By Kelly Clay | SailPay.com
Over the last few years, mobile food trucks have become an increasingly popular option for entrepreneurs and restaurant owners to reach hungry new customers in need of delicious, yet fast, food. We took to Twitter to find the most popular mobile mood trucks across the country based on the number of followers each food truck has. Based on our research of the mobile food trucks in all major metropolitan cities, here are the top 50 Food Trucks to follow on Twitter.
Located at in the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco, this food truck serves up hand crafted burger buns with shaved pecorino and scallions to fresh, dry aged grass-fed beef mix that they butcher and grind every week. 4505 Meats uses Twitter to share where and when they’ll be next and share compliments from customers.
Found in Portland, this Korean Oregon Infusion BBQ truck uses Twitter to help customers find where and when to find them the next day, as they park in multiple locations around the city throughout the week. Like other food trucks, they also use Twitter to respond to customers and share compliments.
Canter’s Deli has been a favorite spot to grab a sandwich in LA’s for over 75 years. Now, Canter’s Truck offers sandwiches around the city, using Twitter to share where they’ll be next and what other food trucks will be joining them.
Cupkates is the Bay Area’s very first mobile cupcake truck. Traveling all around the Bay Area area, Cupkates uses Twitter to keep her addicted customers up to date about the truck’s upcoming whereabouts while also responding to customers questions about the cupcakes.
Marination Mobile calls their food “Hawaiian Korean curb cuisine.” Not only does Marination Mobile use Twitter to announce their upcoming locations, but also keeps customers on their toes with hints about upcoming specials and deals.
Found in and around LA, Lomo Arigato Truck serves up “Peruvian yumz”, using Twitter to share where they’ll be next and what food trucks will be joining them.
This New York City food truck offers “Yummy Taiwanese Food,” and uses Twitter primarily to let their fans know where to find them on the street of NYC, as well as share news about other food trucks in the area.
This French crepe food truck serves Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego. Using Twitter, Crepes Bonaparte not only provides details about their upcoming locations, but also answers questions from customers and asks their fans a few questions of their own, too.
One of the first mobile food trucks in San Francisco in 2009, the Magic Curry Kart now offers spices and sauces that can be found in stores like Whole Foods. Embedded deep in the heart of San Francisco culture, Magic Curry Kart uses Twitter mostly to share news about its neighborhood and other aspirin mobile food entrepreneurs.
With two locations in New York City, this mobile food cart serves up burritos, tacos, and other Mexican-style street food. With twitter, Calexico helps customers know where and when to find them.
Skillet, one of the first mobile food trucks in Seattle, is well-known for its unique menu that includes bacon jam. Using Twitter, Skillet makes sure its loyal customers know where to find them throughout the city each week, as well as holds contests and shares news about the food truck and its brick-and-mortar restaurant.
This food truck in LA serves up Indian food, using Twitter to respond to customers and share news about events the food truck will be attending.
Babes and burgers…need we say more? This unique spin on mobile food truck can be found in LA, with cute girls serving up delicious burgers. Babys uses its Twitter account to announce the events and locations they’ll be at next, with a hint of sass that we bet comes with the burgers, too.
Sam’s Chowder Mobile brings “Sam’s Chowder House famous lobster rolls & chowder to Bay Area Streets!” With Twitter, Sam’s shares upcoming whereabouts and other news from fellow San Francisco food trucks.
Self-described as “LA’s finest food truck – Perfect Blend of Asian & Pacific Rim Flavors with French Technique. Home of the Pork Belly Bun and the Duck Taco,” this food truck occasionally uses Twitter to let customers know where they will – and won’t be – next.
One of the most popular cupcake shops in San Francisco, this bakery also operates the @KaraVan, which serves mobile cupcakes throughout the bay area, and uses @KaraVan on twitter to keep customers updated on whereabouts.
Another popular food cart in San Francisco, the Sexy Soup Cart can often be found near @magiccurrykart, and also uses Twitter to keep fans updated more about what’s going on nearby and in the neighborhood than about the food itself.
A favorite in Portland, this food truck serves up donut across town, using Twitter to keep its loyal fans updates about where and when to find them next.
Serving up “dangerously good food” in LA, this food truck offers burritos, tacos and truffle fries. Komodo uses Twitter to not only let customers where they’ll be, but also share comments and news from other food trucks.
This food truck in LA offers Korean Beef Short Rib, Korean Style Chicken, Korean Spicy Pork or Grilled Shrimp tacos. With Twitter, Calbi is able to let its customers know where they’ll be that day
In New York City, this food truck serves up artisan ice cream and more. With Twitter, the Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream truck connects with customers and shares news about the truck and products available.
Serving shaved ice in the Los Angeles area, this food truck uses Twitter to announce its whereabouts.
Based in Austin, this taco truck uses Twitter mostly to interact with customers, responding to compliments and other forms of feedback.
