May 20, 2024

    The Top 18 Food Trucks of Wilmington and How to Find Them

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    It is no secret that Wilmington, North Carolina has one of the best food truck scenes on the east coast. A combination of entrepreneurial drive and people moving to the area with big city culinary experience, are the major contributors to the rise in food trucks in the area.

    Also, the breweries… the explosion of craft breweries and distilleries in Wilmington has fueled the food truck scene filling a crucial need, as most breweries don’t serve food and rely on partnerships with food trucks to bring in tasty goodness for their drinking customers.

    People are moving to area from big cities and living out their culinary dreams through the founding of local restaurants and food trucks.

    Wilmington’s food truck scene consists of about nearly 20 food trucks, run as small businesses or extensions of existing restaurants in the area.

    The food truck scene brings all your favorite foods to Wilmington, including pizza, bbq, lobster rolls, tradition Venezuelan cuisine, burgers, tacos & Mexican, Vietnamese cuisine, nachos and much more.

    Where to find the food trucks in Wilmington, NC

    These food trucks can be found around town every week using the Port City Daily’s Food Truck Tracker and span the gambit of offerings, with a little something for everyone.

    On most days food trucks are parked at local breweries, office parks and shopping centers in the area. Using the Food Truck Tracker will provide you with more specifics.

    The Top Food Trucks in Wilmington, NC

    With all that said, let’s get to the list of the top food trucks in Wilmington. The list is in no particular rank or order.

    1. WilmyWoodie Food Truck

    WilmyWoodie Food Truck is Wilmington, North Carolina’s only wood fired pizza truck, serving pizzas cooked in a Forno Piombo brick oven using wood fire. The food truck specializes in a variety of gourmet pizzas made with the freshest ingredients. A perfect combo with a pint of beer.

    You can catch the WilmyWoodie Food Truck at a variety of local breweries, bars, events and festivals. The food truck is also available for private catering, covering all events including weddings, corporate gatherings.

    2. Wheelz Gourmet Pizza Truck 

    Wheelz Gourmet Pizza Truck is a Wilmington classic food truck and one of the fastest growing Neapolitan-Brooklyn-style pizza brands in the area. Wheels is known for its sourdough crust pizza and chocolate chip cookies.

    3. The First Bite Food Truck 

    The First Bite Food Truck is a local Wilmington, North Carolina food truck that exclusively serves breakfast food. Fire up the morning with a breakfast burrito, chicken & waffles, breakfast nachos, or go healthy with a veggie bowl. You can find the food truck around town at local breweries and events.

    4. Taqueria La Villita Food Truck

    Taqueria La Villita Food Truck is a local Wilmington, North Carolina taco truck serving up affordable, fresh and savory Mexican. Go south of the boarder with an authentic menu that includes: tacos, burritos, tortas, nachos and much more.

    The Taqueria La Villita Food Truck can be found around town at local events and breweries and can also be hired for private parties and corporate event catering.

    5. Port City Que Food Truck 

    Port City Que Food Truck is a local Wilmington, North Carolina food truck serving the best Carolina BBQ. Port Cit Que is known for slow cooked meats and smoked meats using hickory and oak wood for amazing tasting BBQ. The Food Truck has constructed its own special sauces and sides to accompany the proteins on the menu.

    6. Poor Piggy’s BBQ & Catering 

    Poor Piggy’s BBQ Food Truck & Catering is a Wilmington, North Carolina food truck specializing in traditional North Carolina BBQ. Poor Piggy’s serves up all your favorites including beef brisket, dry rubbed ribs and chicken, slow cooked for supreme savory flavor.

    You can find the food truck out weekly in Wilmington at UNCW, PPD, Alchemi, WPD and various NHRMC offices and clinics around town.

    7. Pepes Taco Truck

    Pepes Taco Truck is an authentic and traditional taco truck in Wilmington, North Carolina that serves your favorite Mexican food favorites including tacos, tortas, quesadillas, and burritos. Catch Pepes Taco Truck around town at breweries and at private events.

    8. NachoFalt Food Truck 

    NachoFalt Food Truck is a local Wilmington, North Carolina food truck that serves exclusively gourmet nachos. Nachos for everyone! You are bound to find one of their signature nachos that is right for you.

    9. Mommiez Food Truck 

    Mommiez Food Truck is a local Wilmington, North Carolina food truck that services good ole southern home family cooking and recipes, including shredded beef, chicken salads, and other homemade treats.

    The Mommiez Food Truck hangs out around Wilmington and Carolina Beach at Wed local breweries and businesses. The Food truck is also available for private events and catering.

    10. Made In Venezuela Food Truck 

    Made in Venezuela Food Truck is a local Wilmington, North Carolina food truck serving all your favorite Venezuela food specialties including arepas, empanadas and other regional dishes. You can find the Made in Venezuela Food Truck around town at events and breweries.

    11. LOBSTER DOGS 

    LOBSTER DOGS is a local Wilmington, North Carolina food truck that serves fresh lobster rolls and seafood dishes both hot and cold. At the LOBSTER DOGS truck you can get lobster rolls, crab rolls, shrimp rolls, stuffed avocados and seared tuna. The LOBSTER DOGS food truck can be located around town at local breweries, festivals and events.

    12. Lane’s Ferry Food Truck 

    Lane’s Ferry Food Truck is a Wilmington, North Carolina food truck that specializes in hand pattied burgers, cheesesteaks, Nathan’s all beef hotdogs among many other great delicacies. Lane’s Ferry Food Truck serves up the best hotdogs and burgers, prepared with your choice of toppings including our fresh homemade slaw and chili.

    13. Grimm Burger Food Truck 

    The Grimm Burger Food Truck is Wilmington, North Carolina food truck and a local favorite, serving smash burgers, fries with homemade condiments.

    The Grimm Burger Food Truck exclusively serves double burgers with 5-ounce thin patties, served two per burger. The Food Truck also serves triple size and a four patty  “clog burger.”All Grimm Burgers are served with hand-patted, house-ground beef.

    You can find The Grimm Burger Food Truck around town in Wilmington at local breweries and distilleries.

    14. For The Shell Of It 

    For the Shell of It Food Truck is a local Wilmington, North Carolina food truck that brings the amazing taste of authentic New England lobster to the area. All dishes are affordable priced and only use fresh lobster with natural ingredients.

    The Food Truck serves whole steamed lobster, lobster bisque, lobster mac and cheese, and much more. For The Shell of It Food Truck can be found around town and is available to cater public and private events.

    15. CBT Burger Food Truck 

    The CBT Burger Food Truck is a local Wilmington, North Carolina food truck that serves modern roadside smash burgers, fries and other amazing roadside delights. You can find CBT Burger Food truck a local breweries and private events or by using our Food Truck Locator.

    16. Bill’s Brew Food Truck & Catering 

    Bill’s Brew Food Truck & Catering is a local Wilmington, North Carolina food truck serving southern comfort food like fried chicken and BBQ with beans, potatoes, cole slaw, hushpuppies, and iced tea.

    17. Banh Sai Food Truck 

    Banh Sai Food Truck is a local Wilmington, North Carolin Asian fusion inspired food truck bringing unique flavors and fresh ingredients. The Food Truck serves up your favorite spicy Asian dishes including curries, noodle dishes and banh mis.

    18. 2 Bros Coastal Cuisine Food Truck 

    2 Bros Coastal Cuisine Food Truck is a local Wilmington food truck serving fresh, made-to-order, flavorful sandwiches, wraps, and appetizers.