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Where To Find Memphis Food Trucks

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 3rd 2021 22855 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. All of this is subject to change due to changing COVID restrictions.

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.

1. Find Your Food Trucks On Instagram

These days, Instagram is the most reliable social media for finding Memphis food trucks. You can follow the hashtag #memphisfoodtrucks and search for the most recent posts. You can also find your favorite trucks and follow them (turn on notifications or the algorithm will hide it) or find your favorite food truck spots and see if they update (i.e., breweries). I’ve had less luck with the latter but a lot of trucks try to post their weekly schedule on IG. Some use Facebook, too.

2. 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. This is less helpful than it used to be, but still worth it if you use twitter or if your favorite trucks are active there.

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

3. StreetFoodFinder App

Download the Street Food Finder app on your phone, or just pull it up online to see the coations of several local food trucks.

4. Locations Around Town

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

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).

Court Square Food Truck Rodeothis is temporarily suspended due to COVID

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. Sadly, this one’s on hold for the foreseeable future.

Festivals & Events

At most outdoor festivals, you’ll see at least a couple of food trucks. This one’s also a bit of a bust during quarantimes.

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

These are only seasonal/occasional, and mostly not available due to covid. We’ll have to see.

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.

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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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