Jacksonville, the city of known for its beaches on its Atlantic coast and its rivers is the most populous city in Florida. The city is known for such since it was consolidated in 1968. The consolidation gave Jacksonville its massive size and establish its metropolitan population within the limits of the city. Home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the city played host to Super Bowl XXXIX which was seen by an estimated 86 million viewers. Its rich culture produced some of the city’s most notable musicians which include 1950’s pop singer Pat Boone. Groups such as the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and nu metal band Limp Bizkit were all formed in Jacksonville.
Having the title of the most populous city in Florida, Jacksonville has one of the most diverse population in the country. Jacksonville has the nation’s tenth-largest Arab population and has Florida’s largest Filipino American community with a population of 25,033 as of 2010. Given its location, Jacksonville is also home to Hispanics which make up 7.7% of Jacksonville’s population. The demographics presented can show us what Jacksonville has to offer us in the culinary area. Let’s take a look at what Jacksonville has to offer in this list of the city’s top 50 food trucks.
A Flying Sausage
Description: A Flying Sausage offers gourmet sausage sliders, burgers, burritos, and a lot more. Established in 2016, the food truck got to a slow start, but eventually picked up when they tried to adjust their menu and their prices. After a hitch when they had the food truck renovated, they were able to expand their menu choices. Today, they also serve sandwiches, waffles, omelets, as well as other sides. The menu includes the Breakfast Sandwich, Chicken & Waffles, and the Biscuits & Gravy.
Featured Menu Item: The Traditional Sausage Dog is the one to try here. It’s smoked Sausage on a hoagie bun with peppers and onions, +side.
Reviews Online: Omg. Let me just tell you. My friends and I got 3 different entrees. The plain sausage dog w/ cheese grits, buffalo chicken sausage burger w/ southern poutine fries, and the shrimp and grits. Everything was delicious! No extra seasonings needed not even for the grits. And the shrimp and grits! Holy cow! You have to try it! Probably the best I’ve had! – Tiff Phom, Facebook
Alma Food Truck
Description: Alma Food Truck offers a fusion of Asian and Mexican cuisine to the city of Jacksonville. The name was derived from the owners, Alex and Maria, which also means “Soul” in Spanish. Alma’s menu was inspired by recipes from the couple’s mothers and grandmothers. The couple added a modern approach to these recipes which were passed on from generation to generation. Chef Ale’s extensive experience in his culinary career, expanded Alma’s menu to include some dishes from around the world. Their menu includes the Americano, Mexican Slaw, Kimchi Slaw, as well as the Marinated Steak.
Featured Menu Item: The Americano is a starter. It’s your choice of Chicken or Steak, Shredded Lettuce, Sour cream, Tomatoes, and Cheddar cheese.
Reviews Online: Very unique spin on Asian and Mexican food! You can choose to have your protein either in a taco, ramen burrito, or rice bowl. I have tried several dishes in different forms and while they are all delicious the carne asada ramen burrito (my favorite) is a MUST!! Awesome owners too! – Danielle Espinosa, Facebook
Dagwoods Food Truck
Description: Dagwood is the undisputed home of the Bacon Egg Cheeseburger. Opening its food truck in 1976, it is the oldest among the food trucks roaming around the city of Jacksonville. They offer burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and tacos. Other than their daily specials, they also have a rotating menu which will keep you coming back for more. The menu also includes the Krispy Kreme Bacon Egg Cheese Burger (not related to the Krispy Kreme brand), the 1/2 lb. Philly Cheese Steak, and the Raspberry Walnut Grilled Chicken Wrap.
Featured Menu Item: The Burger ATW combo is the one you should try. It’s a Burger loaded with Fresh Sweet Onions, Vine Ripe Tomatoes, Crisp Lettuce, Thin Pickle Slices, Mayo, Mustard, Ketchup— Served with a Large Helping of our Deluxe Fries, and Drink of Choice (you can substitute Chips for Fries).
Reviews Online: I ordered the cheeseburger special $6 and it was De-Li-Cious! It was juicy cooked just right, felt like my mom had just cooked me a homemade burger. I will go back. – Leticia C., Yelp
Balu’s Surf Shack
Description: Balu’s Surf Shack serves tacos, truck-made-ice cream, skewers, and a lot more. They have been serving some of the city’s events like the Jacksonville Porchfest, SMF, Riverside Winefest, and the Battle of the Beers, just to name a few. Balu’s menu includes the Greek Salad with Feta cheese, Vegan Stacked taco, and the slow smoked NC style Pulled Pork Taco. They also serve Quesadillas, desserts, and specialty drinks.
Featured Menu Item: The Slow Smoked NC Style Pulled Pork Taco is definitely the one to try here. It is served with a 15 hour smoked pork shoulder with Vinegar Based Mop Sauce, Mango Salsa, and Chipotle Mexican Crema.
Reviews Online: The food is delicious. Perfect amount of spice and lots of flavor. Will definitely eat here again! – Rachel Della-Loggia, Facebook
Burnt Ends BBQ
Description: Burnt Ends BBQ is a family owned and operated BBQ restaurant and food truck. They offer traditional slow smoked meats served with their homemade sauces. They traded the traditional way of cooking smoked meats, low & slow, for a quicker, more modern method. Burnt Ends BBQ instead smokes their meats at very low temperature ensuring a smoky rich flavor. The menu includes the Loaded fries, your choice of Pulled Pork, Chicken, or Brisket smoked meats, as well as sides like Mac N’ Cheese.
