Memphis and the surrounding West Tennessee region are known for culinary gems and especially barbecue establishments; but stop by their food trucks, and you'll discover unforgettable tastes on wheels, from all-natural popsicles to hand-spun pizzas and handmade tortillas.
More than 24 food trucks exist in the area; here are a few traffic-stopping favorites:
Asian sushi specialties served from this window are more elaborate than the everyday California roll; try adding house-made sauces, rolling in fresh sashimi, or deep frying the roll altogether. It doesn't stop with traditional rolls, either—sushi burritos and kimchi fries satisfy late-night lines and lunchtime crowds.
Though their addictive tacos require a watchful eye for the truck's current location, see the bold scripted "El Mero Taco" vehicle at the Levitt Shell, on South Main in Downtown Memphis, and even on the St. Jude campus. With specialties such as brisket chilaquiles (topped with a fried egg) and off-the-cob parmesan street corn, let's be honest: Anything ordered at the window will blow away your taste buds.
Cool down and sweeten your day with an all-natural Mempop, known for its original mailtruck-style vehicle that graces festivals, concerts, and career centers all over the Mid-South. Its handmade process uses only real, locally-sourced ingredients like peaches, strawberries, basil, and even locally-brewed Reverb coffee. Whether you prefer a sweet or sour flavor, Mempops covers the realm of satisfying iced snacks.
Commonly spotted at local breweries and farmers markets, Hot Mess Burritos takes a homemade tortilla and loads it with healthy, locally-sourced proteins and vegetables. Bison or sweet potato, black bean or chicken, you'll inevitably rethink your previous expectations of Mexican-style burritos. Don't forget to add avocado.