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10 Fort Wayne Food Trucks to Eat at This Summer

Unfortunately, the restaurant world was turned upside-down in 2020. There have been new policies, new hours, and sadly many restaurants closing their doors due to the pandemic. If you're wanting to support local and eat out this summer, while still feeling safe--a food truck might be your best bet! I surveyed Fort Wayne residents about their favorite food trucks, and I've rounded up the top 10! Keep reading to hear about each of their menus and where you can find them this summer.

Photo by @thatsjustwill


1. Mercadito Taqueria

Let's start with the truck that was recommended the absolute most!
Mercadito means “Little Market” in Spanish. Mexican grocery stores will often have a taqueria tucked in a corner where shoppers can stop by for traditional tacos and tortas. The taqueria serves as a gathering place for people of the community to share stories and chismes (gossip). Our offerings will encompass some Los Angeles street style fare and other globally inspired options. We’re excited to share some fresh and flavorful Mexican fare from our food truck! 

This truck features a nice mix of tacos and burgers, as well as some authentic Mexican Street Corn also known as "Elote". The Asada fries pictured above are a fan favorite.

They have been so successful that they are also building a brick and mortar restaurant on the Landing in downtown Fort Wayne. Until then, you can catch their truck all over town most days. Their most recent schedule is posted below, but they drop a new one every Monday. Follow them on Instagram @mercadito_taqueria to find recipes, menus, and where to find them! Check out their website and book them for your next event here. 





2. Pizza Bomba

Next up we have Pizza Bomba, a truck that features hand tossed, artisan style craft pizza on the go. All their pies start with fresh dough made from scratch! They then hand craft your work of art, and cook it to order for you within 10 minutes. They are proud to use locally sourced high quality ingredients in all their menu items. One of their most unique and best selling pizzas is the crab Rangoon. It features real crab meat, sweet chili sauce, and house made wantons.


John Hanselman purchased the truck in 2014 after feeling a little burnt out on restaurant management. Pizza Bomba was originally a Cincinnati restaurant and food truck. After their store flooded, they sold the business to John who brought it to Fort Wayne. By 2019 he was looking to sell the truck, but in a surprising turn of events he started it back up when Covid-19 hit hard in March of 2020. He knew restaurants were closing, but people were still hungry.  He's working hard to serve his community and you can find him at his regular weekly spots and various events. Pizza Bomba updates their Facebook page consistently, so check it out here to look at their menu and schedule. Here's where you can find him this summer.

Tuesdays: Christ’s Hope Ministries 5-7pm
Thursdays: Lunch on the Square 11:30- 1:30
Fridays: Covington Plaza near Scotty's Brewhouse 11am

This next one is actually a triple threat! All three trucks ranked high in my survey, and after reaching out to them I realized that they all had the same owner. I was lucky to have some time with owner Autumn Law, and here about how she became so successful in the Fort Wayne food truck scene.



3. Ziffles Zip n Go

Her parents started the original Ziffles restaurant 32 years ago. Autumn thought it would be fun to do a food truck version of their business, but with her own adventurous spin on everything. She loved the idea of a food truck allowing her to have new adventures every day. Autumn is very much a people person, and a truck allows for more interaction with her customers than a traditional brick and mortar environment. Her trucks feature the same hand cut fries, ribs, bbq sauce, and pulled pork, but she makes specialty items that aren't in the restaurant location. Their first year went so well, that they now have two Ziffles trucks to keep up with the demand.


View their mouthwatering menu here.

Their best seller is the "Boss Hog". A wrap with fresh cut french fries, topped with pulled pork, house made slaw, smothered with their famous BBQ sauce stuffed inside a cheddar jalapeƱo wrap.
Their website, instagram, and facebook page are always updated with where you can find them. Some of their upcoming events are listed below.

JULY 24 - COUNTRY HERITAGE WINERY 5-8
JULY 24 - THE AWAKENING CHURCH 5:30-7:30
JULY 26 - CHERRY HILL POOL 1-3
JULY 27 - GARRET HIGH SCHOOL 5-8
JULY 27 - ST PETERS CHURCH 4:30-7
JULY 29 - WATERFURNACE 12-1
JULY 29 - UNION 12 6-10
JULY 30 - LUNCH ON THE SQUARE 11:30-1:30



4. One Love

Jamaican Soul Fusion was the next truck Autumn and her husband Charles opened in Fort Wayne. The truck was inspired by a trip to Jamaica to visit Charles's friends and family.
The dream of ONE LOVE was born on a dusty road in Jamaica by a Rasta and his wife. Three years and a few recipes later, we started rollin' in Fort Wayne, IN.


They are always being complimented on their flavorful veggie burger , but the Rasta Wrap is definitely a favorite. It's a giant deep-fried burrito filled with Jerk chicken, onions, peppers, tomatoes, and cheese, served with regular or sweet potato fries. View the rest of their menu here. Their schedule is always posted on their website and social media accounts, but here is where they'll be the rest of July.

