The quickest way to a Rochesterian’s heart is through their stomach. With local staples like Garbage Plates, white hots and Wegmans’ sushi, why bother chasing your food? But some of Rochester’s best eats are always on the move. These ten food trucks prove some food is worth tracking down.
Using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, Brick-N-Motor’s ever-changing menu will make you want to go back every day to try something new.
Craving mom’s homemade mac and cheese? Try something even better at Macarollin’. Their lobster mac is a go-to for good reason but just as delicious is their Szechuan duck mac with decadent confit duck legs, shaved Napa cabbage, carrots, Edamame and Szechuan BBQ sauce- that’s no ordinary mac and cheese!
Think of hockey when you think of our neighbor to the north? Think again. A foodie’s first association is fries heaped with cheese curds and smothered in gravy. Thank you Canada and thank you Le Petit Poutine.
Marty’s Meats is all about the protein. They serve serious sandwiches for serious hunger. And you never have to worry about the meat-to-bread ratio. While their meat takes the spotlight, they partner with the Village Bakery to perfect a roll for their sandwiches you can’t get anywhere else.
You might think Japanese sushi and Latin American flavors don’t mix, but think again. The unique combination of both cultures means trying tasty sushi rolls like the Latin Lover, Zumba, and Merengue that you won’t find anywhere else (not even at Wegmans).
Serving Southeast Asian cuisine, this food truck takes the traditional street vendor food of Vietnam and Laos and brings it to a parking lot near you. Oh, and they also have a second truck- The Bento Box Thai Fried Ice Cream.
7. Hello Arepa
Hello Arepa, goodbye hunger. Famously “made with love and stuffed with tastiness” these Venezuelan delights offer meat, vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options for even the pickiest of foodies. Don’t forget to try their loaded plantain chips with pico de gallo, sriracha mayo and avocado crème.
Think elevated Americana food. Sometimes there’s nothing better than a slider or a half dozen sliders. With options like chicken avocado, deluxe ribeye, pulled pork, and even a vegetarian bean corn fritter, you better come hungry so you can taste them all.
For the health conscious or those who just want good food period, Effortlessly Healthy serves food that’s great and great for you. They even serve a healthier version of the popular gut-busting, must-have, post-hangover Garbage Plate that will leave you feeling good without popping Tums afterward.
Grilled cheese is as simple as it gets. But Cheesed and Confused transforms this childhood classic into a gourmet sandwich. You can even try their desert melt with strawberries, chocolate and brie on a waffle.
A tip for the truly hungry (and those too lazy to track them down)- hit them all up at once. Sample these and more at the Food Truck Rodeo held once a month during Spring, Summer, and Fall at the Public Market and eat yourself into a food coma.