Food trucks tend to fulfill one of two purposes: as a means to get a business started or as an extension of a brick and mortar. The latter includes delicious options like Big Truck Tacos and The Fried Taco, but we’d like to highlight some of the food-truck-only options in Oklahoma City. Many of these can regularly be found in and around downtown, especially in places like Scissortail Park, Lively Beerworks and Stonecloud Brewing Company.
Big Biang Theory. We need more noodles! Seriously, can’t get enough options in this city. This truck offers much to love for everyone and (bonus!), they aren’t afraid of seasoning. The traditional biang noodle bowl is the best introduction, and it's vegan. But get the chicken-jalapeno egg rolls, too.
Bobo’s Chicken. It’s not technically a truck, but Bobo’s isn’t a brick and mortar either. It’s also one of the first food trailers to get locals to stand in line for their delicious fried chicken. It’s straightforward, delicious Southern cooking. Queuing up is basically a qualification for being a real local.
Filipino Fusion. This is the only place in OKC to get traditional Filipino food, which is a mixture of SE Asian and European influences (via Spanish colonizers). The cuisine is super accessible, as it focuses on noodles (pancit), fried spring rolls (lumpia), pork adobo and barbecued chicken. Typically, Filipino food isn’t spicy, so Filipino Fusion works for any palate.
Jolas Kitchen. One of the tastiest developments in OKC dining is the proliferation of African cuisine concepts, and Jolas Kitchen is an introductory flavor bomb to West African dishes like afang soup, ewa agoyin, jollof rice, ogbono soup and meatpies. The flavors are wildly different than OKC palates are accustomed to, but it will take one bite to welcome this much-needed addition to our culinary landscape.
OAK (Of All Kind Mobile Kitchen). The menu is pretty eclectic, featuring dishes from bulgogi to confit chicken wings, and no, it’s not all Asian-inspired. But the bulgogi tacos are a must. They also offer beef tacos, and the Super Bowl is a hearty, delicious mix of grains, arugula, pico de gallo and veggies with a choice of beef or chicken, or lemon-pepper cauliflower for the plant-based diners.
Psycho Taco. Start with The Mayhem – they’re loaded tots, with queso, guacamole, elotes and more. The menu is a delicious mix of fusion tacos, including a burger and BLT options, combined with traditional options like carnitas and fajita tacos.
Queen of Eggrolls. Chef KC Chansombat closed her brick and mortar on N. May and started moving around the city with her popular Lao food truck. As the name implies, she specializes in fantastic egg rolls – beef, chicken or pork – but she also includes traditional Lao food on a rotating basis. Chicken wings are usually on the menu, and noodle dishes and sai oua (Lao sausage) are available intermittently.
Saucee Sicilian. This one has been popular since it first rolled onto the streets of OKC, thanks in large part to outstanding Italian flavors. Start with delicious focaccia or Sauce and Balls (three meatballs), or both. The pizzas are Neapolitan style, so they cook quickly, and the 10-inch size makes them a great lunch for one, or two if you get starters. At some point, get the Mount Etna.
Taqueria Rodriguez. If someone could get this guy on Shark Tank, he’d be a millionaire based only on his quesabirria tacos. He does all the traditional meats well, but his quesabirria is hands down the best in OKC. You’ll find the truck on the corner of NW 10th and Portland most days.
Taqueria Sanchez. Ask a local if they’ve had a taco truck, and this is the one named most often. Price has a great deal to do with that; even with inflation, the tacos are ridiculously affordable, and they’re wonderful. Choose from traditional taqueria proteins like asada, barbacoa, carnitas and lengua. Take cash.