EVERY SUNDAY FROM 12-3 IN GEORGETOWN SQUARE IN FRONT OF KROGER.
JULY 22 - WATERFURNACE INTERNATIONAL 12-1
JULY 22 - "07" RALLY REDEEMER CHURCH 5-8
JULY 23 - LUNCH ON THE SQUARE 11:30-1:30
JULY 23 - TEDS MARKET 5-9
JULY 24 - TWO EES WINERY 5-8
JULY 25 - 2TOMS BREWING CO. 12-3
JULY 26 - CHERRY HILL POOL 1-3
JULY 29 - UNION 12 6-10
JULY 30 - L.O.T.P. 11-1:30




5. Baby Got S'mac

Wrapping up our triple threat is this sundae style Mac n Cheese truck that you won't want to miss! After having 3 successful trucks, Autumn and Charles wanted to do something special for their daughter's 17th birthday. Ella Dennis had already been driving the Ziffles and One Love truck since she had her permit, so her parents thought a truck of her own would be the perfect gift! Ella runs this beautiful truck serving gourmet mac, infused lemonade, and ice-cream donut sandwiches.


Similar to our number two truck, a favorite menu item is the crab rangoon mac. The base mac n cheese is always the same delicious 4 cheese pasta, but they get really creative with the toppings on their featured dishes.

Between these 4 trucks, Autumn and Charles employ 15 people. Their creativity and hard work has ensured that none of them have been laid off during this pandemic. Autumn is great at adapting even in crisis, so when Covid-19 hit Indiana hard, she knew she had to make sure she could find ways to continue taking care of her team. Be sure to support the newest member of this food truck family this summer. Their adorable website shows their upcoming events and unique menu. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook to watch their business grow!

JULY 23 - LUNCH ON THE SQUARE 11:30-1:30
JULY 25 - LAKE JAMES FAMILY RESORT CAR SHOW 11-4
JULY 26 -"SUNDAY FUNDAY" 12-3 Georgetown Square
JULY 27 - GARRET HIGH SCHOOL 5-8
JULY 29 - UNION 12 6-10
JULY 30 - LUNCH ON THE SQUARE 11:30-1:30
JULY 30 - TEDS MARKET 5-9

NOW BOOKING: POP-UPS WEDDINGS, REHEARSAL DINNERS, GRAD PARTIES, CORP. LUNCHES, BLOCK PARTIES, PRIVATE EVENTS


6. Head 2 Hock

This next truck is known for their delicious fries, quality local ingredients, and fresh seasonal menu.

"We got our start in food trucks in 2016. I am a certified executive chef through the American Culinary Federation. Our goal was to buy all of our proteins from local farms. We use Gunthorp Farms, Seven Sons, Hawkins Farm, Wholesome Meadows, and Fischer's Farm. We make all of our sauces in house and use organic produce, herbs and spices."

The tailgate fries are a favorite of owners Joseph and Courtni.

Be sure to visit them every Saturday for brunch at the YLNI farmers market!
You can also find them at Ted's Market on Thursday’s.
Two Ees and Country Heritage on many Friday’s and Saturdays


Keep up with them on their Instagram here. They also started our next truck on the list last year.










7. The Localvore

I first encountered The Localvore at Sweetwater's fall fest near the end of 2019. I remember them vividly, because they served the best cheese curds I've ever had in my life! Just like their first truck, ingredients are purchased locally and their menu is a mix of dishes both healthy and comforting.


In addition to their cheese curds, the duck con fit burrito is also very popular. Check out the rest of the menu here. 

The LocalVore schedule this summer is...

Thursdays: Lunch on the Square and Ted's Market
Friday: Country Heritage Winery
Saturday: FW Farmer's Market and Two Ees Winery



8. Who Cut the Cheese


Who doesn't love a gourmet grilled cheese? Follow their Instagram here to see where you can find them this summer.


9. Sol Kitchen

A Tex-Mex inspired truck with plenty of stops for you to check out this summer.
The owners of Soul Kitchen also own a restaurant called Solbird Kitchen and Tap.

Known for his popular Tex-Mex food truck-Sol Kitchen, Jerry Perez has become a staple in Fort Wayne’s culinary scene. His love for street tacos began as a child in Laredo, Texas. He started selling his brand of tacos from a cart in 2012 on the street corners of downtown Fort Wayne.



















This calendar has months of events planned out so you have plenty of opportunity to catch them!

The truck is a regular at the Barr Street Farmers Market, so be sure to tell them hello next time you're there!










10. Fork and Fiddle

Fork & Fiddle is a gourmet food trailer and catering service with Lowcountry influences operating in Northeast Indiana. Influenced by his childhood visits to South Carolina, Chef Ryan developed the concept and a menu of fresh, quality ingredients featuring a personal interpretation of classic Lowcountry dishes to be a worthy representation of a region and of the people who were an inspiration to him.

Their schedule is a regularly updated "Forkast" on their website here.  Follow them on Instagram here to see more delicious food, and their upcoming August schedule. Below is where you can find them in July.

StreetSide Angola on Gilmore & Wayne (Split Service)
July 24 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Edwin Coe Spirits
July 31 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fort Wayne is blessed with an abundant food truck scene, but it can sometimes be overwhelming to navigate. I hope these pictures, links, and dates help you to find your way to some of them before this summer is over. 

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