In the past few years, Milwaukee has developed a thriving food truck scene. Whether for a quick lunch during work hours or for some late-night munchies, food trucks in Milwaukee are a fast and affordable way to satisfy your hunger for high-quality and innovative foods.
Some food trucks in Milwaukee have also become regulars at area farmer’s markets, making them easy to find for a quick weekend lunch while shopping for fresh vegetables. Below are some of the city’s most popular Milwaukee food truck offerings. To find one in a location near you, be sure to follow them on social media for up-to-date specials and locations.
1. Meat on the Street
Meat on the Street offers unique Filipino-inspired dishes. Favorites include beef, chicken, or pork skewers, and lumpia rolls with either ground pork or vegetable filling. For something more substantial, try the adobo bowl with slow-cooked pork in soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic, served over rice with an egg. You can typically find Meat on the Street roaming Milwaukee starting at 10:00 am.
2. Milk can
Milk can started in 2019 strictly as a food truck, since then they have added 2 other locations as well as keeping the food truck alive. Milk can is the perfect place to cure your cravings with things like bacon chees burgers, chicken sandwiches, and the popular 5 cheese Wisconsin fries. Milk can also has amazing impossible burgers, for healthy vegetarian/vegan options.
- View menu here
- 5636 Broad St, Greendale
- S73W16770 Janesville Rd, Muskego
3. Mazorca Tacos
Mazorca Tacos is a retro food trailer typically parked on S. 1st Street that offers high-quality authentic tacos. They have some of the best tacos in Milwaukee if you ask us.
A must-have is the Al Pastor, with marinated pork served with avocado and cilantro salsa. The Birria is also popular which includes braised beef and pickled onions.
- View menu here
- Address,636 S 6th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204
One of the most popular food trucks in Milwaukee is Press, which makes Belgium waffles. If you have ever seen their food truck at a farmer’s market, you’ve seen their lines. They have a very large following.
They have become so popular they also have a cafe location (limited hours) and sell packaged items at select Sendik’s grocery stores.
- Cafe Location: 207 East Buffalo Street Suite 212, Milwaukee
5. Oscars on a Roll
If you are looking for one of the best burgers in Milwaukee make sure to check out Oscar’s food truck. They also have two restaurants too if you can’t catch the food truck, which is great to visit so you can wash down your burger with a pint of beer.
Everything we’ve ever had at Oscar’s has been great and the prices are really reasonable.
- Oscar’s Pub & Grill 1712 W Pierce St Milwaukee
- Oscar’s Winners Circle 3800 W Burnham St. Milwaukee
6. Blue Cow Creperie
Blue Cow Creperie has quickly become a local favorite at area Milwaukee farmer’s markets. Serving up both sweet and savory crepes, don’t miss out on the inventive ways this food truck dishes out crepes. Try the breakfast crepe, with bacon, eggs, and cheese, or the Blue Pig, which combines pulled pork, bacon, coleslaw, and lettuce. If in the mood for something sweet afterward, try Ms. Turtle with Nutella, caramel, pecans, and drizzled chocolate.
7. Olano’s Empanadas
Olano’s is one of the top destinations in the city for both authentic and innovative take on empanadas. With fourteen options to choose from, regulars enjoy buying one for lunch and taking at least one more for later.
Try the traditional Peruvian empanada with ground beef, Kalamata olives, raisins, onion, and hard-boiled egg. For a creative take on Wisconsin flavors, try the empanada that combines bacon cheddar bratwurst with sweet potato, cheddar, caramelized onions, and spinach.
You can find them at the Kenosha Public Market on Saturday mornings or have them come to your even.
Zocala Food Park
Make sure to check out Zocala Food park which is full of some of the best food trucks in Milwaukee. The following Milwaukee food trucks can be found there:
- Brew’d Burger
- Mazoraca Tacos
- Modern Maki
- Anytime Arepa
- Hot Box Pizza
- Ruby’s Bagels
- Scratch Ice Cream