Food trucks in Charleston, S.C.

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Photo by @dashichs

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With an estimated 50 food trucks in Charleston (not including the ones that just surfaced as you read this) and the opening of Container Bar, it’s clear the industry of mobile cuisine shows no sign of pumping the brakes.

We asked you your fave food trucks and, man did y’all deliver. We’ve compiled a list of Charleston food trucks that are a total #MustDo.

Pro tip: Click here for a map of when + where to find all of the food trucks near you.

Scram

Giving a whole new meaning to “breakfast on the go.” This truck serves up Storey Farm eggs in the form of breakfast sandwiches on “soft milk buns.”
📸: @scramchs
Where to find them:
Operating Thurs.-Sun. from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Follow on Instagram for their weekly schedule.
Reader recommendation:
Danish of the day.

Rebel Taqueria

Tacos, quesadillas, nachos, + more.
📸: @rebeltaqueria
Where to find them: Food truck schedule shared weekly on their Instagram page. Plus, you can find them inside Workshop Charleston seven days a week.

Krystyna’s Authentic Polish Food

Krystyna’s is one of the only spots in Charleston serving authentic Polish food.
📸: @krystynaspolishfood
Where to find them:
Schedule can be found over on their Facebook, Instagram, + website.
Reader recommendation: Potato & cheese pierogies.

My Big Fat Greek Trailer

Operated by one Greek + one American, this duo claims to be the only source of “100% authentic Greek food service” in the Charleston area.
📸: @mybfgtrailer
Where to find them: Schedule shared weekly on their Facebook page.

Damiano’s Wood Fired Pizza

For a wood-fired pizza on the go, check out Damiano’s. This truck is a completely mobile pizzeria – a whole wood-fired oven is contained within their trailer. Watch as your pizza is made through one of their side windows.
📸: @damianoswoodfiredpizza
Where to find them: Schedule shared daily on their Facebook page.

Sap-Lai

A mobile pop up with Asian fare like dumplings, wings, noodles, fried rice, + more.
📸: @saplai
Where to find them: See where they’re popping up next over on their Facebook events page.

Streetbird

Brought to you by the same guys behind Semilla, Street Bird serves up a unique take on the fried chicken sandwich – plus, it’s gluten-free.
📸: @streetbirdwestside
Where to find them:
Pop-up locations shared daily over on their Facebook page.

Roti Rolls

A fusion of Asian, Indian, Caribbean, + Southern cuisine, combined + wrapped up in Roti Paratha – a kind of Indian-influenced flatbread.
📸: @rotirollschs
Where to find them: View their full calendar here.
Reader recommendation:
Thurman Murman + Mother Clucker.

Bottleneck Coffee Truck

For some, caffeine consumption is about as sacred of a ritual one can partake in-- something these pros understand. All of their cold-brewed selections are made from beans sourced from small farms and roasted locally.
📸: @bottleneckcoffee
Where to find them: Schedule shared daily on their Instagram page.

First Name Basis

Us and pizza? Definitely on a first name basis. Sink your teeth into wood-fired creations with intriguing toppings like mint and peas.
📸: @firstnamebasisco
Where to find them: Pop-up information shared on their Instagram page.

Dashi

With plenty of spice, flavor, and cilantro, this Asian-Latin collab always pleases those with a penchant for international fare. Warm-up with steamed buns or the sriracha-hollandaise fried rice.
📸: @dashichs
Where to find them: Dashi’s food truck schedule is typically posted on their Facebook page, however, it hasn’t been out much recently – due to the grand opening of their new brick-and-mortar restaurant at 1262 Remount Rd. in North Charleston (be sure to check them out there).
Reader recommendation: Pad thai.

Holy City Waffles

As Leslie Knope once said, “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work.” Be like Leslie + check out this food truck for fresh, made-to-order dessert waffles on a stick.
📸: @holycitywaffles
Where to find them: Sadly, Holy City Waffles is now operating out of Charlotte full time – but follow their Instagram page to find announcements on occasional pop-ups at local festivals or other larger events.

Braised in the South

“Where Southern-inspired food meets Southern hospitality.” Braised in the South even won Season 8 of the Food Network show “The Great Food Truck Race.
📸: @braisedinthesouth
Where to find them: Schedule shared weekly on their Facebook + Instagram pages.
Reader recommendation: BBQ Chicken Totchos.

Lola’s Lumpia

Filipino fare like lumpia, adobo, + pancit, plus some Filipino street food, too. Find this truck popping up all across Charleston + surrounding areas.
📸: @lolaslumpiafoodtruck
Where to find them: Schedule shared weekly on their Facebook page.

Hook’d on Smoke

For Texas BBQ, look no further than Hook’d on Smoke – a food truck serving up “Texas-smoked meats” with a selection of sides.
📸: @hookdonsmoke
Where to find them: Schedule shared on their Facebook events page.
Reader recommendation: Smoked ribs.

Brava Bowls Acai

All jokes acai-d, there’s nothing more refreshing than a lunchtime acai bowl. Find those along with smoothies + cold brew coffee in this food truck.
📸: @bravabowlsacai
Where to find them: Schedule shared weekly on their Facebook page + website.
Reader recommendation: Gnome’s Acai Bowl.
Other reader recommended food trucks to check out: Short Grain, Kay’s Southern Food, Life Raft Treats, Chicken Fats, Pubfare, Circes Grotto, Mamasitas Margaritas, Root Note, Johnny Poppers, Mac Daddy, Greekin’ Out, The Misfit Chef, Notes Curbside Coffees, Dough Boyz, Auto Banh, Page’s Okra Grill

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