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Inside Fort Worth’s Food Truck Scene

From coconut shrimp served out of a renovated ambulance from the 1970s to beignets made fresh in a converted school bus, this Southern meetings destination has lots to offer in the way of unique and delicious mobile dining.

Fort Worth food trucks

When attending an event in a new city, delegates want to try local food, according to ITA Group’s event catering trends of 2018 — but it has to be convenient. Attendees are leaning more toward easy grab-and-go options at meetings, ITA found, which is why food trucks are a great option for any event. When hosting a meeting in Fort Worth, delegates will have plenty of choices when it comes to mobile dining, allowing them to try all kinds of different flavors in one location.

For events in Fort Worth, we rounded up some of the best local food trucks. Whether attendees want a caffeine break, late-night dessert, or authentic Southern or Mexican cuisine, Fort Worth’s vibrant food truck scene has you covered.

Here are five of the best food trucks in Fort Worth.

Coco Shrimp

Bringing the unique flavors and laid-back vibes of North Shore Oahu to Fort Worth, Coco Shrimp gives attendees the chance to sample Polynesian-inspired cuisine out of a renovated ’70s ambulance. The food truck’s simple but delicious menu items include a variety of fresh shrimp dishes like spicy “Ke Ahi” shrimp, butter garlic shrimp, and the classic coconut shrimp, all served on a bed of perfectly seasoned short grain rice.

Taqueria Adrec’s

Texas is known for having some of the best Mexican food in the U.S., and Taqueria Adrec’s is no exception. The food truck serves up Northwestern Mexico-style tacos, burritos, and quesadillas. Delegates can try the tacos de trompo (spit-roasted marinated pork), the barbacoa tacos, tacos al pastor, or adobada (pork marinated in red chile sauce). They can also wash down their tacos with a homemade horchata.

Bite My Biscuit

At Bite My Biscuit, attendees can have some of their favorite sandwiches served on a Southern staple: homemade biscuits. Delegates can try the grilled chicken with avocado and bacon, the steak-blended burger with candied jalapenos and habanero pickles, or brown sugar pulled pork and scratch-made buttermilk slaw. Sides include truck-fried potatoes or sweet potato “shreds” with sweet marshmallow drizzle.

The Beignet Bus

If heaven were a place on Earth, it would be a bus full of beignets. Fortunately for anyone hosting an event in Fort Worth, the Beignet Bus is available. Attendees can regroup and re-energize with a chicory coffee café au lait and a New Orleans-style beignet out of a converted school bus. Hot and fluffy pillows of dough are fried to order and promptly covered in powdered sugar while still warm. The Beignet Bus also offers breakfast for groups, including beignets stuffed with fillings like Andouille sausage or jalapeno-pimento-cheese scrambled eggs.

Coffee Folk

Nestled in the East Side, this refurbished ’70s Coachmen Travel Trailer serves up fresh coffee, pastries, and breakfast tacos. Coffee Folk also offers some specialty coffee drinks, like the caramelized sugar and pink Himalayan sea salt latte. This neighborhood staple also makes its own almond milk onsite.

In addition to the city’s vibrant food truck scene, there are a lot of unexpected dining options in Fort Worth. From authentic Mexican at Chamoy to spicy pulled pork at the family-owned Bailey’s BBQ, Fort Worth has unique flavors and off-site venues available for all types of events.

Sarah Beauchamp