Food Trucks in Bangkok: The Mobile Gourmet Revolution Hits the Streets

While street food sold from a cart has long been a staple of great eating in Bangkok, the city has completely revolutionised in the past few years, with all sorts of gourmet and ethnic eateries taking the city by storm and putting Bangkok at the forefront of the Asian gourmet foodie scene. The latest trend has been the opening of scores of food trucks, bringing meals on wheels to the masses. Hamburgers lead the way, with spots like Orn the Road serving up blue cheese and Cajun sauce burgers on black buns, while the original food truck guru Daniel Thaiger has hour long lines clamouring for his delicious burgers. Other favourites include the homemade corn and flour tortilla tacos at Cactus, or the homemade gelato dished up out of retro iconic tuk tuks at Annette I Tim Tuk Tuk. Seafood is another unique option, with barbecued platters of prawns and mussels leading the way at Summer Street. Pizza gets in on the action with a mobile wood fired pizza oven from Rolling Stone, and even the Japanese izakaya is out on the streets with Kofuku's colorful mobile eatery, as well as hard to find Philly cheesesteaks at Full Moon. Some trucks are not even on the streets but in the malls, like La Monita's taco truck. It seems like the sky is the limit when it comes to mobile food here, and they most likely will not be going away anytime soon. Here are a few of the top players to choose from.

Kofuku brings the concept of a traditional Japanese izakaya to the streets, as the truck is decked out in Japanese paper lanterns and serves up Japanese sandwiches and curry rice all based around tonkatsu pork cutlets, which are breaded on the...  Read More

This simple yellow truck was started up by two American guys from New York and set out to fill the void for Philly cheesesteak sandwiches in Bangkok. You'd think that only a grease craving expat crowd would hanker for an overdose of cheese, but...  Read More

These heavyweights have also muscled in on the mobile burger trade and serve up Bangkok's most whopping hamburgers, 150 gram beef and pork patties. Young students love this truck and they certainly deliver on giving customers a mouthful for...  Read More

La Monita is already a well known Bangkok name, famed for their Mexican taqueria that has gotten accolades for being the real deal, at least as far as Bangkok goes. They have now added to their repertoire by opening up a traditional San...  Read More

Joining the different food truck cuisine ranks, Rolling Stone brings quality wood fire oven pizza on wheels to the masses. After vacating a space left by the closing of the former On Nut Night Market, Rolling Stone has found a home at the new...  Read More

After dinner from a food truck one does need dessert, and Annette I Tim Tuk Tuk not only fulfils that need, it is certainly one of the more novel food truck players on the Bangkok scene. Actually, I Tim Tuk Tuk is not a food truck but a classic...  Read More

Go ahead and blame Daniel Thaiger for all the food trucks now riding the Bangkok streets. While street food has been around here forever, Mark and Honey Falcioni, a Thai/Western couple, were the first to put pedal to the mettle by acting on...  Read More

While most food trucks have been aiming at the hamburger market, the guys behind Summer Street are doing things a bit differently, opening Bangkok's first seafood truck. Summer Street dishes out grill it yourself barbecued seafood baskets right...  Read More

A leader in the gourmet burger scene, Orn's bright orange burger truck charcoal grills their patties, and tops them with signature sauces like blue cheese or Cajun spices. This foreign/Thai duo had 28 years in Bangkok running a grill, so they...  Read More

There has been a proliferation of taco and Mexican food trucks muscling their way into the formerly burger-heavy food truck scene in Bangkok. And while the beloved short lived Two Angels Tacos recently had to shut down due to parking and police...  Read More


Meet Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in Berkeley, California, Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 40,000-kilometer bicycle...  More About Dave

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