7 Area Food Trucks You Have to Try

From traditional barbecue to German, French and Latin cuisine, you can find roving culinary perfection at these spots.



Abuelita's Empanadas food truck. Photo by Ed Williams.

Abuelita’s Empanadas

Abuelita’s dishes up classic empanadas filled with beef, pork or chicken, plus mouth-watering cinnamon sugar churros. The varied menu offers weekly specials like cheesesteak empanadas, as well as seasonal items like roasted plantains drizzled with chocolate. The dessert empanadas are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth, with flavors like apple pie and s’mores. Abuelita’s Empanadas can be found at the Lancaster County Farmer’s Market in Wayne on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The Alicat Café

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Need a taste of France? Stop by Pennsylvania Distilling Company in Malvern for Alicat’s handmade crepes. Ham and swiss make for a perfect savory option, while peaches and cream will satisfy any sweet cravings, as does the Good Ole’ Applie Pie crepe, topped with salted caramel and whipped cream. Alicat also toasts tasty Paninis, from pesto chicken to peanut butter, Nutella and marshmallow.

Curbies

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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West Chester-based Curbies is a deli and grill on wheels committed to making tasty classic burgers and sandwiches easily accessible in the borough. Try savory items like the bacon cheeseburger and chili cheese fries, or the Big Daddy breakfast sandwich, made with steak and eggs. Also on the menu is the aptly named Intimidator, a hot dog topped with warm chili, melted cheese and crispy bacon.

The Flying Deutschman

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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From Levante Brewing to Bald Birds, you’ll find the Flying Deutschman parked beside an array of local breweries. Dedicated to German cuisine, this food truck serves classics like wiener schnitzel, bratwurst and currywurst, grilled German sausage in a homemade curry sauce. Pair with German style home fries and a beer for a great meal.

Phyllodelphia

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This Greek and Mediterranean favorite offers a wide selection of handmade phyllo-filled triangles. Among the delectable selections are buffalo chicken triangles, classic spinach and feta cheese spanakopita and lollipop lamb chops served with homemade tzatziki. Find Phyllodelphia at Chaddsford Winery, local breweries and Philadelphia’s Navy Yard Lunch Truck Lineup, among other spots.

Ruffin-It Barbecue

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This food truck roams the North Coventry region of Chester County, serving up traditional American eats. Whether you’re craving a pulled pork sandwich or finger-licking ribs, Ruffin-It has it all. Try the Texan, a beef brisket sandwich with gooey provolone cheese and barbecue sauce, or pair your proteins with macaroni and cheese.

Waffle Mamas

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This food truck doesn’t simply make waffles—it practically reinvents them. Waffle Mamas serves original takes like a cheesesteak stuffed waffles with a gooey American cheese sauce, mozzarella waffle sticks, and mac and cheese waffle bowls. Looking for a sweet option? Dig into cinnamon apple crumb waffles or seasonal pumpkin bread waffle sticks dipped in cream cheese frosting. Find Waffle Mamas at local parks and events.

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