35+ Food Trucks You’ve Gotta Try In Omaha

Food trucks in Omaha have been growing in numbers and popularity in recent years. Many have legions of fans who follow social media feeds to find out where they’ll park next, or they venture to downtown Omaha for Food Truck Thursdays. When I first published an intro to Omaha food trucks, the count for food trucks was around 15ish. Now, Omaha has nearly twice that (probably even more flying under the radar).

UPDATE: This post was written in April 2020 and updated in July 2020 with new information.

I’ve categorized food trucks by cuisine. Most likely, whatever you’re craving, there’s a food truck for that. I didn’t include all the members of the Omaha Food Truck Association, only because it was hard to determine if a few were still operating.

Please double-check that the food truck is still in operation before going. Some operate only on a seasonal basis.

Omaha's food truck scene keeps growing! Here's a list of 35+ food trucks to seek out in the Omaha metro area, including BBQ, pizza, Thai, and Mexican. #Omaha #foodtrucks #guide #eatloca

American cuisine

The Cheese Life

Where to find them: Omaha and nearby communities

What they serve: All things cheesy. They have a variety of grilled cheeses, as well as mac & cheese, cheese curds, cheese tots and whatever else the can be dipped in cheese.

Chicago Dawg House

Where to find them: Once a storefront at Midtown Crossing, Chicago Dawg is now a mobile food truck called the Weenie Wagon. I’ve seen them at Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing.

What they serve: Chicago-style hot dogs, of course. Plus brats, sausages, Italian beef sandwiches, and fries.

Mobile Grace Food Truck

Where to find them: Omaha

What they serve: A variety of burgers (both veggie and regular), plus sides like quinoa salad and potato wedges. This is a unique food truck, since they carry the same mission as the bricks and mortar location, Table Grace: “The mission of Table Grace Ministries is to nourish hungry bodies and souls, while fostering a healthy community. This is done by offering tasty, healthy food prepared and served to anyone who walks through the door, regardless of one’s ability to pay.”

On The Hook Fish and Chips

Where to find them: Omaha and surrounding communities

What they serve: This franchise food truck serves wild-caught Alaskan cod with fries (AKA, chips).

Scooter Dogs

Where to find them: Omaha

What they serve: All-beef hot dogs, brats and sausage, though it sounds like in 2020 they’ll be unveiling a beef sandwich.

Streetside Foods

Where to find them: Omaha and surrounding communities. They often share their location on their Facebook page.

What they serve: A variety of food, ranging from cheeseburgers and subs, to chicken tenders, and wraps. The desserts are killer: Cannolis and deep-fried Oreos.

Rude Shrimp Co.

Where to find them: Waterloo, Neb.

What they serve: A lot of shrimp options inspired by the food found on the North Shore of Oahu, as well as mac & cheese, burgers, and hot dogs.

Wonton Jon’s

Where to find them: Omaha and surrounding communities. Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

What they serve: How do you define this? It’s wontons but it’s not really Asian. They serve craft, baked wontons (not fried) with pretty creative fillings.

Food trucks parked on 14th Street in Downtown Omaha.

Barbecue

402 BBQ 

Where to find them: Omaha, Council Bluffs, and surrounding areas. Look them up on Facebook for details. 402BBQ 

What they serve: Ultimate saucy comfort food. Barbecue classics include pulled pork, beef brisket, smoked turkey and smoked sausage. Sides include smoked mac and cheese and bison chili.

Big Green Q

Where to find them: Trucks and Taps, 108th and Q streets

What they serve: They describe themselves as a “A farm to table food truck running on compressed natural gas.” Expect smoked meats, barbecue sauce and amazing tots.

LeBlanc’s BBQ, Cajun & More

Where to find them: Omaha and Council Bluffs

What they serve: This is one aptly named food truck. They serve pit barbecue and Cajun food like gumbo, crawfish etoufee and fried stuff.

Sauce Bosses BBQ & More

Where to find them: Omaha and surrounding communities. 

What they serve: Wood-fired smoked meats on sandwiches and ribs. They have several meal deals, though they recommend pre-ordering them via Facebook messenger so it will be ready when you go to the food truck.

Smoke On Arrival BBQ

Where to find them: Kennard, Neb., and communities outside of Omaha (including Tekamah, Arlington and Blair). See where they’ll be on their Facebook page.

What they serve: Baby back ribs, and barbecue standards for sides like coleslaw and cowboy beans.

Tattoo Bob’s Bar-B-Q

Where to find them: Omaha. They announce upcoming locations on their Facebook page.

What they serve: Slabs of ribs, whole smoked chicken, brisket sandwiches and more barbecue fare.

Cajun

Taste of New Orleans

Where to find them: Omaha and surrounding communities

What they serve: Authentic Cajun cuisine, like jambalaya as well as plenty of fried foods like shrimp and fish.

English cuisine

The Dire Lion Grille & Chippy

Where to find them: Trucks and Taps at 108th and Q streets, as well as in surrounding communities. Check their website for the schedule.

What they serve: Tasty, tasty pub food like fish and chips. The menu is surprisingly vast, though, so you’ll also occasionally find falafel, chicken tikka masala, and kebabs.

Food truck churros in Downtown Omaha

Mexican food

La Cabanita Food Truck

Where to find them: South Omaha

What they serve: Traditional Mexican food like tacos, tortas, burritos and quesadillas.

The Churro Truck

Where to find them: Omaha events, and often they’re at Continental Cellular’s parking lot at 72nd and Farnam streets.

What they serve: Mexican street food like elotes and tamales, and naturally, churros. 

