Top Food Trucks in Omaha

April 26, 2016Add a CommentPosted By

Food trucks have recently rolled up on the scene (quite literally) and aren’t going anywhere any time soon. (Well, you know what we mean…) The point is: the food truck community in Omaha is thriving! In fact, more than 50 food trucks now hold Douglas County permits, which is three times the number in 2010.

These mobile eateries provide a fresh and casual approach to cuisine, encourage creativity in the restaurant scene, and take “local” and “small business” to new levels.

However, because of the obvious mobile nature of food trucks, it’s sometimes difficult to pinpoint or track down what food trucks exist in the area. So we decided to chase after the best local food trucks in the Omaha area and park them in a list you can refer to the next time you’re craving a delicious homemade meal on-the-go.


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Track down the 402BBQ truck for all of your barbeque needs, including pulled pork, beef brisket, pulled chicken, and smoked sausage. You may also order ribs by calling, emailing or texting one day in advance. Cover your selection in one of their four homemade sauces and accompany your meal with a delectable side item, such as smoked mac and cheese or bison chili. 402BBQ is a food truck with a knack for BBQ, and you must taste it to believe it!

402 BBQ Omaha Food Truck


Anthony Piccolo’s Mobile Venue

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Piccolo Pete’s was a well-loved Italian restaurant in Omaha — especially by Warren Buffett — since it opened in 1934. This long-standing Omaha dining staple closed its doors at the start of 2016, but its legacy lives on in food truck form. Anthony Piccolo’s Mobile Venue is run by the youngest grandson of Tony Piccolo, and the menu shares some recipes with the original brick-and-mortar menu, and features Piccolo’s pasta, sauce, meatballs and steak. Additionally, this mobile restaurant serves Italian steak sandwiches, meatball sandwiches, and a grilled beef and cheese sandwich.

Anthony Piccolo’s Mobile Venue


Gyro Shack

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Eat delicious Mediterranean food from the Gyro Shack on wheels. Their ingredients are always local, so you’re truly supporting local establishments on a whole new level when you eat their delicious cuisine. This is the perfect guilt-free casual restaurant option!

Gyro Shack Food Truck Omaha


Johnny Ricco’s Brooklyn Pizza

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Pizza is a classic on-the-go food choice, and Johnny Ricco’s Brooklyn Pizza is here to make sure you get quality Brooklyn-style pizza during your next craving. Their menu features appetizers, wraps, subs, basic pizzas and several delicious specialty pizzas. You can’t go wrong with the Brooklyn Blue pizza, topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, red onions, mushrooms, peppers, olives and lots of cheese!

Johnny Riccos Pizza


La Casa Pizzeria

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La Casa Pizzeria is another pizza place on wheels serving pizza-by-the-slice, meatball sandwiches, onion rings, toasted ravioli and more! Check out their menu, making sure you don’t miss their Pizza Salad Combo offered during lunch, which includes two slices of your choice, a side salad, and a drink for just $8! If you don’t take our word for it, trust director Alexander Payne’s judgement; he recently refueled at La Casa’s Leavenworth Street location while shooting “Downsizing” in Omaha.

LaCasa Pizzaria Food Truck


Localmotive Food Truck

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While the Localmotive Food Truck is taking a short break while the truck undergoes some intensive repairs and upgrades, you can still choose from their Localmotive Express menu at their brick-and-mortar location in Benson. Be on the lookout for the truck’s return on the streets, which will be worth it — as Localmotive was named the best food truck in the Best of Omaha 2016. In the meantime, bite into their incredible street-style food made with ingredients from local farms and distributors. Don’t miss their sourdough dumpling stuffed with a wide variety of locally sourced, made-from-scratch ingredients — known as The Rounder.

Localmotive Food Truck


Maria Bonita

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Maria Bonita is bringing authentic Mexican food to the people of Omaha in a fresh, new way. Their menu includes the basics — tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tortas, nachos and an enchilada platter — all for very reasonable prices. Experience the bold flavors at Maria Bonita — wherever they might be!

MARIA Bonita Mexican Cuisine


Peanut Butter Johnny’s

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Peanut Butter Johnny’s doesn’t serve your typical PB&J sandwich. They’re taking peanut butter, a well-loved ingredient, and incorporating it into their menu in unique and surprising ways. Choose one of Peanut Butter Johnny’s Signature Sandwiches, such as the PB Chipotle Burger, which includes peanut butter, pepper jack cheese, and chipotle slaw on a classic bun. They offer “a sandwich just like mom used to make and some options she’s never even thought of!” Check out their menus for some more quirky peanut butter creations.

Peanut Butter Johnnys


Scotty’s Go-Go Grill

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Scotty’s Go-Go Grill is a family owned and operated food truck serving some of the tastiest and flavor-filled creations in the area. This state-of-the-art mobile kitchen creates American classics and Danish specialties, such as a bacon dog with sweet pepper relish or an aebleskiver, a traditional Danish dessert.

Scott's Go-Go Grill


Sweet Lime

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Sweet Lime is serving the Omaha area with incredible Thai food from their vibrant lime green food truck. In fact, this is the first Thai food truck in operation in the area! Taste for yourself why people are tracking this truck down.

Sweet Lime Food Truck Omaha


What’s your favorite food truck in Omaha?

Because the food truck lineup is rapidly growing in Omaha, we’re bound to have missed one of your favorites or a newbie to the scene. Let us know in the comments, and we just might add it to our list!

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