Did you know there are over 23,000 food trucks across the US? In fact, IBISWorld reported that the industry outpaced the broader food service sector during the five-year period from 2016-2021. The far northwest corner of North Carolina hasn't missed out on this street food revolution, as visitors can experience the all-American combination of quick bites and multiculturalism right here in Boone. Luckily for you, we've rounded up all the best mobile eateries in the Boone area so you can sample unique local flavors on the go!
Pro Tip: Follow their social media pages (where they typically post their whereabouts) to find each truck’s weekly schedule.
The Burger Wagon
The mobile accessory to Boone's beloved brick-and-mortar for top-notch burgers, The Cardinal, this food truck is worth stopping and u-turning for if you catch a glimpse of its iconic red and white wrap. Think of it as a sampler version of the restaurant, with a pared-down menu featuring those cheesy triple stacks or beet and veggie burgers for the herbivores.
Serving up authentic Mexican cuisine featuring hand-made tortillas and fantastic homemade salsa, “The Running Taco” has won Strange Carolina’s Best of NC Food Trucks Award for multiple years in a row. You’ll want to try their twist on the classic Mexican-American dish, Arroz Con Pollo, with one of their signature A.C.P. Wraps.
Booneshine Food Truck
Locally known for their smoked BBQ Saturdays, this food truck is permanently placed in Booneshine Brewing Co.’s beer garden with a completely different menu than in the Tasting Room. And yes, you can order beers from the truck. Score.
Just Wing It 828
One of the newer food trucks to hit the High Country street food scene, Just Wing It serves up delicious bone-suckin’, lip-smackin' chicken wings. If you have been looking for homemade sauces and spice blends this is your spot!
A drink-forward celebration of multiculturalism, BobaBing is bringing the trendy Taiwanese tea-based bubble beverage to Boone.
Blue Deer Cookie Camper
This vintage camper-turned-dessert-provider is serving up some seriously cool (and delicious) ice cream cookie sandwiches. Choose between five different cookie flavors and five different ice cream flavors.
Little Wing Ice Cream
Located in a small, mobile dessert cart, Little Wing is bringing high-quality, hand-scooped ice cream from Michigan to the High Country. For furry companions, they sell “pupcream” - ice cream for dogs made of peanut butter, yogurt, honey, and banana. We particularly like their commitment to sustainability - utilizing compostable cups, wooden spoons, and recycled napkins for their operations.
Everybody's Loaded Biscuits
“Wake Up, Get Loaded” is the tagline of this popular breakfast food truck in Boone, serving scratch-made biscuits filled with local Ashe County cheese, then baked right there on the truck to ensure ultimate freshness.
Farm to Flame
Powered by solar panels and biodiesel, Farm to Flame may be one of the most sustainable food trucks in North Carolina. Serving up wood-fired pizza and street fare, you can find this truck parked beside Appalachian Mountain Brewery on most days.
Birdies Coffee & Treats
Another newbie to the High Country street food scene, Birdies Coffee is perfectly positioned at the Middle Fork Greenway trailhead. Drive through or walk up to order coffee with beans sourced from the Local Lion, tea, and other treats.
This breakfast sandwich & coffee truck is the product of local restauranteur Tina Houston’s desire to honor the legacy of her grandmother. Betty’s selective sandwich options are focused on locally sourced, high-quality ingredients and made from scratch in the kitchen at The Beacon.
Eleven80 Food Truck
Permanently placed at Grandfather Vineyard and Winery, the Eleven80 food truck is an extension of the casual brick-and-mortar in Boone. Typically, they are serving wine-enthusiasts on weekends during the warmer months only.
Rascal Jack's Sandwich Shack
You’ll find this casual American truck at various High Country events and festivals, serving up sandwiches, wraps, paninis, and salads.