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Food truck guide

Our guide to food trucks will help you track them down.

Westport Taco

Cajun Cabin

Cajun Bistro

Cajun Bistro

Indios Carbonsitos

The Good You

3 Girls Cupcakes

3 Girls Cupcakes

Sample menu items: Dozens of cupcakes, including red velvet, key lime pie and peanut butter cup

Vibe: Way more than a pretty pink face. Cosmopolitan bakery quality.

Twitter/Facebook: @3girlscupcakes, 3girlscupcakes

Chef/Owner: Simonie Wilson

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover

Cajun Bistro

Sample menu items: Red beans and rice, jambalaya, shrimp and fish po’boy, hush puppies and beignets

Vibe: Southern comfort food cooked up using family recipes from Baton Rouge, La.

Twitter/Facebook: @cajunbistro, Cajun Bistro

Chef/Owner: Scott Krecker and Randy Guerin

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Cajun Cabin

Sample menu items: Crawfish etouffee, gumbo, shrimp creole, jambalaya, New Orleans-style snow cones

Vibe: A tasty bit of Louisiana lands in the Midwest.

Twitter/Facebook: @cajuncabin, Cajun Cabin

Chef/Owner: Mark Drouin

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover

Chef Baldee’s Pizza

Sample menu items: Pizza by the slice

Vibe: A mobile pizza kitchen featuring a New York-style thin crust with a sweet-spicy sauce and basic toppings.

Twitter/Facebook: @baldeespizza, Chef Baldee’s Pizza

Chef/Owner: Chuck Baldee

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover

CoffeeCakeKC

Sample menu items: Gourmet coffee drinks and cupcakes

Vibe: 3 Women and an Oven cupcakes are paired with EF Hobbs coffee for a cafe on wheels.

Twitter/Facebook: @coffeecakekc, CoffeeCakeKC

Chef/Owner: Brian and Melanie Jurgens

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Deco Street Eats

Sample menu items: Typically a hot special, fresh sandwiches, salad and occasionally a soup.

Vibe: Mother-daughter culinary pair take their talents on the road.

Twitter/Facebook: @DecoStreetEats, Deco Street Eats

Chef/Owner: Terri Rich and Courtney Saye

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Fresher Than Fresh

Sample menu items: Snow cones in trendy, all-natural flavors

Vibe: Brought to you by the queen of the KC food truck movement.

Twitter/Facebook: @FTFsnowcones, Fresher Than Fresh Snow Cones

Chef/Owner: Lindsay Laricks

Payment method: $ or check

The Funnel Cake Truck

Sample menu items: Funnel cakes and snow cones

Vibe: Look for the ’50s-style logo adorning an otherwise simple paint job.

Facebook: TheFunnelCakeTruck

Chef/Owner: Michael Bradbury

Payment method: $ or debit cards

Gary’s On the Go

Sample menu items: Barbecue pulled pork, chopped beef, smoked wings

Vibe: Kansas City barbecue — ’nuff said.

Twitter/Facebook: @garysonthegobbq, Gary’s On the Go BBQ

Chef/Owner: Gary Glass

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

The Good You

Sample menu items: Hamburgers, jerk chicken, sweet potato and black bean burritos, vegetarian gyros

Vibe: Fresh, local and organic are the buzzwords for this black beauty.

Twitter/Facebook: @thegoodyou, Good You

Chef/Owner: Kelli Daniels

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover

Indios Carbonsitos

Sample menu items: Tortas ahogadas, tacos, MexiQ, barbecue nachos, barbecue tamales, hot dogs

Vibe: Tricked out vending truck has some serious MexiQ going on.

Twitter/Facebook: @INDIOSCRBNSTOS, Indios Carbonsitos

Chef/Owner: Adrian Bermudez

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Jazzy B’s

Sample menu items: Pulled pork egg rolls, smoked fried chicken wings and Jazzy fries

Vibe: Barbecue meets Mexican, Italian and Cajun-style good eats.

Twitter: @jazzybs1

Chef/Owner: Brandon Simpson

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Jerusalem Café

Sample menu items: Gyros, kebabs, falafel, hummus, baklava, hot dogs, burgers, tacos, fries

Vibe: Three mobile units hit all the festivals, bearing foods from the Westport restaurant.

Facebook: Jerusalem Cafe

Chef/Owner: Adel Azzeh

Payment method: $

Little Italy

Sample menu items: Lasagna, chicken spiedini, Sicilian street boats, Italian steak sandwich, pizza, pasta and Italian cone fries

Vibe: It’s easy to spot this red truck because of its depiction of the leaning Tower of Pisa on the sides. Tried-and-true family recipes.