Featured Menu Item: Their smoked meats will definitely hit the spot. It’s your choice of Pulled Pork, Chicken or Brisket smoked 12 hours with each of their own unique rubs.
Reviews Online: Great local food prepared and cooked by a local family. Food is awesome! – Kevin Spargur, Facebook
Blue Pacific Grill & Taco Bar
Description: Winners of the “Best Global Cuisine” in 2014 and “Best Taco” in 2015, Blue Pacific Grill & Taco Bar offers a variety of global entrées. Blue Pacific started in 2012 as a tent vendor at the Riverside Arts Market serving handmade tacos. After a successful stint on their venture, they opened up their first food truck in 2014. They expanded their menu to include global cuisines to offer their customers. Since then, they’re able to put up a second truck and won the Jax Truckies championships, twice. In 2017, they were able to open their first restaurant to expand their market. The menu includes tacos, salads, and Lumpia, a Filipino fried egg rolls with pork and vegetables served with sweet chili sauce.
Featured Menu Item: Surf n’ Turf is the one to try here since they are known for their tacos. It’s served as a grilled flank steak with garlic butter topped with blackened shrimp, lettuce, tomatoes, and scallions.
Reviews Online: Amazing food… fresh and fantastic quality… A wonderful owner that has an eye for detail. Very friendly staff and attentive! If you haven’t gone and tried them you MUST – Kim H., website review
Description: Cackylacky’s is known for their award-winning Angus burgers. They offer gourmet hillbilly cuisine using only the freshest ingredients to satisfy your cravings. Some of the popular dishes on their menu include Nathan’s dogs, wings, gyro, and of course the Angus smash burgers.
Featured Menu Item: All their signature burgers are worth a try. Each signature burger is made of hand-patted Angus beef on a toasted Brioche bun.
Reviews Online: I’ve never put ketchup on a burger much less the fries until I ate Cackylacky’s! Real ingredients, real bacon, real avocados, real flavor! The taste matched the look! Had one for lunch and didn’t want dinner nor need dinner! The fries with guac, bacon and the sauce was incredible! Must try! – Jeremy Chinchilla, Facebook
Chaunie’s Coffee & Such
Description: Chaunie’s Coffee & Such is one of just a few trucks which offer gourmet coffee in the streets of Jacksonville. They offer some of the best coffees from around the world and blend distinct cultures into their specialty drinks. They also support local business by purchasing equipment and ingredients from manufacturers and suppliers based in Jacksonville. Other than the traditional coffee like the Espresso, they offer special blends such as the Chemex, the Cortado, and the Vietnamese coffee. They also serve a variety of pastries to match your specialty drinks.
Featured Menu Item: If you’re a sweet tooth, the Affogato is definitely worth try. It’s two scoops of vanilla ice cream with a double shot of espresso poured over.
Reviews Online: It’s easy to speak to the quality of the coffee produced; sourced from India with a full flavor and smooth finish. What is by far the most impressive is the attention to detail and the passion for what goes into your cup. One of the best cold brews I’ve ever had, Highly recommended!! – Evan Chelini, Facebook
Chew Chew Food Co.
Description: Chew Chew Food Co. serves a diverse mix of food taken from the owners travels they’ve made throughout the years. Have you ever imagined mixing Chinese cuisine with Mexican relish? That’s General Tso’s Burrito which is stuffed with Chicken up to the rim. Check out their menu and take your pick of their awesome fusion of flavors.
Featured Menu Item: The Korean BBQ Short Rib Sandwich is definitely a starter. It’s served as tender ribs smothered in a tangy Korean BBQ sauce, topped with a light and flavorful kimchi slaw.
Reviews Online: Honestly one of our favorite food trucks in Jax. From the lobster corn dogs (I call it lobster on a stick), the blackened shrimp tacos, the chicken tacos…oh and did I mention the most delicious burrito? (Get the kettle chips so good). We’ve yet to have a bad meal from this great truck. – Elysia Carter, Facebook
Description: Corner Taco started as a small food stand inside the Oceanfront Bar way back in 2011. Back then, they had a wood burner grill fired by a Pecan wood and served fresh Tortillas daily. In 2012, they were one of the first food trucks in the South serving a wide variety of tacos. As part of the food truck revolution in Jacksonville, they developed a following from their loyal customers. Since then, they have received numerous recognition and was even included in a regional ad for a Super Bowl. Today, other than their famous tacos, they also serve other Mexican treats such as quesadillas, burritos, salsas, and rice meals.
Featured Menu Item: The 24-Hour Carnitas Tacos is a starter here. It’s tacos served with shredded cabbage, cilantro and lime on 6” fresh corn or house cooked flour tortillas.
Reviews Online: Corner Taco is off the chain amazing. The tortillas are perfect. The carnitas is unreal. You get more than you pay for cuz these little beauties are worth gold. – Lindsay, Facebook
Cuban Fire Grill
Description: Cuban Fire Grill serves authentic Cuban cuisine along the streets of Jacksonville. They are one of a few food trucks serving traditional Cuban dishes in the area. Whether you’re craving for a ham and cheese Cubano, spiced black beans and rice, or the slow-cooked pork, you’re surely in for a delectable Cuban cuisine.
