In 2014, Cary and most other areas of Wake County responded to the high demand and growing popularity of food trucks by allowing mobile food vendors to operate within their city limits. Though each city and town has their own permits, rules, and regulations, hungry citizens can now easily find local food trucks serving up delicious quick bites close by without having to drive too far!
Check out our quick guide to the best food trucks in Western Wake County and, most importantly, where and how you can find them easily.
The Humble Pig food truck features pulled pork, chicken wings, and brisket made with locally-sourced products. Humble Pig consistently receives rave reviews and has won several awards. You definitely want to track down this truck!
Big Mike’s BBQ Food Truck
Western Wake’s appetite for BBQ knows no bounds, so it’s a popular item to sell on food trucks. Big Mike’s BBQ Food Truck hit the scene in 2011, and it’s hard to miss the red BBQ barn on wheels that smells of delicious BBQ. Popular menu items include the Redneck Nachos, Blue Cheese Slaw, and Banana Pudding.
La Farm Bread Truck
La Farm Bakery is one of the most popular bakeries in Western Wake, so it decided to take its deliciousness on the road. The La Farm Bread Truck features fresh loaves of bread along with other favorite items such as pastries, cakes, and other sweets.
Taqueria Esmeralda Taco Truck
If you are looking for the authentic, street taco experience, seek out the Taqueria Esmeralda Taco Truck. In addition to tacos, you can also find other Mexican fare such as burritos and quesadillas. This truck does wander, but you can typically find it Monday – Saturday at 413 Airport Boulevard in Morrisville from 10am-2:30pm.
Western Wake County’s Food Truck Events
The best way to find and experience different types of food trucks is to attend an event that features them! Put these on your calendar ASAP:
Cary’s Downtown Chowdown
Twice a year, the Town of Cary hosts Cary’s Downtown Chowdown. Food trucks line the streets, alongside craft beer and wine vendors. There’s even live music! This event typically happens once in the Spring and again in the Fall.
Apex PeakFest is an annual event hosted in its historic downtown area in the Spring. Though food trucks aren’t the focus, you will most definitely find them at this event, which also features local art, live music, and activities for the kids.
Food Truck Tuesday in Perimeter Park
Perimeter Park is a large office complex where many Western Wake citizens work. Food Truck Tuesday offers a break from the usual lunch fare by featuring multiple food trucks. You can find them between 3015 and 3025 Carrington Mill Boulevard from 11:30am-1:30pm every Tuesday.
Popular Local Food Truck Tracking Apps
Can’t make it to a food truck event, but still want to try out a specific truck? These web and mobile apps are great tools for tracking down your favorite food trucks:
Street Food Finder
Trackin’ Trucks is a web-based application that claims to the most accurate truck tracker available. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
If you need a beer along with your food, you might want to give Hoptender a try. It tells you which food trucks will be at your favorite local breweries. In our experience, however, the best and most accurate way to track food trucks is to go straight to the source by following your favorites on Twitter or Facebook.