Earning the title of being one of the “South’s tastiest town,” (Southern Living) and the “foodie capital of the South” (New York Post) has put Durham on the map for a delicious amount of reasons. While their excellent culinary craft can be seen through their beer, coffee, donuts, and fine dining restaurants, we’ve rounded up some of our personal favorite food-trucks to grub at.
AMERICAN MELTDOWN “Whoever believes that there is no such thing as a gourmet grilled cheese needs to take a trip to American Meltdown,” says Food Republic. American Meltdown serves melts and grilled cheeses crafted from local bread, eggs, and cheeses, when possible. The variety of unique offerings from their “Pig Rocket” to “Dirty South” to classics such as “The Farmers Melt” are well worth salivating over. americanmeltdown.org, @americanmeltdown
THE PARLOUR is handcrafted ice cream that has been hugely popular since the truck arrived on the scene in 2011. Also with a brick + mortar location, part of its appeal comes from the shop’s dedication to use only local ingredients, so the flavors rotate often. Their ice cream comes in a variety of permanent and rotating flavors, along with handmade toppings, floats, milkshakes, and sundaes. theparlour.co, @parlourdurham
PIEPUSHER is what pizza dreams are made off. Their “Durham-style” crust is hand-tossed, a little crunchy, but still wonderfully fluffy. They focus on local ingredients – supporting local farmers and artisans. In addition to your basic cheese pizza, they also have a extensive rotating menu of topping combos. piepushers.com, @piepushers
ONLY BURGER is the poster child for the exploding Durham mobile food scene positioned throughout the Triangle for hungry diners at all hours of the day and night. It is one of the most-loved food trucks & a must-try is their fried green tomato burger.onlyburger.com, @onlyburger