Ten food trucks you need to try this spring

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Denver is experiencing a food renaissance -- and for the past few years, food trucks have been at the vanguard of this movement, taking some of this city's most inventive dishes out for a spin and putting the adventure back into eating.

If you plan on finding your next meal on wheels, check out one of these ten trucks, each one offering a movable feast.

See also:
- Best Food Truck 2013 Pink Tank
- Best Food Truck 2012 Manna From Heaven
- Denver's ten best spots for pho

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Hey PB + J
This truck is onto something. Long lauded as the go-to meal for toddlers and college students alike, peanut butter and jelly always hits the spot. What sets this truck (and its sandwiches) apart is its very adult (yet playful) approach, which includes experimenting with such mobile-made condiments as rosemary honey and homemade fig jam. The truck has unexpected choices for both the sweet and savory palate, including Blueberry Pie PB & J, an unsettlingly delicious combination of almond butter, homemade blueberry jam, baked pie crust (pie crust!), and clover honey, and the Thai PB & J, a savory number made with spicy peanut butter, orange marmalade, coconut, fresh basil and crushed peanuts.

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Pink Tank
The Pink Tank won Best Food Truck honors in the Best of Denver 2013, and with good reason. This truck is not for the shy or faint of heart: In fact, if you're patronizing this place, you'd better be ready to air all of your dirty food fantasies and hidden food fetishes in front of a long line of others waiting for their meals. Exhibit A: the "F Bomb," an all-beef hot dog with scrambled eggs, crispy thick-cut bacon, broiled cheddar cheese and caramel-maple syrup, served on homemade French toast -- and that's just breakfast. If you come back for lunch, dinner or a late-night snack, you can get down with the "When in Rome," a cheesesteak-style chopped burger with grilled ham, thick-cut bacon, grilled onions and peppers, nacho-style cheddar cheese and wing sauce, served on a fluffy hoagie roll. Now, that's just naughty.

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Manna from Heaven
Manna from Heaven took home the Best Gourmet Food Truck award in 2012, and it continues to reward its loyal (and growing) cadre of followers with heavenly, Vietnamese-inspired cuisine on the healthier end of the food-truck spectrum. Although Manna doesn't claim to be traditional or even authentic Vietnamese, the flavors and ingredients hit the sweet spot if you're looking for Southeast Asian cuisine. Try the cult-favorite banh mi, a freshly baked roll with seasoned pork, steak or veggies, loaded with crunchy cucumbers and pickled daikon carrots and a fresh-cut herb mix; or the pho, with its rich, aromatic broth.

Continue reading for more food trucks.


Location Info

Manna From Heaven Gourmet Food Truck

Denver metro area, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Hey PB&J

, Denver / Boulder, CO

Category: Restaurant

Pink Tank

, Denver / Boulder, CO

Category: Restaurant

Comida

Boulder Metro Area, Boulder, CO

Category: Restaurant

Mikes2 Kitchen

Denver metro area, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Sweet Dixie

, Denver / Boulder, CO

Category: Restaurant

Waffleganger

, Denver / Boulder, CO

Category: Restaurant

Sully's Slice Truck

Denver metro area, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Steuben's Food Truck

Denver metro area, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Uber Sausage

2730 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


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lobme1
lobme1

@tpanther720 In addition to Civic Center Eats (an event that runs through the summer only), you can find a gathering of Food Trucks at least once a week, year round. Called the "Food Truck Row". You can keep track of their schedule on their website, www.FoodTruckRow.com Some of my favorite food trucks are in that group, I highly recommend checking them out. I follow them on Facebook, which is really handy when I'm roaming Denver for something to grub on for lunch.

https://www.facebook.com/FoodTruckRow 

chris.frampton
chris.frampton

@tpanther720 You can see all of these trucks at Civic Center Eats, pretty much every Tuesday and Wednesday starting in early June and running all the way through September.

tpanther720
tpanther720

Is there an event where all the trucks are at one location, to experience them at once.  I know in Vegas, on friday nights at the Hard Rock there are tons of trucks there until at lease 2am in the morning.  I know this isnt Vegas but I was wondering if there was a Food Truck Event where all of them show up.

Thank you

tpanther720
tpanther720

ARE THERE TIMS WHEN ALL THE TRUCK ARE AT A CERTAIN LOCATION MAYBE ON THE WEEKEND OR CERTAIN EVENTS?

jkudabi
jkudabi

I'd also highly recommend Big Country Bar B Que (http://www.facebook.com/BigCountryBarBQue).  Texas BBQ with influences from GA and OK.  Seriously the best BBQ I've had since I've lived in Denver.  Try the burnt ends... you'll never be the same.

Fletcherneedsajob
Fletcherneedsajob topcommenter

Is there a list of twitter feeds for all the denver food trucks for easy tracking?

Lydia
Lydia

The Cluck Truck is my personal favorite.  Best chicken fingers you'll ever taste.

mrburns952
mrburns952

Who is this Samantha Alviani that wrote this article? She must not be following food trucks that closely as Sweet Dixie's closed their truck in August 2012.

Glenn Harrison
Glenn Harrison

Sorry, but true food trucks should be on this list. Not restaurants that happen to have a food truck. Comida, Steubens, Fat Sully's etc. are a seperate category. Go Crockspot! Stephen Daniels and Mandy Birks!

Tony May
Tony May

Good food on wheels,Something perhaps of the future.And is now!

joey murdah
joey murdah

basic kneads pizza truck is worth a visit as well.

Mantonat
Mantonat topcommenter

@Fletcherneedsajob There's a "Food Truck Tracker" on the right-hand side of the Cafe Society home page, if you're not on the mobile version of Westword.

theJZA
theJZA

@Glenn Harrison Completely agree. I would add Crockspot and Quiero Arepas to the list instead and also give props to the trucks that didn't hibernate over the winter (which the trucks with a brick and mortar seemingly all do).

mrburns952
mrburns952

Add Über Sausage to your list; they have 2 restaurants!

Fletcherneedsajob
Fletcherneedsajob topcommenter

I think I might be blocking it with an ad-blocker app. Thanks! I used to see it but hadn't in a while.

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