In our first post of this three-part series, we gave an introduction to four of the highest reviewed Food Trucks in Raleigh. As we move along in this and our follow-up third installment, we will look at three trucks in each of the final two posts, entering the “Top Five” in this second piece, before counting down the first, second, and third choices in our final article. As many of you are aware, many of these and the other countless incredible food truck options in the Triangle area you can visit right in your own neighborhood at Knightdale Station, either on their twice weekly stops at the park or at some of the great special events that are held on site also.
Numbers 6-4: How Did They Make the List of the Top Food Trucks in Raleigh?
First, to refresh those who read the first post with our numbers 10-7 Food Truck in Raleigh. Or in case you did not see that article, we will explain how we made our rankings. Actually, it quite simple and what we feel is the most fair way to judge. That method would be by simply using the feedback and opinion of you, the actual customers. We looked at the most current reviews and scores left at yelp.com and including any Food Truck in Raleigh that has received at least 25 reviews, came up with the Top 10. Below will be the numbers six, five, and four entries on our list. So settle in and bring an appetite…and maybe your car keys, because you may be on route to run one of these trucks down for a bite once you finish reading!
6. Arepa Culture NC
Boasting three consecutive “Fan’s Choice Awards” from local publications as favorite food truck between 206-2018 and taking home 2021 Diamond Awards “Best of Raleigh” honors, Arepa Culture NC should come as no surprise that it has cracked out top ten Best Raleigh Food Trucks. For those unfamiliar, an arepa is a gluten-free white cornmeal bread made by hand that they grill and fill with delicious filling by the folks at Arepa Culture. This is another truck offering up an incredible array of tastes and choices in their freshly made daily bread. From the best selling “La Tica” (sauteed chicken with caramelized onions, bell peppers, and provolone and mozzarella) to the “La Pellia” (shredded beef topped with sharp cheddar) to the veggie-friendly option of La Capresa (pesto, organic greens, tomato, and fresh mozzarella) there is something for everyone at Arepa Culture NC.
5. Pho Nomenal Dumpling Truck
One of the most popular and longest operating of our entries to out top Food Trucks in Raleigh is Pho Nomenal Dumpling. A multiple-time local award-winning pick, the most significant “claim to fame” of Pho Nomenal Dumpling is when they were on the Food Network series and won the “Great Food Truck Race Challenge” in 2015. A fantastic assortment of delicious-filled dumplings is the big seller at this stop on our list, including their pork and chives or veggie and tofu offerings. Also, don’t sleep on their Cheerwine Bulgogi Sloppy Joes or the Corn Dog Banh Mi, a tasty twist on some comfort classics. So make it a point to have your own “Great Food Truck Race,” and when you do, make a sprint for Pho Nomenal Dumpling!
4. The Wandering Moose
If there is such a thing as a “classic” when it comes to Food Trucks in Raleigh, our number six entry fills that bill for sure. With daily stops across both Wake and Johnston County, The Wandering Moose, lives up to their slogan of “not all who wander are lost,” as you certainly are not lost on big taste and great value at this truck. For the carnivores among us, the Black Angus Brisket, Moose Cubano, and Braised Beef Philly Cheesesteak certainly will help you “find your way.”
Their signature “Cow and Oak” menu also offers three twists on the classic grilled cheese sandwich, with one adding pulled brisket, caramelized onion and horseradish cream sauce to a smoked provolone, a second featuring candied jalepeno, sweet BBQ sauce and pulled pork on a homemade jalepeno-pimento cheese. The third is their take on the classic grilled cheese with American and Swiss. Also, don’t forget their sides, as you can’t go wrong with either their 3-Meat chili, jalepeno cole slaw or the creamy mac-n-cheese with bacon.
Who’s Number One? Next Post will Feature the Top 3 Food Truck in Raleigh4
This concludes our second of three articles covering the top Food Trucks in Raleigh. After discussing numbers 9-7 in our previous post that can be found here, and numbers six, five, and four in this article, our countdown will also be complete with our next and final post. However, regardless of whether placing in our first six Food Trucks in Raleigh we covered, or in the upcoming top three, all of these amazing dining options on wheels are ones you just must try. Actually since choosing to move your family into your new dream home in the Knightdale station new home neighborhood, you may be able to catch these tasty options right at Knightdale Station Park during one of its many events of Food Truck days.
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