Miami, Florida, is a popular place to move for those looking to enjoy its pristine beaches, thriving arts and culture scene, and tropical beauty. And, if you’re a fan of food trucks, Magic City has you covered. Whether you’re looking to grab a quick bite after moving into your new place or you’re just wanting to get to know your new city better, there’s no better place to find a unique meal than a restaurant on wheels.
If you find yourself living in Miami, then you know just like the city, Miami’s food truck scene is unique, lively, one-of-a-kind, and defies all expectations. So, if you’ve relocated and renting an apartment in Coral Gables or another great neighborhood, or you’re planning to move and wondering what it’s like to live in Miami, there are some downright delicious spots you need to check out. From authentic tacos and creative grilled cheese sandwiches to vegan-friendly creations and freshly made donuts, you’ll never run out of options to delight your tastebuds. Check out what Miami food bloggers and travelers have to say about their favorite food only found on wheels – the best of Miami food trucks.
Craving tacos? Check out the the Pink Paloma
For authentic, mouth-watering Mexican food, stop by the Pink Paloma. Open Thursday through Sunday, this local Miami food truck features tacos and tequila in the heart of Wynwood. You can choose smoked steak, carnitas, chicken, barbacoa, and veggie options. According to Wynwood Marketplace, the tacos are a must-try and come three to an order. And, don’t miss out on the quesadillas, elote, and chips & salsa.
Try the guava cupcake from Misha’s Cupcakes
Craving something sweet? Check out Misha’s Cupcakes. The shop has six storefront locations, but Misha also takes her delicious baked treats throughout the streets of Miami. “Misha’s Cupcakes are the perfect treat for a delicious dessert. Their guava cupcake is my favorite and is a Miami staple,” says Veronica Potes, founder of SoundBite Magazine, an online magazine for art, fashion, food, and music lovers. You can also try flavors like chocolate, cookie dough, peanut butter, Oreo, cherry pistachio, and Kahlua, just to name a few.
A fresh, flavorful crunch wrap from Tiago’s Tacos
Another must-try food truck in Miami is Tiago’s Tacos, which serves some of the city’s favorite Mexican foods. “My favorite food truck in Miami has to be Tiago’s Tacos,” says food blogger Ava Praschnik of YUMIAMI. “I always order their chicken crunch wrap which is just to die for. It’s fresh and flavorful, and their sauces hit the spot every time – especially their sweet sriracha sauce. I think about that crunch wrap almost every day.”
Fulfill your appetite at Wolf of Tacos
If you’re looking for authentic street tacos, Wolf of Tacos is the place to be. This taco pop-up is all the rage among Miami’s locals. “Owner Eduardo set out to bring authentic street tacos to the streets of Miami, and he delivers with every single corn tortilla,” says Dish Miami, an online news source covering the Miami culinary scene. “Piled high with piping hot carved meats like pork, beef, and sausage, they are delivered uncomplicated, with just a pinch of cilantro, onions, and homemade salsa. We are partial to the classic al pastor, but don’t overlook the oyster mushroom variety – even carnivores will find a meaty satisfaction in the smoky, savory fungal delicacy. After all, nobody here is eating just one taco.” Be sure to check out their Instagram so you know where in Miami to find these delicious tacos.
Sandbar Donuts is worth the road trip
Just a short drive south of Miami, you’ll find yet another spot to satisfy your sugar cravings. “After checking out Miami‘s food truck scene, head down south just right out of the city and follow the sweet path to the playful, sky blue confetti stand that’s home to Sandbar Donuts in Key Largo,” says The Whett Palette, a Miami food and travel blog. “Available only on the weekends, the treats are hot and always made to order. There’s something for everyone on the 18-flavor menu, but if the orange cream is featured as a special, do it.”
All-American Burger serves up a variety of options
Located in front of Brickell Church in downtown Miami, Worldwide Bistro serves up one of the best burgers in Miami. “The Central Star is the all-American burger – with an international twist of flavors and ingredients,” says Jorge Fortin of Gray Line Miami, a Miami sightseeing company. “Local eaters can travel to Europe with the Spain Burger, which is topped with Spanish sausage and Mediterranean garlic aioli, and down to South America with the Argentinian Burger, served with Argentinian cheeses and a velvet tartar sauce.” If you’re looking for something other than a burger, Fortin recommends the Philly Cheesesteak. “Our team’s local Philadelphian approves of this Miami food truck.”
Award-winning grilled cheese from Ms. Cheezious
“Award-winning Ms. Cheezious is one of my must-visit food trucks in Miami. Check them out for the best grilled cheese in Miami,” says Camille Natalie, a Miami and Florida food expert. It’s everyone’s favorite comfort food turned up a notch, offering creative choices like a crabby cheese melt and a short rib melt. You also have the choice to build your own sandwich.
Chitown Girls Food Truck for your chicken wing cravings
Camille Natalie goes on to share, “If you’re looking for a lesser-known hidden gem, check out the Chitown Girls Food Truck. Their award-winning chicken wings are to die for.” Located at 2634 NE 2nd Street, Pampano Beach, be sure to swing by before items sell out. You have to have their empanadas, which are handmade every morning.
Check out Miami’s Favorite Doughnuts at Velvet Creme Doughnut & Coffee Company
A Miami icon since 1947, you can’t miss Velvet Creme Doughnut & Coffee Company. “Velvet Creme Doughnut & Coffee Company have previously partnered with us to serve doughnuts at a local music event in Downtown Miami,” says Soundbite Magazine. “Their donuts are freshly made and so soft that they melt in your mouth once you take a bite to eat it. I recommend their traditional glazed doughnut.”
Reggae Beets Gourmet Food Truck gets creative with plant-based dishes
SoulOfAmerica, award-winning travel guides celebrating African American history, recommends Reggae Beets Gourmet Food Truck. Since opening in 2017, this Miami food truck has been a local favorite for Caribbean cuisine. Most of their menu is 100% plant-based, oil-free, and soy-free vegan meals. You’ll find creative items on the menu like lobster mac and cheese, conch salad, green smoothies, and jerk jackfruit tacos. For those who eat meat, they also serve up jerk chicken tacos, quesadillas, rice bowls, and more. So if you’re looking for a healthy and flavorful meal, look no further.
Fulfill your tastebuds at Miami food truck Taco Negro
Offering tons of different options, from po’boy shrimp tacos to cheesecake empanadas, SoulofAmerica also suggests Taco Negro for new residents to get acquainted with the Miami food truck scene. Every item is jam-packed with flavor and there’s something for everyone. You can’t miss their famous watermelon lemonade.