By Megan Tullos |
Exploring Waco’s local cuisine is one of my favorite pastimes (what can I say I appreciate some good food), so I’ve tried my fair share of the many food trucks Waco has to offer. From the yard at the Silos to downtown, I’ve rounded up my favorite food trucks in Waco!
Luna Juice Bar
Luna Juice Bar has both a brick and mortar location as well as a food truck at Magnolia Market and they serve different juices, smoothies and vegan eats. Luna has a special mission as the owner started making juice when she was nine months sober from drugs and alcohol. Now the owner of a booming business, she has helped open a women’s recovery house in Waco. Their unique story makes enjoying their treats even better. My personal favorite is the Watermelon Smoothie, served in an actual watermelon for a summery treat!
Located behind the Dancing Bear Pub and close to student housing like The View on 10th, this is my favorite spot in Waco to grab some amazing ramen. It’s not exactly a traditional ramen joint, koKo offers unique combos like fried pork sandwiches with cabbage as well as their fan-favorite mac and cheese. My go-to item on the menu is Tonkotsu Ramen with brisket, I’d recommend pairing it with their fried Brussel sprouts!
Ceviche Del Mar
Ceviche Del Mar opened earlier this year, and it has amazing seafood! Located on University Parks, it’s convenient to campus and away from the traffic of the Silos. My favorite item on the menu is the Pacifico, which comes with your choice of shrimp or Mahi Mahi, mango, pineapple, onion, cilantro and jalapeño. It brings just a little bit of tropic flair to Waco!
The Cheddar Box
I don’t like to play favorites, but this is my very favorite food truck in Waco. Also located at the Silos, The Cheddar Box’s motto is “so cheesy you’ll think we’re kidding” and they mean it. Cheddar Box serves a variety of gourmet grilled cheeses and macaroni and cheese. I love their sandwich “The Boss” which is bacon, gouda and basil on sourdough. They also have an amazing watermelon mint salad.
The Blasian Asian
Full disclosure, I had never heard of the Blasian Asian until I started researching for this article. I had my list pretty much set but my friends insisted that I had to try the Blasian Asian, and they were right! One of the co-owners was born and raised in Cambodia, and she brought her authentic Cambodian food to Waco in 2016 with the opening of her first food truck. I tried the lemongrass chicken with eggrolls, and both were fantastic! I’ll definitely be back for more.
As Texas fall settles in and the weather finally starts to cool off, take some time to get outside and enjoy some of the best food Waco has to offer! I know I’ll be out at my favorite spots as soon as it’s below 100 degrees. Who knew such a big flavor could come from such a small truck?