Five star dining on wheels
People eat to live, but the 337 lives to eat. Our restaurants get a lot of coverage, but what about our food trucks? Here’s the scoop on a few of our local favorites!
Facebook and Twitter: @blanchardsbbq
The Wheel Deal: Owned by Matt and Kissy Blanchard, Blanchard’s makes all of their own sauces including Chipotle Parish South Coast Beer BBQ, Carolina Creole Mustard, Ancho Espresso BBQ and more. You may call/text your order ahead of time and also book them for parties or catering.
337 Gotta-Taste-It: Smoked brisket salad with jalapeno ranch and grilled corn
Facebook: @ricekingsfoodtruck Twitter: @RiceKings
The Wheel Deal: Rice Kings serves hibachi, Korean tacos and sushi. Fans love them for their variety of noodles. You can call in your order ahead of time, and they offer catering and large sushi plates!
337 Gotta-Taste-It: The chicken dumplings with homemade sweet and sour sauce
The Wheel Deal: Star Taco is so popular that they now stay open from 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. The menu offers authentic Mexican cuisine like loaded tacos, po’boys and hamburgers. You can use Waitr or call in orders ahead of time. Star Taco also offers catering for weddings and parties.
337 Gotta-Taste-It: An open-face shredded steak po’boy
The Bus Stop Food Truck
Facebook: @thebusstopfoodtruck Twitter: @thebusstopfood
The Wheel Deal: Brothers Jay Thornhill and Charles von Aspern cook gourmet burgers with freshly made buns, homemade aiolis, and ground chuck and ribeye patties. They also offer specialty items like the Rouxben. Customers who frequent them text their order ahead of time so it’s ready upon arrival!
337 Gotta-Taste-It: The Le Boucher burger with sliced andouille, pomegranate pepper jelly and garlic cream cheese aioli
Facebook and Instagram: @wingfingersla
The Wheel Deal: Aspiring chef John Hackney and former student Taylor Cooper joined forces, sold their car, bought the food truck, and have been a rolling success ever since! The truck offers delivery from Waitr, and all of their sauces, such as strawberry habanero, are homemade.
337 Gotta-Taste-It: The blackberry BBQ boneless wings served over a bed of pepper jack mac n’ cheese with coleslaw
Facebook and Instagram: @tacosisters_mobile
The Wheel Deal: Taco Sisters Mobile is a 1957 whale tail airstream that has been converted to a fully functional food truck. They also offer the trailer for catering events.
337 Gotta-Taste-It: Smoked gulf shrimp burrito
The Sloppy Taco
Facebook and Instagram: @Thesloppytaco
The Wheel Deal: Owned by Derek, Brett and Amanda Stutes, The Sloppy Taco was the first the FIRST food truck in Lake Charles and helped pave the way for more to come! They offer catering and accept call-ahead orders. The Sloppy Taco always has a “Taco Tuesday” deal that is sent to their email subscribers.
337 Gotta-Taste-It: “The Sloppy Taco” with braised pork, grilled steak, chipotle grilled shrimp, Monterey Jack cheese, purple onion, pickled jalapeños and remoulade. (Bonus: Customers can replace the tortilla with a cabbage leaf as a healthier option)
Facebook and Instagram: @DatTruck
The Wheel Deal: The menu is focused on high quality, fresh ingredients. Owner Shauna Fuse has a strict “no cans in the kitchen” policy, and all menu items are dropped to order, meaning nothing is precooked. Dat Truck gives street food an elevated punch!
337 Gotta-Taste-It: Flamin’ Cajun burger with mango habanero hot sauce, smoked provolone, maple bacon, white barbecue, Mardi Gras slaw, tomato and Buffalo sauce
Hi-Licious Street Kitchen
The Wheel Deal: This eatery, owned by Haili Li, is all about exploring cultures through food, making friends and serving fresh ingredients in MSG-free dishes that tell a story. Hi-Licious serves Asian, Chinese, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese and Phillipino food. The menu changes depending on what ingredients are sourced from the area that day.
337 Gotta-Taste-It: Spicy ramen soup and bean salad