Looking for the hottest food trucks in Pensacola? Want to own your own food truck? Get the inside industry scoop here.
Food Trucks in Pensacola
While Pensacola food trucks have recently been in the news over possible regulations regarding where they possible can and can’t do business, all around the area, food trucks are thriving. Food trucks are a fun food experience where patrons can follow a truck around town as it moves each day. For the business owner, there is less overhead and more flexibility. With the beautiful weather of the Emerald Coast, it makes sense that there are numerous successful food trucks allowing patrons to walk up and get gourmet food on the go. Here are some of the top Pensacola food trucks, along with information about buying or selling a food truck in the Pensacola area.
Top Food Trucks in the Pensacola Area
Al Fresco Area
Al Fresco is an outdoor dining area featuring five airstream restaurants: Shux Oyster Bar, Gouda Stuff Gourmet Melts, Gunshot BBQ, Z Taco Fresh Mex, and the Greenhouse. While these food trucks are not exactly mobile since they stay at Al Fresco, you still get the food truck experience without having to locate the truck before you go. Shux Oyster Bar features oysters on the half shell, fried, char grilled or baked, along with stuffed burgers and specialty salads. Z Taco serves great tacos including carnitas, mahi mahi and deep fried avocado. Gouda Stuff appeals to cheese lovers with a variety of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Gunshot BBQ is known for their slow cooked ribs and other barbecued specialties. Greenhouse is delicious good-for-you fare with smoothies, juices, salads, and wraps.
Mimi’s Bistro On the Go
Mimi’s is a food truck collaboration with Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox and Chef Brian Cartenuto. It features Pensacola’s only crepes, and it moves around town frequently. This bright yellow food truck features both savory and sweet creations in crepe form, from the cheese explosion (featuring gruyere, gouda, and apple smoked mozzarella!) to the Holy Crepe! (with Nutella and banana). Their Facebook page is updated with their location so you can always find them when you have a hankering for crepes.
Carmelina’s On the Go
This food truck goes from Pace to Pensacola to Gulf Breeze, Milton and all around the area serving patrons an eclectic menu of Italian, Mexican, and comfort food. The menu is global. Sandwiches that span around the world – Spicy Italian, Meatball Subs, Chicken Pesto Wrap, and The Cuban – to carne asada tacos and soups that span the globe as well (Italian Wedding Soup, Mexican Chili, Gumbo, and Chicken Tortilla), you can get just about anything at Carmelina’s. And don’t forget the desserts! The bread pudding and napoleon cannoli are local favorites. This family owned business serves wood-smoked barbecue including baby back ribs, brisket, chicken, turkey legs and Asian inspired chicken wings. They make their own sauce and dry rub, along with their side dishes of potato salad, coleslaw, and baked beans. Their banana pudding will put your mom’s to shame. Their Facebook page will keep you up to date on specials and what’s being served each day.
Own Your Own Food Truck in Pensacola!
If you love the culture of a food truck, why not operate your own? From the flexible schedule, the carefree nature of switching up a menu and location, to the interaction with customers, it’s a great business to own. The popularity of food trucks isn’t dying down anytime soon as more TV shows and movies are centered around food trucks, keeping them in popular culture and in high demand.
If you want to buy a food truck (or if you have a truck to sell), contact the business buying experts in Pensacola, the Emerald Coast Business Brokers. Their expert advisors will help you find the perfect business to buy. Businesses for sale are prescreened to minimize risk, allowing you to have confidence as you buy a Pensacola food truck through them. They will guide you through the entire acquisition process, including transitioning you to own and operate your very own food truck. Contact one of their advisors today to confidentially start your search to find your very own Pensacola food truck for sale!