Twitter/Facebook: @LittleItalyKC, Little Italy KC

Chef/Owner: Jeff and Michelle Franke

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Los Tules

Sample menu items: Tamales, tacos, quesadillas, burritos, nachos, enchiladas

Vibe: A Crossroads restaurant takes to the streets.

Facebook: Los Tules Restaurant

Chef/Owner: Salvador and Maria Tule

Payment method: $

Lutfi’s Mobile

Sample menu items: Catfish (swai or basa), green beans, fried okra

Vibe: Fried fish, home-style foods — an offshoot of Lutfi’s Fried Fish restaurant.

Twitter/Facebook: @LutfisMobile

Chef/Owner: Verletta “Lady” Martin

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Mad Jack’s on Wheels

Sample menu items: Fried fish and shrimp

Vibe: An established fried fish restaurant hops on the bandwagon to serve its specialty on the road.

Twitter/Facebook: @madjackonwheels, Mad Jacks Fresh Fish

Chef/Owner: Walter Dobbs

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Magical Meatball Tour

Sample menu items: All manner of meatballs, including Sicilian and Asian

Vibe: A bit of theatrics adds to the fun here.

Twitter/Facebook: @meatballtour, Magical Meatball Tour

Chef/Owner: Ceasar Reyes and Venus Van Horn

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

MeatMeKC

Sample menu items: Skinny chicken or pig sandwiches, kraut strudels, smoked meatloaf, barbecue

Vibe: This meaty food truck concept is based on memories of a butcher shop at the corner of Tasty and Satisfied.

Twitter/Facebook: @MeatMeKc, MeatMeKc

Chef/Owner: Randy Floyd, Cody McGee

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Poco’s on the Blvd

Sample menu items: Burritos, tortas, chicken mole, veggie tamales, tacos

Vibe: A staple on the construction and concert scene, serving restaurant fare on the road.

Facebook: Pocos OnTheBlvd

Chef/Owner: Claudia Gutierrez

Payment method: $

Prairie Fire Oven Pizza

Sample menu items: Savory and sweet pies, including five-berry and mozzarella, bananas al forno and pears with gorgonzola.

Vibe: Neopolitan-influenced pizzas plus dessert pies made from a pizza dough base give this vendor a unique spin.

Twitter/Facebook: @pfoven, Prairie Fire Oven

Chef/Owner: David White

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Smokin’ Fresh Streetside BBQ

Sample menu items: Brisket sandwiches, Southwest rice & bean wrap, buffalo and chipotle chicken wraps, rib platter, grilled veggie bowl

Vibe: All-natural and organic meats take barbecue to a new level.

Twitter/Facebook: @smokinfreshbbq, Smokin Fresh Streetside BBQ

Chef/Owner: Paula and Doug Sayles

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover

Southern Thyme

Sample menu items: Pulled pork, Italian sausages, Chicago beef sandwiches, beer-battered onion rings, key lime shooters

Vibe: The Southern influenced comfort food is based on whiskey-soaked meats.

Twitter/Facebook: @southernthyme

Chef/Owner: William Coleman

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Tamale Wizard

Sample menu items: Bacon and egg tacos, migas, tamales, tacos

Vibe: More cart than truck, but, hey, wheels are wheels.

Facebook: Tamale Wizard

Chef/Owner: Bruce Swabb

Payment method: $, Visa, MC

The Truck Stop in the Crossroads

Sample menu items: A variety of cuisines, available on First Fridays only

Vibe: This food court-style truck gathering meets at 21st and Wyandotte streets.

Twitter/Facebook: @KCTruckStop, KCTruckStop

Chef/Owner: Crossroads developer Copaken-Brooks and others

Payment method: Depends on the vendor

Westport Street Fare

Sample menu items: Tortas, burritos, tacos and ramen

Vibe: Tasty street food from a truck with a permanent spot in a Westport parking lot, open Thursday-Saturday evenings only.

Twitter/Facebook: @WestportStFare, Westport Street Fare

Chef/Owner: Aaron Confessori and Richard Wiles

Payment method: $

Wilma’s Real Good Food

Sample menu items: The Notorious P.I.G. meatloaf slider, Haute Wings, KC cheesesteak

Vibe: Eclectic collision of “redneck” and French cuisine with a touch of Midwestern flair.

Twitter/Facebook: @wilmasgoodfood, Wilmas Real Good Food

Chef/Owner: Brett Atkinson and Michael LaRue

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

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Food trucks rely heavily on social media to get the word out to customers about location, hours and specials. Keep this guide to help track down Kansas City’s hottest street eats.

