There are so many good food trucks in Alabama, and we all have our favorite go-tos. Here are five top picks from our team that we can’t get enough of.
*Make sure to check each spot’s social media pages for updated locations + hours!
1. Fat Charles BBQ—Birmingham
Contrary to what you might expect, Fat Charles BBQ in Birmingham is known for their tacos—especially their birria. Of course, they have plenty of other favorites, and they’re always coming up with new ones, like the brisket mac n’ cheese quesadilla and jerk Philly oxtail.
2. La Mexicana—Tuscaloosa
Yes, our team loves tacos. La Mexicana is a Tuscaloosa favorite, and it’s often spotted near Denny Chimes on game days. Their menu is straightforward, but the flavors are incredible.
3. Good Karma—Auburn
Moving on from tacos, Good Karma in Auburn is a vibrant food truck serving up Indian cuisine. They have both vegetarian and meat options like veggie samosas, paneer, curries, naan and more. And in case you were wondering—yes, they have mango lassi.
4. Tops Food Truck—Mobile
Tops Food Truck serves up no-frills, homestyle cooking. Their festive food truck fits right in with their Mobile surroundings, and they draw large lines everywhere they go. Their huge menu includes everything from breakfast to Philly cheesesteaks to fried shrimp. Plus, they do catering!
5. Flippin’ Filipino—Huntsville
Mary Chappell, the owner of Flippin’ Filipino in Huntsville, is known for her authentic Filipino cooking and positive energy. My personal favorite (and the most popular item) is the lumpia, spring rolls stuffed with pork or veggies, hand-rolled and fried. However, she also offers other traditional foods pancit and caldereta, Mary’s personal favorites.
BONUS: If you want to know more about Flippin’ Filipino, we’ve got the full story.
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