By Kevin Hebert
Baton Rouge has become something of a mecca for the humble food truck. Cruising the streets in search of hungry customers in the late nights and early mornings, these food trucks are always ready with a coffee, taco, or burger whenever the mood strikes. Because Baton Rouge has seen this phenomenon explode recently, we’ve put together a list of where you can find some of your favorites.
One of Community Coffee’s newest additions is their Streetside Café mobile truck. This
new service offers most of CC’s menu, including both hot and iced coffees, iced teas, muffins, scones, cookies, coffee cake, and bagels. The Streetside Café mobile truck can be reserved for events and also runs on a regular schedule. Information for both can be found a ccscoffee.com/streetside.
Cupcake Allie is locally owned and located off of Perkins Road. Allison Offner, the
founder and owner, has recently decided to take her business to the streets. Cupcake Allie’s food truck offers catering services for any special occasions with discounts for larger orders. Typically, the food truck supplies two flavors of cupcakes with an assortment of toppings, but special orders can be made. Reservations can be made at cupcakeallie.com/food-truck-rental.html.
Frybaby is an LSU based-food truck, founded by two business majors at the university,
Morgan Daigle and Victoria Waguespack. The menu consists of waffle fries topped with all your favorite additions, plus a dessert option. On most nights, the food truck is located inside off of Nicholson inside of Tigerland. It can also be found on campus in various locations during game days.
Ninja Snowballs was one of the first in the recent development of Baton Rouge’s food
truck scene. Their business is a combination of fifty different flavors and New Orleans-style
snowballs. New and improved, their cart now includes music, rope lighting, and a
flat-screen TV menu. Ninja Snowballs has served schools, churches, businesses, movie sets, and many local community events. Contrary to every other snowball stand in Baton Rouge, this truck runs year-round. Reservations can be made at ninjasnowballs.com
Earl’s Express Deli
Earl’s Express Deli is how you get your late night BBQ fix. It’s most known for its Rib Plate, which comes with BBQ ribs smothered in sauce, baked beans and macaroni and cheese. Monday through Friday – and we’ve heard on weekends – you can find this bright read truck in the Downtown/Spanishtown area slinging it’s delicious BBQ.
Taco Churros was one of the first food trucks on LSU’s campus. The menu is a
combination of Mexican and Tex-Mex, and dishes include tacos, burritos, bowls, salads, and
chips and salsa, along with a few breakfast options. On Monday through Friday, the truck can be found in the parking lot of the old Copy and Mail Center on South Stadium drive. Their hours are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oh, and the accept PAW points!
SneauxChicken is another LSU-based food truck, which can be found in Tigerland on
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Its main dishes are fried foods, such as chicken strips,
french fries, and boudin balls. Alongside Frybaby, this truck offers affordable food with the
convenience of being outside the bars. The truck’s window opens at 11 p.m., and it can be found outside of The House in Tigerland. SneauxChicken offers also occasionally caters school events.
The Rolling Pin
The Kolache Kitchen, whose first location was at Nicholson Drive and East Boyd, has
recently opened a second store off Jefferson Highway. Aside from the second location, the
Kolache Kitchen has also decided to go mobile with its new food truck—The Rolling Pin. This
truck offers the full menu, which includes empanadas, rancheros, and kolaches. Currently, The Rolling Pin can be reserved for events. Currently, they are working on determining a set schedule for the truck to run on. Information will be provided when available at http://kolachekitchenbr.com.
Freshjunkie is probably the healthiest option in regards to Baton Rouge’s food trucks.
The menu is an assortment of salads, which can be served either in a bowl or as a wrap. There are two locations it alternates between, Town Square and the Main Street Market, both of which are downtown. It’s open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
With a plethora of options available, you won’t have to look far to satisfy your hankering for tasty food anywhere at anytime.