The 10 Best Food Trucks to Get Your Grub On in Pittsburgh

February 14, 2019
Food & Drink
jason wolfe
Image courtesy of PGH Food Truck Fest

A city on the rise is becoming a city on the move, and as Pittsburgh turns toward becoming one of America’s more fast-paced metropolitan areas, we Yinzers need our food to keep up.

That’s why Pittsburgh’s food truck scene has started to take off in recent years. From Downtown to East Liberty and the North Shore to the South Side, there seems to be a new trendy and delicious food truck on every corner.

Food trucks representing every cuisine imaginable seem to have manifested overnight in every Pittsburgh neighborhood, but you won’t catch us complaining. The Pittsburgh food truck scene has become as diverse and electric as the city itself.

That’s why we’ve put together this list to share the goodness with you.

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Burgh Bites

Burgh Bites
It doesn't get much better than the tried and true Pittsburgh classics all with the convenience of a food truck. Photo courtesy of Burgh Bites Food Truck
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Facebook @TheBurghBitesCart

First on our list for a reason, this Pittsburgh food truck has everything the starving Yinzer could ask for.

Talk about good food!!! Wooh that was a damn good meal! I'd have to say it the best food I’ve had in the area! I'm so stuffed! - Yelp Review

Bringing you Pittsburgh classics drowning in fries and slaw, the Burgh Bites food truck has a wide array of hot dogs, sandwiches, sliders and more! Follow them on Twitter (@BurghBites) or check out their facebook page to see where they’ll be next, or hit up their website to hire them for your own Pittsburgh party

Blue Sparrow Food Truck

Blue Sparrow Food Truck
Masquerading as an average city bus, the Blue Sparrow is on a mission to bring global street food to the people of Pittsburgh. Image courtesy of Yelp
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Instagram @BlueSparrowPGH

This eclectic cuisine cart is sure to impress the adventurous eater.

Blue Sparrow is incredible. A++ for everything. Everything is delicious, and the owner and staff are great. Forget putting a bird on it, put an egg on it and let your party really get started. - Yelp Review

Definitely one of the more creative Pittsburgh food trucks, the Blue Sparrow Food Truck offers East Asian inspired foods with a distinctly Pittsburgh twist. Try out the Banh Mi pork sandwich, or the Grilled Cheese with Kimchi and let us know what you think.

Make sure to take a look at the Blue Sparrow facebook to know where to catch them next!

The Mac and Gold Truck

The Mac and Gold Truck
Honestly, you can stop scrolling. What's going to be better than Mac and Cheese on wheels? Well, I guess you'll have to keep scrolling to find out. Photo from The Mac and Gold Truck
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Instagram @MacAndGoldTruck

The original mac and cheese experts of Pittsburgh, the Mac and Gold Truck is bringing you the ooey gooey goodness you’ve been looking for.

It is an easy and unequivocal rating of five stars. No doubts or hesitation. -  Yelp Review

Everything from classic to crazy, the geniuses at the Mac and Gold start with your standard cheese and noodles and from there build up to satisfy your deepest cravings.

Truly a Pittsburgh food truck to remember, make sure to check them out on Facebook (@MacAndGold) or go to their website to see where they’ll be next!

PGH Taco Truck

PGH Taco Truck
Remember when we said nothing could be Mac and Cheese on wheels? We stand corrected. It's tacos. I think it's always been tacos. Image courtesy of the Point of Pittsburgh
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Instagram - @PGHTacoTruck

Tacos, Tacos and more Tacos! What more could you want in a Pittsburgh food truck?

Aaaaaaaah yes!!!! The reason I love tacos. - Yelp Review

This classic cart offers everyone’s favorite street foods right in that price point we’re all looking for. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, and there’s absolutely nothing broke about a classic taco truck.

Voted Pittsburgh’s best 6 years in a row, be sure to check out their website to see where they’ll be when you’re craving that lunch time taco.

The Coop Chicken and Waffles

The Coop Chicken and Waffles
Oh right, and chicken and waffles. Ok, now we’re pretty confident it couldn’t get any better. Photo courtesy of Roaming Hunger
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Twitter @TheCoopPGH

The ultimate cheat meal, everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure, brought to you with the ease and love of a food truck.

Caught this food truck at the Bakery Square beach event and can I say that I was not disappointed at all!!...Hope to catch this truck at another event in Pittsburgh!! -  Yelp Review

That’s right, chicken and waffles by The Coop are here to make your heart happy. Bringing you the savory goodness of chicken and waffles as well as the delicious dessert delicacies that are sweet waffles, the Coop has everything the waffle loving Yinzer could want.

