In honor of #NationalFoodTruckDay, we wanted to profile some of the best food trucks near Norfolk!
See our full list below:
If you’ve been around the Norfolk food truck scene, by now you’ve probably come across the famed Vang’s sushi truck. A local favorite and a 2021 Coastal Virginia Magazine Gold Winner for Best Sushi and Best Food Truck-Southside, Vang’s serves up some of the freshest rolls and vibrant cuisine in the 757. They will be unveiling their newest concept: Talk to me Rice soon that will offer fried rice bowls. They keep it simple and delicious. It’s all in their motto: Roll Forever!
Sour Street Pizza
What goes better with beer than pizza? Practically nothing. I was fortunate to catch Sour Street at COVA on a cold Tuesday spring night during COVA’s weekly trivia night. Me and my girl gang ordered nearly one of everything. The variety is good; from classics like margarita and pepperoni to artisan pies such as arugula and prosciutto. Where are my ranch lovers at? Let it be known their ranch is *chef’s kiss*. I’ll leave you with four words: wood fired sourdough pizza.
Bringing the tastes of home land, chef and owner Matthias has created the comforts of his beloved Germany into one of the area’s top trucks. Specializing in German cuisine, Deutscher Imbiss offers an impressive array of classic German dishes and some modern twists such as Bratwurst, Schnitzel bits, German potato salad, and the pretzel. German food with a Swedish spin? Matthias’ wife hails from Sweden and this combination can be found in their delectable selection.
On a cold fall afternoon at Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing in Virginia Beach, my heart raced when I saw Pittsburgh’s Best Food Truck. As a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and an honorary Jagoff, I was thrilled to get a taste of my second home. I had the pierogis and the fried zucchini strips. The menu was familiar, comforting, and paired perfectly with the selection of beers at the brewery. My stomach smiled nearly as big as an Eat ‘N Park Smiley Cookie. If you don’t get the reference, you must be from Philly.
A Bite of Maine
Green cider, lobster rolls, whoopie pies, and St. Patrick’s Day during COVID: that was my first time trying A Bite of Maine. Along with two of my closest friends, who are native New Englander’s, we ventured across the HRBT to Sly Clyde’s for their annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Being from the Mid-Atlantic, I have always loved crab and lobster seemed so complex and entirely too fancy. The lobster roll from A Bite of Maine quickly had me singing a different toon. If you can’t catch the food truck, they have a small brick and mortar located off Lynnhaven Drive. Remember to save room for a whoopie pie!!
Taste of Brazil
Forget Texas de Brazil, try an empanada or plantains from this hidden gem. Taste of Brazil offers fresh ingredients and a menu that could kill. Recently, they opened up shop (in addition to their mobile truck) on Central Dr off of London Bridge next to the Amazon facility. This is right across the street from my work and my coworkers can’t get enough. The empanadas are juicy and the burrito bowls allow you customize your toppings. Whether savory or sweet this is a must try!
Summer weather brings many things to the 757: beach days, hot days, and farmers markets. A few Saturdays ago, my husband and I were visiting the East Beach farmers market to get produce, eggs, and farm fresh meats. As we wandered around there was a line forming, weaving in and out of the lines for the other vendors. As we walked, we saw it was coming from the Klassic Doughnuts food truck. Established in 2018, this somewhat of a cult favorite in the 757 has been slinging up fresh doughnuts where they specialize in yeast doughnuts that are hand shaped and hand dipped. Pro Tip: They go great with a hot cup of Joe from many of Norfolk’s coffee shops.