Today’s list is about food trucks.
Now, for those of you who don’t understand this food truck craze, trust me, it’s more than just hipster nonsense. Sure, part of the fun is “being in the know” and tracking your favorite truck down, but there’s more to it than that, too. In the olden days (say, ten years ago), if a creative young chef or entrepreneur wanted to create unique and delectable food for the masses, that person had to open a restaurant. And that is really, really expensive. Food trucks, however, have provided a new way to do gourmet-style food—a less expensive way without as much overhead. Then, of course, if the truck is wildly successful, that chef or entrepreneur can open a permanent restaurant—but either way the food scene is improved.
So that’s why food trucks are awesome: they lead to more interesting, creative, and (most importantly) tastier food options. And today we’re going to bring you a terribly inadequate attempt to rank the top 25 food trucks in America. It barely scratches the surface of what’s out there, so you shouldn’t think of it so much as a comprehensive guide. Rather, think of it as a decent place to start.
Ready to go? Great. But be warned: you’re going to be starving by the time you get to #1.