Food Truckin’ and Eating Local

Food Trucks are some of the most innovative and delicious parts of the local food landscape, and in recent years, Food Trucks have taken mobile cuisine to new exciting places.
For those of you who don’t know…
Food Truck:
A food truck is a large vehicle equipped to cook and sell food. Some, including ice cream trucks, sell frozen or prepackaged food; others have on-board kitchens and prepare food from scratch. Sandwiches, hamburgers, french fries, and other regional fast food fare is common. In recent years, associated with the pop-up restaurant phenomenon, food trucks offering gourmet cuisine and a variety of specialties and ethnic menus, have become particularly popular. Food trucks, along with portable food kiosks and food carts, are on the front line of the street food industry that serves an estimated 2.5 billion people every day.
Welcome the newest food truck additions to the Shop Local Raleigh directory:
Love. Passion. Tacos. Fresh and Balanced. Simple and Clean. AmigoSan Food is serving up cuisine with a twist, blending the best locally obtainable, globally inspired flavors of Asian, Hispanic, Thai and Indian ingredients for an incredibly edible experience. “It’s NACHO everyday taco!”
Bam Pow Chow
Home of casual food. Bam Pow Chow takes great pride in serving their made from scratch braised beef and smoked pulled pork. They want to be sure that every bite of their food is fresh and unique. Bam Pow Chow boasts fine dining quality with affordable and casual prices. They can meet all your catering needs from corporate luncheons to family picnics to weddings.
Barone Meatball Company
Barone Meatball Company is a food truck that serves a rotating variety of meatballs, seafood balls, vegetarian balls, and sides (like mac and cheese). Barone Meatball Company is the vision of its founder and food service industry veteran, Stephen Dewey.
Baton Rouge Cuisine
Baton Rouge Cuisine is a family-owned and operated food truck. Their food is cooked using local produce and fresh ingredients. They serve: Jambalaya, red beans & rice, fried fish, fried chicken, baked beans, green beans, french fries, po’ boys, and more. Baton Rouge Cuisine is owned by former Harlem Globetrotters Anthony “Airport” Greenup.
BO’s Kitchen
The Authentic Korean Street Food Truck named as BO’s Kitchen. They will make your tongue excited!
Authentic Korean BBQ and awe inspiring fusion food truck. Bulkogi Truck was founded in 2009 by the So Family with the vision of bringing Korean culture and cuisine to the streets of Triangle region of North Carolina. Bulkogi, literally translated “fire meat,” refers to grilled soy sauce based marinated meat and is a national dish of Korea. Their Bulkogi contains over 12 different spices and ingredients to enhance the flavor.
Captain Poncho’s
Captain Poncho’s is a taco food truck bringing you authentic Mexico City style food! Owner Carolina Escobar was born and raised in Mexico. She learned the traditional art of food culture at a young age. Captain Ponchos was born in 2009, bringing the best of Mexican cuisine to the triangle area. Carolina and Hector would also like to welcome you to their new brick and mortar location at Southern Village: 708 West Market Street Chapel Hill, NC.
Charlie’s Kabob Grill on Wheels
Since 2008, Charlies Kabob Grill on Wheels has been synonymous with fresh and healthy Mediterranean cooking. Charlie Hamaty and his wife Teresa started with his mother’s recipes and have evolved their menu to include many of their own. The culture of his homeland of Lebanon is infused into his meals by his love of cooking and many days he can be found sitting with his customers laughing and eating together! Charlies Kabob Grill also features delicious wines hand-picked by Charlie and imported from Lebanon.
How you Que’ing? Chick-N-Que is a catering & mobile food truck business serving the RTP area serving eastern style barbecue. Their specialty is chopped chicken BBQ, but they also serve 100% NC raised ostrich meat along with various types of chicken dishes. Birthed from an overwhelming response to food served at football party, Chick-N-Que began to take special orders in 2008 and has grown into a mobile food, catering service and as of January 2015 restaurant. With their guarded family recipe, Chick-N-Que has a unique, savory taste that truly stands out!
Chirba Chirba Dumpling
Chirba Chirba is excited to bring you an Asian street fare food truck specializing in Chinese dumplings. After years of dumpling studies through extensive tasting, pleating and learning secret family recipes, they have developed a menu that they think you’ll love. “Chirba Chirba” literally means “eat eat!” in Mandarin Chinese when you’re speaking to another person. However, the expression embodies a very warm, hospitable feeling when uttered, especially to a friend or guest!
CJ’s Street Food
CJ’s Street Food serving chef-inspired street food and custom catering at various locations throughout the Raleigh/Durham area! CJ’s Street Food is owned by Mark and Traci Thomas, a husband and wife team who each bring their own unique experiences and strengths to the business. Mark has worked in the restaurant industry for 20 years, and has many colorful experiences to go with it. Traci brings many years of business and accounting experience to the company. However, she will be the first to tell you that her favorite job was the five years she spent working in the restaurant industry in her hometown. Both owners have a passion for food and service, and are committed to bringing a memorable experience to everyone!
D’Burritos is a kitchen on wheels serving upscale, fresh Mexican cuisine. They serve delicious burritos, tacos, quesadillas and salads! D’Burritos’ mission is to provide high quality and upscale Mexican food at competitive prices. Profitability will be balanced with our intent to become good corporate citizens through support of other small businesses, the Research Triangle economy, and local communities and neighborhoods.
