Tuscaloosa Food Trucks: A Delicious Tour of Local Street Eats

Tuscaloosa may be known for tasty tailgating treats, but gameday delights aren’t the only culinary masterpiece you’ll find in the city of champions. T-town also boasts a rich food truck scene that combines restaurant-worthy flavor with convenient meals on wheels. These rolling culinary marvels offer everything from mouth-watering BBQ to innovative vegan treats. And with various locations across the area, it’s easy to find something delicious near every destination (including your WestGate condo!) Let’s buckle up and dig into Tuscaloosa’s vibrant local food trucks.

Archibald’s Food Truck

First up, we have Archibald & Woodrow’s BBQ. This mobile outpost of the legendary local BBQ joint is a must–visit for anyone seeking succulent, smoked-to-perfection meats. You’ll find their food truck dishing out meals across the community and at several local events; visit their facebook page for a daily schedule. Their ribs are the stuff of local legend, but don’t overlook their pulled pork sandwich–it’s a true Southern masterpiece. 

Cheese Louise

Feeling a little nostalgic? Then say hello to Cheese Louise, a gourmet grilled cheese truck that takes the humble sandwich to new and delicious heights. The menu is an epic ode to all things cheese, with creative concoctions like the Macdaddy, which pairs creamy colby jack with rich mac and cheese, crispy bacon, and tangy chipotle sauce. You can find their weekly schedule on the truck’s facebook page. 

Taqueria La Reina

It should come as no surprise that the best street tacos are parked on, well, the street. Taqueria La Reina serves up some of the tastiest Mexican cuisine in the city from their spot on University Boulevard. Their dishes are 100% authentic, with traditional fare like sopés, asada tacos, arroz con pollo, and chorizo quesadillas. And with homemade tortillas, bold Mexican spices, and marinated meats that come right off the grill, it’s no wonder they’re a city staple. Try them for yourself Tuesday-Saturday from 4:30pm to 8:30pm.

Billy’s Cooking

Billy’s Cooking proves that street food doesn’t have to feel like a snack. This truck is the brainchild of a local chef who decided to take his love of Southern cuisine on the road. Mr. Billy serves up hearty, homestyle dishes that are sure to satisfy your comfort food cravings. Think flaky fried catfish, tender racks of BBQ ribs, and fresh philly fries. The truck is open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday; find the current location here.

Bean Me Up Scottie

Let’s not forget about our plant-based pals. Bean Me Up Scottie is an organic eatery that offers burgers and sandwiches that are out of this world (it’s right there in the name). The Supernova is a fan favorite made of BBQ jackfruit, bread and butter pickles, vegan coleslaw and red onions. Or try the Quasar, a classic BLT that boasts carrot bacon, lettuce, fried green tomatoes and a generous splash of Awesome Sauce. Find their weekly schedule on facebook.

Tuscaloosa’s food trucks offer a casual and delicious way to explore local cuisine. And with a central location in the heart of the city, WestGate is a perfect homebase for your culinary adventure. You’ll be close to the most common spots for food trucks to frequent, making it easy to roll out for flavor and return to your condo safe and satisfied. Book your stay today!

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