Best Food Trucks In Asheville & Where To Find Them

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From southern BBQ to Filipino and Cuban comfort cuisine, discover the best food trucks in Asheville from locals. These are the places where we love to grab gourmet sandwiches and pizza by the French Broad River or at a hopping craft brewery.

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Guajiro Cuban Comfort Food

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As Asheville residents and indie foodies, we pride ourselves on our experienced foodie guides. You might also enjoy our master list of the best restaurants we eat at regularly, ranging from dive bars to romantic rooftop restaurants.

Master BBQ

Master BBQ is the new permanent food truck at Zillicoah Beer Company (replacing equally beloved Taqueria Muñoz). Out of all of the food trucks in Asheville, you will want to order one of everything.

Specializing in traditional Filipino comfort food, select from meat and tofu skewers with rice, lumpia, and chicken adobo. Zillicoah is our favorite brewery in all of Asheville for those French Broad River views and Helles, Czech Pilsners, and Lagers. It’s a pet-friendly craft brewery with indoor and outdoor seating. Kids are allowed back throughout the week now.

Zillicoah Beer Company | Master BBQ | 870 Riverside Dr, Woodfin, NC 28804

The Smokin’ Onion

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Vegan burger

In 2024, The Smokin’ Onion opened a West Asheville brick-and-mortar restaurant (697 Haywood Rd). While you can no longer find the food truck at Ginger Revenge’s, they frequent New Belgium Brewing. This is your go-to for gluten-free and vegan Asheville food trucks.

As a half-Celiac household, we devour starters like fried pickles, fried Brussels sprouts, fries, onion rings, and Buffalo cauliflower bites. Select from vegan takes on crab cakes, burgers, gyros, and nachos. Of course, there are salads and desserts. What could be better than fried pickles and beer? Tell them we say “hey!”

New Belgium Brewing | The Smokin’ Onion | NB: 21 Craven St, Asheville, NC 28806

Eating In Asheville With Dietary Needs – We are pros at navigating food intolerances. With Celiacs, ulcerative colitis, and lactose intolerances in our family, if you are like us, you might also enjoy these guides: Master Gluten-free Asheville Guide, DF & LF Asheville Spots, and Vegan/Veggie Asheville Restaurants/Cafes.

Guajiro Cuban Comfort Food

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Another permanent food truck in Asheville, Guajiro features authentic Cuban comfort food for breakfast, brunch, and lunch through 4 PM (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays). It takes us three mealtimes to eat their giant Cuban sandwich, and we devour their roasted pork with rice & beans.

For low-key breakfast in Asheville, Guajiro serves eggs with rice & beans, egg and omelet sandwiches with ham and cheese, and scrambled eggs with Cuban toast. For lunchtime, select from yucca fries, soups, fried or sweet plantains, a mix of Cuban sandwiches, and sizable meat platters with sides. Don’t forget dessert with your Cuban coffee.

Guajiro | 122 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801

More RAD Stops: Located in Asheville’s vibrant River Arts District at Cotton Mill Studios, pair Guajiro with skating or biking the RAD Riverwalk. We dip into local artist Andy Herod’s art bar, Great Wild Nowhere, to eat with drinks from his bar. Second Gear is next door, which is a great stop for outdoor gear. Head down the road for a plethora of artist studios. Read more about this area’s unique RAD restaurants too.

Garage BBQ

North Carolina is famous for its delicious BBQ hot spots, and we could name endless BBQ food trucks in Asheville (and nearby) – Carolina Ace BBQ and Bear’s are fantastic. Garage BBQ dove head first into the Asheville food truck scene in 2022, and once you meet Jonathan, you’ll see why he’s so popular.

Enjoy pulled chicken and pork with staple and unique seasonal homemade sauces, cole slaw, and chips. Find Garage BBQ across Western North Carolina at 7 Clans Brewing, Aventine, RAD Brewing, Packa’s Place, Two Tree’s Distillery, Wedge, Turgua Brewing Company, and Burning Blush.

Garage BBQ Food Truck | Facebook Rotating Food Truck Schedule

Gypsy Queen Cuisine

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On-site dining is great too

We love West Asheville restaurant, Gypsy Queen Cuisine (GQC), which is great for vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diners. GQC serves unforgettable Lebanese and Mediterranean street food, and along with their brick-and-mortar restaurant with a small specialty market, they have one of the best food trucks in Asheville.