Featured Menu Item: The Palomilla Steak will definitely satisfy your craving for Cuban cuisine. It’s a grilled steak with grilled onions, served with white rice, black beans, and sweet plantains.
Reviews Online: Excellent food, quality, side food that adult and kids can enjoy anytime. I will recommend this food truck to all my families and friend. Keep the good job, Mike. You doing great. – Pilar M., Yelp
Description: Delish Kebabs opened in 2013 at Bartram Park Farmers Market offering authentic Brazilian style skewers. Since then, they have received recognition as the 2014 St. Augustine Food Truck Wars winner and as the Top Sales for casual Cuisine in 2017 at Daytona Beach, Orange Park. The menu includes the Pork Tenderloin over mixed rice and the Chicken Kebab over mixed rice with Pico De Gallo on the side. Most of the dish on the menu is served with their homemade Cilantro sauce which makes everybody come back for more.
Featured Menu Item: The Pork Tenderloin over mixed rice is the one you shouldn’t miss here. Tender and moist meat served with mixed rice and their famous Cilantro sauce
Reviews Online: These guys are the real deal. Genuine Brazilian Steak, Chicken and Shrimp Kebabs on a food truck? Who does that? These guys do, that’s who!!! You can taste the love. Don’t get me started on that cilantro sauce. Great food, even better people. – Dee Amin, Facebook
Dots Ice Cream
Description: A staple ice cream truck in the Jacksonville area, Dots Ice Cream serves frozen treats to definitely beat the heat. They’ve got 96 different ice cream flavors to choose from which are reasonably priced. What better way to enjoy ice cream than serving them in dots. Catch them roaming the streets of Jacksonville or you can get their services for parties and other functions.
Featured Menu Item: Each one of their 96 flavors is scrumptious and unique. Who doesn’t love ice cream?!
Reviews Online: Amazing truck, ice cream, bubbles and most of all people! Truly more than I expected!!! – Emily Fields Morgalis, Facebook
Extreme Burgers & Shakes
Description: Extreme Burgers & Shakes serves fresh handmade American snacks that people have cherished through time. Their menu includes the freshly made Angus Beef burgers with fries & drink and their specialty, De’conna Ice Cream Shakes. If you catch them, make sure to get these treats as well as their other fun snacks.
Featured Menu Item: Their Angus Beef burgers with fries and drink will surely satisfy your cravings.
Reviews Online: Amazing fresh Angus burgers, with fries and a drink.. super yummy and added a vanilla shake that was heavenly.. highly recommend them. – Tammy Blevins, Facebook
First Coast Snowie Ice
Description: First Coast Snowie Ice is another one of Jacksonville’s trucks offering frozen treats to cool down the community. They believe that you should pursue the thing that you love to do and this is exactly what they offer at First Coast Snowie Ice. They make sure to bring smiles to their customer’s faces with their frozen delights. Other than their Snowie truck, they also do gatherings and events.
Featured Menu Item: The Lemonade snowie is just one of their various snowie flavors which will surely cool you down on a hot day.
Reviews Online: The lemonade snowie gave me my LIFE on this hot day! Excellent customer service, super kid friendly and what a cute trailer! – Daisha Jones, Facebook
Front Porch Kettle Corn
Description: Front Porch Kettle Corn opened in 2010 offering lightly sweet and salty kettle popcorn. They have been the official popcorn vendor for the Jacksonville Suns Baseball team from 2010-2015. Other than their sweet and salty popcorn, they also serve pork rinds in four flavors; Original, Hot Chili-Lime, BBQ and Salt & Vinegar. They also have Southern Sweet Tea to quench your thirst!
Featured Menu Item: If you’re looking for a low carb snack, the pork rinds are for you. Choose from any of the four flavors they offer.
Reviews Online: Highly recommend!!! If you haven’t stopped by and tried the kettle corn and pork rinds, you’re missing out!! – CC Jones, Facebook
Frozen Sweets Truck
Description: Another one of Jacksonville’s notable heat-busters, Frozen Sweets Truck started in July of 2017. They serve Sundaes, Freak Shakes, Shaved Ice, and Italian Ice among a variety of yummy sweet treats. Other than the food truck, they also cater to events and gatherings to put smiles on everyone’s faces.
Featured Menu Item: If you want a different take on eating ice cream, the Taco Sundae is the one to try here. They use a Taco shell-like cone so you can eat it like a Taco!
Reviews Online: It’s a child’s dream come true. This truck has the best ice cream and the ice cream taco is worth every penny. The owner and staff are amazing people. Definitely check them out!! – Angela Michelle, Facebook
Funkadelic Food Truck
Description: Funkadelic Food Truck is a gourmet food truck serving a variety of fresh dishes. From their chuck blender burger, gourmet brisket, short rib, and the sushi-grade yellowfin tuna poke dish, Funkadelic truly offers a wide range of delectable meals. Other items on the menu include the Shrimp Sliders, the Super Funk Sandwich, and the Panko Fried Shrimp & Goat Cheeeezer.
Featured Menu Item: The Panko Fried Shrimp & Goat Cheeeezer is the perfect combination of flavors. It’s served as freshly sliced avocado, provolone cheese, mozzarella, applewood-smoked bacon, goat cheese, house-made datil pepper jelly, panko fried local Shrimp on a freshly Baked Potato Rosemary Bread.
