7 Best Food Trucks in Gainesville That Will Make You CRAVE MORE!

Are you looking for the best food trucks in Gainesville?

It is no surprise that Gainesville has some of the best food and food trucks in the state of Florida. The Gainesville food trucks have something for everyone. Some options include sweet treats, southern delights, Latin goodies, and plant-based comfort food.

If you are looking for the best places to eat in Gainesville, then look no further, today I’m serving up my top 7 food trucks in Gainesville.

Please note that sometimes the hours of operation may change for the food trucks, so always double-check their website or social media account before you make your visit.

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Best Food Trucks in Gainesville At a Glance:

  • Swamp Religion: The swamp hive is buzzing about their southern delights (Try the Famous Cajun Shrimp Burger and lemonade)
  • Tinker Latin Food Truck: Has a menu full of delicious authentic Latin food (Try the Venezuelan hot dogs)
  • Vegan Gators: Veganator goodness that is 100% plant-based with artisanal burgers (Try the Vegan Cowboy Burger with Swamp Fries)
  • Birdie Box: This is the place to go for cooked to-perfection, crispy, and moist chicken (Try the Chicken & Bonut – Waffle Sando)

Keep reading to find out why I love these Gainesville food trucks!

1. Sublime Tacos

Tacos aren’t just for lunch and dinner! Sublime Tacos is the place to go for a food truck breakfast on the go.

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At Sublime Tacos you can start your day off right with a hand-held taco to go first thing in the morning.

They have a special breakfast menu of tacos or burritos where you can choose a protein from chicken, chorizo, bacon, or steak, with eggs, cheese, and pico. And of course, they have yummy home fries.

Why We Love This as One of The Best Food Trucks in Gainesville

This Gainesville food truck has lots of dining options. From a drive-up window for those in a hurry, outdoor dining if you have the time to chill, or if you want a little more Sublime Tacos in your life they even have a restaurant.

Whether it is breakfast, lunch, or dinner, craving crispy and crunchy goodness, or just feeling like spicing up your life one taco at a time, then you will want to be sure to stop into Sublime Tacos.

Must Try Dishes at This Gainesville Food Truck

  • Angus Steak Breakfast Burrito
  • Chorizo Breakfast Burrito
  • Shrimp Tacos

Location and Time: 1818 NE Waldo Road Gainesville, FL. 32609 Open Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Sundays.

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2. Swamp Religion

Swam Religion is a black-owned food truck that offers the best of southern delights!

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People not only love the hospitality of the owner but also the delicious homemade southern foods. The owner claims that every dish is made with pride and compassion.

The food includes chicken wings, gator bites, tacos, and burgers.

Why We Love This as One of The Best Food Trucks in Gainesville

The fish is lightly breaded, fried, and seasoned to cajun perfection. The menu even includes vegetarian options with a Chipotle Black Bean Burger and Chipotle Black Bean Tacos.

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Plus you can be a part of the swamp hive at home if you don’t feel like going out. They have mobile ordering so you never need to be singing the catfish blues.

Although the home location is in Gainesville, for those not in the city you don’t have to go without.  Be sure to find them online and you can follow along to see where their mobile unit is for the day and find yourself some Swamp Religion.

Must Try Dishes at This Gainesville Food Truck

  • Famous Cajun Shrimp Burger and Lemonade
  • Catfish and Grits
  • Catfish Tacos and Cajun Cheese Fries

Location and Time:  904 East University, Gainesville, FL. 32601. They serve food Tuesday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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3. Tinker Latin Food Truck

Tinker offers Venezuelan street food which includes burgers, fried cheese balls, Chicharrones, and Venezuelan hotdogs (they are sooooo good). 

They also have traditional foods such as pepitos, a Venezuelan sandwich on a French baguette, or twin arepas, which are 2 corn patties with fried or grilled cheese with your choice of filling.

Why We Love This as One of The Best Food Trucks in Gainesville

Everyone loves Tinker Latin Food Truck for their friendly service and amazing Venezuelan,  and latin food. With authentic dishes, the flavors take you on a trip around the world.

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You can’t go wrong with anything off the menu, especially the arepas! Once you try them it will change your whole way of thinking about food and more combinations. 

Must Try Dishes at This Gainesville Food Truck

  • Cachapa Cheese Bites
  • The Queen (Reina Pepiada) Arepa
  • Venezuelan hot dogs

Location and Time: Follow Tinker on Facebook or Instagram for location and hours. If you would like to visit their new brick-and-mortar location that can be found at 502 South Main Street. The hours are Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday noon to 10 p.m., Saturday noon to 11 p.m. and, Sunday noon to 9 p.m. 

