The Food Truck Guide to Columbus
November 12, 2012
The foodtruck craze has swept Columbus by storm - and we now boast a constantly growing assortment of mobile food options. We've got more taco trucks than anywhere else in the Midwest, and the variety ranges from quick and tasty to upscale and delicate. Find your perfect bite!
Many consider Los Guachos Taqueria the best taco truck in the city - and is known for its tacos al pastor (spit roasted pork). Los Potosinos, located in Olde Town East, specializes in the cuisine of San Luis de Potosi - don't miss the pollo al carbon (rotisserie chicken). Junior's is accessible to the Short North Arts District and Ohio State campus - and offers a nice variety of tacos, including lengua (tougue). Columbus Food Adventures even offers a Taco Truck Tour, where you taste food and drink from five trucks around the city.
The Coop, as its name suggests, specializes in poultry, but has won acclaim from USA Today for its yak burgers! Sweet Carrot's fried arts (artichokes) come on a bed of corn cake and salsa with a drizzle of chipotle aioli - they're to die for! Ray Ray's Hog Pit puts out what many say is the best barbeque in the city from a truck in Clintonville and Freedom a la Carte offers up an assortment of world flavors with an ethos of ending human trafficking.
Looking for something different? Ajumama serves Korean street food, including griddle cakes called hodduk and Korean-American fusion fare, like bulgogi cheesesteak. Sophie's Pierogis translates the traditional Polish dumpling into many different cuisines.
In search of somewhere to sit when you're in the mood for mobile fare? Dinin Hall in Franklinton brings in a different selection of trucks and offers a covered space to enjoy your meal - complete with cold beverages and table service. Hal & Al's, a vegan bar on Parsons Avenue, brings together an assortment of trucks the last Sunday of every month.