When you go out to eat, it should be an adventurous experience that ends with a fantastic meal. It doesn’t matter if you pick up take-out, dine-in, or go to a food truck. Food trucks have grown in popularity in the last few years with the help of social media. More restaurants have gone mobile, and social media users document where their favorite places to eat are. And with different websites and apps that follow these vendors, it’s easier to locate and visit them.
So, where are all of these food trucks? The easy answer is everywhere!
If you want easy choices for where to eat tonight, check out this live map of local food trucks. Type in the area you want to look along with the kind of food you want. No matter if you want breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert – there’s a truck in town waiting for your business.
Check out the live food truck map on Roaming Hunger.
Most food trucks may be randomly around town, and others strategically place themselves in local meetups with other vendors. Every week parking lots, farmers’ markets, and businesses host food truck meetups for the local people to enjoy menus with multiple items. The food vendors change from place to place, so there’s never the same selection every time. But once you find a favorite truck, you might find yourself following around town like a band groupie!
Here are a few Orange County food truck meetups you can feast at this week, but along with everything else this year, the schedule is always subject to change.
Home Depot Parking Lot, Cypress
5800 Lincoln Ave Cypress, CA 90630
Every Tuesday, meet in the Home Depot for more than home improvement. Between the hours of 5 PM – 9 PM, you can also find a group of trucks with everything you need to stuff your face full of the most amazing food trucks. Mix and match between the 5-10 trucks they have every week with foods like lobster rolls, carne asada fries, and then night with a funnel cake. Every van that comes to this food meetup is trendy, tasty, and worth taking a photo of for your Instagram story.
The MET, Costa Mesa
Every weekday; Lunch time
535 Anton Blvd Costa Mesa, CA 92626
They call this meetup the “Food Runway,” which makes sense because everyone is flying down the road to see what food trucks are in town. This Orange County location is a known area for many kinds of food events, so it’s no surprise that food trucks would be getting in on the action. This daily food truck meetup will have you become a regular in no time.
OC Great Parks, Irvine
Every Sunday; 9 AM – 1 PM
6950 Marine Way Irvine, CA 92618
OC Great Parks is known for gaming fields, the giant orange hot air balloon, and it’s an incredible selection of food trucks every Sunday. From 9 AM – 1 PM, immerse yourself in this popular Orange County location. It’s free to enter and worth the drive into the park. The farmers market offers everything from fresh produce to all the tasty food trucks you came to see.
Friday Night Munchies, Santa Ana
Every Friday; 7 PM – 11 PM
420 W Central Ave. Santa Ana, CA 92701
Friday Night Munchies is a Santa Ana well-known food stop for anyone loving food trucks. This Friday night meet-up is open to the public, kid-friendly, and pet-friendly so everyone can enjoy the rotating restaurants on wheels. From 7 PM to 11 PM every Friday, you can sample food and drinks from every truck while enjoying live music and home-crafty vendors.
Food Truck Thursday, Huntington Beach
Every Thursday; 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
16242 Beach Blvd Corner of Beach and Stark Huntington Beach, CA 92647
If you know where to look, you could have food trucks every night of the week. Thursday nights, meet in Huntington Beach. Feel the cool ocean breeze as you see the weekly rotating trucks to try. Between 5:30 PM and 9:00 PM, you can find everything from The Burnt Truck, Dogzilla, and even a truck for Total Wine. Take your drinks and food and sit on the beach while you listen to the Pacific Ocean’s nighttime waves.