Houston’s food scene is gaining national attention thanks to its innovative restaurants and rising-star chefs. But if you prefer your meals a little more on the casual side, there’s also a vibrant food truck scene throughout the city. To get a taste of the city’s best mobile fare, check out these top food trucks in Houston.
Food Truck Fusion
One of Houston’s oldest continuously running food trucks, Oh My Gogi, has been serving Korean-Mexican fusion fare in Rice Village since 2011. Now with four locations in the Houston area, the flagship truck on Morningside Drive is the original home of the brand’s kimchi quesadillas, dumplings, and ramen burgers. Items can be paired with chicken, beef, or veggie stir-fry, making it a good option if you’re traveling with both meat eaters and vegetarians.
Another Korean-Mexican combo, Coreanos, originated in Austin but has had a Houston presence since 2012. It’s known for its Korean-spiced street tacos, specialty fries, and a pretty extensive (and vegetarian-friendly) menu that includes burritos and quesadillas. You can find the weekly schedule on the Coreanos website and on its Twitter and Instagram.
For a take on Thai-Mexican cuisine, Pho-jita Fusion offers veg-friendly curry burrito options along with pad thai, pho thai, and tor thai. Ever had a thaimale or torthais? This is the place to try them. The truck often sets up near the Galleria, but keep an eye on its Twitter feed to find out where it will set up next.
Bernie’s Burger Bus serves up classic burgers, sliders, shakes, and hand-cut fries with homemade condiments from inside a converted yellow school bus. Feel like sitting down and eating at a table? Bernie’s also has three brick-and-mortar restaurants, so you can dine in or order to go in Katy, the Heights, or Bellaire.
Waffle Bus on the University of Houston campus isn’t quite a brick-and-mortar storefront, but it does have a fixed location near the U of H Communications building most weekdays and also travels to nearby Midtown on some evenings. Zagat has recognized Waffle Bus for its chicken and waffles, waffle burgers, and chicken thunder fries, among other waffle-based menu items. Check the website or Instagram for evening and weekday service locations.
If you’re looking for one place to sample multiple food trucks, Truck Yard Houston is your place. Located downtown near the convention center, this open-air lot has tables, benches, and chairs at the center of a food truck courtyard. Live music and adult beverages are available, making this location 21-and-over after 9 pm (although it’s family-friendly and all ages for lunch).
Whether visiting Houston for a weekend or having a short staycation, check out the food truck scene citywide. National website Roaming Hunger maintains a Houston Food Truck Map and offers an updated schedule of some of the food trucks across the city and suburbs. And when you’re planning your food truck trek, visit Travel.Hilton.com/Houston for a list of area hotels and adventures to be had in the city.