Food trucks are appearing at more and more wedding receptions throughout Coastal Virginia, and it’s not just because it’s a trendy thing to do. Having a food truck allows guests to experience an incredibly diverse menu. And the price fits in with most any budget.
So how do you decide which food truck is right for your reception? Eat the Streets 757 is a group of food trucks in Coastal Virginia that meet certain criteria: offering quality, outstanding food, which sometimes qualifies as farm-to-truck, having excellent references and amazing customer service and being highly branded, meaning that the trucks have great curb appeal. All of the food trucks featured on their website are available for wedding receptions and can create their menus based on what the couple is looking for.
Whether you elect to have one food or several different ones to give guests a variety of meal options, food trucks bring an interactive feel to the reception, cocktail hour or even midnight snack time.
Food Trucks on Eat the Streets 757*
*This isn’t a comprehensive list of the food truck businesses in Coastal Virginia, but the trucks that meet the criteria and have joined up with Eat the Streets 757.
This mobile wood-fired pizza catering truck comes with a beautiful, Italian wood-fired oven to serve guests amazing pizzas and appetizers, complemented with fresh salads and desserts. 757-577-2721
Bring a taste of California-style fish tacos to your reception. Bro’s Fish Tacos uses all fresh ingredients and wild -aught fish for their delectable tacos. 757-635-8561.
Your guests won’t be able to get enough of this slowly smoked, barbecued meat cooked on a pit smoker with lots of flavor and plenty of love. Their mobile trailer offers brisket, chicken, coleslaw, green beans, hot sandwiches, pulled pork, smoked mac and cheese and smoked beans. 757-633-1358.
Your guests will be smitten with the fluffy, shaved ice topped with mouthwatering flavors like strawberry cheesecake, black cherry and root beer, just a few of their 24 selections. 757-410-8315.
Ideal for cooling guests off at a summertime celebration, Kona-Ice provides refreshing frozen treats from their vibrant truck, along with steel drum music to entertain. 757-478-4718.
Well, you guessed it—they serve hot dogs—along with hot sausages, Carolina-style pork barbecue, hamburgers, Philly cheese steaks and sandwiches. 757-469-1478.
Select from innovative selections like quinoa salad, blackened tuna wrap, fresh soups, cookies and brownies. 614-668-1273.
This state-of-the-art culinary machine whips up barbecue, brisket and bratwursts with variations including tacos, nachos and specialty sandwiches. 757-563-3080.
Partake in quality Greek specialties with a slight New York City twist. Some of their favorites are gyros and souvlaki, along with hot sandwiches, kebabs and pitas. 646-397-5758.
This mobile kitchen specializes in traditional food favorites with a fresh, community-based approach. Some of their offerings include burritos, soups, quinoa du jour and customizable salads, 757-295-8634.
Creating Neapolitan pizza using old-world techniques and high-quality ingredients, Pizza Bella Vista prepares food on-site with their hand-crafted mobile, wood-fired oven. They also have antipasti, cheese platters and Italian desserts. 757-478-7783.
Their tantalizing menus include everything from old-fashioned cook-out favorites to elegant plated dinners. Look for barbecue, chicken, sausages, cheese steaks, crab cakes, fish, oysters, poboys and shrimp. 757-288-1125
Indulge in an authentic taste of Puerto Rico with slow roasted pork and chicken made with traditional Latin flavors and garden fresh produce. Some of their mouthwatering options include tacos, empanadas, pastels, tostones and sweet plaintains.
They serve from-scratch creations including chili, grilled cheese, hot dogs, tacos, tortas, burritos and quesadillas. 757-608-8112.
Bring some beach-style grub and innovation to your big day with Food Dude’s fresh proteins and local produce. They offer tacones (your choice of fish with slamin’ slaw and salsa in an old bay and sage waffle cone), a variety of yummy salsas and excellent sandwiches. 757-708-0133.
Take a sip of something delightful at this mobile beverage business offering hand-crafted hot, cold or blended drinks for every season. They specialize in espresso drinks, coffees, steamers, smoothies and other frozen drinks. 757-739-6062.
Perfect for an after-dinner truck, Twisted Sisters takes pride in making people’s taste buds dance and hearts flutter with their decadent selection of cupcakes, brownies, oatmeal cream pies and whoopie pies. But they also fill the savory craving with healthy sandwiches, wraps, soups and sides. Plus, your wedding’s not complete until you’ve wowed your guests with some bacon crack.757-408-2245.
They use local farms to stock their food truck, where they offer delicious, low fat and high-quality wraps, salads and soups. 757-639-6284.
Read this article in full in the January 2015 issue of Coastal Virginia Bride.