SEARCY, Ark. – Food trucks are taking America by storm, and there is no shortage of great mobile options for foodies in Searcy, too. Being at the right place at the right time is key to catching a tasty meal on wheels. You can track down your favorite food trucks at one of the monthly Beats & Eats events downtown or sitting in a popular shopping parking lot during lunch hours.
Here are some of the many food truck options that we love and you are sure to love, too:
If you haven’t tried KnightFire’s Pork Candy yet, you haven’t lived life to the fullest. The savory sensations don’t stop there—tender brisket, BBQ nachos, pulled pork that will have you smacking your cheeks, smoked chicken & turkey, have mercy… it’s ALL GOOD! Catch KnightFire at Beats & Eats and follow them on social — Facebook, Instagram, Twitter — to find out where you can get some of that smokey goodness. They can be found on 308 W. Race Street on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or when they sell out!
Photo courtesy Knightfire BBQ.
El Vallarta Grill
It’s hard to beat killer street tacos, El Vallarta Grill is sure to satisfy on Taco Tuesday and every day of the week for that matter. Authentic and full of flavor, locals testify their love for steak burritos, quesadillas, carnitas, lengua, and all kinds of tacos! The name, El Vallarta Grill comes from the owner’s hometown of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. When you find the seahorse on the side of the food truck, you have come to the right place. Typically found in the Hays 2 parking lot on Race Street in Searcy, you can find out exactly where they are by following their Facebook page.
Photo by: Phillip Slavin. El Vallarta food truck is usually parked on the east side of Searcy.
This ain’t your momma’s grilled cheese. Say Cheese can do things with grilled cheese sandwiches that only dreams are made of. People will wait in long lines to get their hands on a Full Monte, Al Pacino or Say Cheeseburger. Loaded with unique meats, cheeses, veggies and secrets that can’t be spoken of. Give Say Cheese a follow on social and catch ‘em in Searcy; it’s one of their favorite stops, especially at Beats & Eats!
Savory Mobile Cafe
One of Searcy’s best caterers is now taking their creativity on the road!
Savory Mobile Cafe offers the fantastic quality you expect from Savory Catering now from a food truck. From their Ultimate 5 Cheese Grilled Cheese to their Ranch Chicken BLT Salad Roll, they are making gourmet more available. Come grab a quick, mouth-watering bite at 2013 W. Beebe Capps, next to Stanley Pharmacy on the East side of Searcy.
They are typically open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for lunch. Follow them on Facebook to keep up with updated menus and times.
Photo by: Namon Pope. There’s nothing in Searcy like what you’ll find at Savory Mobile Catering.
Joyful Baking Co.
Not a “traditional” food truck, but one to still keep an eye out for. Kaitlyn and Ben Robinson love to share love and they do that with their popular and delectable macarons. Joyful Baking Co. now travels around central Arkansas in their Joy Ride, and you better hit them up fast because they often sell out. You can find Joyful Baking Co. at Beats & Eats and other community events, as well as special locations around the state. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram to see where they will pop up next.
Photo by: Al Fowler
You don’t have to travel overseas to enjoy the best of the Philippines. Filipino Chow will tickle your exotic tastebuds with lumpia, bichon fried noodles, puto, canton fried noodles, and their Halo Halo desserts. Not far from the chow windows, you can typically also find them selling world-famous kettle corn. Go ahead, Filipino Chow down!
Slader’s Alaskan Dumpling Co.
Yes, you can visit their brick and mortar near Harding University’s campus. OR, you can keep an eye out for their restaurant on wheels! The great thing is you can expect to enjoy the same unique and delicious dumplings common to southeast Alaska. When you’re in Searcy, visit them at 301 E. Center Ave. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to find out where their truck is going to be around Arkansas!
Photo courtesy: Slader’s Alaskan Dumplings
Where there is Kona Ice, there are kids…and adults, too. With a bazillion flavor mix options and shaved ice that is soft on your tongue, Kona Ice is a popular staple at many local events. You can even book them for yourself or your church! Whether it is hot or not outside, a Kona Ice treat is irresistible.