By Matthew Hacke | Photographs by Michael Fornataro

Food trucks have taken over the ‘Burgh — and just in time for summer! From delectable desserts to enticing entrées, here’s the complete roundup of mobile providers you have to track down this month.

BRGR Food Truck

Photograph from Bridgett Kay Photography, LLC.

Specializing in gourmet burgers and handmade shakes

What to Order: The “Cease and Desist” or the “Fire in the Hole” burgers. Be sure to ask about the Daily SHK (Shake of the Day), too!
+ Check out BRGR’s five brick-and-mortar restaurants located throughout Pittsburgh, including the newest location right outside Market Square on Liberty Avenue!
+ For hours and locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /brgrpgh
Twitter @BRGRpgh
Instagram @BRGRpgh

Bulldawgz

Specializing in gourmet hot dogs and fries

What to Order: The “Let’s Be Frank Dawg,” allowing you to build your own hotdog with your choice of three toppings, or the “Pittsburgh Dawg,” topped with relish, onion, pickles, yellow mustard, and tomato. Also,
try the cheese steaks and burgers!
+ For hours and locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /bulldawgspgh
Twitter @bulldawgspgh
Instagram @bulldawgspgh

Burgh Bites Truck

Photograph from Burgh Bites

Specializing in handhelds, pizza, hotdogs, pasta, burgers, and salads

What to Order: “The Rastafarian” — jerked chicken with corn/mango salsa, spicy aioli, and greens on grilled pita
+ BYOB!
+ Call in for take out or use GrubHub.com for delivery!
+ Hours and location: 1709 E. Railroad St., Heidelberg. 412.229.7119 Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
+ For more information, visit burghbitestruck.com or track the truck on social media:

Facebook /burghbitescart
Twitter @BurghBites
Instagram @burghbitescart

Caustelot Creamery

Specializing in homemade ice cream made onsite with liquid nitrogen

What to Order: The strawberry pretzel ice cream or the fried ice cream!
+ Location: 39 Oblock Lane, McDonald. 724.745.1197
+ For hours and additional locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /caustelotcreamery
Twitter @Caustelot

Chop Shop Salad Shop

Specializing in freshly made-to-order chopped salads using Western PA sourced meats and vegetables

What to Order: The “Glorious Steak Salad,” made with freshly grilled steak and topped with fresh cut fries (Pittsburgh style), or the “Fried Chicken Salad,” made with a locally sourced, pastured organic chicken breast.
+ For hours and locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /chopshopsaladshop
Twitter @choppedsalads
Instagram @chopshopsaladshop

The Coop Chicken and Waffles

Specializing in sweet and savory chicken and waffles

What to Order: The sensational “Chick-N-Waffle,” which features freshly fried chicken baked inside a Belgian waffle, or “The Chick,” which features two tantalizing tenders on top of a freshly baked waffle
+ Offers free samples
+ Also, make sure to ask about their secret menu, which was created by customers and combines dessert waffles with popular entrees!
+ For hours and locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /thecooppgh
Twitter @TheCoopPgh
Instagram @TheCoopPgh

Evil Swine BBQ

Specializing in BBQ-style foods like pulled pork and smoked chicken

What to Order: Start with the pulled pork baked nachos as your appetizer, and go for the pulled pork sandwich — topped with your choice of cheddar, monterey jack, and/or coleslaw — as your main course!
+ For hours and locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /EvilSwineBBQ
Twitter @evilswinebbq

Franktuary

Specializing in gourmet frankfurters and poutine

What to Order: The “New Yorker,” a snappy frank with house-made sauerkraut, sweet onion sauce, and spicy brown mustard
+ Check out Franktuary’s brick-and-mortar restaurants in Lawrenceville and Market Square!
+ For hours and locations, visit franktuary.com or track the truck on social media:

Facebook /franktuary
Twitter @franktuary

Happy Camper Cakes

Specializing in cupcakes and special order cakes for most any occasion, as well as cookies, cake pops, push pops, and cheesecake pops

What to Order: The “Pickled Pirate”cupcake — which is a toasted coconut and brown sugar cake with Malibu Rum pineapple filling, Swiss Meringue buttercream, housemade caramel, and macadamia nut topper — or the “Squirrel Nut,” which features a peanut butter and chocolate swirl cake with peanut butter Swiss Meringue buttercream and a handmade Buckeye acorn topper
+ Location: 202 Homer Drive, Jeannette. 724.523.4088.
+ For more information, including hours and additional locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /happycampercakes
Twitter @happycampercake

Instagram @happycampercakes

Health-A-Licious

Specializing in healthy sandwiches, wraps, salads, and sides

What to Order: Go for the loaded sweet potato fries topped with your choice of turkey chili, chicken, or steak. If you want a lighter option, be sure to try the veggie wraps!
+ For hours and locations, visit mobilenom.com or track the truck on social media:

Facebook /healthaliciousfoodtruck
Twitter @healthalicious7

Hott Dawgz

Specializing in gourmet hot dogs

What to Order: The gourmet, all-beef hotdogs with fresh toppings can’t be beat! Make sure to try the bacon-wrapped dog with BBQ sauce and the mac ’n cheese on a pretzel bun!
+ For hours and locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /Hottdawgz
Twitter @hottdawgz
Instagram @hottdawgz

Las Chicas Truck

Specializing in Mexican cuisine

What to Order: Tostada bowls, cheesecake chimis, loaded burritos and tacos, or homemade taquitos with avocado cilantro sauce
+ For hours and locations, visit laschicastruck.com or track the truck on social media:

