THE HEAT AND HUSTLE of summer is now in full swing. Whether you’re out and about looking for a quick bite or heading home after an evening involving “a few” cocktails, you should definitely check out the multitude of food trucks around Columbus. This month, The Taste Buds took their spirit of food adventure out on the road to bring you some of the city’s must-visit food trucks.
Let’s jump right in with the Taco Trucks. They’re everywhere! Our favorite, Junior’s Tacos, resides in the side lot of the Dairy Family Convenience Store at Fifth and Highland Avenues. Our recommendations include the carnitas/pork taco for Mike and the fish taco for Craig. (Yeah, yeah. Go ahead and snicker. They’re amazing.) Two soft corn shells wrap around each taco. To learn about Junior’s and keep up with the latest on this food genre in Columbus, go to tacotruckscolumbus.com.
If you happen to be at Seventh Son Brewing Company, 1101 North Fourth Street, you’re almost sure to find a great food truck there. Between Teodora’s Kitchen, featuring Panamanian foods, Challah!, featuring traditional Jewish deli foods, or That Food Truck, featuring local products and grass-fed meats, there is always a variety of great grub. Each of these is worth a taste! Check out Seventh Son’s food truck schedule at seventhsonbrewing.com, or keep up with That Food Truck at: facebook.com/ThatFoodTruck.
You know we can’t wrap up a food truck review without hitting Columbus’s venerable king of food trucks: Mikey’s Late Night Slice. If you haven’t tossed down a 1/6-pie sized slice of Mikey’s goodness, then you haven’t experienced some of the best food truck fare. We suggest a slice of the Spicy-Ass Pepperoni drizzled lightly with the signature Slut Sauce. (If you don’t know about Slut Sauce, we don’t have space to explain. Just trust us on this one.) Mikey’s is an amazing LGBTQ community ally that appreciates all people, so they definitely deserve support! And hey, where else are you going to find 20-plus varieties of Faygo soda? Follow Mikey’s trucks at: LateNightSlice.com.
Other Food Trucks that deserve an honorable mention include Ajumama Korean, Pitabilities, Dan’s Deli, and Explorer’s Club. To track a food truck when the urge hits or if you’re just feeling like getting out of your normal “grub groove,” check out:
You can catch them all in one place on August 15 & 16 at the annual Columbus Food Truck Festival held at the Columbus Commons. Learn more at ColumbusFoodTruckFest.com.
The Taste Buds will be ready!