Where To Find Memphis Food Trucks

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 17th 2019 17479 0

In need of a mobile meal on wheels? Memphis has tons of options: fresh fried shrimp, BBQ, burritos, grilled cheese, tacos, poboys, shaved ice…the list goes on and on. But how can you find these portable restaurants?

Here’s a list of places and ways to find Memphis food trucks. You can also check out all the food truck reviews and blog posts here.

Flying Sobie’s deep fried hens ‘n’ waffles are a staple of Sunday brunch at Ghost River Brewing downtown. Photo: Alex Shansky.

Memphis Food Truck Twitter List
I’ve put together an ongoing list of Memphis food trucks’ Twitter accounts that you can subscribe to. Individual accounts update their location and schedules, though some are more active than others. Some food trucks post their schedules on Instagram, too, if you have some favorites you want to give a follow.

Court Square Food Truck Rodeo 
On Thursdays, downtown’s Court Square turns into a food truck rodeo starting at 11 a.m. Usually 9 – 12 trucks show up and hang out until around 2 p.m.

Nationally famous, locally owned: splurge on some Cousins Maine Lobster rolls next time you see them.

Memphis Food Truck Park
At the corner of Old Getwell and Winchester, you’ll find trucks gathered for lunch Mondays through Fridays. They have covered seating and a couple of trucks to choose from. They post those on Facebook sometimes.  .

At A Local Brewery
There’s usually at least one food truck posted up at each of the local breweries on nights that the taprooms are open. Wiseacre has a calendar, and the others often post on their social media. You can see a list of breweries here.

Levitt Shell
The Shell hosts more than 50 free live music concerts every year at their outdoor amphitheater in Overton Park, and their ShellEats area has a truck(s) parked for nearly every show.

Thai street food from Soi Number 9. Photo by Michael Butler.

Miss Cordelia’s 
Miss Cordelia’s grocery in Harbor Town on Mud Islands hosts regular food truck nights (and other fun things like trivia and movie nights). They post their events on Facebook.

Farmer’s Markets
You can often find a food truck or two on Saturday mornings at the Memphis Farmer’s Market (April – October) and the Cooper Young Community Farmer’s Market (year round).

Festivals & Events
At most outdoor festivals, you’ll see at least a couple of food trucks.

El Mero Taco food truck serves up fresh Tex-Mex.

These are only seasonal/occasional:

Food Truck Fridays at the Dixon
Three to four food trucks congregate at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in East Memphis each Friday from April through September from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It’s free to enter.

Food Truck Fridays at FedExForum
Multiple food trucks gather on the Plaza at FedExForum occasionally.

Botanic Gardens Food Truck Garden Party
The Botanic Gardens usually have 2-3 food truck parties each year.

Of course, there’s the annual Mid-South Food Truck Fest, usually held in April. Dozens of food trucks from all across the southeast (and beyond) gather at Liberty Bowl. You can sample food, order full entrees, and vote on your favorites.

OG Memphis food truck, Stick Em, serves up skewers, veggies, fries, and more.

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Know of any ongoing events or spots in town where you can reliably find mobile meals? Which food trucks should I check out?

Let me know in the comments.

Originally published May 2015


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. You guys need to check out Big Gun's BBQ. It's located on the parking lot of LG&W Federal Credit Union. 1616 Whitten Rd Memphis, TN 38134

    Patrick's food is AMAZING!

  2. jeff says:

    Tried clicking the link for the twitter list. Says page does not exist.

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Hi Jeff, 

      So sorry you’re having problems accessing the list. The link is working for me: https://twitter.com/ilovememphis/lists/memphis-food-trucks1

  3. Michael C says:

    Got a location for Crumpy's Wings? They closed their Methodist hospital location to go "full-trucky."

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Hi Michael! If you’re looking for brick and mortar locations, I found this list of locations: http://bit.ly/1c37ZpG If you’re looking to follow the food truck, check out their Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/crumpysonwheels

  4. Doug Bell says:

    Saturday night May 23rd.. in Olive Branch, on Blocker Street… Mr. Frazier's Fishfry, Grillmaster Chew bbq, parkers water ice… Great food is fun.  Parked in front of CrossPointe Church.  crosspointeministries.org / DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND THE SERVICE to utilize  the food trucks.  COME ENJOY.

  5. Chef Trez says:

    Great article guys…
    Like our FB page to know our daily whereabouts.

    https://www.facebook.com/mrfraziersfishfry

  6. Michele says:

    Raw Girls mobile grocery is parked at Overton Square on Wednesdays and at Hollywood Feed Fridays thru Sundays each week.

  7. Jason says:

    I think the Botanic Gardens have a good truck party coming up soon! And there are always good trucks on Ridge Lake Rd in east Memphis near the Servicemaster building. 

  8. Jason says:

    *food truck

  9. Kim wallace says:

    restaurant owned by a 17 year old young man who attends white station high school. The best with shrimp sandwich in Memphis. 

  10. Norma S says:

    If u want the best Tacos head for Mr Taco they are at Hacks Cross and Shelby Drive in front of Walgreens.

  11. antonio chew says:

    Check out grillmasterchew

  12. Eric Meyers says:

    Check out my truck THE Food truck http://www.facebook.com/thememphisfoodtruck

  13. Don tennyson says:

    Nomadic feast food has a delicious menu of various gourmet burgers, hot polish sausage, hawiian chicken sandwiches, seasoned fries, weekly specials, homemade desserts and the best Philly cheese steaks in Memphis!

  14. Silver Michaels says:

    We have two (and sometimes three) food trucks set up at each of our over 50 free concerts at the Levitt Shell. We have two seasons, summer and fall. Shows are every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I’m always happy to hear of trucks that may be interested in setting up and vending at our shows.

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Awesome, Silver! I have this info on my Levitt Shell lineup posts but I’ll add it to this one to the food truck post, too.

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