plaza, Tuesdays at Milk & Kilby Street, Wednesdays at Opera Place, Thursdays at Stuart Street at Trinity Place, and Fridays at Dewey Square
Looking for a midday treat to sweeten up your workday? Some (most) days, it’s absolutely necessary. The famous Cookie Monstah, featured on The Travel Channel, serves up a long list of massive homemade ice cream sandwiches, aka “Monstah Sandwiches.” Take your pick between Peanut Buttah Cup, The Buttahscotch, The Cinnabomb, and fan favorite The Classic, serving up two chocolate chunk cookies stuffed with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. Where is it? Every day at Boston Common and Greenway Carousel, Wednesdays and Fridays at Dewey Square Plaza, and Thursdays at Boston Public Library
Boston’s favorite, Bon Me, is a must on our list. Inspired by the classic Vietnamese bánh mì sandwich, this boldly flavored food truck can be spotted throughout the city any day of the week. The line might be long during lunch time, but you’ll be sure to feel satisfied with chef-crafted dishes from miso kimchi ramen to chicken udon noodle soup. Where is it? Weekdays at Dewey Square Plaza and Rowes Wharf Plaza, every day at Boston Common, weekdays and Sundays at High Street; and weekdays and Saturdays at Harvard Science Center
One look at Roxy’s Grilled Cheese on Instagram and you’ll be on your way over. These award-winning, mouthwatering sandwiches are tempting but that’s not all this truck offers. You can complete your meal with a side of hand-cut truffle fries and roasted tomato soup. What more can you ask for? Where is it? Mondays at Dewey Square Plaza, Tuesdays at Dewey Square: Congress Street, Thursdays at City Hall Plaza, and Fridays at Greenway Carousel
If you’re a Boston-based breakfast enthusiast, you’ve probably heard of The Bacon Truck. The menu incorporates thick-cut, applewood-smoked bacon into each item on the menu -- even the desserts. If you’re looking for a savory sandwich like a classic BLT or something to help mend the struggle from the night before, like a fried-egg topped sandwich aptly called “The Hangover,” The Bacon Truck is your best bet. Where is it? Mondays at Rings Fountain, Tuesdays at Boston Public Library, and Thursdays and Fridays at Dewey Square Plaza
The Chicken & Rice Guys truck serves up Middle Eastern street food with delectable and filling dishes for regulars and newbies alike. Start off with your choice between a salad or rice plate, with protein options including baked tofu, halal chicken, and lamb. For that extra oomph of flavor, top with creamy garlic, BBQ, or hot sauces. Where is it? Mondays at Dewey Square, Wednesdays at Greenway Carousel, Fridays at Dewey Square: Congress Street
With a snug spot located in Somerville’s Ball Square, Taco Party’s food truck sets out each week to deliver plant-based tacos to hungry vegetarians across the city. The unique combination of fresh ingredients paired with vegetarian options introduce you to flavors you’ll surprisingly fall in love with. Jackfruit cooked in a spicy tomato sauce with cabbage slaw, avocado, and chipotle mayo? Sure, we’ll take five. Where is it? Tuesdays at Post Office Square, Wednesdays at Dewey Square Plaza, Thursdays at Rowes Wharf Plaza, and Fridays at Harvard Science Center
An extension of acclaimed Italian restaurant in Davis Square, Posto Mobile offers wood-fired pizzas for all of you die-hard pizza fans out there. Classic pepperoni is a safe choice, but you should take full advantage of the truck’s seasonal ingredients and vegetables, including jalapenos, Brussels sprouts, and even sometimes a fried egg on top. Where is it? Wednesdays and Thursdays at Dewey Square Plaza and Fridays at Rowes Wharf Plaza
As another taco go-to, Baja Taco Truck’s fish tacos are a must-have. Your standard choices of chicken and carnitas are solid contenders. However, when in Boston, you should always give the seafood option a chance. Where is it? Mondays at Rowes Wharf Plaza, Tuesdays at City Hall Plaza, and Thursdays at Dewey Square: Congress Street
Moyzilla takes a creative stab at Asian comfort food with signature dumplings, skewers, rice/noodle bowls, soups, and sandwiches. Pro tip: Try the “Moyzilla Style” cheeseburger dumpling for the ultimate treat. Where is it? Mondays at Rowes Wharf Plaza, and Wednesdays and Fridays at Dewey Square Plaza
If you haven’t gotten your hands on a sopapilla yet, you’re missing out. To save you the FOMO, we encourage a trip to Papi’s Stuffed Sopapillas food truck. Made out of sweet dough, these puffy pastries can be served with anything from Buffalo chicken to ice cream (not together, of course). You’ll turn into a sweet and savory person after one bite. Where is it? Tuesdays at Rowes Wharf Plaza, Wednesdays at MGH, and Thursdays at Rings Fountain: Milk Street
For some authentic Mexican cuisine loaded with locally sourced ingredients, NEOTB has you covered. Choose from an array of tacos, a slow-cooked marinated torta, and a side of chips and guac. You’ll be happily stuffed for the rest of the day. Where is it? Mondays and Wednesdays at Rowes Wharf Plaza, Thursdays at Dewey Square Plaza and Fridays at Stuart Street at Trinity Place
With a spin on Middle Eastern cuisine, The Chubby Chickpea features a rotating menu with seasonal specials, maintaining fresh and contemporary dishes. Despite the changing menu, The Chubby Chickpea promises laffa wraps -- made with your choice of falafel, chicken shawarma, chicken schnitzel, or fried eggplant. If you have room, try the chickpea fries for the full experience. Where is it? Mondays at Dewey Square: Congress Street and Tuesdays at Dewey Square Plaza
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Jillian Hammell is a contributing writer, sharing her favorite things to do (typically involving food) in Boston. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.