Here’s how to find food trucks and what to eat in Las Vegas Valley

For many Las Vegans, there’s never been a better time to visit a food truck. As traditional restaurants struggle with changing rules on occupancy, party size and reservations, the valley’s hundreds of mobile eateries offer diverse cuisine in a drive-up setting that limits face-to-face interactions and eliminates the need to spend time indoors. Moreover, the variety of dishes being served out of truck windows is more expansive than ever.

So what’s good?

The Review-Journal recently spoke to four local food truck operators about the challenges they are facing in 2020 and how they’re responding. We also asked them for details on finding their trucks and for some recommendations on others that are worth a visit.

YourPanadas

Follow chef Jonathan Batista’s YourPanadas truck at @yourpanadas and facebook.com/yourpanadas. Batista also uses the truck to showcase the cooking of his partners in the Ghost Unit Kitchen collective, including Chef Jordon Dunewood’s creole concept, Chef JD’s Taste Kitchen. Follow Ghost Unit at @ghostunitkitchen and facebook.com/ghostunitkitchen, and on its website, ghostunitkitchen.com. Follow Dunewood at @chefjdstastekitchen and streetfoodfinder.com/ChefJDsTasteKitchen.

Signora Pizza

Follow Floriana Pastore’s Neapolitan street food truck at facebook.com/SignoraPizzaTruck and @signorapizza. The website, signorapizza.com, is expected to launch before the end of the year.

Cravin’ Creole

Those who want to try Will Staten’s Louisiana cuisine can check out the “calendar of events” section at cravincreole.com/calendar.

The Cake Wagon

Trish Nuckles’ truck operates primarily as a private, event-based concept, but she says patrons can also “find us in small food truck gatherings around the valley from time to time.” Custom orders can be made at thecakewagon.com. Follow @thecakewagonlv, facebook.com/thecakewagon.

Chefs’ picks

Trish Nuckles

AlphaDawg: “AlphaDawg is known for their amazing hot dogs, but my favorite (dish) is their killer cheesesteaks and fries!” @alphadawg_lv

Poppy’s Quesadilla: “Veterans in the food truck game, and if you’re lucky to spot them out, they’ve got a variety of delicious and creative options. My favorite is the pulled pork quesadilla — and street tacos when they’ve got them.” @poppysquesadillas, poppysfoodtrucks.com

Jonathan Batista

The Cake Wagon: “Chef Trish Nuckles is an amazing pastry chef who launched a unique dessert truck that makes customizable sweets on the spot with a creative twist on the classics and attention to detail. @thecakewagonlv, facebook.com/thecakewagon, thecakewagon.com

El Tamalucas: “Saul is putting out great food, the business is family owned and operated, but most importantly they built a following the right way and (are) becoming well-known around town.” facebook.com/ElTamalucas, @eltamalucas

Floriana Pastore

Chopperz Roadside Grill: “Chopperz is a family business. Chef Steve Bacchetta worked as a chef in several casinos and last year decided to move to a food truck business. His grilled gourmet sandwiches are yummy.” facebook.com/ChopperzRoadsideGrill, @Chopperzroadsidegrill and chopperzroadsidegrill.shopsettings.com

Raging Tacos: “Raging Tacos is owned by two friends with a passion for food who started this adventure last year. They are already popular (thanks to) fresh, good ingredients.” facebook.com/RagingTacosLV, @ragingtacoslv, ragingtacoslv.com

Will Staten

Tastee Temptations: “They serve carnival/fair-type desserts. From shakes to funnel cakes, they’re something unique.” facebook.com/tasteetemptationssd, @tasteetemptations, tastee-temptations.com

Maize Street: “The operators bring Cuban and South American/Latin flair to the valley, which is different than just regular street tacos. You can never go wrong with a great Cuban sandwich!” @maize.st, maizest.square.site

News Food

More News

Famous Food Faire
Famous Food Faire

Television celebrity chefs have been padding their culinary resumes with Las Vegas eateries for more than a decade, but several still manage to attract long, long lines of hungry Vegas visitors, and they show no signs of abating.

From Family Friendly to Adults Only
From Family Friendly to Adults Only

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority works copiously to ensure that ...

Vegas Has Live Sports
Vegas Has Live Sports

Sporting events continue to be a great opportunity to diversify Las Vegas’ city...

Recent News

Avenue Dental Plan helping patients and changing the industry
Avenue Dental Plan helping patients and changing the industry

Avenue Dental in Las Vegas is bypassing the conventional dental-insurance industry and returning key dental decisions to patients and their dentists.

By Avenue Dental Plan
All of Vegas Loves of All Motown
All of Vegas Loves of All Motown

All Motown, the new live Las Vegas production show, inside the Athena Showroom at the Alexis Park Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, has proven to be a huge success since its premier in March of this year.

By All Motown
Dapper uniforms delight with Atlas Plumbing
Dapper uniforms delight with Atlas Plumbing

There is no other plumbing company in Las Vegas as memorable as Atlas Plumbing. The technicians at Atlas are instantly recognizable in their dapper uniforms, wearing vintage caps, suspenders, and impeccably tied bow ties.

By Atlas Plumbing
Small business offers fusion of Chiropractic and Yoga to reduce pain and improve function
Small business offers fusion of Chiropractic and Yoga to reduce pain and improve function

What started as a simple chiropractic endeavor, turned out to be a small business success story.

By 20/20 ChiroYoga

Must Read Articles

Big wagers lead to big payouts at 2 Henderson casinos
Big wagers lead to big payouts at 2 Henderson casinos

Go big or go home, the saying goes. For two video poker players Monday in Henderson, they went home happy.

Atlas Group changing the property management game
Atlas Group changing the property management game

Atlas Group, LC, which won 2020’s Bronze for Best Property Management Company, is changing the way property management groups are thought of in the Las Vegas area one satisfied customer at a time.

Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorneys have more than $500 million in settlements
Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorneys have more than $500 million in settlements

No one goes out of their way to intentionally add insult to injury, but in many “accidents,” that’s exactly what happens. The law firm of Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorneys is working tirelessly to prevent such insult.

By Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorneys
South African firm investing $490M in Nevada lithium mine
South African firm investing $490M in Nevada lithium mine
in News

A South African mining firm is pumping $490 million into a lithium mine project in rural Nevada, giving the venture a big financial boost as demand for electric vehicles and other lithium uses grows.