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The 25 Most Popular Food Trucks Of 2013

With the help of our friends at Foursquare, we’ve compiled a list of the 25 most popular food trucks of 2013 according to number of check-ins and overall ratings. Nom nom.

Food trucks, food trucks everywhere.

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There are over 3 million food trucks around the United States, with the top cities for food truckage being Los Angeles, New York, Austin, Chicago, Houston, Portland, Cleveland, Washington, D.C., Boston, and Miami. (Source)

This year’s food trucks were dominated by tasty tacos, Korean-fusion foods, and, of course, good old-fashioned french fries.

So without further ado…

25. Réveille Coffee Co. — San Francisco, Calif.

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Rating: 8.7 / 10
What you should get: Soy latte, it’s soy delicious.

24. Dogzilla Hot Dog Truck — Orange County, Calif.

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Rating: 9 / 10
What you should get: Yaisoba Dog with sunny-side-up egg, it’s not yaki at all.

23. Curry Up Now — San Francisco, Calif.

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Rating: 9.2 / 10
What you should get: Chicken tikka masala burrito — tikka quick lunch break, you deserve it.

22. Uncle Gussy’s — New York, N.Y.

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Rating: 9.3 / 10
What you should get: Souvlaki over rice and Mom’s tzatziki sauce — it’s a Mediterranean dream.

21. Clover Food Truck (Vegetarian) — Boston, Mass.

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Rating: 8.9 / 10
What you should get: Rosemary fries, so classy.

20. Little Red Wagon Corn Dogs — Disneyland: Anaheim, Calif.

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Rating: 8.4 / 10
What you should get: The correct answer is hot dog… just kidding, it’s obviously the corn dog.

19. Nuchas Artisan Empanadas — New York, N.Y.

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Rating: 8.7 / 10
What you should get: Short rib empanada, ‘cuz there’s nada better empanada around.

18. The Grilled Cheese Truck — Los Angeles, Calif.

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Rating: 9.3 / 10
What you should get: The Fully Loaded, because who really wants to be half loaded? Also tater tots, because you’re not a monster.

17. Kebabalicious — Austin, Texas

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Rating: 8.9 / 10
What you should get: Falafel kebab with jalapeño hummus. BE BOLD, MAN!

16. East Side King — Austin, Texas

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Rating: 9.3 / 10
What you should get: Beet fries, you can’t fry ‘em… I mean beet ‘em. Dammit.

15. Korilla BBQ — New York, N.Y.

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Rating: 9.5 / 10
What you should get: Chosun Bowl for the vegetarians, and anything with bulgogi in it for the meat eaters. ORDER ANYTHING, it’s delicious. No pun needed.

14. Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck — Kahuku, Hawaii

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Rating: 8.8 / 10
What you should get: Garlic shrimp, shrimp scampi, spicy shrimp… this is the Bubba of food trucks. Plus it’s Hawaiian so there’s RICE.

13. The Taco Truck Store — Hoboken, N.J.

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Rating: 8.6 / 10
What you should get: Pescado taco aka fish tacos. ADD GUACAMOLE, because you MUST.

12. The Mud Truck — New York, N.Y.

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Rating: 9.3 / 10
What you should get: Mud mocha for cold days, iced chai for hot days. Just chai it, you’ll love it.

11. Taïm Mobile Falafel & Smoothie Truck— New York, NY

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Rating: 9.4 / 10
What you should get: Falafel platter and the mint lemonade, they’ll balance each other out.

10. Bon Me — Boston, Mass.

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Rating: 8.5 / 10
What you should get: Rice noodle salad with toasted sesame dressing. Wow, such health.

9. Chilantro BBQ — Austin, Texas

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Rating: 9.3 /10
What you should get: Kimchi fries and a Hawaiian bulgogi burger. Chipotle mayo and french fries might actually be everyone’s dream come true.

8. Calexico — New York, N.Y.

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Rating: 9.1 / 10
What you should get: Anything as long as you get an extra side of the chipotle (crack) sauce. DO IT… please.

7. Kogi BBQ Truck — Los Angeles, Calif.

 

Rating: 9.6 / 10
What you should get: Blackjack quesadilla. On a scale of 1 to 10, it’s a 21. See what I did there?

6. Taco Bus — Tampa, Fla.

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Rating: 9.2 / 10
What you should get: Butternut squash tostada and some horchata to wash it down. They’re the bus tacos in town.

5. King of Pops — Atlanta, Ga.

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Rating: 8.8 / 10
What you should get: Chocolate sea salt, because sea salt is so much fancier than table salt, which is basically plebeian salt.

4. The Cinnamon Snail (Vegan) — New York, N.Y.

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Rating: 9.5 / 10
What you should get: Maple mustard tempeh sandwich, it’s a mouthful but it’s worth it. Oh, and DOUGHNUTS of course.

3. Torchy’s Tacos — Austin, Texas

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Rating: 9.4 / 10
What you should get: Green chili pork and fried avocado tacos. FRIED AVOCADOS = the end of the world as we know it, because nothing this delicious can exist without causing the apocalypse.

2. Wafels & Dinges — New York, N.Y.

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Rating: 9.6 / 10
What you should get: Two words: Spekuloos Spread. Eat it for Leslie Knope.

1. The Halal Guys — New York, N.Y.

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Rating: 9.2 / 10
What you should get: Chicken and gyro over rice with as much white sauce as is humanly impossible to ingest. WHITE SAUCE IS THE RIGHT SAUCE…. sorry, it’s just really good.

Were we missing any of your favorites? What food trucks would you add to the list?

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