Meal on Wheels: The Fuel Cafe Food Truck is a Taco Wagon
Updated January 2019.
Fuel Food Truck is an OG Memphis food truck, one of the first in town to open after the City first allowed the mobile restaurants-on-wheels in May of 2011. In the fall of that year, Fuel food truck hit the streets.
Ever since, Memphians have clamored for their tacos, grilled cheese sandwiches, and vegan options. And as of December 2018, the food truck is even more essential for fans of their cuisine. The Fuel Cafe location on Madison has closed permanently. (The space will remain open as a pop-up restaurant space.)
The menu is pretty simple, but it changes frequently. The classic items are the grilled cheese and bison tacos, the former you can customize by adding bacon and/or avocado.
Today, the options were tacos (chicken, beef, vegan and veggie), grilled cheese, a few side items and brownies.
I tried the chicken tacos, which were shredded chicken topped with salsa, cheese, and cilantro. They were just a little bit spicy and plenty filling (way more filing than you’d think they’d be for how cheap they are).
They’re really portable, packaged in a paper to-go tub, sort of like you’d get at a ballpark. The guys in the truck will wrap them up for you, or you can be like me and shove them in your mouth while you’re walking.