Reviews Online: Where do we start?? Shrimp was perfect, goat cheese all over the place and don’t even start me on that potato salady goodness!!! – Brandi Koonce, Facebook
Funnel Cake Queen
Description: Funnel Cake Queen is the foremost funnel cake food truck roaming around the streets of Jacksonville. The owner, Daisha, proudly offers warm, luscious, crispy funnel cakes with delectable toppings bringing this carnival favorite to its customers. The royal menu includes delectable flavors such as the Caramel Apple, Chocolate Lovers, and the Strawberry Banana Bliss. By the way, they also do catering for gatherings and events.
Featured Menu Item: The Strawberry Banana Bliss is truly a royal treat! It’s a classic funnel cake with freshly sliced Bananas, Vanilla ice cream, Strawberry topping, and whipped cream.
Reviews Online: Omgggg! I just had the strawberries and banana with ice cream funnel cake it was so good. My first time trying and it will not be my last. – Tiffany Nicole, Facebook
Fusion Food Truck
Description: Established in 2013, Fusion Food Truck has been known to offer authentic Thai, Indian, as well as Mediterranean cuisine. Fusion’s menu includes the Cilantro & Lime Hummus, Fusion Wraps which have different spicy levels, and the Panang Curry, a traditional Thai dish. They also do catering services for events and parties if you’re craving for Mediterranean, Thai, or Indian food.
Featured Menu Item: Their award-winning Banana Curry is definitely the one to try here. It’s served as Sauteed Bananas, Coconut Milk, Indian and Thai Spices, Kastoori Methi, and Cilantro. Served with Basmati Rice.
Reviews Online: Best of the best. Great food and great people combine. Anything on the menu is a must try. Will go for their special food even more. I’m hunting you down. – Gus Alit, Facebook
GuanaBana Ice Pops
Description: GuanaBana is a gourmet food truck offering ice pops and ice cream sandwiches. Their special ice pops are made fresh using all-natural ingredients served with luscious fruits and other different flavors. Their ice pops are offered in two kinds, creamy and fruity. The ice cream sandwiches are the newest addition to GuanaBana’s product line also offered in two versions, the cookie and the macaroon sandwich. Their current flavors include Nutella, Keylime, Raspberry, Strawberry, Rootbeer, and Passion Fruit.
Featured Menu Item: The Very Berry will surely cool you down on a hot day, healthily! It’s a combination of blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries making this a healthy and refreshing treat.
Reviews Online: I wish I could give more than 5 stars!!!!!! We had the guava hibiscus popsicle and the vanilla macaron passion fruit ice cream sandwich. Both were delicious but I’m definitely hooked on the ice cream sandwich!!! Can’t wait to have another one!!!!! – Shannon Pitts, Facebook
Description: Hapa Lī is the premier Hawaiian Food Truck in Jacksonville. They offer home-style cooking from scratch delivering a taste of the Hawaiian islands to Florida. Opening in 2015, Sean and Steph have steered this little food truck into several recognitions which include the People’s Choice Award at the Jacksonville Food Truck Wars. The menu includes the Luau Plate, the yummy Spamiyaki burger and the Kalua Pork Sandwich.
Featured Menu Item: The Luau Plate is a must try. It’s your choice of Hawaiian BBQ Chicken or Kalua Pork, served with steamed rice, noodles, macaroni salad, Napa cabbage salad, and Pork Lumpia.
Reviews Online: I have eaten here twice now at Allstate. Delicious! And large portion, so I had leftovers. The truck is clean and bright, and the music and flavors take me right back to my trip to Maui. – Paula Earhart, Facebook
Hibiscus Hut Food Truck
Description: Hibiscus Hut Food Truck is one of the unique food trucks in the Jacksonville area. This is because they are the only food truck in Jacksonville which offers a dose of healthy coconut and hibiscus juice while also offering guilty pleasures in their menu. Speaking of guilty pleasures, their menu includes sumptuous wraps of buffalo chicken as well as classic American burgers oozing with cheese.
Featured Menu Item: The Tropical Twist is one of their signature juice with a twist. You get to choose between natural fruits like coconut, raspberry, strawberry, cherry, and pomegranate. All are naturally sweet without any artificial sweeteners.
Reviews Online: Thank you so much for the wonderful food at our Graduation party! It was a hit! – Stacy-Todd Cowen, Facebook
Hot Diggity Dawgs and More
Description: Established in 2008, Hot Diggity Dawgs is the premier hot dog cart in North Florida. The food truck is so popular, it has been featured four times on WLTV and has served more than 3,000 people from several events in the area. Hot Diggity dogs pride themselves of using only 100% All Beef Nathan’s Hot Dogs as well as locally made Sausage by Azar. Recently, they’ve added Fontanini Sweet Italian Sausage to their menu which is now the best selling Italian Sausage of all time. Their menu includes Philly’s Steak Subs with your choice of Peppers, Mushrooms, Onions, and Cheese on top of a fresh Amoroso sub roll.
Featured Menu Item: The Philly Cheese Steak Sub is not to be ignored. It’s Philly’s finest Steak, grilled peppers & onions served with white American cheese.
Reviews Online: I tried the Philly cheesesteak on the Fourth of July and it was amazing!!! The owner is very personable as well. I will definitely be a repeat customer! – Cheri Mayhugh, Facebook
Josie’s Latin Fusion
Description: Looking for an authentic Colombian and Dominican food truck in Jacksonville? Then look no further, Josie’s Latin Fusion is here to serve you up. It is Jacksonville’s first and only food truck serving Colombian and Dominican cuisine to its customers. Josie’s Latin Fusion is a family operated food truck and most of its recipes are traditionally homemade. The menu includes the Colombian Style Corn Empanadas and the Yaroa, which are Dominican Style Loaded Fries.
