Food Truck Restaurants in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico
Albuquerque - Food Truck
What warms the soul and makes you feel like a kid more than a grilled cheese sandwich? The Cheesy Street set out to make quality grilled cheese available to all (including the vegan and gluten free crowd!), and the city is better for it. Deviate from the standard a bit with one of their signature sandwiches like the king: grilled cheese with crispy bacon and hot green chile. Follow them on Instagram (@cheesy_street) or on Facebook to see their schedule for the week.
Irrational Pie supplies some of the best American-style pizza we’ve ever had. Our personal test to find good pizza is to order a Margherita pizza: It’s simple and just delicate enough to know if a chef knows what they’re doing, and time after time they’ve proved they have more than capable kitchen staff here. It’s a food truck, so they’ll likely be near you at some point during the week but if not, it’s worth seeking them out.
Soo Bak Food Truck’s tag line reads: “Korean Seoul Food”—an apt description of the innovative fusion of traditional Korean and New Mexican cuisine apparent in the dishes. You can get adventurous with the Korean chile cheese fries or stick with classic and deliciously light kimchi and rice. Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will be pleased with the fresh mandu (veggie dumplings) or daeji bulgogi (spicy pork) tacos.
Corrales - Food Truck
Sun 9am-2pm, Wed-Fri 10 am-9pm, Sat 9am-9pm; Make reservations (hours can change without notice)
Magically nestled inside a 1955 Fageol Twin Coach bus is a French fine dining restaurant with gold cutlery, burgundy cloth napkins, handpainted wood paneling and soft European cafe music. The price and menu are fixed for the month, but the $50 per person price tag seems like nothing after six courses of delectable food made with fresh, local ingredients. There’s even a waiter, and you can see Chef John Young cooking in the back third of the bus. Reservations required.
Albuquerque - Food Truck
Blended açai has been a trendy food in big cities for a while, and now Albuquerque finally has our own spot to try the highly Instagramable superfood. The Blended Açai food truck visits not only breweries—the typical fare of food trucks—but also yoga studios, pop-up shops and farmers’ markets. If eating big purple bowls of berries and granola isn’t your thing, they also serve poké bowls. Check out where they’ll be parked next by following them on Instagram @blendedacai505.
$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
The mobile version of Conchita’s Cafe offers catering for up to 800 people.
@kamikaze_foodtruck (Food Truck)
For a unique take on Asian/Southwestern fusion food, look no further than the Kamikaze food truck. This new truck on the block makes dishes like fortune cookie fried chicken and rice and eggroll-aritos (yeah, it’s exactly what it sounds like). Most dishes come with green chile fried rice. After only being open for two months, Kamikaze won ABQ Beer Week’s Food Truck Battle—pretty impressive.
Mon-Wed Closed Thu-Sat 3pm-10pm Sun 12pm-6pm (hours can change without notice)
The creations of the resident food truck of Dialogue Brewing aren’t just tasty, they’re beautiful. Though the tacos are relatively small, we highly recommend the
Dubbed “Steak in the Truck,” this is the mobilized version of the Albuquerque classic Mac’s Steak in the Rough. Burgers, steak fingers, fries and onion rings, Mac’s specializes in anything fried and sinful. Their schedule is pretty irregular, so follow them on Twitter or Instagram (@steakinthetruck) to see where they’ll show up next.
@puravida.comida (Food Truck)
Cuisine: Vegetarian/Health Foods
The husband-and-wife duo Erin and Tito Valdez opened the Pura Vida Comida food truck after they saw a need for more good vegan food in Albuquerque. The eye-catching turquoise truck can now be found parked in front of breweries and bars throughout the city, serving tasty salads, bowls and signature dishes like their General Tso’s Not Chicken. Check them out on Instagram at @puravida.comida to see where they’ll be next.
Soobak is one of Albuquerque’s favorite food trucks, and proof that the food truck medium is a good one for fusion cuisine. The mobile kitchen has been making Korean tacos and bulgogi for the drunk-hungry and the regular-hungry amongst us to devour on the sidewalk since 2013. They are typically at Tasty Tuesdays at Hyder Park, and can often be found at the Tractor Brewing in Nob Hill as well. Follow them on Instagram @soobakfoods to see their schedule.
The Street Food Institute is way more than just a food truck. It’s a non-profit program that fosters young chefs and entrepreneurs by providing them with the resources, education and hands-on training that they need to start their own culinary businesses. A part of that hands-on training involves crafting menus and cooking up food in the SFI truck, which stops at Marble Downtown most Wednesday evenings. Check them out on Instagram (@streetfoodinstitute) to see what their menu of the day is and where they’ll be parked tonight.
Parking at a brewery near you, The Supper Truck serves up a variety of cuisines and fusion dishes—shrimp and grits, tofu banh mi, bbq beef tacos and vietnamese beef burritos. If you’re missing some Southern classics, go for the chicken and waffles or black eyed peas. They’ll be parked out at Isleta Amphitheater for many of their concerts this summer, and can usually be found at Tasty Tuesdays in Hyder Park as well.
Albuquerque NM 87108
Cuisine: South American
Argentinians love their meat, and chef Diego Grant is no exception. With a rotating menu for walk-up foodies and a special catering menu, there are plenty of choices at this uniquely delicious food truck. Either way, El Gauchito’s cooking is not to be missed.
The word “gedunk” is a Navy term refering to snack foods and the places they are sold. Fitting, then, for veteran Chef Patrick Humpf’s food truck to bear the name. The menu changes often and features everyday food with a gourmet twist. One Wednesday, you might partake in a rich dessert like their tasty Boston creme cake, while the next week could bring you face to face with chocolate-piñon-coffee rubbed pork tacos.
My Sweet Basil has a constantly changing menu that cycles through cuisines based on the whims of the chefs and what’s in season. This means that you never know what they’re serving until you get there—but you know it’ll be good. As of this moment they’re typically parked at Marble Downtown on Wednesday evenings and at the Railyards Market on Sunday mornings, but check their Instagram (@mysweetbasil) to see where they’ll be next.
Cuisine: British Isles
The chef may not have a brogue, but you’d never know it from the food. Using family recipes, the Scottish Pie Shop serves up the most authentic shepherd’s pie or plate of steak bridies you can find in this sun-baked land. Finish off your Celtic feast with a bag of shortbread cookies and you’ll swear that you can hear bagpipes from just up the ridge.