7 Food Trucks to Check Out in Rhode Island

Support small businesses with a trip to one of these local food trucks.

 

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Ja Patty serves at the Lorraine Mills Thursday to Saturday and Sunday at the Shannon View Inn.

Whether you find them at their usual haunt or at a local event, these mobile eateries are sure to satisfy just as well as any brick and mortar. P.S. To learn more about these and other local food truck listings, schedules and events, head to foodtucksin.com.

 

Butterhead 

Frequents: Tilted Barn Brewery in Exeter, Ragged Island Brewing in Portsmouth and Proclamation Ale Company in Warwick

Menu: New to the local food truck scene, Butterhead serves up unique, creative takes on sandwiches, like the Banh You stuffed with Vietnamese pork, daikon and cilantro, or the “DTMB” with Peruvian-marinated chicken, green goddess dressing and avocado. butterheadri.com

 

Ja Patty

Frequents: the Lorraine Mills in Pawtucket, the Shannon View Inn in Warwick

Menu: Bite into flaky pastry patties filled with your choice of savory or sweet fillings: Jamaican beef, jerk chicken, curry veggie or apple pie. Or, order the jerk chicken, coconut curry veggie or oxtail rice bowl to go. japatty.com

 

W’s Mobile Wood Fired Oven Pizza

Frequents: Six Pack Brewing in Bristol, Lops Brewing in Woonsocket and Twelve Guns Brewing in Bristol

Menu: W’s 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 the chicken, bacon, ranch and barbecue or the goat cheese, fig, arugula and honey. wswoodfiredpizza.com

 

Tacofied

Frequents: Buttonwoods Brewery in Cranston, Lippitt Memorial Park in Providence and Narragansett Town Beach 

Menu: Tacofied is known for tacofying all of your favorites, from chicken parm and BBQ to spring rolls and Tex-Mex. The colorful truck also offers fresh salad, hand-sliced potato chips and scratch-made sparkling drinks. tacofiedtruck.com

 

Basil and Bunny

Frequents: Roger Williams Park in Providence, Pivotal Brewingin Bristol

Menu: This vegan pop-up has an elevated menu of burgers, chili, mac ‘n’ cheese and desserts, all plant-based. Get the Truffle Shuffle with Cheezy Bunny Fries and follow with the Tiramisu MMMBop-Tart. basilandbunny.com

 

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The Bunny Mak from Basil and Bunny: two housemade bean and mushroom patties, lettuce, grilled onions, pickles, vegan cheddar cheese and fancy sauce on a double-decker bun. Photography by Angel Tucker

Lulu’s Little Pancakes

Frequents: Roger Williams Park in Providence, Crowne Plaza in Warwick and Colt State Park in Bristol

Menu: Who doesn’t love pancakes? Lulu’s take comes in deliciously loaded, bite-sized variations. Think flavorful toppings like Butterfinger, Dunkaroo, cookies and cream, brown sugar cinnamon Pop Tart, strawberry shortcake and more. facebook.com/luluslittlepancakes 

 

Friskie Fries

Frequents: Roger Williams Park in Providence, Crowne Plaza in Warwick, Trinity Brewhouse in Providence 

Storefront Locations: Providence and Johnston

Menu: It’s loaded with all sorts of French fry delights from classic cut to sweet potato to waffle fries. We recommend opting for one of the dressed fry options, like the Cluck’n Hot Mess (chicken, buffalo sauce, blue cheese crumbles) or the Miss Potato Head (smoked bacon, sharp cheddar, sour cream). If potatoes aren’t your thing, other nibbles include jalapeno poppers and onion rings. friskiefries.com

 

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