Houston's ever-evolving food truck scene gets better each year. From new fusions to updated Americana classics, there's a truck for every discerning taste. With fall's arrival, it's the perfect time to dine alfresco . As the city turns over a new leaf, we've picked nine new food trucks you should check out this very moment.
1) Wokker TX Ranger - A play on the 90's television show, Walker TX Ranger, Wokker TX Ranger would make Chuck Norris proud. It's been kicking ass and taking names with its Southern meets Asian Fusion concept since its September debut. They're frequently found at 811 Studewood serving bonito brussel sprouts with pickled golden raisins, tamarind ribs and occasionally 24 hour sous vide pork belly sliders.
Keep up to date with Wokker TX Ranger on Twitter and Instagram too.
2) Yaki Snack Attack - After getting its start at Glitter Karaoke and Grand Prize Bar's pop-ups, Yaki Snack Attack now roams the streets of Houston. Japanese fare from the menu includes a sake bombed chicken karaage, a steamed milk bun filled with pork belly, tomago paper, unagi sauce and cucumber with lotus root and sweet potato chips as sides.
Keep up to date with Yaki Snack Attack on Twitter and Instagram too.
3) Gyro King - One of the few food trucks catering to halal meat eaters, Gyro King has been a refuge for food truck lovers seeking this specialty. Found in a Chevron gas station parking lot on the outer skirts of The Medical Center since July, the truck's menu includes falafels and gryos served as sandwiches, salads and over rice. Fresh vegetable and fruit juices are also on the menu.
Keep up to date with Gyro King on Instagram.
4) Fat Wagon - Nearly a year after expanding to Sugar Land, Fat Bao, has gone mobile. Known for its baos and ramen at its brick and mortar restaurants, the truck opts for interesting rice bowl instead. Fill up on kimchi pork belly bowls that includes kimchi butter and watermelon or the coffee curry brisket bowls.
Keep up to date with Fat Wagon on Twitter and Instagram.
5) SUMO Supreme Hot Dogs - Technically it's not a food truck, it's a cart that sells hots dogs. But this isn't your ordinary hot dog cart. Ladybird Food Truck's chef Adrian de la Cerda is crafting Japanese-inspired hot dogs with locally sourced ingredients. Go for the kimichi dog with hill country smoked sausage, kimchi, chives and spicy aioli or tackle the Tokyo dog - a bacon wrapped Kobe frank topped with smoked goat cheese, cucumber, jalapeno, kewpie mayo, unagi sauce and bonito flakes.
6) Ripe Cuisine - This farmer market vendor turned food truck -successfully funded through Kickstarter- offers a healthier and vegan option. On the menu: maple and tahini dressed kale salad and hearty sandwiches like the bistro burger (organic lentil and mushroom patty topped with lettuce, tomato, cashew cherve, roasted red pepper aioli and balsamic carmelized onion) or the better than blt (housemade dill ranch, black peppered maple tempeh bacon, tomato, lettuce and tomato jam).
Keep up to date with Ripe Cuisine on Twitter and Instagram too.
7) Maine-ly Sandwiches - With restaurants located in Greenspoint, River Oaks and Kingwood, Maine-ly Sandwiches now services food truck goers longing for East Coast style lobster rolls. Fresh flown-in lobster from Maine, delicate and sweet chunks of lobster dressed in mayo on a toasted roll is sure to please. When the temperature begins to dip further, a piping hot bowl of clam chowder should help to keep warm.
Keep up to date with Maine-ly Sandwiches on Twitter too.
8) D'Lish Curbside - This bistro on wheels made its debut this month with Tex-ified poutine inspired creations: Cajun shrimp and crawfish over fries and southern fried chicken with pepper gravy. The menu also includes sandwiches, tacos and such burgers as the smoked gouda and lobster -a flame grilled beef patty, topped with lobster, jalapeno ranch dressing, asiago and romero cheese on an egg bun.
Keep up to date with D'Lish Curbside on Twitter and Instagram too.
9) Señor Juan - Seeking monfogo and and other Puerto Rican specialties on wheels? It's slim pickings in Houston but if you're near West Houston, you're in luck. Señor Juan cooks up homestyle Latin and Caribbean dishes mostly in The Energy Corridor area. Look for arroz con gandules (yellow rice with pigeon peas), plantain fritters filled with ground beef and mofongo as go-to choices from the menu.
Keep up to date with Señor Juan on Facebook.