Featured Menu Item: The Colombian Stuffed Arepas is too yummy to pass on. Served as grilled corn cakes stuffed with mozzarella cheese and with choice of mozzarella cheese (vegetarian) ground beef shredded chicken.
Reviews Online: The flavors were phenomenal!!!!!! The #2 is my favorite! Melty cheese, juicy chicken, grilled/sauteed veggies on a buttery grilled pair of cornmeal cakes – almost like a quesadilla from heaven! Yummmmmmmazing!!!!! Go getcha some! – Sarah, Facebook
Le Petite Cheri Cupcakery
Description: Le Petite Cheri Cupcakery Jacksonville’s foremost mobile Cupcake and Dessert shop. Established in 2012, the company began on the idea that each person deserve to eat beautiful desserts and the cupcake is their way of providing them this craving. Le Petite Cheri Cupcakery pride themselves of only using 100% locally grown and organic ingredients. They presently have 13 flavors on the menu, each has its own distinct taste to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Featured Menu Item: Their Lemonade Cupcake is everyone’s favorite, but each and every flavor is unique so try and pick your craving!
Reviews Online: I am not a big cupcake person but I LOVE their cupcakes. They are so moist and flavorful. Their lemonade is delicious. I always get excited when I see the pink food truck. Seriously they are the best! – Tiffany Wink, Facebook
Monroe’s On the Go Food Truck
Description: Monroe’s On the Go Food Truck is all about good old family tradition and Southern hospitality. It started with Keith Monroe Waller’s great-grandfather curing meats in the smokehouse behind their home. 150 years on, they still serve the family traditional smoked meats in their meals. The menu includes the Smokehouse Bar-B-Q Platters, a variety of Sandwiches which will surely satisfy your palates. They also serve salads, wings, desserts, and more.
Featured Menu Item: The Monroe’s Spare Ribs is their house specialty. It’s a slowly smoked rib with their special rub.
Reviews Online: Awesome food from this truck. – Harry White, Facebook
Mother Truckin’ Pizza
Description: Mother Truckin’ Pizza is one of Jacksonville’s pizza food truck offering freshly made tasty Pizzas. The culinary team prepares fresh pizzas daily using natural ingredients and serve large slices fresh from the oven. They also offer traditional flavors such as Pepperoni, 3 meat, cheese, deluxe, and veggie. Their specialty pizzas include the Jalapeno Popper Pizza, Buffalo Chicken Ranch, Bacon Lovers, White Pizza, and the Breakfast Pizza. They also offer Toasted meatball subs, Cheezie garlic bread, and Pretzels in a variety of flavors.
Featured Menu Item: Try any of their specialty pizzas (Jalapeno Popper Pizza, Buffalo Chicken Ranch, Bacon Lovers, White Pizza, and the Breakfast Pizza) each will take you on a flavor of its own.
Reviews Online: I ordered the pizza sub, you have got to try it. I have never had a sub this good before, I give you 10 thumbs up you have got to try Mother Truckin Pizza… – Venus Mosley, Facebook
Mr. Potato Spread Inc.
Description: Established in 2014, Mr. Potato Spread Inc. is a locally owned and operated gourmet food truck. Their stuffed baked potatoes are bursting with mouth-watering filling that’ll surely satisfy your taste buds. Their menu includes the Shrimp Fajita Pot, their specialty, the Crab Pot Salad, and the Chicken Bacon Ranch Pot.
Featured Menu Item: The Crab Pot Salad is the specialty of the house. It’s a potato salad that includes Crab, Shrimp, Egg, Corn, and Garlic Butter. Served cold.
Reviews Online: I absolutely love the crab pot potato!!!! They are so delicious and satisfying! I could eat them everyday!! – Courtney White, Facebook
Description: Muzzi’s Madhouse was created by John Scaramuzzi as a way of continuing his family’s tradition of making passionate Italian cooking. Growing up in the South side of Chicago, John grew up in a large Italian family which always gathered together to eat. John wants to pass on this tradition to his customers by offering them what was served to him when he was a child. The menu includes family recipes such as Chicago-style Italian Beef with homemade chips, Italian Sausage with homemade chips, and Muzzi’s Madhouse Meatball Sub with homemade chips.
Featured Menu Item: The Chicago Style Italian Beef with homemade chips brings the authentic Chicago style food to your palate.
Reviews Online: Hands down, the food is amazing! I had the buffalo chicken wrap and fried ravioli and they’re both just amazing, not to mention the owners and staff are extremely kind!
Highly recommend this food truck! – Brittany Sullivan, Facebook
Description: Nitrogen Creamery is Jacksonville’s first liquid nitrogen Ice Cream truck. They pride themselves of creating handmade frozen delights using all-natural ingredients. The base is made of Milk, Sugar, Cream, and pure vanilla extract which is made fresh daily. The ice crystals formed during the freezing process actually makes miniature ice crystals which make it remarkably smooth. Their menu includes smooth Ice Cream in different flavors and mix-ins to choose from, as well as Milkshakes and Smoothies.