Facebook /laschicastruck
Twitter @LasChicasTruck

Miss Meatball, LLC

Specializing in meatballs, sandwiches, and veggie sides

What to Order: “Bleu Balls” or the featured ball of the month.
+ For hours and locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /eatmissmeatball
Twitter @eatmissmeatball
Instagram @eatmissmeatball

Nakama Food Truck

Specializing in Japanese hibachi and sushi

What to Order: Sushi wise, try the spicy tuna roll and shrimp tempura roll. The fried rice, topped with fresh, seared ahi tuna or homemade crab cakes, is also popular.
+ Check out Nakama’s brick-and-mortar restaurants located in the South Side and Wexford.
+ For hours and locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /foodtrucknakama
Twitter @nakamasushi

North Park Lounge Food Truck

Specializing in sandwiches, wings, wraps, salads, and chicken tenders

What to Order: The chicken tenders, fish sandwich, strawberry chicken salad, and the famous “Lounge” fries are all popular eats here!
+ Check out North Park Lounge’s brick-and-mortar restaurant located in McCandless.
+ For hours and locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /OriginalNPL
Twitter @nplmccandless
Instagram @nplmccandless

Oh My Grill

Specializing in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches

What to Order: Try “The Number One,” featuring smoked gouda, white cheddar, bacon, and caramelized onions on white or wheat bread, served with a chive cream dipper. Or switch it up with the “The Usual,” made with monterey jack, sharp cheddar, and pulled buffalo chicken breast on white bread, served with a creamy wing sauce dipper.
+ For hours and locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /Oh-My-Grill-498957770119748
Twitter @OhMyGrill

Pittsburgh Po'boy

Specializing in southern creole/cajun cuisine using fresh products delivered from New Orleans

What to Order: The shrimp po’boy, chicken and sausage gumbo, and crawfish grilled cheese are all musts!
+ For hours and locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /pghpoboy
Twitter @pghpoboy
Instagram @pghpoboy

Pittsburgh Sandwich Society

Specializing in sandwiches and fare, the truck uses local, seasonal ingredients to craft their entire assortment of delicious eats

What to Order: The grilled chicken club, which features pickle-brined grilled chicken, bacon, spicy avocado, spring mix, tomato, crispy potatoes, and aioli on grilled brioche
+ Offers a dog menu of treats for your pup!
Check out Pittsburgh Sandwich Society at the Heinz Loft Round-Up on Tuesday, June 6.
+ For hours and locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /PGHSandwichSociety
Twitter @pghsandwiches
Instagram @pghsandwichsociety 

PGH Halal Truck

Specializing in halal-processed foods and meats

What to Order: Lamb or chicken over rice, or the gyros with housemade tzatziki and sriracha mayo sauces
+ For hours and locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /pghhalal
Twitter @PGHHALALFOOD

PGH Pierogi Truck

Specializing in pierogi, haluski, and stuffed cabbage

What to Order: To get a taste of all that PGH Pierogi Truck offers, try the #1 Polish Platter, which consists of one cabbage roll, haluski, and three pierogi. For the pierogi pro, the potato and cheese pierogi is a must. Finish it off with bacon and sour cream on top!
+ For hours and locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /pghpierogitruck
Twitter @pghpierogitruck
Instagram @pghpierogitruck

Randita's Organic Vegan Cafe

This vegan cafe specializes in plant-based cuisine

What to Order: The African peanut stew or the taco salad
+ Hours and location: 207 Commercial Ave., Aspinwall. 412.408.3907 Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
+ Weekend Dinners on Friday-Saturday, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
+ For more information, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /RanditasCafe
Twitter @RanditasCafe

Revival Chili

Specializing in build-your-own, gourmet chili bowls

What to Order: The classic beef chili or the veggie/vegan chili. Add a base consisting of either basmati rice, cornbread, chips, or fries. Finish it off with your choice of up to three toppings, including cheese, sour cream, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime!
+ For hours and locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /revivalchilipgh
Twitter @RevivalChili
Instagram @revival_chili

South Side BBQ Company

Specializing in BBQ meats and eats

What to Order: They call it the classic — pulled pork and mac ‘n cheese! It’s the smoking good stuff!
+ For hours and locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /ssbbqpgh
Twitter @Southsidebbqco

Stickler's Ice Pop Company

Specializing in handcrafted ice pops that are made with fresh fruit and all-natural ingredients

What to Order: The “Golfer’s Delite,” made with Earl Grey tea and freshly squeezed lemons is a popular pop reminiscent of an Arnold Palmer drink. Also try “The King,” inspired by Elvis’ favorite sandwich and made with organic peanut butter, bananas, and honey. For those looking for more traditional fruit flavors, Stickler’s offers a wide variety of fruit flavors, including strawberry, raspberry mint, orange mango, and watermelon kiwi.
+ For hours and locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /SticklersPGH
Twitter @SticklersPGH
Instagram @sticklerspgh

Wok of Life

Specializing in chicken fried rice and lo mein

What to Order: Try the chicken fried rice or lo mein, which are topped with a drizzle of housemade teriyaki sauce for a sweet and creamy texture. Spicy versions of the dishes are highly recommended as well. Also make sure to try the wok-seared chicken cilantro dumpling bites!
+ For hours and locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /wokoflifepgh
Twitter @wokoflifepgh

Wood Fired Flatbreads

Specializing in thin crust, wood-fired pizza, appetizers, salads, small plates, and dessert pizza

What to Order: The Margherita pizza!
+ For hours and locations, track the truck on social media:

Facebook /woodfiredflatbreads
Twitter @WoodFiredFB

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