Tidewater’s food trucks are on a roll. On weekdays, these mobile kitchens crisscross the region, offering diners an alternative to a brown bag lunch. On weekends and evenings, you’ll find them parked at the area’s many breweries. “There’s a beautiful symbiotic relationship between breweries and food trucks,” says Brock Houston, who runs the Nosh Modern Mobile Bistro truck.
Food trucks became more popular during the pandemic because people could keep a safe distance while enjoying a taste of something new. M.J. Medlar, who runs the Capt’n Crabby truck, remembers when customers were wary about ordering from a truck. No more: “Now it’s become huge.”
While local regulations make it difficult for food trucks to park permanently in a spot, you can track them on their websites and social media accounts. Here are 7 food trucks in the Tidewater region you’ll definitely want to try: