2344 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, Fla. 33137
GastroPod is touted as the first gourmet food truck in Miami. Fans swear by Chef Jeremiah’s homemade Latin and Caribbean-style food. His old dirt dog – a smoked short-rib hot dog – is legendary. Hours of operation and locations are unpredictable, but look for a customized silver 1962 Airstream motor home roving Biscayne Boulevard near downtown Miami. Hours: Lunch and dinner.
Latin Burger & Taco
105th Street & Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Fla. 33131
If you love tacos, you’ll salivate at the sight of Latin Burger & Taco truck’s eight-inch chicken tortilla. It dwarfs Taco Bell’s. Then there’s the grilled Portobello mushroom sandwich. These eats come courtesy of Food Network host and restaurateur Ingrid Hoffman, part owner of the pink and black truck. It travels throughout Miami and sometimes takes the half-hour drive to Fort Lauderdale. Hours: Lunch and dinner.
The Yellow Submarine Truck
7221 SW 58th Avenue
South Miami, Fla. 33143
The concept of gourmet fast food is living large inside the Yellow Submarine Truck. You could mistake it for a blinding-yellow newspaper delivery truck. But this big vehicle serves ham, chicken and turkey sandwiches with names like Killer Queen and Original Sin. A frankfurter named Yellow Dog comes with crumbled potato chips, provolone, ketchup, mustard, mayo and pineapple sauce. The sauces are to die for. Hours: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Orale Taqueria Mexicana
SW 28th Street & 37th Avenue
Coconut Grove, Fla. 33133
This truck stands out among trucks for gourmet food in Miami. Orale Taqueria Mexicana food truck is decked out in stripes of red, white and green – the colors of the Mexican flag. The lamb, pork and beef tacos are handmade Mexican old-school-style and served sans tons of fancy toppings. The truck is known to hang out at flea markets. Warning: Go lightly on the homemade hot sauces. Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.