5 food trucks in Alabama you need to try

Flippin Filipino Food Trucks In Alabama
Flippin’ Filipino is one of my personal favorite food trucks. (Sarah Gronberg / The Bama Buzz)

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

Fat Charles Bbq
Fat Charles BBQ in Birmingham has some of the best birria around. (Julia-Rae Hanson / The Bama Buzz)

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 Mobile
You’ll never leave hungry after visiting Tops Food Truck. (Elizabeth Winsor / The Bama Buzz)

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

Flippin Filipino Food Truck Huntsville
Mary Chappell is the owner of Flippin’ Filipino in Huntsville. (Sarah Gronberg / The Bama Buzz)

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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