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The Columbus Food Truck scene has exploded in recent years with dozens of trucks to be found every day serving food at locations all throughout the city. Below you’ll find the latest news and updates on local food trucks.

Short Order: Explorers Club Jerk Chicken Tacos

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Explorers Club Jerk Chicken Tacos

While food trucks are pretty much year-round operations in Columbus these days, they’re much more visible now that warmer weather has arrived. Explorers Club is a mobile operation that used to be a beloved, Latin-influenced, Merion Village restaurant. The brick-and-mortar operation closed a while back, but its truck makes regular appearances at Zauber Brewing, as […]

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Treat to Try: Schmidt’s (Truck) Cream Puff

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Schmidt’s (Truck) Cream Puff

Schmidt’s isn’t exactly an unknown quantity in Columbus. Last I checked, its Bahama Mama was named the official food of Columbus. Which makes sense, it’s large and sturdy, and just spicy enough to keep things interesting. Schmidt’s has also been a destination point for a national television show, Man Vs Food. So, the spot is […]

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Food Truck Fest Moving to New Location in 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans Food Truck Fest Moving to New Location in 2017

The seventh annual Food Truck Festival is returning this summer, but there’s a new location in store for the event. Instead of Columbus Commons, the festival will be relocated to Bicentennial Park and the Scioto Mile. The two day event will feature over 50 of the region’s best food trucks surrounding the riverfront park, and […]

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Columbus Native Returns From Tour, Opens Comfort Food Cart

Hannah Herner Hannah Herner Columbus Native Returns From Tour, Opens Comfort Food Cart

After spending seven years crisscrossing the country as a tour chef, Rob McClaskey decided to settle in his hometown of Columbus and follow his dream of starting a mobile food business. He and his wife, Christie McClaskey, opened Put it in Your Face sandwich cart in July. The name of the cart was born a […]

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Best Bites: Burgers Returns!

Leanne Moore Leanne Moore Best Bites: Burgers Returns!

Do you love a good burger? So do we! Especially when it comes with a stack of toppings unlike any other. For the third year, Columbus Underground has invited local restaurants to bring their A game to compete for the title of Best Burger and we invite you to be the judge.  With toppings like bacon jam, java BBQ […]

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Hot Chicken Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hot Chicken Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You

Once again, Hot Chicken Takeover is headed out into the world with their Neighborhood Tour series, bringing fried chicken to eight different stops throughout September and October. The restaurant located inside the North Market will remain open while the company’s food truck — recently voted the best food truck in Columbus — hits the streets […]

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Hot Chicken Takeover Named Best Food Truck of 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hot Chicken Takeover Named Best Food Truck of 2016

For the second year in a row, Hot Chicken Takeover has won the hearts of local eaters and has been crowned as the best local food truck in Columbus. Over 3,400 votes were cast in our annual Food Truck Poll that coincides with this past weekend’s Columbus Food Truck Festival. Over 60 trucks and carts […]

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