Featured Menu Item: As we always say, who doesn’t love ice cream?! But I guess, to each his own, so pick your favorite flavor and toppings!
Reviews Online: Best ice cream in Jax! We love watching our ice cream being made before our eyes, and the variety of flavors and toppings can’t be beaten. – Jacqui Grant, Facebook
On the Fly Food Truck
Description: On the Fly was established in 2011 by owners Chef Andrew and Kelly Ferenc. They primarily serve sandwiches as well as other cuisines such as quesadillas, tacos, burritos, and wedge just to name a few. On The Fly has been voted “Best Food Truck” in Folio’s Best of Jax Poll 2012 and 2012’s Jax Truckies Food Truck Champion & People’s Choice Winner. A sample of their menu includes the Overloaded Sweet Potato Planks, Sweet & Spicy Marinated Chicken Quesadilla, and the El Diablo. They typically change their offerings every week so watch out for more on their menu.
Featured Menu Item: The Cheesy Wet Burrito is a starter here. It’s a flour tortilla stuffed with marinated chicken, braised pulled pork, caramelized onions, black bean, and sweet corn salsa, smothered with On the Fly Sauce, melted cheddar jack cheese and sour cream. Served with shredded lettuce, diced tomato, and fresh avocado.
Reviews Online: I never had a disappointing time with their food, so good and yummy! I’m addicted to it… the wedge salads, shrimp tacos, all the quesadillas and tostadas they are so freaking good… the avocados are the best I ever had…
Description: Professor Panini is Jacksonville’s one and only gourmet panini food truck. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner offering traditional and contemporary American cuisine as well as sandwiches. Professor Panini prepares their food fresh daily delivering high-quality food to their customers. The menu includes the Brilliant Buffalo Chicken, Grilled Asparagus, and of course, the Grilled Cheese Panini.
Featured Menu Item: The Grilled Cheese Panini is hands down the best in their menu. It’s served with cheddar and white and yellow American bread.
Reviews Online: Their asparagus is sooooo good!!! I waited to eat my panini so it was cold when I finally decided to eat it, but even cold my sandwich still had succulent flavor!!! I can’t wait to see them again at Prominence!!! – Charrisse Booth-Smith, Facebook
Description: Opening in October of 2014, Say Cheese is the hippest grilled cheese truck roaming the streets of Jacksonville. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a variety of gourmet grilled cheese with your choice of sides and drinks. The breakfast menu includes the Say Sammie, a choice of sausage or bacon, egg, and signature cheese blend atop locally sourced bread. The lunch/dinner menu includes the Say Cheese, it’s their classic take on the grilled cheese featuring locally sourced bread, their signature gourmet cheese blend, and béchamel sauce.
Featured Menu Item: What can I say? Say Cheese that’s what! Taste their take on this classic sandwich everybody loves.
Reviews Online: I’m not a big tot/fries person, but tots came with the combo (and a water). They also were crispy and fresh. – Sabrina K., Yelp
Son of a Butcher
Description: Established in 2014, Son of a Butcher is a family owned and operated food truck serving the city of Jacksonville. Their specialties are Rib Eye steak, local Mayport Shrimp, and white meat chicken among other yummy items in their menu. They use locally sourced, fresh ingredients which keep their customers coming back for more. The menu includes Jacksonville’s best original Philly, the grilled Mayport Shrimp Po’Boy, and the Buffalo Chicken Wrap. If you’re craving for scrumptious steaks and shrimps, head over to Son of a Butcher!
Featured Menu Item: Everybody loves the Jacksonville’s Best Original Philly. It’s served as a Rib Eye Steak, Grilled Onions, and Cheese Whiz.
Reviews Online: SOB! Had an original Philly /w parm fries and the wife had steak tacos. It was the best eats I’ve had in a long time, highly recommended if you haven’t tried them yet! – Jacob Barrett, Facebook
Taste Of The Islands
Description: Are you ready to have a taste of the islands? This Jacksonville based food truck offers cuisine from the islands of the Bahamas and Jamaica. The Bahamas menu offers a mix of chicken, steak, and fish, while the Jamaican menu tempts your taste buds for more. The menu includes Jerk Chicken with rice and plantains, Curry goat over rice and peas with fried plantains, and Mojo Pork.
Featured Menu Item: Try everyone’s favorite, the Jerk Chicken with rice and plantains to experience the taste of the islands!
Reviews Online: The curried chicken took me back to eating my Jamaican friend’s mother’s cooking. SO DELICIOUS!!!! And the jerk chicken was divine – if you want jerk chicken without the burning mouth. DELICIOUSLY flavored, with just a little bit of heat. I cannot say enough how wonderful the lunch was today. Thank you!!! – Kari Beauchamp, Facebook
Description: Established in 2006, Tasty Dog is North Florida’s foremost hot dog and sausage vendor. They are known to serve fresh and hot quality food, creating unique specialty dogs, and having a clean food truck and friendly staff. They offer more than 20 gourmet specialty dogs and over 40 different toppings which they create on their own. Other than their food truck, they also do catering services around the Jacksonville area. The menu includes the Black Angus 100% Beef Frank, Chicago Style Italian Beef, and the Bratwurst.
Featured Menu Item: The All American specialty dog is a starter. It’s topped with ketchup, mustard, onions, and relish.
