The Ultimate Food Truck Guide - Susquehanna Style

Central Pennsylvania’s street eats scene is heating up this summer. See where to find some of the tastiest treats with street cred.

Follow that food truck! Check calendars on websites and social media pages to see where your favorite food trucks will be parked next to get the street eats you’re craving. Some even have brick and mortar locations open year-round.

717 Tacos

717 Tacos

717 Tacos

717 Tacos has a taco for everyone. Their extensive menu can be found online, and the truck features four to five options on a rotating basis. Typically, 717 Tacos parks at Spring Gate Vineyard in Harrisburg for lunch, but they can also be booked for special events. Look for them at the Make a Wish Foundation’s Wish Upon a Food Truck Festival in Hershey this September.

Mechanicsburg, PA | 717-903-6888

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Buzz Lancaster

Buzz

Buzz Lancaster

Buzz Lancaster gives guests a taste of yummy sandwiches with a side of rock ‘n’ roll. As a Certified Benefit Corporation, Buzz Lancaster wants to help the community by providing a living wage for their employees. They even have a “pay it forward” menu where customers can pay for meals for those in need. Buzz specializes in breakfast and lunch sandwiches, and The King Street Cure All signature sandwich is topped with eggs, bacon, cheddar, and a multitude of other toppings. Catch the Buzz in downtown Lancaster.

Lancaster, PA

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The Chicken Truck

The Chicken Truck

The Chicken Truck

Fresh chicken tenders and hand cut French fries are staples on the menu of The Chicken Truck, particularly the Fat Guy Fries, which are loaded with chicken and cheese. The new brick and mortar location in Camp Hill, Joey’s Chicken Shack, is there for all your fried chicken needs, but the truck can still be rented for events. The truck will also make an appearance at Harrisburg’s Fourth of July event, Taste of Independence.

Camp Hill, PA | 717-856-4361

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Dough Heads Waffles

Dough Heads Waffles

Dough Heads Waffles

Dough Heads Waffles puts a unique spin on waffles by stuffing them with homemade ingredients. Their creations are made with various waffle doughs and stuffings, both sweet and savory, with flavors including chicken and gravy, bananas Foster, Nutella berry, and PB&J.

Lancaster, PA | 717-471-9118

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The Flying Deutschman

The Flying Deutschman

The Flying Deutschman

The Flying Deutschman is a German cuisine food truck that specializes in bratwurst, schnitzel, and other German favorites. The Flying Deutschman is always on the move, but can usually be found on Thursdays in front of 2SP Brewery in Aston, PA.

Brookhaven, PA | 484-818-8527

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Forno Bova

Forno Bova

Forno Bova

Family-operated food truck Forno Bova serves pizza that is fired in a wood stove right in their trailer. The assortment of their creations is unique, ranging from pistachio to ricotta and greens to kale and sausage; however, they also offer traditional styles such as Margherita.

York, Pa | 717-814-8128

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Gourmand

Gourmand

Gourmand

Taking street food favorites and adding a gourmet twist, Gourmand can be found every Tuesday from May to October at the Penn Street Farmers Market in Reading. The truffled goat cheese fries are a top seller, with the ahi ceviche fish tacos a strong contestant for most popular. Look for them September 2 at the What the Food Truck event in York.

Reading, PA | 610-743-3233

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Lancaster Burger Co.

Lancaster Burger Co.

Lancaster Burger Co.

Lancaster Burger Co. is all about the freshest burgers, fries, and shakes. Their ingredients come from all over Lancaster County for a burger experience like no other. Their burgers range from classic to daring. In addition to all beef patties, they offer black bean and turkey burgers. You can find the Lancaster Burger Co. truck parked at Lancaster events and the Prince Street Pop Up Park downtown.

Lancaster, Pa | 717-715-4058

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Lancaster Cupcake

Lancaster Cupcake

Lancaster Cupcake

Lancaster Cupcake not only has cupcake shops popping up around Lancaster, but a truck that brings dessert to you. Featured on Cupcake Wars on the Food Network, Lancaster Cupcake features cupcakes that go from everyday to special occasions. Find the Lancaster Cupcake truck in downtown Lancaster or at their locations downtown and at Park City Center.

Lancaster, Pa

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Mad Dash Grilled Cheese

Mad Dash Grilled Cheese

Mad Dash Grilled Cheese

Taking comfort food up a notch, Mad Dash offers artisan grilled cheese sandwiches, a crowd favorite being the mac and cheese stuffed sandwich with pepper jack for an extra kick. Mad Dash is always on the go, but you can check out their website to find where they will be next.

Harrisburg, Pa | 717-639-5888

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MAD Sandwiches

MAD Sandwiches

MAD Sandwiches

Carting around loads of Latino flavor in their sandwich-selling food truck, MAD Sandwiches specializes in slow-roasted pork complemented by beans and rice, though the Cuban sandwich is also a must-try. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, they can be consistently found in downtown Harrisburg, and they have a rotating location on Wednesdays. Watch for them at the Taste of Independence Food Truck Festival & Fireworks show that Harrisburg is hosting on the Fourth of July.

