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Creative Food Truck Name Ideas

Creative Food Truck Names

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Food trucks are more popular than ever before – and they appear to be here to stay. Not only is it generally far less expensive to start a food truck compared to a brick-and-mortar restaurant, but food trucks also give owners greater flexibility. A food truck is also a good hedge against future issues like a pandemic-related shutdown.If you are starting a food truck, you may be focusing on details like finding a truck to rent or buy. Choosing a name should also be a top priority, as many of your choices regarding branding will flow from the business name. We have put together a list of more than 200 food truck names to help get your creative juices flowing.

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What’s in a Name? Choosing a Name for Your Food Truck

When it comes to starting your own food truck business, picking a name may seem relatively low on your list of priorities, behind things like securing funding and figuring out the technical details of building and designing the truck itself. But having a good name is important for all aspects of your business, particularly when it comes to marketing.A good food truck name should be unique to your business. Ideally, it will be relatively short, easy to remember, and will help customers remember your truck and the type of food that you serve. For example, if you serve BBQ, then your name should reference this cuisine style in some way.

A food truck name can be relatively straightforward and descriptive, like Miss Meatball for a food truck that sells meatballs. It could include alliteration to make it memorable. It could also be funny, which will not only stick in patrons’ minds, but may even help your marketing strategy.

Whatever name you choose should not be hard to spell or pronounce. It shouldn’t be too long, which will make it hard for people to remember – and for you to put it on the side of your truck, on chalkboard menus, and on branded promotional items. While you can get clever with your name, avoid anything that might have the potential to offend (unless that’s part of your brand!)

So how can you go about choosing a name for your food truck business? Grab a pen and some paper, and then follow these steps to get started:

  • Think about your vision for your food truck.  What are your mission and your core values as a business owner?
  • What type of food and/or drinks will you be serving? Are there any words that are commonly associated with that cuisine, such as naan or curry for Indian food?
  • What type of personality and/or vibe do you want to convey? Quirky? Classic? Friendly?
  • What adjectives would you use to describe your food?
  • Where will your food truck primarily be located?
  • Is there anything that inspired you or that is particularly important to you?

The words and phrases that you write down can serve as inspiration for your food truck name. You can also use them in a restaurant name generator. Just input keywords into the generator, and it will give you a list of options for your potential food truck name.

Once you have a list of possible names – or a top choice – the next step involves making sure that it isn’t already taken. You can do a Google search, a search through your state’s corporate database, or even search the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s site. Doing this is important to avoid potential legal liability, as well as to ensure that you can properly market your own brand. After all, if you choose a name that is similar to a food truck in the next town, it may create confusion and you may actually lose business.

You should also run your food truck name ideas past friends, family, and business associates. What are their gut reactions to the name? You may think that a particular name is brilliant, but someone who isn’t as close to the process may have a different reaction. Be sure to get outside opinions so that you have a better sense of how the name will come across to the general public.

Creative Food Truck Name Ideas

Coming up with a name for your food truck can be hard. To get you started, we have come up with a list of more than 200 names that you can use as you brainstorm names for your food truck business.Keep in mind that some of these food truck names are from real businesses. Make sure that you do a search to ensure that a name is available before you commit to anything.

Clever Food Truck Names

Clever always stands out. Creating a clever name for your food truck business can elevate you above the other food trucks on the block. Below is a collection of what we believe to be some clever food truck names.

  • Lettuce B Frank
  • Pig-N-Out BBQ
  • Two for the Road
  • Flama on Wheels
  • Chef in a Box
  • Chairman Bao
  • The Dining Car
  • The Angry Friar
  • The Cheezy Rider
  • The Forked Road
  • The Bubble Tap
  • Stripchezze
  • The S.W.A.T. Truck
  • Chicka Chicken Boom Boom
  • Nacho Mama’s Food Truck
  • A Wok to Remember
  • The Rolling Spoon
  • Wings on Wheels
  • The Patty Wagon
  • The Dump Truck
  • Roaming Harvest
  • Food Drunk
  • BBQ Blues on Wheels
  • Sushi A Go Go
  • Yankee Burger Co.
  • The Pit Stop
  • Smoothie Rider
  • StrEAT Mobile Bistro
  • Seoul Man Food Truck
  • Cluck ‘n Go
  • Tamale Spaceship
  • Smokin Buttz BBQ
  • Slide on Over
  • Big Gay Ice Cream
  • Bliss on Wheels
  • Twisted Mitten
  • Fins on the Hoof

Punny Food Truck Names

Who doesn’t love a good pun? Creating a pun-based food truck name can help customers remember your brand with the injection of humor. 