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4. La Maracucha Food Truck

La Marachucha is another great food truck that offers traditional Venezuelan Western food.

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You can enjoy traditional arepas, corn flour sandwiches, empanadas, Tequenos, and so much more. They are also open for breakfast hours and serve ham, egg, and cheese arepas. 

Why We Love This as One of The Best Food Trucks in Gainesville

You’ll love the delicious Venezuelan Western food and the great service. Also, if you are unable to make it out there in person, they offer delivery through Door Dash.

Locals claim they have the best tequenos in town, but I’ll leave that decision up to you!

Must Try Dishes at This Gainesville Food Truck

  • Shredded Chicken Patacónes
  • Yuca Balls with their garlic house sauce “Garlic Maracucha”
  • Beef Arepas

Location and Time: 3727 W. University Ave. and they also have a new brick-and-mortar location at 1025 W University Ave. You can stop in from Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and re-opens from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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5. Vegan Gator Food Truck

Vegan Gator is an entirely plant-based food truck that offers vegan burgers, wings, and loaded fries. The food is so good that I know even non-vegans will keep coming back!

Phenomenal flavor, house made sauces, artisanal burgers and mouthwatering dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients have put Vegan Gators up amongst the best.

Why We Love This as One of The Best Food Trucks in Gainesville

Vegans and vegetarians are excited that there is finally a 100% plant-based option in Gainesville, while non-vegans love Vegan Gators delicious food.

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But you don’t need to be vegan to fall in love with the veganator goodness that this Gainesville food truck serves up.

Non-vegans are also falling in love with the delicious Vegan Gators dishes. Just the White Truffle and Rosemary fries alone are worth the visit with garlic aioli, truffle oil, rosemary and herbs.

Must Try Dishes at This Gainesville Food Truck

  • Vegan Cowboy Burger with braised BBQ jackfruit and Swamp Fries
  • The Surf and Turf with southern fried shrimp and bechamel cream sauce and White Truffle and Rosemary Fries
  • The Siiikedelic Mushroom Burger and Poutine Fries

Location and Time: 220 NW 8th Ave. Follow on Facebook for daily open times and where they pop up.

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6. Plantology (At Midpoint Park & Eatery)

Plantology is one of Gainesville newest vegan food trucks that specializes in guilt-free comfort food.

Their made-from-scratch specials uses fresh ingredients that both vegans and meat eaters will enjoy. They serve everything from burgers to Chick’n sandwiches, and mac bowls to loaded fries.

Why We Love This as One of The Best Food Trucks in Gainesville

Not far from the University Florida, this charming Gainesville food truck is located in Midpoint Park & Eatery, an upscale outdoor food truck area.

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Plantology food truck is one of the best places in Gainesville to go and chill, grab a bite to eat and just hang out in the laid back vibes. 

Must Try Dishes at This Gainesville Food Truck

  • Buffalo Ranch Chick’n Mac Bowl with slaw
  • Spicy Chick’n Burger with organic fries
  • Deluxe Burger with mac ‘n’ cheese

Location and Time: 931 SW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601. Open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

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7. Birdie Box

We saved the most interesting one for last, it’s not just a food truck, it’s a DOUBLE DECKER BUS.

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Birdie Box is the place to go in Gainesville if you are craving chicken and not just any ol’ chicken. It’s the perfect blend of mouthwatering, crispy yet moist chicken creations.

Why We Love This as One of The Best Food Trucks in Gainesville

Eating at Birdie Box is so much more than just a meal, it is a one in a kind experience if you choose to stay and dine.

Jam Hot Chicken Restaurant in Winter Park, Florida The Sando Chicken Sandwich

There is covered outdoor seating if you decide to stay but I recommend climbing up into the double decker bus.

It’s not every day you get to eat in a double decker bus and is there really anything cooler than this?

Must Try Dishes at This Gainesville Food Truck

  • Chicken & Bonut – Waffle Sando with a choice of lemon/vanilla icing or syrup
  • Maui Wowie Sando with island slaw
  • Tofu Nirvana Sando with island slaw

Location and time: 2216 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608 Open everyday from 11 a.m to 8 p.m.

Final Thoughts on Food Trucks in Gainesville

Look no further for your favorite food trucks in Gainesville! These top seven are sure to now be on your weekend game day agenda.

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As you can see, the Gainesville food trucks have something for everyone from Latin favorites, vegan options, comfort food, southern delights, and sweet treats.

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Now it’s your turn, what’s your favorite food truck spot in this University of Florida town? Leave your answer in the comments section below.

Until next time, Happy Florida Travels Hipster!

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(Original Article Date: November 22, 2021/Updated by Editor on January 17, 2024)

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