5 Food Trucks to Check Out in Rhode Island
Support small businesses with a trip to one of these local food trucks.
This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce.
Sometimes finding a great food truck is all about being at the right place at the right time. But this time, you can let this list guide you to five delicious options for unfussy, on-the-go food from locally-owned trucks.
Spend a Saturday out on the patio at the Industrious Spirit Company and treat yourself to some slow-smoked brisket or pulled pork. Make it a meal with homestyle sides like cornbread and mac and cheese and top it all off with ISCO’s handcrafted cocktails. You can find the Baby’s Bonetown BBQ truck at ISCO on some Saturday afternoons (Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 20 27, and April 10 and 24) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Basil and Bunny truck makes the vegan version of all your favorite comfort foods. Think plant-based takes on mile-high burgers made with housemade bean and mushroom patties or loaded fried chicken sandwiches made with crispy seitan. Bunny Mobile has a spot behind Hope and Main in Warren, but will also be on the move to Bristol’s Twelve Guns Brewery on February 27 from 2-6 p.m.
This mobile pizza oven reaches a temperature of 900 degrees, guaranteeing a perfect crust in minutes. Create your own pie with a variety of cheeses, proteins, veggies and sauces to choose from or go for a signature option, like chicken, bacon, ranch and barbecue or goat cheese, fig, arugula and honey. Catch W’s at Ravenous Brewing Co. in Cumberland on February 26 from 4-8 p.m. or at Proclamation Ale Company on February 28 from noon-5 p.m.
Ming’s keeps their menu fresh with weekly changes, but stay on the look out for their fried chicken sammies, banh mi, pork dumplings, fries and more, plus add Ming’s homemade gochujang hot sauce to anything. Ming’s home base is at Lorraine Mills in Pawtucket, with frequent stops at Long Live Beerworks in Providence. Check out @mings_ri on Instagram for their weekly locations and hours. A new sandwich bar is coming soon to the Lorraine Mills, too.
Warm up your winter with a taste of the Caribbean from Ja Patty. The truck’s signature beef patties are made with a traditional blend of Jamaican spices and homemade pastry dough baked to a golden, flaky perfection. Other island favorites, like jerk chicken and oxtail rice bowls, are also available to order. Ja Patty is parked at Lorraine Mills from Thursday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or you can find them at Shannon View Inn in Warwick for Reggae Sundays from 3-7 p.m.