The Colorado Springs food truck just keeps rolling as more and more food trucks pop up around town. Whether you’re stopping in for Food Truck Tuesday at the Pioneers Museum, or grabbing a bite at a brewery, you’re sure to find your favorite fare. Want authentic tacos? Jamaican-inspired burritos? Or a slice of pie to cure your sweet tooth? You can find it on four wheels. Here are five food trucks to go find now—and often.
If you’re hoping to get your fill of authentic street tacos and Mexican food, this is your truck. Satisfy any craving with burritos, tacos, nachos and topped fries, and tortas with many meat options. The Guerra Family, owners and operators, serves only meat from Ranch Foods Direct.
What to Get: The asada fries have the perfect topping-to-french-fry ratio, and the fries stay nice and firm. Hit the truck on Taco Tuesday for the 3 for $5 taco special. We especially like carne asada or al pastor.
Where to Find: El Chapin can typically be found in the Ranch Foods Direct parking lot, 1228 E. Fillmore St., during weekdays; however this truck also makes regular evening appearances at local breweries — especially Atrevida. Check their Facebook page to find them and learn about daily specials.
High Grade Food Truck
High Grade is one of the most under-the-radar food trucks driving around the Springs. This truck serves up Jamaican food with a Southwest twist. The Caribbean-inspired fare includes unique items like the jerk chicken pork eggroll, and more traditional platters with meat, rice and beans.
What to Get: The jerk chicken burrito is one of my favorite burritos from a restaurant, rolling or not. Filled with chicken, coconut red beans and rice, jicama slaw and jerk cream sauce, it’s like Chipotle’s Jamaican cousin—but way better than you’re imagining.
Where to Find: High Grade Food Truck is a regular at Food Truck Tuesdays and makes it way to breweries around town most weekends. You’ll find a reliable schedule on Facebook.
BF Chew-Chew GastroTruck
The Chew-Chew Truck (get it? choo choo?) brings artisanal cuisine to the streets—the kind you’d expect in higher-end brick-and-mortar eateries. Food options include tacos, burgers and unique sides, with Asian-inspired twists. The menu rotates weekly, so you have to keep an eye out if you have a specific dish you’re craving.
What to Get: The Korean bulgogi steak tacos are filled with marinated bulgogi beef, ponzu slaw, green onion, cilantro, sesame seeds and topped with a Sriracha drizzle. They are some of the best Asian fusion tacos in the Springs and are regularly on the menu. The less common zucchini fries are crispy and flavorful, but you have to check the menu if that’s your order.
After a brief hiatus to get its brick and mortar location up, Pig Latin’s original food truck is finally up and running again. The Latin-forward menu ranges from pork-filled sandwiches, tacos, nachos made with fried green plantains, and traditional plates.
What to Get: The stacked arepa can feed two, but why share? The crispy corn patty is topped with mozzarella, pineapple pulled pork, sautéed spinach and Sriracha, and it’s served with sweet plantains. For a less traditional dish, order the cheesy rice balls, which are stuffed with ham and cheese. You want the larger portion — just do it.
Where to Find: Pig Latin has resumed its weekday lunch space at 112 E. Boulder St., and you can also find it around town on weekends and evenings.
Gold Star Pies
Skip the savory trucks, and eat dessert first. Heather Briggs bakes the pies with fresh, seasonal ingredients. During the summer, find items like peach cobbler or strawberry balsamic. Find truck favorites like bourbon pecan year-round, or order an entire custom pie of choice.
What to Get: The fruit pies reign supreme for us, with the blueberry lemon verbena being a summertime favorite — along with key lime. The cookie pie is a fun twist on dessert too.
Where to Find: Gold Star Pies makes regular appearances at The Bearded Lady and other community events. Visit their website for a monthly calendar.