The Pikes Peak Region has some new and novel food trucks rambling around the city. Below are seven hot culinary cruisers, bringing a breath of fresh air to the Springs’ summer food scene.
The streets of Colorado Springs are filled with flavor from fueled-up, mobile food options. For a primer on our local food trucks and where to find them — plus some insights from foodies, townies and food truck fans — check out our full guide here: Where to Find Food Trucks in Colorado Springs
Just be sure to always check social media updates for current schedules and last-minute changes as food truck operations can be weather dependent.
But if you’re looking for some of the hot new food trucks on the scene, dive into these new driving, dining experiences.
Bowl in the City
Still within its first year of operation, Bowl in the City is already creating a buzz around Colorado Springs as a fusion food truck featuring flavors of Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia. You can view their menu on their Facebook page, which includes chicken and vegetable gyoza, crab Rangoon, pork lumpia and beef bulgogi.
Facebook: Bowl in the City
The Chuckwagon 719
Texas-style BBQ. “As an Austin transplant, I rarely ate BBQ in Colorado — but that changed with Chuckwagon 719,” says Deanna Johnson, chef and owner of the Black Forest Bistro. “My favorites are their brisket and beef ribs. The bark, smoke ring and flavor of their brisket are the best in the Springs. Get there early, as they go fast and are worth every penny!”
“Our normal location is 6453 Omaha Boulevard in front of The Sourdough Boulangerie, Thursday through Sunday,” says Chuckwagon owner, Jared Hammond. “Our Facebook is the best way to follow and get info on our truck.”
Crazy Pig BBQ
“We are just starting out with our truck, and we’ll be setting up at the Old Colorado City Farmers Market in Bancroft Park every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,” says owner Joy MacInnes. “Our big sellers are our Crazy Man n’ Cheese, which is mac loaded with smoked brisket, topped with French fried onions and our signature BBQ sauce. Our brisket nachos are becoming a favorite, topped with smoked brisket, lime ranch sour cream, pickled jalapeños and pickled red onions.”
Doki Doki Food Truck
“I could eat Doki Doki every day,” says Kyle Hodi, a local pyrography artist. “John Koenig is a great guy and amazing chef. I’m thankful to know him and for the opportunity to support the diverse deliciousness he’s brought to the Springs. The curry fries are my favorite. My first visit John remembered my dietary preferences and brought me all his vegan options. I was blown away by the authenticity and flavor of his curry.”
Moctezuma Mexican Grill
“Every authentic taco has a unique, Aztec flavor. Their burritos? Gigantic. Their salsa is kickin,’ and their guac brings the fresh, summer vibe,” says Bailey Ann Ashida, marketing coordinator with Visit Colorado Springs and blogger @eat.drink.bay
A crafted, mouthwatering selection of traditional, authentic German dishes, including beef and chicken döner sandwiches, customizable bowls and signature sides. Döner kebabs are made of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie. Think of it as a German type of gyro.
Facebook: Pegleg’s Döners
“From boots to scoops,” this trailer of treats is female veteran-owned and operated, serving hand-scooped ice cream and sorbet in the Springs. “We will be at Thunder in the Valley car show in Fountain and Falcon Freedom Days, along with a few weekly food truck events,” says owner and U.S. Army veteran Denise Weber.
Facebook: Vintage Scoops
Be sure to always check social media updates for current schedules and last-minute changes as food truck gatherings can be weather dependent.
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