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The Hottest Food Trucks in New Orleans Right Now

You can get some delicious eats off the back of a truck these days.

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Since the city eased up on restriction of food trucks and permitted more food truck licenses in the last year or so, things have gotten very interesting on the streets of New Orleans (but, like, in a good way). Food trucks are out feeding the masses downtown near the medical centers, at music festivals like Wednesdays at the Point or Jazz in the Park, at food truck roundups like Eatmoor in Broadmoor, and bars and clubs that don't have a kitchen, like Courtyard Brewery, Kingpin, Tipitina's, Rusty Nail, and Rendevous.

Food truck schedules can turn on a dime, so the best thing to do is follow them on social media. (There are also websites like Roaming Hunger that keep tabs on food truck locations.) Now head on out and chow down.

(All photos are taken from each food truck's Facebook page, unless otherwise noted. Cover photo courtesy of the New Orleans Food Truck Coalition's Facebook page.)

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Taceaux Loceaux Truck

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(504) 307-4747
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One of the trucks that started the food truck revolution in New Orleans, Taceaux Loceaux's authentic street tacos (and avacado fries, WHAT) can be found all over town at Courtyard Brewery, Dos Jefes Bar, The Kingpin, 45 Tchoup, and for lunch in various locations. With vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options (all delicious). Follow on Twitter: @TLNola

2. Saigon Slim's

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(504) 339-8129
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A relatively new upstart (been on the scene for six months now) Saigon Slim's crosses Vietnamese standards like bahn mi with New Orleans and other food cultures, resulting in dishes like Bananas Foster spring rolls, Kimchi fries, and corned beed bahn mi (during the St. Patrick's season). Follow on Twitter: @SaigonSlims

3. La Cocinita Food Truck

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3101 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 309-5344
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Arepas, tacos, and the intiguingly named "burri-tacos" are stufed full of meat, beans, cheese, and general deliciousness at La Cocinita's bright red food trucks. They can be found for Tulane Medical Center, LSU, and the Energy Center downtown for lunch, as well as feeding hungry drinkers at Rendezvous and the Rusty Nail and neighborhood folks in the Bywater. Keep tabs on them by following on Twitter: @LaCocinita

4. St Clair Wood Fired Pizza

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(336) 209-1609
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This food truck is unusual in that it actually has a wood burning oven in it. (usually it's a flattop grill and a fryolator, kids.) This makes for amazing, fresh, tender but sturdy crusted pizza with high quality and creative toppings like bacon jam, arugula, pears, and goat cheese. You can find them regularly at Courtyard Brewery and Kingpin. Follow on Twtter: @StClairPizza

5. Burgers Ya Heard

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(504) 296-6322
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This bright yellow truck can be found at Tulane Medical Center, LSU Health Sciences Center, the Rusty Nail, and Courtyard Brewery serving, well, burgers and fries. But what burgers - with specials like the Burgerlaya or Pho Burger, burgers will never be the same again. The unadorned product is tasty as well, for the less adventurous types. Follow on Twitter: @burgersyaheard

6. King Creole

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3218 Desaix Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 475-7979
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King Creole's playful take on New Orleans food items crawfish poutine combines with soul-satisfying versions of classic dishes like red beans and rice, shrimp poboy, hot pressed muffuletta, and blackened pork chop. Find 'em at Courtyard Brewery, LSU Medical Center, City Park, Federal City, or their permanent outpost inside the St. Roch Market. Follow them on Twitter: kcfoodtruck

7. Diva Dawg food truck

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(504) 533-4825
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Once a brick and mortar shop, the Diva Dawg folks have taken their show on the road. Hot dogs, of course, fries, and specials like shrimp etoufee sliders, kicked up nachos and quesadillas can be found all over town where the hungry masses await, like at Federal City, Eiffel Society, and the LSU Medical Center. But they range far and wide, so check 'em on Twitter: @DivaDawgTruck

8. Taylor Made Wings on the Geaux

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(504) 343-3665
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Find these custom prepared wings (with a variety of sauces like voodoo or siriacha buffalo) at Tipitina's, Courtyard Brewery, or right on the corner of Tulane and LaSalle. In addition to wings, you can find fries and specials like crawfish and andouille pasta. Follow on Twitter: @wings_taylor

9. Ironsides Waffles

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Tulane University, 31 McAlister Drive
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 862-8994
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A Tulane dining services truck, this waffle-palooza serves breakfast waffles, Nutella & banana waffles, hot sausage waffles and more both at the uptown campus and downtown medical center area. Tulane's ingenuity equals waffles in your wafflehole. Tweet at them: @IronsidesWaffle

10. Rollin' Fatties

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You can find this vegetarian/vegan friendly food truck serving its fattie burritos, tacos, rice bowls, and nachos every afternoon at 1430 Tulane Avenue for lunch. Fill up the vessel of choice with erk seasoned tofu, caramelized tilapia, chipotle cream, Monterey Jack cheese, and other ingredients and sauces as the chef sees fit. Follow on Twitter: @RollinfattiesNO