Reviews Online: SERIOUSLY, the best hot dogs I’ve ever had. Tried an All American Dog at one event just to try them out – and I was hooked! Then I had the chance to try some specialty ones – the Monte Cristo and Tasty Dog at the next event I saw them at. AND AGAIN, delicious hot dogs! – Kiersten Geloneck, Facebook
The Butt Hutt Smokehouse
Description: The Butt Hutt Smokehouse was created in 2011 offering amazing BBQ. Their aim is to put Florida on the map with their family smoked meats from scratch. They cook their meats slowly using low fire making sure the flavor blends with the meat. The Butt Hutt Smokehouse has received recognition from various food blog sites and was even featured on the Cooking Channel.
Featured Menu Item: The Butt Hutt Basket’s got a bit of everything. It’s beef brisket, pulled pork, spicy sausage smothered in cheese, sautéed peppers/onions a fresh egg and topped with pico de gallo.
Reviews Online: Top notch BBQ from someone who usually skips the sauce! Great crew, great food, and even better service! – Brian Rideout, Facebook
The Happy Grilled Cheese
Description: Jacksonville’s premier gourmet grilled cheese food truck, The Happy Grilled Cheese offers a full menu specializing on gourmet grilled cheeses. Owner Anthony Hashem started the food truck with the aim of providing quality, fresh food to Northeast Florida. His menu includes melts like the Turkey Melt, signatures such as Daddy of the Mac, and classics like the Caprese Melt. They also offer sides, salads, and desserts. So if you’re craving for creative cheese melts (now I’m craving), head over to The Happy Grilled Cheese roaming around the neighborhood.
Featured Menu Item: The Mac Melt is a sampler of what they offer. It’s three kinds of cheese, homemade Mac & Cheese, and grilled onion.
Reviews Online: It was the most awesome sandwich ever. Grilled cheese sandwich, classic, then thrown on some chopped steak (like in a cheesesteak). The best. Yum yum yum. Made me curse. – Harold Whinery, Facebook
The Loving Cup
Description: Opening in 2013, The Loving Cup was a spinoff of a job at a known coffee store. Owner Matt Lennon helped start the Bonefish Grill in Jacksonville Beach more than thirteen years ago and have been part of its big events. He also used to work at Starbucks where he developed his love for coffee. It was when he decided to open a coffee truck and work in a different environment, day to day, every single week. The Loving Cup specializes in Cold Brew, Whole Bean, and Wraps. They also serve espressos, Lattes, Brewed coffee, Smoothies, blended Bevvies, as well as Cappuccinos all the time. This coffee truck has earned the Jax Truckies Sweet Tooth Award Winner.
Featured Menu Item: The Nitro Cold Brew has been a staple of their menu for years now. It’s served as an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe OFT, steeped for a minimum of 20 hours and put on nitrogen for a delicious, creamy mouthfeel.
Reviews Online: We LOVE this place! Great food, great coffee & a killer staff. Obviously, the name helps too… – Michelle Leigh, Facebook
The Pink Cupcake
Description: The Pink Cupcake is a family operated business out of their love for baking. The name was in honor of the owner’s relatives who have passed away due to breast cancer. The business started at Jacksonville Landing before they bought a food truck and moved to their present location at Atlantic Beach. They offer gourmet cupcakes, cupcake “cakes”, as well as other sweet treats such as cake pops. Coming from their background, they also give back to worthy causes. Check them out to experience their tasty treats!
Featured Menu Item: Each cupcake is unique in its own way, so head to Pink Cupcakes and take a pick of your favorite cupcake!
Reviews Online: Fabulous cupcakes! The best variety of icings and toppings and the fluffiest cake ever! Melts in your mouth and always leaves you wanting more! Mmm!!! – David Thomas, Facebook
Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream
Description: Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream brings back our childhood memories of an ice cream truck coming around with a familiar tone or jingle and us grabbing spare change to catch our favorite frozen treats. Tikiz offers two of the popular frozen treats everybody loves, fresh Hawaiian Shaved Ice and Ice Cream! Brought by a trusty operator, the Ice Cream truck was designed to provide a unique experience. They put in a state-of-the-art mobile kitchen which includes a high output ice shaver which can create more than 400 shaved ice within an hour. It also has high-end Bose® speakers which play tropical steel drum music and LED lights for everyone’s entertainment. They serve Ice Cream Sandwiches and Popsicles, and for Shaved Ice they offer flavors such as Cotton Candy, Blue Raspberry, and Wild Cherry just to name a few.
Featured Menu Item: The Tiger’s Blood is a must try. It’s a combination of strawberry, piña colada, and watermelon.
Reviews Online: Love the whole concept of self-serve flavors! Such a tasty treat!! – Anna Lacey, Facebook
Up In Smoke
Description: Up In Smoke offers luscious and sensuous BBQ’s which will satisfy anyone’s appetite. From rubs and sauces, sides, and BBQ,you’re truly in for a homemade Southern BBQ experience. They pride themselves of preparing everything from scratch, so you’ll get the freshest authentic BBQ taste. Their meats include brisket, pulled pork, turkey, beef ribs, and grilled lamb chops just to name a few.
Featured Menu Item: Their Mac N’ Cheese, Brisket, Wings, and Pulled are a must try. Don’t forget to dip it into your favorite sauces.
