Let's face it, food trucks move around a lot. Which means that if you want to track one down, you have to be closely in tune with their Twitter account, their Facebook page, or their web page. If you love Houston food trucks, but don't have time to be a food truck stalker, this guide will point you to solid spots where you're almost guaranteed to find some gourmet meals on wheels.
Super laid back neighborhood ice house, with plenty of benches out front so you can spend the evening drinking away. It's also the happy home of Tacos Tierra Caliente, the preferred taco truck for many chefs and foodies.
One of the most well-endowed private universities in the nation, Rice University is a point of pride for Houston education. The beautiful campus, which borders Main Street and The Medical Center, has incredible architecture and lovely tree-lined streets. From Monday-Friday from 5:30pm-8pm, food trucks like Oh My Gogi!, Phamily Bites, The Waffle Bus, Good Dog Hotdog and Firehouse Tacos will park along Mudd Loop Road (in between the Mudd Building and Hamman Hall), offering a cheap and tasty dining options.
Located in the heart of midtown, Pub Fiction is a great place for friends to hang out for drinks, you know, pub style. Atmosphere is lively and friendly. At night, especially on weekends, food trucks will park outside to feed the hungry and inebriated.
If you want the European feel of a small wine shop, look no further than French Country Wines. Perfect for the Francophile who wants to practice his/her French, the wines are curated by the French owner, who can help you select the perfect bottle of vin rouge for any occasion. On certain days, you can even dine and wine at the same time: this is a favorite parking spot for the L'es Car Go truck.
Located in the heart of the museum district, the MFAH is Houston's premier art institution, featuring a core collection, a movie theater, a book store, and exciting rotating exhibits that have featured the likes of Van Gogh, King Tut, the Impressionist works from the Tate museum, Picasso, and much more. Recently, they introduced a Food truck program Monday-Friday, whereby patrons can purchase from the food truck across the street, then take their receipt for free admission to the museum afterwards.
Boondocks is a dive bar on Westheimer in Montrose, with a dance floor upstairs. At night, you'll often find Koagie Hots food truck serving up cheesesteaks and hot dogs.
Located in the heart of Montrose just north of Westheimer, I love that there's always a food truck out front, that there are ample plugs for my computer, free daily wifi with purchase, and of course, coffee.
Liberty Station feels like a Texan hang out place. It's chill, casual, unpretentious, and easy. With a covered patio filled with people having everything from random, raucous conversation, to couples on a date engaged in deep conversation, the atmosphere is spirited and fun, a good place to hang and drink beer with friends after a long day at work. Hungry patrons can usually rely on a rotating bevy of food trucks to feed them. A great low-key place to hang out on a not-so-hot-n-humid night!
This is THE restaurant industry after-work hangout. This means it's a place you'll find chefs, bartenders, servers and other industry folk after hours. Cocktails are excellent. I love The Repair. The new food truck rotation in the kitchen (food truck owners will go inside the kitchen and make food for you) means you can get grub AND drinks.
As the name would indicate, this is a place for drinks. Part bar, part ice-house, this ultra-laid back establishment services Montrosians, the West U crowd, the Rice crowd and the Univ St Thomas students. It's a neighborhood joint you can walk to, and a place where can often find a food truck if you're hungry.
There's no place for lunch like the City Hall Farmer's Market on Wednesday afternoons. Stop by between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to pick up fresh groceries and food items, along with food to-go from local purveyors and food trucks on site. There are more than 35 vendors to serve your needs. It's a great way to support local and get farm fresh ingredients at the same time.
Agora is Montrose to a T. Eclectic youngish crowd, rickety bohemian decor. They have free wifi and u can hang for hours w a drink.
Brand-spanking new, the gorgeous H-E-B on Dunlavy at West Alabama is a grocery store lover's paradise. One of the benefits of shopping here is the constant rotation of food trucks parked outside. On Friday evenings, several will be parked in front, offering a myriad of interesting mobile food options.
It's worth braving the unpaved parking lot, and walking through the dusty lot to enter the gates of Cottonwood. The hip bar captures the quintessential Texan spirit with its huge patio with wooden benches charmingly lit with string lights. Inside, the cool chandeliers give off this welcoming glow, highlighting the center section of craft beers on tap. On many a night, hungry patrons can also partake of food truck food, offered by various food trucks parked in front.