It’s wonderful to go to a good restaurant. But isn’t it even better if the great food comes to you?
Over the last few years, dozens of food trucks have sprung up in Asheville and greater Western North Carolina. Parked at local breweries, sporting events, outdoor music venues, or simply at some open lot around the corner, these mobile hotspots are a growing trend in the culinary scene. And it’s a trend that seemingly has no end in sight.
We’re big fans of local food trucks. From pizza and burgers to falafel and banh mi, WNC has food trucks all over. And it’s easy to find whatever foods fit your fancy. That is, if you know where to look. Luckily, our agents are experts in finding homes that meet your tastes—and food trucks, too.
We asked them: What is the best food truck in Western North Carolina?
I LOVE El Kimchi food truck, which is usually at the Wedge Foundry Brewery on the weekends. After a long bike ride through the riverfront parks and RAD, there’s nothing better than a cold pint of beer and a couple of El Kimchi Korean BBQ tacos with a side of veggie dumplings!
Root Down: Don’t miss the unbelievable flavors from this Southern/Creole food truck. Usually found at breweries, festivals, and concerts, Root Down is a must try. The roast beef debris po’ boy and crawfish poutine are out of this world!
Oskar Blues CHUBwagon has one of the best burgers! You can find them parked at The Hub in Brevard for lunch on Wednesdays. I love to stop in for a burger and fries after some afternoon hiking or fishing on the Davidson River. Then, if you are like me, you can wash down that burger with a local draft beer from Pisgah Tavern inside the Hub and do some shopping for new gear. You can also find the CHUBwagon at their Brevard brewery most days of the week.
Farm to Fender’s food truck is the very definition of Southern comfort food. The fried green tomato BLT is our go-to, but the other menu items are equally delicious. The shoestring french fries are phenomenal! And the staff treat you like family, which only adds to the charm.
I love the Purple People Feeder. This food truck is the best when you are craving hibachi chicken and the white sauce everybody loves without having to go to a restaurant.
The best food truck in WNC is Relish Food Truck. Don’t believe it? Stop by the corner of Highway 64 and Island Creek Road, and see the locals patiently waiting in line. No one is in a hurry. We are all on Lake Lure time. Our clocks and watches don’t have hands. They offer creative delicacies at reasonable prices. Check out their Facebook page for lots of photos and videos. They now have their own space with plenty of parking. Come on down and enjoy the eats!
Live every day like it’s Taco Tuesday. Relish food truck in Lake Lure gets my vote, HANDS DOWN! They make some of the best street tacos I’ve ever had. As an added bonus, the videos they make describing the daily specials on their Facebook page are hilarious!
If you’re looking for resilient, sustainable, fresh, healthy ingredients that are either locally sourced or organic, I recommend La Semilla! The menu is gluten free and seasonally inspired. They never use industrial seed oils. All of their tortillas are made fresh using sprouted quinoa.
The owners, Simone and Coleman, moved to Asheville from my home state of New Mexico, and you will find a nod to Spanish flavors on the menu. They spent many years growing their own food and preparing it for themselves and their communities from their home kitchen. The love of growing food, cooking, gathering people, and offering healthy and flavorful food was a shared joy. They combined the forces of Coleman’s culinary skills with Simone’s creativity and artistic background, and the entrepreneurial dream of La Semilla was born. This is Asheville’s “farm to belly” food truck (trailer)!
I love the Carribean soul food at Dreadlife Kitchen. My mother’s family is from the Caribbean and loves soul food—anything that is made local, made with love, and given in a special manner. That’s what Dreadlife makes me think of when I eat their food. I have pre-ordered oxtail for a client, driven to see them on their special Wednesday oxtail night, picked up a platter of their specialty wings and oxtail, and then driven it to my clients’ house just to share with them how much I love the quality and quantity of their food. Their food truck can often be seen at one of the local breweries, festivals, or art galleries in Hendersonville. They have won awards for their wings, and you can special order any of their items. They are known for wings and feature well-known flavors such as lemon pepper, honey bbq, garlic parmesan, teriyaki, hot honey mustard, buffalo, hot, and jerk. They also have jerk chicken tacos, shrimp and grits, and more. Plus, not only do they have a food truck, but you can also see them at their restaurant, located in Hendersonville at 3591 Chimney Rock Road. Hope you enjoy a mouthwatering experience soon.
Hands down, I recommend Fuego! I have never had a bad meal from them. So much flavor and a great variety of food that is always cooked fresh.
The food truck scene in Waynesville has expanded over the past few years, and we are lucky to have some great options popping up around town. Fuego Food Truck is an American kitchen with a modern twist. They offer a new menu weekly and have recently started serving dinner a few nights per week in addition to their traditional lunch hours. Jose’s Taco Truck serves authentic tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and tortas. It’s a great option for your Mexican cravings! Holy Cow Food Truck is a for-profit business that provides supplemental income for Haywood Pathways Center. Enjoy their hand pattied burgers and fresh cut fries. Lastly, Woof Street Bistro is serving food so good it will have you howling!
Live Near Your Favorite Food Trucks!
Among the many ways we Live Abundantly in WNC is through access to some of the best cuisine in the Southeast. Find a home near one of the great local food trucks mentioned in this post!
- Amazing Pizza Co., Dreadlife Kitchen – Search for homes in Hendersonville.
- Bun Intended, El Kimchi, Farm to Fender, Gypsy Queen Cuisine, La Semilla, Purple People Feeder, Root Down – Search for homes in Asheville.
- Fuego, Holy Cow, Jose’s Taco Truck, Woof Street Bistro – Search for homes in Waynesville.
- Hog Hollow Wood-Fired Pizza – Search for homes in Burnsville.
- Oskar Blues CHUBwagon – Search for homes in Brevard.
- Relish – Search for homes in Lake Lure.
- Tin Roof Pizza – Search for homes in Cedar Mountain.