Listing compiled by Mary Bloch, Special to The Kansas City Star

3 Girls Cupcakes

Sample menu items: Dozens of cupcakes, including red velvet, key lime pie and peanut butter cup

Vibe: Way more than a pretty pink face. Cosmopolitan bakery quality.

Twitter/Facebook: @3girlscupcakes, 3girlscupcakes

Chef/Owner: Simonie Wilson

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover

Cajun Bistro

Sample menu items: Red beans and rice, jambalaya, shrimp and fish po’boy, hush puppies and beignets

Vibe: Southern comfort food cooked up using family recipes from Baton Rouge, La.

Twitter/Facebook: @cajunbistro, Cajun Bistro

Chef/Owner: Scott Krecker and Randy Guerin

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Cajun Cabin

Sample menu items: Crawfish etouffee, gumbo, shrimp creole, jambalaya, New Orleans-style snow cones

Vibe: A tasty bit of Louisiana lands in the Midwest.

Twitter/Facebook: @cajuncabin, Cajun Cabin

Chef/Owner: Mark Drouin

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover

Chef Baldee’s Pizza

Sample menu items: Pizza by the slice

Vibe: A mobile pizza kitchen featuring a New York-style thin crust with a sweet-spicy sauce and basic toppings.

Twitter/Facebook: @baldeespizza, Chef Baldee’s Pizza

Chef/Owner: Chuck Baldee

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover

CoffeeCakeKC

Sample menu items: Gourmet coffee drinks and cupcakes

Vibe: 3 Women and an Oven cupcakes are paired with EF Hobbs coffee for a cafe on wheels.

Twitter/Facebook: @coffeecakekc, CoffeeCakeKC

Chef/Owner: Brian and Melanie Jurgens

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Deco Street Eats

Sample menu items: Typically a hot special, fresh sandwiches, salad and occasionally a soup.

Vibe: Mother-daughter culinary pair take their talents on the road.

Twitter/Facebook: @DecoStreetEats, Deco Street Eats

Chef/Owner: Terri Rich and Courtney Saye

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Fresher Than Fresh

Sample menu items: Snow cones in trendy, all-natural flavors

Vibe: Brought to you by the queen of the KC food truck movement.

Twitter/Facebook: @FTFsnowcones, Fresher Than Fresh Snow Cones

Chef/Owner: Lindsay Laricks

Payment method: $ or check

The Funnel Cake Truck

Sample menu items: Funnel cakes and snow cones

Vibe: Look for the ’50s-style logo adorning an otherwise simple paint job.

Facebook: TheFunnelCakeTruck

Chef/Owner: Michael Bradbury

Payment method: $ or debit cards

Gary’s On the Go

Sample menu items: Barbecue pulled pork, chopped beef, smoked wings

Vibe: Kansas City barbecue — ’nuff said.

Twitter/Facebook: @garysonthegobbq, Gary’s On the Go BBQ

Chef/Owner: Gary Glass

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

The Good You

Sample menu items: Hamburgers, jerk chicken, sweet potato and black bean burritos, vegetarian gyros

Vibe: Fresh, local and organic are the buzzwords for this black beauty.

Twitter/Facebook: @thegoodyou, Good You

Chef/Owner: Kelli Daniels

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover

Indios Carbonsitos

Sample menu items: Tortas ahogadas, tacos, MexiQ, barbecue nachos, barbecue tamales, hot dogs

Vibe: Tricked out vending truck has some serious MexiQ going on.

Twitter/Facebook: @INDIOSCRBNSTOS, Indios Carbonsitos

Chef/Owner: Adrian Bermudez

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Jazzy B’s

Sample menu items: Pulled pork egg rolls, smoked fried chicken wings and Jazzy fries

Vibe: Barbecue meets Mexican, Italian and Cajun-style good eats.

Twitter: @jazzybs1

Chef/Owner: Brandon Simpson

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Jerusalem Café

Sample menu items: Gyros, kebabs, falafel, hummus, baklava, hot dogs, burgers, tacos, fries

Vibe: Three mobile units hit all the festivals, bearing foods from the Westport restaurant.

Facebook: Jerusalem Cafe

Chef/Owner: Adel Azzeh

Payment method: $

Little Italy

Sample menu items: Lasagna, chicken spiedini, Sicilian street boats, Italian steak sandwich, pizza, pasta and Italian cone fries

Vibe: It’s easy to spot this red truck because of its depiction of the leaning Tower of Pisa on the sides. Tried-and-true family recipes.

