Where to Find Food Trucks in Denton
Austin Street Truck Stop
This food truck park on Austin Street between McKinney and Oak opened in April of 2014. Their website is up-to-date with current and upcoming food truck rosters. Many evenings feature as many as 5-7 trucks.
The lot has a generous amount of picnic tables and backs up to Eastside Denton’s beer garden and patio.
Backyard on Bell
Opened in October of 2016 as a food truck park/live music venue, Backyard on Bell has ramped up their live music scene in a big way. You’ll still find some of Denton’s best food trucks here, and the indoor restaurant serves pizza and beer.
Mulberry Street Cantina
Denton’s only tequila bar has everything you need in a hangout spot. It’s jammin’ industrial atmosphere is complimented by phone charging stations throughout the venue, just in case you need to ‘gram your cocktails. Their tequila menu offers over 90 varieties and you can also get cold tequila on tap. The only downside is that other than chips and salsa, there’s no food on site (or in sight.) This led to some unique “partnerships” with food trucks, most notably, El Taco Taxi.
Is it a beer garden, a coffee house, a juice bar, or a concert venue? It’s all of the above and more. As if that weren’t enough, one of Denton’s most popular food trucks, The Pickled Carrot, has taken up semi-permanent residence in the beautiful back yard space.
Not long after Denton’s Audacity Brew House closed, another group of craft-beer-brewing friends celebrated the long-awaited opening of their own brewery.
A Guide to Some of the Best Trucks
What They Serve: Korean Dumplings, Korean Reuben Sandwiches, and even Korean Tacos
Fun Facts: Grand Champion at 4th Annual Food Truck Championship of Texas in Graham, Texas 2018. (Winner of a $10,000 prize!) They’re also on a roll with their growing catering business.
Where You’ll Find Them: Everywhere! This in-demand mobile eatery is often found at Eastside, Mulberry Street Cantina, TruckYard in Dallas, and lots more places.
Good to Know: Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Best Way to Follow Where They’ll Be: Facebook
What They Serve: Vegetarian Middle Eastern fusion cuisine including potato poppers, hummus, a meat alternative gyro and a falafel burger.
Fun Facts: Leila’s won the Most Unique Menu prize at this year’s Food Truck Championship of Texas. They celebrated their 2nd birthday on July 28th (2018.)
Where You’ll Find Them: Denton Community Market, Armadillo Ale Works, Eastside/Austin Street Truck Stop, Backyard on Bell, and more
El Taco Taxi
What They Serve: Tacos (of course!), burritos, elotes, rice boxes, delicious desserts and more
Fun Facts: This plumbing truck turned taco truck is owned and operated by just one man –David Guzman of Alvord Texas. The food truck is an essential part of Salsa nights at the Mulberry Street Cantina.
Where You’ll Find Them: Mulberry Street Cantina, Austin Street/Eastside
What They Serve: Vietnamese Banh Mi, Noodle Bowls, Egg Rolls and more
Fun Facts: This food truck has been operating for over five years in Denton and it’s Bahn Mi made it to Dallas Observer’s 100 Favorite Dishes list in 2017.
Where You’ll Find Them: Harvest House, Austin Street Truck Stop, Eastside Denton, and more
Good to Know: You can text or call in your order to have it ready when you get there.
Best Way to Follow Where They’ll Be: Follow their Facebook page
Cheat Day Cheesecake
basil’s by the square, eastside
What They Serve: Mason jar cheesecakes (multiple flavors) and Crème Brulee
Fun Facts: Frequently seen at Basil’s By The Square, an Antiques, Home Decor and Vintage store south of the Denton Square
Where You’ll Find Them: Basil’s (see above), Eastside, Backyard on Bell
What They Serve: Amazing tacos, “breakfast for dinner” burritos, decadently decked out loaded fries
Fun Facts: Uncle Hector’s will be at the Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Denton Community Market on October 6th. You probably want to put that one on your calendar.
Where You’ll Find Them: Backyard on Bell, Denton Community Market
The Saucy Hibachi
What They Serve: Hibachi/Teppanyaki street food
Where You’ll Find Them: Austin Street Truck Stop, Mulberry Street Cantina, Oak Street Drafthouse,The Rail Yard in Frisco, and special events all around DFW
Prime from Scratch
Prime Farm to Table in Flower Mound
What They Serve: Farm to Truck fare including Mac N Cheese Waffle, Reuben Eggrolls, and a Vegan Poke Bowl
Fun Facts: Their Mac N Cheese Waffle won the Grand Prize at the Eighter from Decatur Food Truck Challenge 2018.
Where You’ll Find Them: Eastside Denton, Special Events and Private Events all around DFW
Best Way to Follow Where They’ll Be: One of the newest food trucks on the scene, they are ramping up their schedule – you can find it on their website.
The Messy Chef
What They Serve: Bagel Bombs, Vegan Doughnut Flavors, Sweet and Savory Hand Pies, Southern Style Desserts
Where You’ll Find Them: Cryptozoology (a coffee shop that shares space with Armadillo Aleworks), Denton Community Market
What They Serve: Coffee – latte &cappucino
Fun Facts: When a food truck serves coffee, it’s not a coffee truck, it’s a mobile barista. This one shows up around town in a cute retro teardrop trailer.
Where You’ll Find Them: Austin Street Truck Stop
What They Serve: 100% Vienna Beef Chicago Style hot dog
Fun Facts: They have a mobile app you can use to place your order online.
Where You’ll Find Them: What’s On Tap (Highland Village), Austin Street Truck Stop, Private events all around DFW
Best Way to Follow Where They’ll Be: Their website
This is just the tip of the iceberg in the Denton food truck scene, but hopefully your bucket list of mobile eateries to visit just got filled up! Tell us about your favorite food trucks and food truck parks in the comments or on our Facebook page.