Serving up everything from BBQ to tacos, and mac and cheese to ramen, Fort Collins chefs are cooking up some of the best food around. With all the ingenuity and creativity required for these inventive dishes, you may be surprised many of them were prepared on a truck.
But in reality, some of the best food in Fort Collins is emerging from food truck kitchens, and the best news is: they might be popping up at your favorite brewery or a neighborhood event! To help you navigate the many food trucks in Fort Collins, we put together a fleet of the most popular meals on wheels, including options for breakfast, lunch, dinner — and even dessert.
The next time hunger strikes, track down one of these beloved mobile eateries in town!
You’ll want to make a stop at The Taco Stop, a well-known local food truck with delicious street-style tacos that usually parks in Old Town or at local breweries on occasion. Order online from their simple menu, featuring favorites like tacos, quesadillas, the fajita burrito, pepito sandwich, nachos, salads and more. Regulars praise The Taco Stop’s authentic Mexican style and the delicious, flavorful sauces used in all their dishes. The Taco Stop celebrated the 8th anniversary of their food truck by opening their first brick-and-mortar restaurant on August 9, 2020!
Mac and Cheese
Photo Courtesy of Von Morton via Mac’N
Mac’N is putting an exciting twist on a classic childhood favorite with their gourmet cheesy dishes, showcasing “a lustful marriage between macaroni and cheese.” Toppings include bacon, lobster tails, chipotle braised pork, honeycrisp apples, sun dried tomatoes, baby arugula, housemade pickled veggies, crispy pork chorizo, and so much more. Peruse their ever-changing menu to see all the unique combinations this team has dreamed up!
The Rollin’ Stone Wood Fired Pizzeria truck has somehow figured out how to create artisan wood-fired pizza out of a food truck. Husband and wife team Josh and Rachel Rodriguez make their dough with 00’ flour sourced from Naples and make their sauce from scratch with fresh ingredients, staying true to artisan quality pizza. Each pizza is cooked in their wood-burning stove to create a crisp, wonderfully fresh taste. Everything about this truck screams “local” — in fact, they even source all of their firewood locally! Track down the Rollin’ Stone at one of your favorite breweries or book them for a private pizza-filled event.
Photo Courtesy of Corndoggies
Who knew artisan corn dogs existed?! Corndoggies is cooking up something you may not have experienced — handmade varietal sausages dipped in their unique batter and complemented with the perfect sauce. And when we say “handmade sausages,” we really mean it — each dog is uniquely ground, spiced and then piped and smoked by the Corndoggies team. Stick with The Classic for a true nostalgic, yet elevated, corn dog experience, or branch out with a unique concoction like the Maple Bacon, which is a sweet breakfast sausage served inside a waffle with coffee maple syrup, or the Mango Jerk, mango and jerk spiced chicken sausage served with mango habanero sauce. Find out where the iconic yellow Corndoggies truck will be parked next!
Umami Mobile Asian Eatery creates sensational Asian fare inspired by the founder’s travels abroad and composed of as many locally sourced products as possible. The word “umami” means “the fifth taste” — that flavor you can’t quite decide if it’s sweet, salty, sour or bitter. From seared edamame to their famous Umami Tacos and seared dumplings to Thai nachos, you can’t go wrong with Umami’s menu. The team uses as many locally sourced products as possible to help other businesses in the community. Plus, they use a variety of recycled and compostable products to help the environment! You can catch the Umami truck parked at local events and the City Park Rally every Tuesday between May and September.
Photo Courtesy of The Waffle Lab
Get swept away to Belgium with the sweet and savory flavors at The Waffle Lab, offering highly evolved, gourmet, Belgian-style waffles from their mobile truck. Using their signature “classic” waffle as the base, they create amazing sweet and savory waffle combinations, perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or dessert. Sweet options range from I Want S’more, which is covered in Ghirardelli dark chocolate, graham cracker bits and toasted marshmallow, to Foster the Waffle, a Bananas Foster-esque creation made with caramelized bananas topped with housemade whiskey caramel sauce and whipped cream. They also serve a number of savory sandwich-like waffles, like the Waffle Club, the BLT Waffle, the Waffle Bleu and more.
Rooster Magazine stated it perfectly in their article, 10 Colorado Restaurants to Try Before You Die: “If you want to find a waffle that will ruin it for all others you need to find The Waffle Lab. For the rest of your natural life you will stalk the mobile kitchen like your ex on Facebook.”
Ba-Nom-a-Nom is a unique truck in town serving up vegan frozen soft serve treats made with 100% fruit that is completely healthy. What a combination! They press a variety of frozen fruits in their blender to create a unique fluffy soft serve. And to make this treat even healthier, they do not add dairy, sugar, nut products, stabilizers or anything to the blend. They are completely dairy-free, gluten-free, nut free, sugar-free, fat-free and egg-free by nature! Plus, all toppings are vegan, and everything on the truck is gluten-free — even their granola. Their flavors rotate weekly, but they have both tropical, refreshing options as well as indulgent, chocolatey options!
Photo Courtesy of RamaMama
While it has been an East Asian classic for decades, ramen has certainly picked up steam in the U.S. over the last several years. And thankfully, we have a local source for exceptional ramen right here in Fort Collins — and it’s conveniently located in mobile form! RamaMama is serving a variety of authentic, hearty ramen dishes out of their food truck and their brand new brick and mortar. Check out their calendar to see where RamaMama will be parked next; they love hanging out at MaxLine Brewing and Sparge Brewing!
BIGS Meat Wagon doesn’t mess around when it comes to BBQ and all the fresh fixings! Pulled pork grilled cheese, beef ribs, smoked prime rib — you really can’t go wrong with anything you order from this BBQ-slinging truck. Plus, every night, they offer a special, which means you can try something new each time you visit BIGS Meats Wagon. Visit their Facebook page to keep up with the latest menu options and find out where they’ll be parked throughout Northern Colorado. Take home their famous BBQ sauce to enjoy on meals at home!
Photo Courtesy of The Tramp About
The Tramp About specializes in American food made with local ingredients, serving up sandwiches, burgers and tacos smothered in tasty toppings and bursting with flavor. The regional cuisine and concept behind The Tramp About is inspired by the owners’ extensive travels around the country. Between the two owners, they’ve lived in more than 10 states and are taking their favorite meals from each of them. You’ll find everything from Texas BBQ to Louisville Hot Browns — all served out of a cool, industrial truck with a 10-foot bar.
Photo Courtesy of Mile High Lobster Shack
Experience the tantalizing flavors of Maine seafood right here in Colorado with Mile High Lobster Shack, dishing up Maine-style lobster rolls, lobster salads and brats from their food truck parked outside local breweries. The truck was founded by Nancy and Doug Van Reeth and is now under the new ownership of two Colorado natives Sonya and Zack Coslet. They are confident “Coloradans will appreciate this sublime sandwich stuffed generously with the ‘King of Crustaceans.’”
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