Think hummus with pita, falafel, lamb, and Shawarma wraps, and crispy Brussels sprouts and fried cauliflower. We usually catch them at festivals in Pack Square as well as around WNC, and they typically attend Asheville’s Downtown After 5.

Gypsy Queen Cuisine | Restaurant: 807 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806

Tin Can Pizzeria

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My pizza (cheeseless for me)

If you are looking for pizza in Asheville, don’t miss Tin Can Pizzeria’s food truck. This is a traveling artisan pizza shop that’s been in business for over 10 years. Each pizza can be made to order, and they sometimes have a gluten-free crust.

For pizza flavors, select from classic meat and veggie pies along with tropical pizza, BBQ chicken, and a white pizza. Add toppings and a side of garlic knots. Find Tin Can Pizzeria around Asheville at Whistle Hop Brewing, Highland Brewing, and Asheville festivals and events, including Downtown After 5.

Tin Can Pizzeria | FB Schedule

Local Tip: Head to Tin Can Pizzeria at Whistle Hop Brewing for a unique brewery experience. Drink beer in a former train car, and enjoy their massive outdoor playground for families. Slide, kick a soccer ball, and play disc golf. Whistle Hop is both a dog and kid-friendly brewery in Asheville. Find even more kid-friendly places to eat too.

Chop Shop Food Truck

The Chop Shop (RAD) is one of the best food trucks in Asheville for local meats. They own the North Asheville butchery next to Bone & Broth. Typically open 7 days a week – watch for weather and holidays – they dole out juicy burgers, hot dogs, salads, sandwiches, and fries.

Sit outside surrounded by hipster murals (local artist Gus Cutty painted their truck) and play a game of cornhole. Grab a craft beer inside Wedge Brewing, which boasts Ambers, Lagers, Pilsners, Kolsch, and IPAs. Shop for art at the Marquee, and catch an indie film at Grail Moviehouse.

Chop Shop Food Truck | Wedge Brewery at Foundation Studios | 5 Foundy St Ste 10, Asheville, NC 28801

Cecilia’s Kitchen Food Truck

Not only a staple North AVL restaurant, Cecilia’s Kitchen’s Food Truck is a brewery stop must. Serving up sweet and savory crepes (GF options), Cuban sandwiches, tamales, empanadas, soups, and salads, the truck rotates amongst the breweries and markets.

Find them at New Belgium and the North Asheville Tailgate Market. We also frequent the brick-and-mortar location. Grab food to go for a Beaver Lake stroll or hang out near the bar after an Asheville Salt Cave visit.

Cecilia’s Kitchen | Food Trucks | Restaurant: 870 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804

Haus Heidelberg’s Food Truck

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I had to sneak in one of the best food trucks near Asheville, especially for our Brevard area hikers and Asheville day trippers. Plus, Haus Heidelberg is one of the must-visit brick-and-mortar Hendersonville restaurants.

Think German meats like schnitzel and sausages with kraut and salads. Nothing beats schnitzel hanging off a pretzel bun. Find them in Mills River at Burning Blush, Hendersonville’s Guidon Brewing and Southern Appalachian Brewery, Whistle Hop, and one of our favorite wineries, Saint Paul.

Haus Heidelberg German Restaurant | Restaurant: 630 Greenville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Double D’s Coffee & Desserts

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For Asheville food trucks, Double D’s is a stretch of the definition. But put those thumbs away because we all need coffee and dessert. A staple in the heart of Downtown Asheville, travelers and Instagrammers love this double-decker red bus. Who can blame them?

Although a tourist hot spot, there is no denying a sweet treat or specialty coffee as you people watch from their patio. Double D’s is cash only, and they have Wi-Fi. Along with tea and coffee, find iced drinks, frappes, smoothies, ice cream, and milkshakes. Be sure to head to Downtown’s amazing restaurants like Limones, Bouchon, Chai Pani, Manicomio, Baba Nahm, and La Bodega.

Double D’s Coffee & Desserts | 41 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

More Popular Food Trucks

More great food trucks in Asheville and Western North Carolina to try include:

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Christine Frascarelli

Christine (pronouns: she/her) is the owner and lead writer of Uncorked Asheville. After falling in love with those gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains, Christine and her husband Tom decided to call Asheville, North Carolina home. When her pointy Italian nose isn’t stuck in a book, Christine is adopting all of the kitties, getting lost in the forest, and drinking an ESB. She has a BA in English and History from Smith College, her MLIS from USF-Tampa, and is a former U.S. Fulbright Scholar - Indonesia. Christine also owns The Uncorked Librarian LLC with books and movies to inspire travel.

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