Autumn is here, and the weather is starting to chill. It’s finally cool enough to venture outside without melting in the double-digit heat as you desperately search for the nearest ice cream truck. Ok, that was a bit dramatic, but in all seriousness, it’s a great time to get outside and discover some of the parks and outdoor eateries the Dallas/Fort Worth area has to offer.
While favorites like Cool Haus, Bobadiction, and Happy Camper are everyone’s go-to summer trucks, but there are several options that we think would be best enjoyed during a winter outing. During the fall and winter months, most people want warm, hearty, savory fare that feels homemade – but better. Below are some of our favorite spots to hit when we want comfort food served up hot and on the go!
- Cajun Tailgators: Serving up Cajun food around the Dallas area, Cajun Tailgators is a favorite purveyor of hot, hearty, soul food. Known for their Crawfish Pistolette, a warm, fried French roll with a cheese crawfish etouffee filling, they are a perfect choice for the cooler months. Other favorites like fried alligator nuggets, fried boudin balls, crawfish tails, gumbo, crawfish pasta and many more options are sure to warm your belly and satisfy your craving for Louisiana inspired goodness.
- Easy Slider: Easy Slider has won tons of food truck awards, and for good reason! Offering a variety of sliders, most featuring locally raised meats and locally grown produce, there is something for everyone here. Options like The Roadside (Angus beef, cheddar, jalapenos, and bbq sauce) and The French Revolution (Angus beef, prosciutto, gruyere cheese, grilled onions and Dijon mustard) are perfect for meat lovers, but they also offer pork, chicken, seafood and vegetarian options.
- Holy Frijole: Located in Fort Worth’s Clearfork Food Park, Holy Frijole is the place to get traditional street tacos. With several options like shrimp, beef, chicken, and chicharron, there are endless combinations served up hot and spicy. They also have tortas and quesadillas, as well as other options. Ever heard of huaraches? These tasty masa pancakes are covered in beans, salsa, cheese, crema, and avocado are Latin comfort food at its finest. Be sure to try their chips and queso for a well-rounded experience!
- Jack's Chowhound: This legendary food truck was one of the first few to cruise around DFW, leading the way for the food truck revolution. Known for their pulled pork grilled cheese; they also offer hearty options like Steak Frites, a Fried Bologna Sandwich, burgers, and hot dogs. This place is a great go-to for a hot meal, served with melty cheeses and sizzling meats. They roam around different parts of the Metroplex, but can often be found at Truck Yard in Dallas.
- Waffle Wagon: The Waffle Wagon can be found in Denton, serving up waffle based fare. Other than the traditional chicken and waffles, they offer a variety of other unusual combinations that would be great for brunch, or after a few beers. If breakfast for dinner sounds questionable, we know one thing for sure – a sweet and savory, warm combination is heaven on cooler winter nights.
- Gandolfo’s Deli: The menu at this mobile deli includes an extensive list of breakfast sandwiches and bagels, catering to the early morning crowd. The rest of the day, they offer New York style sandwiches… over 50 options! You can get hot or cold sandwiches as well as over 20 salad options. In the colder months, we suggest the Urban Cowboy or the Rockefeller Reuben for hot, hearty, and filling meal on the go. You can almost always find them at Klyde Warren Park in Downtown Dallas, but they have a second truck that travels throughout the metro and caters private events.
- The Butcher’s Son: Usually parked at Klyde Warren Park, The Butcher’s Son serves up gourmet sausages, brats, sliders, tenderloins, meatballs and so much more on warm, brioche, hoagie, or Sheboygan rolls. They are known for their Southern-inspired, unique combinations like The Mac-N-Beefy (braised beef, baked mac-n-cheese square, bbq sauce and cheddar) and Southern Hospitality (buttermilk fried chicken tenderloin, garlic potato spread, and white country gravy). They also have barbecue quesadillas, small plates, and different kinds of gourmet sandwiches. There’s nothing better on a cold winters day then some piping hot comfort food, which is why we absolutely could not leave this one off the list!
These are just a few of the delicious options available throughout the Metroplex, what are your favorite food trucks?