  • Truck Norris
  • Grilldabeast
  • Basic Kneads
  • Mexcellent
  • Bac’n Me Crazy
  • Lettuce Feed You
  • Bun Intended Food Truck
  • Guac N Roll
  • What the Fork
  • Cheese Louise
  • Serial Grillers
  • Jamaican Mi Crazy
  • Did You Know That You’re My Gyro?
  • Be More Pacific
  • Curry Up Now
  • Oh My Gogi BBQ
  • Curbing Your Appetite
  • Haute Skillet
  • Baugettaboutit
  • VolksWaffle
  • Nacho Bizness
  • Califarmia
  • SeoulFull Philly
  • Wok ‘n Roll Food Truck
  • Naansense
  • Pho-nomenal
  • Culinerdy Cruzer
  • What Up Dough
  • On Tapa the World
  • God Save the Cuisine

Pop-Culture Food Truck Names

Names and symbols reach pop-culture status once they’ve become prevalent in society. You can use creatively weave pop-culture elements into your name to make your brand easily recognizable. 

  • Cookie Monstah
  • The Frankenstand
  • Franks Anatra
  • Vincent Van Doughnut
  • India Jones
  • Hollandazed and Confused
  • Deli Llama
  • The Rolling Stoves
  • The Great Foodini
  • Farmer and The Beast
  • Stachy & Husk
  • Kim Jong Grillin
  • Rolling Cones
  • King of Pops
  • Planet of the Crepes
  • Happy Grillmore
  • Purple People Eatery
  • Grillenium Falcon
  • Fried Egg I’m in Love
  • Chocolate Wasted Ice Cream

Rhyming Food Truck Names

Rhyming patterns flow right off the tongue. They’re easy to say and they’re even easier to remember. Including a rhyme in your food truck name is never a bad idea. 

  • Where Ya At Matt
  • Wheels of Meals
  • Slide Ride
  • Rice & Spice
  • Snack Rack

Food-Based Food Truck Names

To state the obvious, your food truck serves food. As a result, some food truck entrepreneurs opt to base their names around the food they serve. 

  • Miss Meatball
  • Mayo & Mustard
  • Green + The Grain
  • Sugar Philly
  • The Greasy Wiener
  • Waffle Up
  • Street-za
  • I Dream of Weenie
  • Fugu Truck
  • Hey PB&J
  • Buttercream Cupcakes
  • Sauced
  • Street Fried Rice
  • Da Lobsta
  • The Crepe Van
  • The Spaghetti Wagon
  • Tatoheads
  • Sticks & Cones
  • Doughnut Vault
  • Adoughbe Pizza
  • Tacolicious
  • Wurst Wagon
  • Crep’n Around
  • Immortal Lobster
  • Pierogi Wagon
  • Guerilla Tacos
  • The Tot Cart
  • Easy Slider
  • Yumpling
  • The Fat Shallot
  • The Wrap Wagon
  • Churro Co.
  • The Marshmallow Cart
  • The Tamale Spaceship
  • Ribzilla

Food Truck Names With Alliteration

Much like rhyming names, names with alliteration can also be easier to remember. You can use alliteration in your food truck name to create a more memorable and rhythmic brand name. 

  • Munch Mobile
  • Big Bob’s Burritos
  • Husky Hog
  • Bon Bon Buggy
  • The Burger Bus
  • Bagel Brothers
  • Shimmy Shack
  • Krab Kingz
  • Driven to Delicious
  • Curb Cuisine
  • Tasty Tracks
  • The Burger Brigade
  • Mobile Meats
  • CoCo Coach
  • Goodies to Go
  • The Vegan Van
  • Mobile Munchies
  • Bacon Boys
  • The Coffee Cart
  • The Munchie Machine
  • Cruisin’ Cuisine
  • The Randy Radish
  • Buns ‘n Burgers
  • Kimchi Kart
  • Curry Cart
  • Waffle Wagon
  • Maximum Minimus
  • Taco Taxi
  • Bacon Buggy
  • Tropical Treats Truck
  • Cruisin’ Cafe
  • The Food Factory
  • Drumstick Delights
  • Concrete Cuisine
  • Curbside Cafe

Other Creative Food Truck Names

  • Mamas and the Tapas
  • Zombie Bob’s Pizza
  • Urban Street Grill
  • The Vegan Nom
  • Taceaux Loceaux
  • Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe
  • Bite Into Maine
  • The Coop on Wheels
  • Gustro on the Go Bistro
  • Foolish Waffles
  • Crock Spot
  • Roving Mammoth Burritos
  • Great Balls on Tires
  • Me So Hungry
  • Curbside Gourmet
  • ‘Wich Please
  • Hook & Ladder
  • ThoroughFARE
  • Holy Smoked
  • Jogasaki
  • The Flavor Wagon
  • Zen Foodist
  • The Breakfast Jeanie
  • The Flavor Truck
  • Smokin’ Wheels
  • GastroPod
  • Hero of Villain
  • Gourmet on the Go
  • Scratch Truck
  • Chef on Wheels
  • Heat on Wheels
  • The Hungry Nomad
  • Cio Wagon
  • Space Shuttle Cafe
  • The Curious Goat
  • Hot Rod’s Bites to Go
  • Crave
  • Luke’s Inside Out
  • Hoosier Daddy’s State Fair Fare
  • Street Eat’n
  • COOLHAUS
  • Magic Carpet
  • Carte Blanche

Other Restaurant Name Ideas

Not feeling inspired after scrolling through food truck names? The name you’re looking for may be unrelated to food trucks. You can view our other creative restaurant name lists below.

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