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In Eat, May 2021, Uncategorized by Raleigh Magazine1 Comment

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Raleigh-area food trucks we’re loving right now

Raleigh’s food truck scene is, quite literally, on a roll. On almost every other corner of town—plus at pop-up events, breweries, festivals, markets and more—you can find hunger-inducing smells of everything from pizza and tacos to meatballs and grilled cheeses (and even meatball grilled cheeses!) wafting from these brightly colored trucks just begging you to stop by for a bite. Here are four local food trucks that we just can’t get enough of right now.

Arepa Culture

There’s no such thing as too many arepas, so even though Arepa Culture’s first brick-and-mortar recently opened at Pleasant Valley Promenade, its food trucks are still rollin’ about town for your arepa fix (er, convenience). Filled with everything from BBQ pork loin and shredded beef to chicken salad and Norwegian smoked salmon, the authentic scratch-made Venezuelan-style arepas are just too damn irresistible to miss.  

Barone Meatball Company

Great balls of meat! Barone’s meatballs (of Food Truck Nation fame and more) are next-level—maybe even better than your sweet Italian grandmother’s (don’t tell her we said that!). Bearing the owner’s mom’s family name, the truck serves up  signature all-beef Italian marinara-topped meatballs (from her family recipe), plus bacon cheeseburger meatballs, Buffalo chicken meatballs, even vegetarian meatballs—in a sandwich, as a grilled cheese or even over pasta. Buon appetito!


So•Yuh proves that living a gluten-free lifestyle is just as delicious—if not more—than a gluten-rich one. When Korean bulgogi steak bowls, pulled chicken tacos (on corn tortillas, of course) and loaded bulgogi french fries are in the picture, who needs gluten anyway?! So, yeah, you gotta try it.

The Spinning Plate

Rollin’ out in early April, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s new food truck churns out nutrient-dense dishes using fresh fruits and vegetables from the Food Shuttle Farm, while also providing training opportunities for students in the food shuttle’s Culinary Apprenticeship Program. So, no matter how you spin it, the truck is sure to be good for everyone in the community.

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