Charleston is known for its rich culinary history at sit-down eateries like the longtime Gullah Geechee Bertha’s Kitchen — which just put its property up for sale — 82 Queen, the Peninsula Grill in the historic district, or the new Paris restaurant Brasserie la Banque. But Charleston’s culinary growth has extended beyond brick-and-mortar to establishments down the road. Food trucks are the ever-moving gems of Charleston and are always worth a visit when you can find them.
In city paper‘s 13 food trucks on the streets of Charleston, you’ll find a variety of bites for almost any part of the city – and Instagram links to find your next date.
Bangin’ Vegan Eats
The name says it all – Bangin’ Vegan Eats brings great vegan food to the Lowcountry. Taste delicious healthy and alternative foods.
Chef Anthony Leonard brings the heat and flavor to this 7,000 pound food trailer. Despite its name, there is nothing small about Bits-N-Bytes.
Nothing better to cure a hangover or sober up than with smash burgers. No need to faint when you can go all out with Blackout Burger.
Latin America, Asian Fusion
Although Dashi has a brick-and-mortar store on Remount Road, his food truck can still be found on the streets, serving up Latin and Asian fusion.
South America, Latin America
Don Sazon brings Venezuelan cuisines, serving platters of empanadas. Buy them in ones, twos, threes or fours for less than $20.
Desserts, Ice cream
Cool off in the spring and summer heat of Charleston with ice cream and desserts from Holy Rolly, specializing in rolled ice cream.
Jared and Katie Maus bring the taste of the north with Maine and Connecticut lobsters, served in buns, mac and cheese and grilled cheese. Top it off with a New England whoopie pie.
Lumpia by Lola
Fill your mouth with Filipino appetizers with filling choices of beef, pork or chicken. If you’re still hungry, refuel with other traditional dishes like pancit or siopao (shoo-pow).
Newer to the roads, Motley Chew serves up eclectic dishes inspired by international street food, matched with the street art aesthetic of their food truck.
Asian Fusion, Indian
There’s a reason Roti Rolls was voted the best food truck in city paperBest Of 2021 awards. It’s been serving delicious bites since 2010 and is one of the oldest trucks in the Lowcountry.
Korean, Asian Fusion
Lynn Hobart brings a piece of her home to Charleston with Korean fried corn dogs and dishes like japchae. A great new addition to the Charleston mix.
Japanese, Asian fusion cuisine
Find the black food truck with painted pink sakura flowers around town, serving Japanese-style rice bowls filled with protein options of karaage (fried chicken), tonkatsu (fried pork cutlet), beef, shrimp, tofu or cauliflower.
Wicked Waffles offers twists on the breakfast staple with waffles, stuffed with sweet fillings like chocolate, bananas or Oreos.
This is only a small fraction of the trucks and trailers on the roads. For the full list of Charleston food on the move, go to streetfoodfinder.com.
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