Schnitzel & Things is located in New York City and shares details about where they’ll be, as well as compliments from customers.
Based in Brooklyn, “The Treats Truck serves cookies, brownies,goodies galore!”. With Twitter, this sweet food truck to mostly share updates about their whereabouts.
Food Carts Portland is the hub on Twitter for all mobile food trucks in PDX. With Twitter, they share interesting info about regional food trucks, including free giveaways and new openings.
In Los Angeles, this is “The World’s Biggest Dim Sum Cart – The first & only food truck serving authentic Chinese dim sum!” With Twitter, the Dimsum Truck shares cultural news and information about whereabouts – though they haven’t been very active on Twitter recently.
Found in both LA and San Diego, this “Organic, vegan-friendly mobile food” uses Twitter to not only help customers find them, but also share information about the organic and vegan lifestyle.
This Asian-inspired mobile foodtruck, found on the streets of San Francisco, uses Twitter to both share where they can be found and interact with customers, too.
Based in LA, the Sweets Truck serves up sweets and coffee, using Twitter to both detail their upcoming locations as well as share interesting information about their tasty treats.
Also found in LA, this mobile food truck serves fries that “eat as a meal.” Like most mobile food trucks, they also use Twitter to primarily update their loyal customers about where they can be found next.
This mobile dumpling food truck, found in New York City, not only uses Twitter to make sure customers know where to find them throughout the week, but also share pop culture news and other information that may be interesting to its followers.
This food truck in San Francisco offers “Indian Street Food & Street Foods Popular In Other Parts of The World.” With Twitter, Curry Up Now mostly shares information about their upcoming locations and what other food trucks will be joining them. But occasionally they’ll let their followers in on new, upcoming dishes and allow them to vote the new name.
Another popular LA food truck, the Border Grill serves “Gourmet tacos, quesadillas, ceviche and more.” Founded by Chefs @MarySueMilliken & @SusanFeniger of Food Network’s Too Hot Tamales & Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Border Grill uses Twitter to share news about its business, contests, food trucks and other restaurants it partners with and to interact with customers.
Don Chow Tacos is a “Los Angeles based food truck serving con-fusion cuisine.” With Twitter, Don Chow shares both information about where it will be next, what food trucks will be joining them and also uses Twitter to interact with loyal fans and customers, too.
One of the most popular food trucks in Miami, Latin Burger primarily uses Twitter to help fans and loyal customers alike find where the’ll be next.
This “Korean-inspired mobile food truck company based in the Bay Area” uses Twitter to not just let customers know their location every day, but also interact with them – including apologizing if they won’t be at a desired spot.
New York City’s first gourmet mobile cupcake shop, The Cupcake Stop uses Twitter to keep followers updated about upcoming new locations and to interact with customers, including retweeting glowing compliments from fans.
Offering breakfast throughout the day (and night!) in LA, the Buttermilk Truck uses Twitter to keep followers up-to-date on their schedule as well as what other food trucks will be joining them.
The creme brûlée man, offering “better living through dessert,” can be found in San Francisco and uses Twitter to share this mobile food truck’s location and compliments from customers.”
Serving cupcakes and ice cream in and around Beverly Hills, Sprinkles uses Twitter to keep its followers up-to-date on its mobile food truck’s whereabouts.
Found in NYC, this food truck serves up Waffles and other Belgian favorites. With Twitter, Wafels and Dinges shares information about where they’ll be and the companies and other food trucks they partner with.
The Nom Nom Truck is a Los Angeles-based food truck specializing in banh mi and Vietnamese-inspired tacos. This mobile food truck uses Twitter to share its schedule and interact with customers
The mobile grill serves up burgers in the Los Angeles area, and uses Twitter to keep its customers informed about where to find them and what other food trucks will be joining it.
Serving gourmet ice cream sandwiches in LA, NY, ATX, MIA and DFW, Coolhaus uses Twitter to share news and fun facts about ice cream, host contests, and interact with customers and neighboring businesses.
Found in NYC, this unique mobile food truck serves up ice cream with bit of personality. With Twitter, Big Gay Ice Cream shares not just the basic info you need to find them on the streets of New York, but of course this personality too.
One of the most popular food trucks on Twitter, the Grilled Cheese Trucks serves up – you guessed it- grilled cheese – in the LA area. The mobile food truck uses Twitter to primarily share where they’ll be next.
Also in LA, the Veggie Grill serves up vegetarian options made on the grill. With Twitter, the Veggie Grill interacts with loyal customers and shares interesting information and news about the vegetarian lifestyle.
And the Food Truck With The Most Followers Is….
Topping off our list of 50 Food Trucks to Follow on Twitter, the most popular mobile food truck on Twitter is the Kogibbq mobile food truck located in the LA area, which uses Twitter to keep it customers up-to-date about where to find them next.
Do you follow a food truck on Twitter that deserves to be on this list? Let us know in the comments.