By Eugene Magazine | Published June 2018

Our summer expectations of spending as much time outside as possible extend to our food choices. Food trucks offer the opportunity to fully experience this not just in the summer, but all year long as well. With their traditionally small menus but big flavors, food trucks have definitely built up their presence in Eugene, offering a variety of options to satisfy everyone.

We’ve built a list of our personal favorite food trucks, but we’ve only scratched the surface. For a full swath of food cart options, we recommend the Eugene Food Truck Fest at the Lane County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 30. Attendees can enjoy the wide variety of 45 trucks covering all cuisines while taking in live music. Attend and vote for your favorite, while benefitting the Eugene Mission.

Here are our favorites:

Buck Buck

Favorite of Megan Keough, Staff Wildcard

If you’re looking for northwest-inspired comfort food dripping in flavor and satisfying all cravings, look no further than Buck Buck. Run by Mikey Lawrence, owner of <Black Wolf Supper Club>, and Edgar Arellano, their menu includes chicken and waffles, gumbo, and everything in between. Pick your favorite or try something new, just be sure to pick from their wide selection of handmade sauces to complete your meal.

Buck Buck | 207 Madison St. | Tues-Sat, 12-10 pm | facebook.com/buckbuckeug

La BAMBA

Favorite of Julie Winsel, Editor

La BAMBA takes the classic taco truck to the next level with flavor. Serving basics like nachos, tacos, burritos, and taco salad, their delicious ingredients will have you coming back for more. Get their quesadilla full of veggies and fixings or the Bamba Burrito with your choice of protein. Their generous portions and loaded dishes will leave you full but still wanting more. Visit them on West 11th!

La BAMBA Mexican Food | 4097 W 11th Ave. | Mon-Sun, 8 am-5 pm | facebook.com

Subo Sushi Burritos

Favorite of Aviva Stuart, Operations Manager

Serving the Whit since 2015, Subo Sushi Burritos is a sushi lover’s dream. They serve sushi burrito-style (sans tortilla, a common misconception), offering flavor and ingredient combinations for everyone’s preference. You can also get the same ingredients either as nachos or as a rice bowl. We recommend the Dragon with spicy tuna and salmon poke, or the Panda with crispy tiger shrimp and surimi crab. Go hungry–it’s all delicious and very filling.

Subo Sushi Burritos Food Truck | 1069 W 3rd Ave. | Mon-Sat, 11:30 am-8 pm | facebook.com/Subo

Da Nang Vietnamese Eatery

Favorite of Fletcher Beck, Director of Sales and Marketing

Neighbors to the Oregon Wine LAB on Lincoln Street, Da Nang specializes in “Vietnamese Street Food.” Choose your protein–chicken (ga), steak (bo), or tofu (da hu)–and then choose your “boat”–rice (com), noodles (bun), baquette (bahn mi), or salad (sa lat). You can choose to top your meal with crushed peanuts, house sauce, fried shallots, cilantro, or their house hot sauce. Check them out Monday or Tuesday evenings for their soup bar.

Da Nang Vietnamese Eatery | 405 Lincoln St. | Mon-Fri, 12-2 pm, 5-8pm; Sat, 12-3 pm, 5-8 pm, Sun, 12-3 pm | danangeatery.com

All Thai’d Up

Favorite of Mark Frisbee, Digital and Print Consultant

Besides having a clever name, All Thai’d Up knows Thai food. Heralded for their ingredients and flavors, this family-owned food truck will serve you the best in noodles, fried rice, and stir fry. For the full experience, try their drunken noodles paired with a cup of their house-brewed Thai iced tea. They’re also available for catering so check them out for your next gathering.

All Thai’d Up | 725 Olive St. | Mon-Fri, 11 am-3 pm | facebook.com/allthaiupfoodcart

Chaiyo Thai Food Truck

Favorite of Lanny Olivier, President and Creative Director

While catching a show at Hifi Music Hall, swing by Chaiyo Thai Food Truck for a pre-performance bite. Serving “the best curry on four wheels,” the team at Chaiyo strives for authenticity in their dishes. We recommend their Penang Curry with green beans and kaffir leaf or their spicy bamboo. Just be careful with your spice requests because they don’t hold back.

Chaiyo Thai Food Truck | 44 E 7th Ave. | Mon-Sat, 11 am-7:30 pm | facebook.com/chaiyofoodtruck

Eugene Food Truck Fest | Saturday, June 30 | 12 pm | Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W 13th Ave. | $3 entry | eugenefoodtruckfest.com/