Dusty Donuts
Dusty Donuts is a family owned business serving Hot ‘n Fresh mini donuts for corporate events, sporting events, private parties and festivals. Hot ‘n Fresh mini-donuts prepared and dusted before your very eyes; served with your choice of fresh roasted coffee, hot cocoa, sweet tea or fresh squeezed lemonade. Reward your employees, entertain your guests, recognize your top producers or just sit back and enjoy a bag of your own! The aroma attracts ‘em, the action fascinates ‘em, and the great taste keeps ‘em coming back!
King’s Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks
King’s Authentic Philly Cheesesteak is bringing Philly to the South making delicious Philly cheesesteak combinations. A couple from Philly decided to start making the sandwiches that offer both great flavors and cheesy satisfaction to anyone that consumes. The friendly service brings you in and the taste of a great Philly cheesesteak keeps you coming back!
KocinA Food truck is a mobile little corner of South America right in your neighborhood. They’re proud to provide you with the superior service and authentic homemade Latin cuisine. From start to finish, you’re sure to enjoy our empanadas, areapas, and choripan. Relax Latin style and enjoy a delicious meal with all of your favorite people at KocinA. Cocina means kitchen in Spanish. They spell theirs with K in honor of their oldest daughter, Kendall, and end with a capital A for their youngest daughter, Anna Sofia.
Lumpy’s Ice Cream
At Lumpy’s, they believe in a simple philosophy – to find the finest ingredients locally and craft them into ice cream without any preservatives, additives, or synthetic hormones. They’ve worked hard to create a product that is fresh, authentic, and honest, just like them. They are committed to creating products that value healthy living and contribute to the environment around them. Founded by Buck Buchanan, Lumpy’s Ice Cream has been growing organically since its humble beginnings in 2001.
Gourmet Mac and Cheese made your way…How do you like your Roni Mac’d? The name says it all. Mac-Ur-Roni is bringing a completely unique dining experience to the Triangle. They’re making their delicious Three Cheese Mac and Cheese (which is great on its own) and letting you top it how you want with fresh ingredients that are prepared daily such as buffalo chicken, mushroom, bell peppers and more! They’re also offering sliders (mini-sandwiches) for those who prefer to not mix their foods.
OMG Chicken
OMG Chicken is a food truck that specializes in creating west African food (Senegalese) and rotisserie chicken sandwiches. Owner Ismael Ba is from west Africa Senegal Dakar. He has been in the United States since 2000. His original goal was to be a track star, but when he got here, he decided he had to put the sport behind him and get to work. He began working at a restaurant as line cook where he was able to develop my cooking skills. He fell in love with cooking and eventually decided to start his own food truck – OMG Chicken!
Pie Pushers
Pie Pushers are known for their hand-tossed thin crust pizza creations. A little crunchy, but still wonderfully fluffy at the same time. The dough is what they rely on to set them apart… a recipe of owner Mike’s and his mother’s, that they have been mastering and tweeking for over the past decade. And then they top it with a more eclectic, fun, and seasonal approach. So it is a little out of the ordinary, but delish!! Pie Pushers focuses on local ingredients – supporting local farmers and artisans more and more as time progresses.
RedEye Barbeque
Red Eye Barbeque is a family owned and operated catering and event company specializing in slow smoked meats and fresh sides. Their meats are seasoned to perfection with fresh rubs, then cooked over all-natural hardwood charcoal and smoked hours upon hours with various woods to punctuate each meats flavor notes. This, paired with their fresh sides made from seasonal vegetables grown right here in North Carolina make their caterings something to be remembered. They enjoy catering to client’s tastes by working with them to complete a menu they and their guests can be completely satisfied with. Let them show you why RedEye Barbeque is the “Bull’s Eye” for slow smoked meats.
Sarge’s Chef on Wheels
Sarge’s Chef on Wheels, is a mobile restaurant and food truck feeding the hungry folks throughout Raleigh and Durham. Their specialty is catering special events. Their menu features “Chop Soul.” That’s down-home cooking with an Asian/Caribbean flair. If you’ve never tried their food before, you are in for quite a treat. Sarge’s Chef on Wheels is inspired by and dedicated to the Sarge’s son’s parents. While serving in the Air Force for 30 years, Sarge had tours of duty in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He retired in 1974 as a First Senior Master Sergeant. They thank him and all others who stand up and come to the service of their country.
Stephanie Ruggiro, the owner of STUFT, is a college Graduate of UNC Wilmington. After following her dreams of moving to New York to pursue a job in Advertising, she realized after just a year of being there that a 9-5 desk job wasn’t for her. After moving back to NC, she started doing research on food trucks in the Raleigh area. Baked potatoes however weren’t just a random idea she thought of. When Stephanie’s parents were first married, they had a baked potato business of their own in a Flea Market in New York. With the help of her parents, Stephanie was able to purchase a truck and have it outfitted to exactly what she needed. STUFT had their official grand opening at the Brewgaloo event in Raleigh on April 26, 2014.
Taco Grande
Taco Grande is an authentic Mexican food truck serving the Triangle and surrounding areas. They specialize in catering corporate events, birthdays, graduation parties & more. Whether you have a gathering of 20 people or 200 people, Taco Grande looks forward to catering your event. They service the Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill areas!
The areas only Wing truck serving delicious wings with homemade sauces, and a variety of other options that will leave your taste buds wanting MORE!