Twitter/Facebook: @LittleItalyKC, Little Italy KC

Chef/Owner: Jeff and Michelle Franke

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Los Tules

Sample menu items: Tamales, tacos, quesadillas, burritos, nachos, enchiladas

Vibe: A Crossroads restaurant takes to the streets.

Facebook: Los Tules Restaurant

Chef/Owner: Salvador and Maria Tule

Payment method: $

Lutfi’s Mobile

Sample menu items: Catfish (swai or basa), green beans, fried okra

Vibe: Fried fish, home-style foods — an offshoot of Lutfi’s Fried Fish restaurant.

Twitter/Facebook: @LutfisMobile

Chef/Owner: Verletta “Lady” Martin

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Mad Jack’s on Wheels

Sample menu items: Fried fish and shrimp

Vibe: An established fried fish restaurant hops on the bandwagon to serve its specialty on the road.

Twitter/Facebook: @madjackonwheels, Mad Jacks Fresh Fish

Chef/Owner: Walter Dobbs

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Magical Meatball Tour

Sample menu items: All manner of meatballs, including Sicilian and Asian

Vibe: A bit of theatrics adds to the fun here.

Twitter/Facebook: @meatballtour, Magical Meatball Tour

Chef/Owner: Ceasar Reyes and Venus Van Horn

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

MeatMeKC

Sample menu items: Skinny chicken or pig sandwiches, kraut strudels, smoked meatloaf, barbecue

Vibe: This meaty food truck concept is based on memories of a butcher shop at the corner of Tasty and Satisfied.

Twitter/Facebook: @MeatMeKc, MeatMeKc

Chef/Owner: Randy Floyd, Cody McGee

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Poco’s on the Blvd

Sample menu items: Burritos, tortas, chicken mole, veggie tamales, tacos

Vibe: A staple on the construction and concert scene, serving restaurant fare on the road.

Facebook: Pocos OnTheBlvd

Chef/Owner: Claudia Gutierrez

Payment method: $

Prairie Fire Oven Pizza

Sample menu items: Savory and sweet pies, including five-berry and mozzarella, bananas al forno and pears with gorgonzola.

Vibe: Neopolitan-influenced pizzas plus dessert pies made from a pizza dough base give this vendor a unique spin.

Twitter/Facebook: @pfoven, Prairie Fire Oven

Chef/Owner: David White

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Smokin’ Fresh Streetside BBQ

Sample menu items: Brisket sandwiches, Southwest rice & bean wrap, buffalo and chipotle chicken wraps, rib platter, grilled veggie bowl

Vibe: All-natural and organic meats take barbecue to a new level.

Twitter/Facebook: @smokinfreshbbq, Smokin Fresh Streetside BBQ

Chef/Owner: Paula and Doug Sayles

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover

Southern Thyme

Sample menu items: Pulled pork, Italian sausages, Chicago beef sandwiches, beer-battered onion rings, key lime shooters

Vibe: The Southern influenced comfort food is based on whiskey-soaked meats.

Twitter/Facebook: @southernthyme

Chef/Owner: William Coleman

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

Tamale Wizard

Sample menu items: Bacon and egg tacos, migas, tamales, tacos

Vibe: More cart than truck, but, hey, wheels are wheels.

Facebook: Tamale Wizard

Chef/Owner: Bruce Swabb

Payment method: $, Visa, MC

The Truck Stop in the Crossroads

Sample menu items: A variety of cuisines, available on First Fridays only

Vibe: This food court-style truck gathering meets at 21st and Wyandotte streets.

Twitter/Facebook: @KCTruckStop, KCTruckStop

Chef/Owner: Crossroads developer Copaken-Brooks and others

Payment method: Depends on the vendor

Westport Street Fare

Sample menu items: Tortas, burritos, tacos and ramen

Vibe: Tasty street food from a truck with a permanent spot in a Westport parking lot, open Thursday-Saturday evenings only.

Twitter/Facebook: @WestportStFare, Westport Street Fare

Chef/Owner: Aaron Confessori and Richard Wiles

Payment method: $

Wilma’s Real Good Food

Sample menu items: The Notorious P.I.G. meatloaf slider, Haute Wings, KC cheesesteak

Vibe: Eclectic collision of “redneck” and French cuisine with a touch of Midwestern flair.

Twitter/Facebook: @wilmasgoodfood, Wilmas Real Good Food

Chef/Owner: Brett Atkinson and Michael LaRue

Payment method: $, Visa, MC, Discover, American Express

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