Dos De Oros

Where to find them: O’Reilly’s parking lot, 3310 S. 24th St.

What they serve: Pretty much known for their tacos, you can also order burritos and torta. The burritos, you guys, are HUGE.

For The Love Of Food Truck

Where to find them: Bellevue, Neb.

What they serve: All kinds of burritos, including breakfast burritos.

La Morenita Food Truck

Where to find them: 4420 L St. in Omaha

What they serve: Traditional Mexican food like tacos and burritos. They’re known for tacos al pastor (just see all the Facebook videos and photos of the slowing marinating meat).

Maria Bonita

Where to find them: Omaha. The brightly-colored truck is pretty recognizable at Food Truck Thursdays in downtown Omaha.

What they serve: Traditional Mexican cuisine like tacos, enchiladas and burritos.

Muchachos

Where to find them: While mostly parked somewhere in Lincoln, Neb., occasionally the food truck makes a visit to Omaha.

What they serve: Fusion Mexican, so think “tacos meets barbecue,” with a side of meaty mac & cheese.   

Tacos Villasenor

Where to find them: 305 E. Military Ave., Fremont, Neb.

What they serve: Grilled Mexican food like tacos, burritos and torts. They share tempting photos on their Facebook page.

The Three Amigas

Where to find them: Omaha. They announce their location on their Facebook page.

What they serve: Authentic Mexican dishes like tamales, tacos, and horchata.

Boy in front of the La Casa food truck in Omaha

Italian/Pizza

Anthony Piccolo’s

Where to find them: Currently available to visit Omaha neighborhoods upon request.

What they serve: This is the food truck version of the classic Omaha steakhouse, Piccolo’s. Think meatball subs, burgers and food smothered in marinara. 

Hawk’s Pizza

Where to find them: Omaha. They share their location on their Facebook page, usually.

What they serve: Pizza (“so good, your hair will stand on end”), of course, plus salads, wraps, and a few sides.

Johnny Ricco’s Brooklyn Pizza

Where to find them: Omaha and nearby communities. They have a calendar on their website, but they seem to keep social media more frequently.

What they serve: Brooklyn-style pizza, by the slice or whole pies, plus a few other Italian specialties. Pizza toppings are seasonal, though they do carry some standards. And don’t forget dessert: They serve cannoli and fudge. 

La Casa Pizzaria Food Truck

Where to find them: Omaha. I’ve seen them at Omaha events like Taste of Omaha.

What they serve: La Casa is one of my favorite pizzerias in Omaha, serving up this unusual thin-crust rectangular type of pizza that is just divine. It’s served by-the-slice. Menu also includes sandwiches and a few other specialties.

The restaurant location for La Casa will always be dear to my heart, and it’s ranked among the 33 must-try restaurants in Omaha.

Pasta-tively Delicious Food Truck

Where to find them: Omaha and nearby communities

What they serve: Pasta and sliders with a variety of homemade sauces.

Pomodoro Fresh Italian Food Truck

Where to find them: Council Bluffs, Iowa. They’ll announce their location on their Facebook page.

What they serve: Pasta, subs, spicy Italian sausage, and sandwiches. They also offer a couple family meal deals that serve four. 

Prairie Fire Pizza

Where to find them: Omaha, look for them at the downtown Omaha Farmers Market on Saturdays (seasonally). They’re also a regular at Shakespeare on the Green (though the 2020 season has been canceled). 

What they serve: Eight-inch wood-fired pizzas. They’ll serve breakfast pizzas when they’re at the farmers market.

Sweet stuff and coffee

AG&G Concessions

Where to find them: Bellevue, Neb. They’re seasonal so no locations have been announced on their Facebook page.

What they serve: Funnel cakes and other sweet treats you’d typically find at a concession stand at a fair.

Captain Blintz

Where to find them: This Lincoln-based food truck makes appearances in the Omaha metro from time to time. Follow their Facebook page for updates.

What they serve: Sweet and savory crepes, including their popular Monte Cristo.

Java Daddies

Where to find them: They have a bricks and mortar location in the Old Market, but you can find the truck out in about in Omaha and nearby communities. They announce locations on their Facebook page.

What they serve: Gourmet coffee and breakfast pastries.

Maui Wowi 

Where to find them: Omaha

What they serve: This franchise food truck serves two things: Smoothies and coffee.

New Orleans Sneaux

Where to find them: Omaha

What they serve: Snowballs, which are fancy and fluffy snowcones made with shaved ice and topped with exotic or classic flavors. When the weather’s cold, they have hot chocolate.

The Smoothie Truck

Where to find them: 84 Hogan Drive, Papillion, Neb.

What they serve: The biggest list on their menu is, not surprisingly, smoothies. They also serve açaí bowls and a variety of avocado toast. Their menu lists quite a bit of organic ingredients.

Snow Daze

Where to find them: The park is usually parked at the Supermercado and Thrift World parking lot at 2900 Leavenworth St.

What they serve: Snow cones with a 36 different flavors.

Thai food

Sweet Rice Thai Food

Where to find them: Springfield, Neb., and Omaha

What they serve: I think this was Sweet Lime Food Truck back in the day. Now, that bright lime-green truck is Sweet Rice Thai Food. They sell fried rice, pad Thai, and a variety of other Thai deliciousness. They have a brick and mortar location in Springfield, but occasionally, the food truck is out and about.

Venezuelan

El Arepon Venzuela Food Truck

Where to find them: ALDI parking lot at 885 S. 72nd St.

What they serve: Made-to-order Venezuelan food like arepas, empanadas and quesillo.

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