Harrisburg, Pa | 717-639-5888

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Penny’s Ice Cream

Penny’s Ice Cream

Penny’s Ice Cream

Penny’s Ice Cream is a modern take on the ice cream trucks we all loved growing up. A crowd favorite is the peanut butter Oreo flavor. You can find Penny’s parked in Downtown Lancaster and the truck can also be reserved for events, weddings, and private parties.

Lancaster, Pa

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Oola Bowls

Oola Bowls

Oola Bowls

Oola Bowls Lancaster is known for their spin on the popular acai bowls. Not only can you get a bowl filled with super foods, berries, and tons of fun toppings, you can also get coffee, smoothies, and more. Find Oola Bowls’ truck near Prince Street in Downtown Lancaster and at Tanger Outlets.

Lancaster, Pa | 717-917-9587

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Reunion Food Truck

Reunion Food Truck

Reunion Food Truck

Reunion Food Truck is using the soulful flavors of smoked pork and fried fish to build up Lancaster County. Partnering with Community Action Partnership and Crispus Attucks Community Center, Reunion provides culinary scholarships for low-income students as well as work experience in the truck. Grab a tasty meal on First Fridays in downtown Lancaster and support the community.

Lancaster, Pa | 717-299-7301

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Roburritos

Roburritos

Roburritos

York’s favorite food truck is reliably parked in the same spot—inside the city’s gathering spot, York Central Market. The original Roburrito’s food truck is a permanent structure and a local’s fixture for a fresh, filling lunch. Don’t miss Old Grumpy Mark’s hot sauce, also bottled to go along with some of the other signature sauces.

York & Lancaster, Pa

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Soul Burrito

Soul Burrito

Soul Burrito

Soul Burrito offers nearly a dozen different kinds of burritos, but the coconut curry Jamaican Sensation has gained so much popularity that you can now buy the sauce separately. Between the three full-service trucks and one catering truck, Soul Burrito can be found anywhere from Philly to York to Reading, but you can be sure to find them at the Fourth of July celebrations at both Hershey Hospital and downtown Harrisburg.

Harrisburg, Pa | 717-745-8009

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Souvlaki Boys

Souvlaki Boys

Souvlaki Boys

Souvlaki Boys brings the taste of Greece’s street food to Lancaster. Owners Mike and Pete are first-generation Greek-Americans who prepare their authentic gyros, salads, and souvlaki from scratch.

Lancaster, Pa | 717-208-6243

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Sprout Stream by Sven’s Cafe

Sprout Stream by Sven’s Cafe

Sprout Stream by Sven’s Cafe

Operating out of an Airstream trailer, Sprout Stream by Sven’s Cafe is easy to spot along the streets of Central Pennsylvania. The food truck serves breakfast and lunch, with menu items including artisan sandwiches and tacos.

Marietta, Pa | 717-669-4188

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Sugar Whipped

Sugar Whipped

Sugar Whipped

Sugar Whipped bakes cupcakes, whoopie pies, cake pops, cookies, marshmallows, and their newest addition, cookie dough, with natural ingredients, many of them sourced locally. The bakery even has a gluten-free menu that features vegan cupcakes, whoopie pies, and cookie dough. Best selling items are the Death by Chocolate and Tandy Cake cupcakes. Sugar Whipped caters events all over the Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg areas.

Lititz, Pa | 717-568-2202

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Tacos Lancaster

Tacos Lancaster

Tacos Lancaster

Tacos Lancaster offers fresh and flavorful tacos locals rave about. Get a classic beef taco or try flavors like vegan roasted cauliflower, gin and lime chicken, smoked salmon, or black bean and sweet potato. Wash your taco down with a cold one from Voodoo Brewery. Tacos Lancaster is parked at the Prince Street Pop Up Park from 12-8 p.m. daily in downtown Lancaster.

Lancaster, Pa | 717-455-3630

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Rigatoni

Rigatoni

Rigatoni

Rigatoni is the newest addition to Tutoni’s Restaurant in downtown York. The food truck and its housemade pasta and sauces made their debut on June 15. Rigatoni can be found at food truck events and Tutoni’s outdoor dining series in Cherry Lane Park.

York, Pa | 717-885-5169

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Upohar Ethnic Cuisines

Upohar Ethnic Cuisines

Upohar Ethnic Cuisines

Upohar Ethnic Cuisines specializes in global fare with vegan and vegetarian options from around the world. Puerto Rican pork and rice and turnovers are some of their most popular dishes. In addition to the truck, Upohar has a restaurant with a lunch buffet for sampling and special events, the market stand Christina’s Criollo at Lancaster Central Market, and catering services.

Lancaster, Pa | 717-569-2782

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Urban Olive

Urban Olive

Urban Olive

Urban Olive creates healthy, homemade Mediterranean and American food with ingredients that are locally sourced. They cater to vegetarians and vegans with one of their main menu items called falafel, which is a blend of chickpeas, lentils, herbs, and spices.

Lancaster, Pa | 717-826-8564

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