The long running television show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives started out by traveling across the United States featuring hole in the wall restaurants serving up, usually funky and always delicious foods. Since the start of the show back in 2006, the bleached-blonde Food Network Star, Guy Fiere, has been the host through 24 seasons of the franchise with no signs of stopping any time soon.
As time has passed, not just restaurants, but food trucks have started to be featured in many episodes. This is a testament to food trucks truly becoming more mainstream and viewed as a destination for getting hard-to-find or creative meals. In this post, we will feature some of our favorite food trucks featured on these episodes and let you know the city to find them in too. Let’s roll!
Guerrilla Street Food
It can be hard to find legit Filipino cuisine when you live in the Midwest. Fortunately, Guerrilla Street Food, a food truck operating in St. Louis, Missouri is introducing these homage authentic foods to the locals. This food truck is owned by Chef Hardesty, who took many of his family recipes brought from the Philippines to develop his menu. You can check out this popular St. Louis truck on Facebook here.
Green Papaya Food Truck
Not only is this program a great way to find new places to eat, but being featured on the show can be incredible for driving awareness of the community for great food served locally. This was certainly the case with the Green Papaya Food Truck based out of Stockton, Calif. Watch the video below to see how being featured on the program gave business a big boost!
The Sandwich League Food Truck is based out of a hot bed of great mobile food: Eugene, Oregon. So if you’re able to stand out in this type of competitive market, you’re obviously doing something right. And what this mobile food joint is up to is delivering natural, locally raised meats on their variety of sandwiches. Check out some of the mouth watering sandwiches below and be sure to check them out on your next visit to Oregon.
The Tin Kitchen
The Tin Kitchen is located in Charlotte, NC, and serves up gourmet food in the Queen City. On the menu you’ll regularly find Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas, Pork Belly Tacos and Togarashi Shrimp Tacos that look amazing. You’ll often this the Tin Kitchen parked at local breweries around the Charlotte area. This is a must stop joint if you’re in the area!
Eating at restaurants and food trucks featured in the series has become a hobby for many fans of this show and also a way to find great places to eat at. Due to the length of the show, you can find places to eat that have been featured on the program just about anywhere. To date, over 850 diners, restaurants, pubs, and fast food joints in well over 300 locations have been covered.
If you want to find a restaurant or food truck near you that’s been featured on “Triple D”, check out these websites that have done an incredible job organizing and summarizing all of the locations featured: DinersDriveInsDivesLocations.com and FlavorTownUSA.com.