Be sure to look them up on Facebook to catch where they’ll be next!

Cousins Maine Lobster

Cousins Maine Lobster
Maine lobster! Are you kidding? We didn't even know food trucks could be this fancy! Photo courtesy of Cousins Maine Lobster's Instagram
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Twitter @CousinsMaineLob

Bringing a taste of Maine to Pennsylvania, this Pittsburgh food truck is sure impress with it’s high end cuisine.

“You won't find this quality of Maine lobster for a better deal unless....you want to drive to Boston.” - Yelp Review

Cousins Maine Lobster has over a dozen locations all over the US and we in Pittsburgh are lucky enough to have one of these iconic black and red trucks roving our streets.

Sourcing only the freshest, wild caught Maine lobster, Cousins will blow you away with their famous lobster rolls and see food inspired dishes. Be sure to check out their website to catch a glimpse of the black and red during their next event.

Asado Mobile Kitchen Truck

Asado Mobile Kitchen Truck
When we say “seeing red” it has a completely different meaning after trying Asado. We’ve actually started looking for red. Photo courtesy of Asado
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Instagram @AsadoWagon

You haven’t had the best of the Pittsburgh food truck scene until you’ve had Asado.

If you see this food truck anywhere make sure that you get in line and try them out if you never have. - Yelp Review

Owned and operated in affiliation with Gaucho -- the Argentinian barbeque restaurant in the Strip District with lines around the block, Asado is all the wood fired goodness of Gaucho on the go. Definitely a meat lover’s paradise, this rolling red kitchen is sure to please.

Be sure to look them up on facebook or check out their website for events and locations.

Mr. Bulgogi Korean Grill

Mr Bulgogi Koren Grill
We didn't even know what bulgogi bowl was if we're being honest, but now that we know we can't get enough. Photo courtesy of Mr. Bulgogi
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Facebook @MRBulgogiFoodTruck

Calling all Korean barbeque lovers! Mr. Bulgogi is a hot Korean barbeque place in Pittsburgh, and it doesn’t hurt that it can come to you!

The bulgogi is insane and the dumplings are addictive. The saltiness of the food with the ice cold brews made this the perfect marriage. I would not only eat here again - but I would actively seek them out! YUM! - Yelp Review

Offering a varying menu of dumplings, rice bowls, kimchi tacos and more, Mr. Bulgogi is big orange sight for sore eyes at every Pittsburgh food truck event. With reasonable prices and generous portions, there’s nothing you won’t love.

Be sure to look up their event calendar on facebook to see where you can spot the big orange truck.

Oh My Grill

Oh My Grill
Cheese on bread is the best invention since cheese itself, and Oh My Grill is doing it right. Photo courtesy of Oh My Grill
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Twitter @OhMyGrill

What’s that you’re craving? Oh right, grilled cheese. Isn’t it always grilled cheese?

OMG! This place is delightful. I'm a giant food truck fan and a big fan of grilled cheese, so this made me a very happy girl for lunch today...Definitely worth checking out if they are parked near you! - Yelp Review

Finally satisfy those cravings with the Pittsburgh food truck guaranteed to tick every box in your cheesy checklist. Grilled cheese not really your thing? No fear, Oh My Grill also offers an array of other dishes, including baked mac and cheese and spinach balls.

Be sure to take a look at their facebook to see where they’ll be next.

The Steer and Wheel

The Steer and Wheel
You’re driving down the road, and you see Steer and Wheel on the side. The driver isn’t stopping. You’ve got to grab the steering wheel at that point because there’s no chance you can miss out on this food truck. Image courtesy of the Northside Chronicle
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Twitter @SteerandWheel

Welcome to Steer and Wheel. Yes, you read that correctly: Steer and Wheel.

I was impressed the first time and continue to be impressed by The Steer and Wheel.  Burgers made fresh and to order using locally sourced ingredients can't be beat... - Yelp Review

This Pittsburgh food truck is serving up gourmet burgers to the people on the street and we can not get enough. The menu is ever changing so be sure to check out their twitter for an updated list of delicious burger and fry creations.

A true Pittsburgh staple at any food truck event, also be sure to check out their website for a complete schedule and list of future locations so you don’t miss out.

With this list of the 10 best food trucks making their way through the streets of Pittsburgh you’re sure to find the perfect stop for your next meal. Be sure to check out these Pittsburgh food truck favorites and don’t forget to give the gift of an awesome meal with a GiftYa electronic gift card. Have any food truck faves we forgot to add? Let us know your go to kitchen on wheels!

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