The Daily Meal recently unveiled America’s 101 Best Food Trucks for 2015. To find out what the best food trucks were, The Dail Meal let America decide via a public survey. The survey resulted in 2,662 responses, including previous years’ winners, reader’s suggestions, winners of the Vendy Awards and rookie food trucks, and a total of 5,634 votes. (Note: the respondents were allowed to vote for more than one truck.)
This year’s list features 24 states, with California leading the way with 18 food trucks on the list. The list used certain criteria to determine how food trucks were ranked. To give you an idea of what makes a great food truck, The Daily Meal asked Tyler Florence, host of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race:
“A great food truck has to have a crystal-clear brand statement. You can’t be vague. If you sell burgers, tacos, ice cream, whatever, you need to clearly communicate that. ‘Spice It Up’ is not a good name for a truck if it sells curry (it doesn’t say anything about the food), but ‘Curry in a Hurry’ hits it out of the park. The same goes for the design. The trucks that have simple and smart graphics, ones that you can see from down the street, are the way to go. Stay away from dark colors, which can get lost in an urban landscape. Also, the best food trucks specialize in one thing. Do you make tacos? What kind of tacos? Korean? Indian? Traditional ones? Whatever you love, stick with it. Trucks that offer a global menu have a tendency to not be good at anything. And when it comes to the food, you and your team need to become authorities on your obsession.”
To see if your state made the list, head on over to The Daily Meal now!
Have any favorite food trucks in your city? Do tell! —Erika