Santa Fe is a fantastic town for foodies, and food trucks can be found all over town. Most food trucks in Santa Fe tend to anchor themselves semi-permanently in a parking lot, or even partner with a local brewery to serve food to their patrons, but they still move around occasionally. For the right food truck, figuring out how to find it around town can be part of the fun, particularly since they tend not to leave much of a record of where they’ll be next.
One blog post can’t begin to cover all of the great food truck options, but here’s a few to get you started!
Master Food Truck
The difference between New Mexican food and Mexican food can seem subtle to outsiders, but once you get the hang out of it it will be hard to imagine how someone could confuse the two! Master Food Truck is classic Mexican, combined with some US street food staples. When I last enjoyed a delicious torta, they were located near the state capitol building (affectionately known as “the Roundhouse”), but they let me know they were planning to move soon.
Santa Famous can similarly be found near the Roundhouse. Aside from a delicious New Mexican/Mexican blend–last time I was there I had the green chile corn chowder–Santa Famous is also notable for offering free food to those in need, and a discount to Johnnies. It’s food you can feel good about in more way than one!
Craft Donuts and Coffee
Craft Donuts is new on the scene, and stands out in offering a relatively unusual menu: fresh-made donuts with wildly customizable toppings, coffee, and delicious Italian sodas. There’s a selection of recommended donut toppings, or you can order a custom creation! I most recently had a Homer (strawberry glaze and rainbow sprinkles) with a tasty Vanilla soda.
Sanchez Tacos seems pretty well settled in the parking lot of the Pep Boys down on Cerillos, but you never know! This is another truck for fantastic Mexican food, also has a wide selection of glass-bottle real-sugar made-in-Mexico sodas to wash your meal down with. I would love to be able to give you reviews of the various items on your menu, but that would require me to order something other than their tacos al pastor, and I just can’t bring myself to do that. Get your red & green chile on the side here, even the locals agree it has a kick!
Bang Bite Filling Station
The competition for best Green Chile Cheeseburger in New Mexico is a fierce one, perhaps nowhere more than Santa Fe–we do host the annual Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown, after all. There are a lot of competitors (enough for their own blog post), but for my money Bang Bite has to be part of the conversation. With green chile that hits the sweet spot of flavor and spice, mouthwatering patties, and a wide variety of toppings, this truck is well worth the finding. The trick seems to be to pay attention to their Facebook page, which is updated regularly as of this writing, and I’m happy to follow them wherever they go next!