Find New Orleans Food Trucks Now
Change is constant for local food trucks, but keep your eyes peeled, check for social media posts and look for updates on NOLAFoodTrucks.com and you can track down more street eats than ever around town.
Boo Koo BBQ
Who: Fresh from victories at local barbecue contests, Algiers residents Lee and Niki Mouton bought a red truck in October to serve their Louisiana-inspired barbecue.
Where & When: Avondale shipyards in Westwego, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Mon.-Fri.; Henry Clay Avenue at Tchoupitoulas Street, noon-till Mon.-Fri.
Twitter handle: @bookoobbq
Who: Originally in the construction business, Marcio Cordeiro took his colorfully decorated truck on the road in August, serving grilled meat skewers in the style of his native Brazil.
Where & When: LSU Hospital, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; Delgado Community College or Tulane University, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; Magazine Street at Audubon Zoo, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Twitter handle: @thebrazilianbbq
A Fork in the Road
Who: Former Hollywood talent agent Donna Fazzari serves pressed sandwiches, burgers and meatless options from her converted "short" school bus.
Where & When: Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Twitter handle: @forkdat
Who: Nealy and Keith Frentz, chef/owners of Lola Restaurant in Covington, prepare upscale comfort food from their truck. Look for pressed brisket sandwiches, truffle fries and blackened fish tacos.
Where & When: Festivals and private events on the Northshore, pending a proposed Covington city ordinance change to allow vending on public streets.
Twitter handle: @loladeux
Second Line Smokehouse & BBQ
Who: Oren Jones moved to New Orleans in 2006 to work as an electrician, and this year he bought a trailer to serve barbecue.
Where & When: Snake & Jake's Christmas Club Lounge, 7612 Oak St., 10 p.m.-till Mon., Thurs. and Fri.; at various Sunday second line parades
More at: Jones says a Twitter account is "coming soon."
Who: IT professional Alex del Castillo and his wife Maribeth, an alum of Emeril Lagasse's restaurants, serve creatively crafted tacos with flavors from Cajun to Korean. Look for a second truck soon, and a planned storefront restaurant, too.
Where & When: 45 Tchoup, 4529 Tchoupitoulas St., Thurs., 8 p.m.-till; the Kingpin Bar, 1307 Lyons St., Fri., 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar, 5535 Tchoupitoulas St., Fri., 10 p.m.-till, Sat., 7 p.m.-till
Twitter handle: @tlnola
@ the Fry Bar
Who: Chris Scivally and Vanessa Taromina serve gourmet fries (with garlic, herbs and Italian cheeses) from tent booths at festivals and art markets. Look for a truck or a storefront restaurant soon.
Twitter handle: @AtTheFryBar
Who: Foodies in Baton Rouge know about Curbside's hand-formed burgers, and owner Nick Hufft plans to deploy the truck somewhere in New Orleans just before and after Christmas. He plans to operate a second truck here full time late in the spring.
Twitter handle: @curbsidetruck
Drago's Seafood Restaurant
Who: Tommy Cvitanovich serves grilled oysters from his tricked-out fire engine at local festivals, and he plans to debut a new truck serving Louisiana seafood around New Orleans streets early in 2011.
Updates at: www.dragosrestaurant.com
Who: Curtis Moore, owner of Creole soul stalwart the Praline Connection, originally built a food trailer to serve cabbies at the airport in Kenner. Now, he's leasing it to a separate operator who plans to hit the streets soon.
Updates at: n.a.
Who: Creative Southern cooking from a big purple truck led to chef Nathanial Zimet's restaurant Boucherie. The truck has been idle for the past year, but Zimet hopes to return it to regular service somewhere this spring.
Updates at: www.boucherie-nola.com