Are food trucks a good dining option while traveling?

When asked what they enjoy most or want to do more of in life, many people immediately say traveling. Ever since international travel options became a thing, people have been making bucket lists and long-term plans for all the places they want to visit. Many people save all their hard-earned money just so they can visit a foreign country. In past years, many people even consider taking out travel loans to cover the expenses of their travels.

All in all, traveling is a goal that most people work hard for all of their lives. One way you can improve your chances of traveling more often is by swapping out restaurants with food trucks. By doing so, you can significantly lower your expenses while traveling and have more money to spend on visiting different places.

Also, if you live in a place that gets many tourists throughout the year, you can make quite a lot of money by opening your own food truck. There are many different ways you can get your food truck business up and running. So, if this business idea sounds appealing to you, you can easily learn more * about food truck financing and open your own in no time.

Now, let’s focus on why you should consider food trucks as your go-to meal providers while traveling!

why food trucks are better than restaurants
Find out why food trucks are better than traditional restaurants

5 reasons why food trucks are better than sit-down restaurants

1. You can save money

Not only are food trucks less expensive than regular restaurants, but they also provide better value. Most food trucks put much more food on your plate for half the price and do not overcharge for drinks as restaurants do. So, you will get a full meal that will sustain you for hours without having to spend an illogical amount of money. 

While we are on the topic of saving money, you can check out these tips and learn how you can save even more while traveling!  

2. Food trucks are faster

Now you might be thinking: “Well, what if there’s a long line in front of the food truck? How is that faster?” Of course, that is a valid question. However, even if there is a long line in front of the food truck, you will still get your food faster than you would in a restaurant. Getting food from a food truck is much faster because there aren’t many items on the menu to choose from, and the employees have everything they need right in front of them and can make your meal in a matter of minutes. 

Restaurants can make you wait for hours before they even get your appetizers ready. On average, they are much slower than food trucks and not convenient for travelers who want to explore more of the place they are visiting instead of spending a few hours of their time in one restaurant. 

3. Convenience at its finest

Usually, food trucks are easy to spot and are located in the center of the town or in a place that is popular with tourists. So, you won’t have to walk for miles or grab a cab to find good food. You can take your food and eat it immediately or later, whenever you want. 

You can find all kinds of different food trucks in one place and choose what kind of food you want on the spot. Therefore, you will have a wide range of food choices right in front of you.

4. Comfortable atmosphere

Food trucks don’t require you to dress up in fancy clothes or make reservations to eat. So, you won’t have to worry about being underdressed and can wear whatever you like. Also, you won’t have to squeeze into a tight dress or suit just to go and eat. And since most food trucks are either located in the center of the town or in the busiest streets, you can enjoy your food in a lively atmosphere packed with people and entertainment.

5. Food trucks can help you feel like a local

One of the reasons why most people travel is to discover new cultures and see how other people live. One way to do so is by tasting local food and experiencing how locals go about their days. Food trucks attract many people and bring them closer together in one place. This allows you, as a foreigner, to interact with locals more, taste the food they eat daily, and get an overall feel of how they spend their days.

Of course, you can taste local food in restaurants as well. However, you won’t be able to connect as much with other people because you will be sitting with your family and friends at your own table, away from locals and other travelers. 

best food trucks in the world
Ever wondered which are the best food trucks in the world and what they serve?

The best food trucks worldwide

Here are the best food trucks from around the world. Don’t hesitate to give them a try, as you certainly will not regret it!

SummerSummer by SummerStreet – Bangkok, Thailand

SummerSummer by SummerStreet is a popular place where many food lovers, both local and foreign, go to get delicious BBQs at reasonable prices. It offers grill-it-yourself seafood, including oysters, Thai long-armed shrimp, squid, prawns, calamari, and mussels. The spicy special seafood sauce it sells is made fresh every day and is an absolute hit among spicy food lovers. 

This popular Thai food truck is one of the best worldwide and has received praise for its fast service, fresh ingredients, and reasonable prices. 

Gorilla Cheese NYC – New York, USA

If you want to feel like a true New Yorker and enjoy grilled cheese specialties of all sorts, you will love Gorilla Cheese NYC. People from all over have deemed Gorilla Cheese NYC as the perfect place to have lunch and try rather creative meals. This food truck has it all, from classic burgers, dipping sauces, and side dishes to specialty sammies that are unlike anything you’ve tried before. 

Mother Clucker – London, England

For the next stop of our food truck trip around the world, we go across the pond to find delicious chicken meals soaked in buttermilk and fried to the crisp. Mother Clucker offers dozens of delicious chicken meals, including burgers, wraps, vegan options, strips & wings, sides, and of course, some dessert. You can find Mothe Clucker food trucks all over Central London and enjoy your meal overlooking London’s bustling streets.

The Brûlée Cart – Melbourne, Australia

The Brûlée Cart is a unique dessert brand that has its own special way of serving people on the streets of Melbourne. The custom-built tricycle from which the food is served has been attracting the attention of millions of tourists and locals in Melbourne for almost a decade now. You can find all kinds of creative flavors and watch the employees torch them and deliver them to you in an instant. 

The bottom line

With their affordable prices and excellent food diversity, food trucks are excellent pitstops for all travelers on their way to explore different destinations and learn more about different cultures. They are a convenient, affordable, and fast way for you to taste delicious food and get your energy levels up wherever you go. And now that you know some of the most popular spots in the world, you can fit them into your travel plans and enjoy them with your loved ones or alone, whichever you prefer!

* Travel bloggers beware!

This was a sponsored article commissioned by Bo Sasson from Moonshot Marketing Ltd (company ID 515016830, located at 2 Kaufman Street, inTel Aviv-Yafo 6801294, Israel) for Finimpact, which is actually a loan company they seem to have recently bought.

The payment was due on 03 October 2022 but it hasn’t been made up to this day. I have removed the link after being ghosted by both companies and insulted by Bo Sasson for demanding payment for the services I offered.

I am not the only one they scammed, there are several bloggers who have complained online about getting ghosted and not getting paid by Moonshot Marketing. Please don’t repeat our mistakes and avoid working with them.

About the author

Mirela Letailleur The Travel Bunny

Mirela Letailleur is a Romanian travel blogger living in the South of France. She writes on The Travel Bunny travel blog about affordable travel in Europe. Creator of unique free travel guides and local travel expert. Problem solver. Wannabe coffee guru.

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