Local Bridal Guide: 5 Philly Food Trucks Your Wedding Guests Will Go Crazy For
Plus, the easiest way to book them.
Food trucks have been a growing trend for quite some time now, and there’s no denying that the mobile food scene here in Philly is thriving: At any time of day you can find a number of these restaurants-on-wheels parked throughout the city, serving up their famous grub to lines of loyal fans.
Since the whole food truck concept has become so popular, we weren’t surprised when it began to seep into the wedding world as well. Whether you have your favorite local truck pull up to your venue at some point during the reception (this is especially great if you have a chunk of downtime between the ceremony and the party) or you have one ready as a late-night, post-reception snack for (over-served?) guests coming off the dance floor, food trucks are a pretty fantastic accent to your Big Day.
And just in case you’re wondering exactly what kinds of food trucks Philly has to offer, and how to go about booking them for your wedding, we suggest you take a look at our latest discovery Roaming Hunger—a hub of all things street food that makes booking catering for your event super easy.
All you have to do is send the Roaming Hunger team the details and date of your wedding and they’ll compile a list of local trucks, rates and menus for you to choose from. They’ll book as many or as few trucks as you like and confirm everything before the Big Day. Sounds amazing, right?
To get you started, we picked out a few Philly trucks that have caught our eye over the years. Do you have a favorite to add to our list?
The Cow and the Curd
Where: Makes daily appearances throughout the city and New Jersey.
What: This Best of Philly winner is a fan favorite for its battered fried cheese curds—a Midwest specialty that locals have totally jumped on board with. They pair especially well with beer, and would be the perfect companion to any one of these local brews.
Distrito Taco Truck
Where: Available for private events only
What: Tacos, guacamole and other yummy Mexican street snacks are the stars of Chef Jose Garces’s mobile truck (also known as Guapos Tacos). Have this popular pick pull up to your affair and your guests definitely won’t go home hungry.
Where: Parked locally during the week.
What: If pizza is what you’re craving for your Big Day, look no further than Pitruco’s bright red truck. Their brick oven wood-fired pies are baked right in the truck, and they’ll also whip up an assortment of antipasti and meat and cheese platters to serve to your guests.
Where: 38th Street between Walnut and Sansom, University City
What: When Philadelphians want macarons (head chef Dan Tang is known for his creative flavors), they head to this brightly-colored truck in University City. For your celebration, Tang and his team can not only park the truck at your venue, but they’ll create a custom menu of desserts just for you.
Sweet Box Cupcakes
Where: Truck is available for private events only; storefront located at 339 South 13th Street, Washington Square West
What: Thanks to the storefront that Gretchen Fantini opened in 2013, you can indulge in Sweet Box Cupcakes almost any day of the week. But for your Big Day, you’ll want to recruit her darling pink and brown truck (she started as a mobile business in 2011) to pass out sweet treats to your guests.
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