Food trucks are growing in popularity across the country, serving up sweet and savory fare. If you can’t make it to your local food truck, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of popular food truck foods that you can recreate at home.
A light, French treat that can be filled with sweet or savory ingredients, crêpes are as easy to make as they are delicious. Crêpe Bonaparte, in Los Angeles, serves a variety of crêpes ranging from breakfast to dessert. At home, start with a simple crêpe recipe, like banana crêpes, then let your creativity take over for additional add-ins.
Waffles aren’t just for breakfast anymore. Try your favorite homemade waffle recipe served with fried chicken, savory barbeque, or even ice cream to break away from the traditional maple syrup topping. New York City’s Wafels and Dinges serves traditional Belgian-style waffles (or wafels) with pulled pork or bacon syrup, among other creations. The sweet and savory combination is a real winner!
Chinese-style pork dumplings are delicious morsels that are perfect for entertaining or an easy weeknight meal. Chirba Chirba Dumplings in North Carolina, serves its popular dumplings with edamame. Try your hand at making your own with this recipe for duck dumplings.
Hawaiian-style plate lunch
Plate lunch is very popular throughout Hawaii and usually consists of two scoops of white rice, macaroni salad, and meat. Seattle’s Pai’s Food Truck serves this traditional dish with chicken, tofu, or pork. Try making your own Hawaiian macaroni salad with this recipe, and try creating your own plate lunch.
Homemade donuts can be an excellent treat and something fun to make with friends and family. Sugar Lips food truck in Colorado serves mini donuts that range in flavor from peanut butter and chocolate to lemon curd. Try making these poppy seed donuts for a delicious food truck treat at home.
Dosas are popular, crepe-like South Indian wrappers made from lentils and rice flour. Dosas are often made with vegetables, meat, or a combination. Best made on the spot, dosas should be served piping hot. New York City’s N.Y. Dosa Truck serves them with coconut chutney and lentil soup. Recreate this Indian staple at home with this recipe for potato dosas.