11. Food Drunk

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Napoleon
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 265-9963
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Food Drunk made its bones with the King Cake Burger, a dish that really lived up to the fact that drunk people will eat the craziest things. Popping up at late night events like outside Tipitina's, Food Drunk serves stuff like duck fat fries, crab and crawfish mac & cheese, Drunken Pig sliders, and basic burgers and fries. Twitter handle: @fooddrunknola

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1. Taceaux Loceaux Truck

New Orleans, LA 70114
One of the trucks that started the food truck revolution in New Orleans, Taceaux Loceaux's authentic street tacos (and avacado fries, WHAT) can be found all over town at Courtyard Brewery, Dos Jefes Bar, The Kingpin, 45 Tchoup, and for lunch in various locations. With vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options (all delicious). Follow on Twitter: @TLNola

2. Saigon Slim's

New Orleans, LA
A relatively new upstart (been on the scene for six months now) Saigon Slim's crosses Vietnamese standards like bahn mi with New Orleans and other food cultures, resulting in dishes like Bananas Foster spring rolls, Kimchi fries, and corned beed bahn mi (during the St. Patrick's season). Follow on Twitter: @SaigonSlims

3. La Cocinita Food Truck

3101 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Arepas, tacos, and the intiguingly named "burri-tacos" are stufed full of meat, beans, cheese, and general deliciousness at La Cocinita's bright red food trucks. They can be found for Tulane Medical Center, LSU, and the Energy Center downtown for lunch, as well as feeding hungry drinkers at Rendezvous and the Rusty Nail and neighborhood folks in the Bywater. Keep tabs on them by following on Twitter: @LaCocinita
3101 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

4. St Clair Wood Fired Pizza

New Orleans, LA
This food truck is unusual in that it actually has a wood burning oven in it. (usually it's a flattop grill and a fryolator, kids.) This makes for amazing, fresh, tender but sturdy crusted pizza with high quality and creative toppings like bacon jam, arugula, pears, and goat cheese. You can find them regularly at Courtyard Brewery and Kingpin. Follow on Twtter: @StClairPizza

5. Burgers Ya Heard

New Orleans, LA
This bright yellow truck can be found at Tulane Medical Center, LSU Health Sciences Center, the Rusty Nail, and Courtyard Brewery serving, well, burgers and fries. But what burgers - with specials like the Burgerlaya or Pho Burger, burgers will never be the same again. The unadorned product is tasty as well, for the less adventurous types. Follow on Twitter: @burgersyaheard

6. King Creole

3218 Desaix Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70119
King Creole's playful take on New Orleans food items crawfish poutine combines with soul-satisfying versions of classic dishes like red beans and rice, shrimp poboy, hot pressed muffuletta, and blackened pork chop. Find 'em at Courtyard Brewery, LSU Medical Center, City Park, Federal City, or their permanent outpost inside the St. Roch Market. Follow them on Twitter: kcfoodtruck
3218 Desaix Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70119

7. Diva Dawg food truck

New Orleans, LA
Once a brick and mortar shop, the Diva Dawg folks have taken their show on the road. Hot dogs, of course, fries, and specials like shrimp etoufee sliders, kicked up nachos and quesadillas can be found all over town where the hungry masses await, like at Federal City, Eiffel Society, and the LSU Medical Center. But they range far and wide, so check 'em on Twitter: @DivaDawgTruck

8. Taylor Made Wings on the Geaux

New Orleans, LA
Find these custom prepared wings (with a variety of sauces like voodoo or siriacha buffalo) at Tipitina's, Courtyard Brewery, or right on the corner of Tulane and LaSalle. In addition to wings, you can find fries and specials like crawfish and andouille pasta. Follow on Twitter: @wings_taylor

9. Ironsides Waffles

Tulane University, 31 McAlister Drive, New Orleans, LA 70118
A Tulane dining services truck, this waffle-palooza serves breakfast waffles, Nutella & banana waffles, hot sausage waffles and more both at the uptown campus and downtown medical center area. Tulane's ingenuity equals waffles in your wafflehole. Tweet at them: @IronsidesWaffle
Tulane University, 31 McAlister Drive
New Orleans, LA 70118

10. Rollin' Fatties

New Orleans, LA
You can find this vegetarian/vegan friendly food truck serving its fattie burritos, tacos, rice bowls, and nachos every afternoon at 1430 Tulane Avenue for lunch. Fill up the vessel of choice with erk seasoned tofu, caramelized tilapia, chipotle cream, Monterey Jack cheese, and other ingredients and sauces as the chef sees fit. Follow on Twitter: @RollinfattiesNO

11. Food Drunk

Napoleon, New Orleans, LA 70118
Food Drunk made its bones with the King Cake Burger, a dish that really lived up to the fact that drunk people will eat the craziest things. Popping up at late night events like outside Tipitina's, Food Drunk serves stuff like duck fat fries, crab and crawfish mac & cheese, Drunken Pig sliders, and basic burgers and fries. Twitter handle: @fooddrunknola
Napoleon
New Orleans, LA 70118

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