Reviews Online: Simply said, the best BBQ in Jacksonville. To your ribs, brisket, wings, pulled pork or sausage with the hot, mild or mustard sauce. – Jim Warren, Facebook
Van D’s Dutch Delights
Description: Van D’s Dutch Delights was created by Tony van Dongen from the Netherlands. After getting married and settling down in Florida with their kids, they wanted to share with everyone what they loved to eat, Stroopwafels. These Dutch delights are waffles made from a couple of thin layers of baked through with caramel syrup stuffed in the middle. The couple went to the Netherlands to learn how to make these delectable Dutch treats. Armed with an authentic recipe and right mobile equipment, they set out to bring these sweet treats to the city of Jacksonville. Other than the Stroopwafels, they also serve milkshakes and burgers among other delicious treats.
Featured Menu Item: Stroopwafels of course! Choose your favorite dips from Nutella, S’Mores, Flutter Nutter, or Peanut Butter.
Reviews Online: Had a barnyard burger and a few stroopwafels and the food was fantastic! the burger tasted wonderful and the egg was perfect! the stroopwafels were absolutely delicious! I would definitely come back again and again! I truly had no complaints! – Carrie Bill, Facebook
What’s The Catch
Description: Established by Jacksonville natives Richard and Raley Moore-Cockerill, they opened the food truck with the aim of providing high-quality cuisine with unique gourmet flavors with reasonable prices. Following a love for the ocean, What’s The Catch, offers mouth-watering seafood tacos, shrimp baskets, and a lot more. The menu includes the Golden Fried Shrimp Basket, Seared Ahi Tuna Taco, and the Lobster Taco, just to name a few. If you want distinct tacos as well as other treats, head over to What’s The Catch to satisfy your palate.
Featured Menu Item: The Island Shrimp Taco is a nice sampler. It’s fried Shrimp on a 6-inch flour tortilla and bed of lettuce topped with pineapple mango, pico de gallo and Peruvian Sauce.
Reviews Online: Tacos and hush puppies are off the chain! Thank you for hooking us up at the Beaches Moonlight Benefit tonight. You guys rock! – Charles Allison, website review
Wrap It Up In Jax
Description: If you’re craving for tasty wraps this side of town, then Wrap It Up In Jax is here for you. Started in 2014, Wrap It Up In Jax offers fresh, hot Panini-pressed wraps and salad bowl distinctively made just for you. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner offering dishes such as the Zorba and Buffalo Bill wraps and small bites such as the Moroccan Rolls. One more unique about this food truck is that you can order your favorite dish online, to avoid waiting in line.
Featured Menu Item: The Black & Blue wrap is a must-have. It’s served as a blackened chicken, bacon, romaine lettuce, Gorgonzola cheese crumbles, tomato, and a blue cheese vinaigrette.
Reviews Online: One food truck you don’t want to miss. We had them last night at VOP and couldn’t be happier with our food. We ordered and paid online and our food was ready when we got to the truck. Hope to see you guys again soon! – Dan Middlebrooks, Facebook
Description: When hunger strikes in the neighborhood, who ‘ya gonna call?! Wurstbusters! Conceptualized on a lazy beach day in 2014, Wurstbusters is owned and operated by friends and business partners, Anette and Natalie. Growing up in Germany, they share a common passion for authentic German food. The two have 20 years of experience in event management and hospitality together, which is why they wanted to share their passion for the city of Jacksonville. Their menu includes Bratwurst with Bread Roll, Schnitzel Tacos with Side, as well as their version of Hot Dog and Fries.
Featured Menu Item: The Bratwurst with Bread Roll is a starter. It’s served as par-boiled, then grilled pork & beef sausage served in a bun. You can also put the following as add-ons: Sauerkraut, Grated Cheese, BBQ-Marinara sauce, and Caramelized Onions.
Reviews Online: Great food, great people and lots of fun. We have tried most of the menu and it is always fresh and taste great. – Jimmy Lewis, Facebook
Zoe’s shaved ice & cafe
Description: Zoe’s shaved ice & cáfe is another option if you’re looking for great shaved ice treats while offering great tasting coffee. They have a great line of shaved ice flavors which includes Blue Raspberry, Piña Colada, Blu-Colada, Strawberry, and Cotton Candy just to name a few. They also offer traditional coffee and thirst quenchers such as freshly squeezed Strawberry or Lemonade. So if you’re looking to appease your thirst or looking for cold treats to cool your day, head out to Zoe’s shaved ice & cáfe.
Featured Menu Item: Any flavor of their shaved ice is a must try. A thirst quencher which surely cools you down.
Reviews Online: Zoe’s came to our first ever Backyard Bash this past Saturday. Everyone loved his specialty flavors on a hot summer day. We look forward to having you back for our fall festival! Thank you, Ken!!! – Jill Manges, Facebook
Island Girl Seafood
Description: Island Girl Seafood brings award-winning seafood to the streets of Jacksonville. They are a gourmet mobile food vendor which serves seafood as their specialty. Island Girl Seafood is known for their grilled, blackened, coconut, and fried shrimp as well as fish, lobsters, and scallops. Typically stationed at the Riverside Arts Market, their menu includes the Fried Shrimp Platter, Coconut Shrimp, Grilled or Blackened Shrimp, and the Lobsicle.
Featured Menu Item: One of their specialties, the Coconut Shrimp is a must try. It’s served as hand-battered, fried coconut shrimp served with a side of Creole marmalade.
Reviews Online: Just had their world famous coconut shrimp! Great taste and flavor! Love the dipping sauce. – Brendan Schneck, Facebook