From block parties and birthdays to fall fairs—or even for a fun weeknight supper after the last pair of cleats come off in the backseat—food trucks are a fun way to feed your crowd. Whatever soiree you’ve got up your sleeve, read on for our favorite Atlanta food trucks that pack maximum flavor and fun.
The Deep South Biscuit Co.
If you're from the south, then you know good biscuits from bad. Trust us, these are good. Buttery, flaky, crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, you can order these straight OG or as gourmet as you'd like.
Don't Miss: While some people prefer The Ricky Bobby, we think everyone should try The Deep South In Your Mouth—a hand battered, buttermilk soaked, fried chicken breast with smoked bourbon-bacon "jam," house made pimento cheese, fried green tomato & house aioli (on a biscuit, natch).
The Details: The Deep South Biscuit Co. can be found at most of the local food truck line-ups and festivals, including the Alpharetta Food Truck Alley and the Grant Park Food-o-Rama. You can rent The Deep South Biscuit Co. with a guaranteed minimum of $1250 for two hours of catering, plus any applicable travel fees.
The Mobile Marlay
This traditional (and not-so-traditional) fish and chips purveyor is a mobile unit of Decatur's Marlay House, an authentic Irish owner-operated Dublin-style pub.
Don't Miss: Parents, give the Lobster Tacos a try (6oz Maine lobster tail split on flour tortilla over spring mix and coleslaw. Topped with chipotle aioli sauce. Boom.), but don't worry—there's a Dog-n-Chips option for kiddie eaters, too.
The Details: Find The Mobile Marlay in Midtown and Downtown—usually around Colony Square and Regions Plaza—during the week. To hire, contact email@example.com for pricing.
S & J's Wood Fired Pizza
Pizza for a party might sound like old hat, but what if that pizza came to your get-together in a mobile, 3500lb Italian-made pizza oven on a trailer? We’re talking about delish New York style pizza, wood fired and made-to-order. Best of all, S & J’s uses only ingredients from local farms and their own garden. But, if you want to think out of the (pizza) box, you can opt for choices like charcuterie, wood-fire seared shrimp, stuffed mushrooms, bruschetta or pasta. Additionally, S&J's will help setting-up the service area, passing appetizers, cleaning tables and removing trash.
Don't Miss: Want to try S&J's at home, before hiring them for your party? Check out their Pizza Dinner Kit through Garnish & Gather, a local Atlanta food delivery service.
The Details: Private Pizza Staff and Mobile Wood-fired Oven rentals start at $14.25 per person. Weekday minimum $650, with a weekend minimum of $750.
This rock n’ roll-inspired food truck serves gourmet burgers with an international influence. Much like good music is inspired by lots of different styles, so too are good burgers.
Don't Miss: While you can't go wrong with the burgers (designed by a classically trained chef), you can mess up your Mixd Up experience if you walk away without trying the funnel cake fries dipped in melted chocolate. Don't mess this up. Worth. Every. Calorie.
The Details: Find Mixd Up all over town, but they're regularly at the Smyrna Food Truck Roundup on Mondays, and at the best in-town festivals on the weekends. To hire, you can choose to either run a tab and let your attendees order what they want off the full truck menu (they'll keep a running tab and you pay at the end), ory you can set a cap for your budget needs. Set price events start at $14 a person, which includes 1 meal and 1 drink per person. There is a seasonal minimum from early spring to late fall of $800 for lunch to $1,000 for dinner based on a 3-hour window. Travel fees may also apply.
Buena Gente Cuban Bakery
Buena gente means "good people," and in addition to the good people serving up your food, you’ll find warm, freshly baked pastelitos filled with homemade guava preserves, empanadas, croquetas, and Cuban sandwiches, among other things, in this food truck.
Don't Miss: You have to try the cuban, obvi—the bread is light, flaky, a little sweet and also a little salty.
The Details: Find Buena Gente at Colony Square on the regular, or hire them yourself. There is a minimum of 75 guests, and a food minimum will apply. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a custom food truck rental quote.
This craft food truck serves conscious cocktails and veganish organic fusion out of a converted FBI surveillance truck. Their vegetarian burger actually, in fact, does taste like meat, and if you're feeling adventurous, you could dive into some BBQ jackfruit on a Hawaiian roll.
Don't Miss: While the food is fab, you won't forgive yourself if you don't try a blackberry lemonade, served iced.
The Details: Find Sunshine Alchemy frequently at 12th & Midtown, and at Regions Plaza on Peachtree (as well as at all the hot food truck spots around Atlanta). To rent during the summer, there is an $850 sale minimum on weekdays, and a $1000 sale minimum on weekends. Winter pricing varies. Contact email@example.com for custom event quotes.
The Fry Guy
We’ve yet to meet a kiddo who does not adore French fries. Serving up perfectly seasoned, hand-cut fries, you can jazz them up with garlic aioli, honey sriracha mayo, or red curry ketchup. Or, you can make it more of a meal by adding brown bag catering options like their delish chicken salad or veggie sandwiches.
Don't Miss: Truffle fries. They'll change your life.
The Details: Sale minimums vary by season and day of the week to rent Fry Guy. Call to set up your own custom Fry Guy experience, or inquire here.
Freckled & Blue
Freckled & Blue got their start as a catering company and just kept growing. Now their fresh, home-style food is available for lunch 4 days a week at their Smyrna location and you can scoop up their famous FAB Pimento Cheese at many Farmers Markets around Atlanta, and of course, their food truck!
Don't Miss: Think BBQ chicken, 4- cheese macaroni, pigs in a blanket, and banana pudding sound like the Southern favorites your crowd is craving? They are. You can't go wrong on this menu.
The Details: There is a $900-$1500 minimum to hire the food truck, but Freckled & Blue can also cater your event without the truck, with options for pickup or delivery.
Good Food Truck
Famous for “The Poodle”—a hot dog on a French toast bun, apple maple slaw, topped with mustard and maple syrup—Good Food Truck lives up to its name! The littles will love when this bright red truck shows up to the event. But, now that they have expanded, you can choose from a whole fleet of vehicles to suit your catering needs: a truck, a trike, or a beautifully hand-painted Indonesian soup cart!
Don't Miss: The food is legit, but you have to try a snow. Whether you're sticking to watermelon shaved snow or want to venture into the exotic (we love the Ho Chi Minh, with coconut ginger syrup and tapioca pearls), these things are the bomb. -
The Details: There is a $750 minimum purchase required for the Truck, and a $500 minimum purchase for the Trike. Prices per person will vary, but you should plan on about a $10-15 price per head, based on the regular menu.
And, for even more ideas and info on hiring a food truck, check out Roaming Hunger, a sort of yellow pages for meals on wheels.
—Shelley Massey & Candice Rose