If there's a big event nearby, you'll likely find a few food trucks in tow. From established trucks to newcomers, there's not a day that goes by when people aren't lined up at food trucks all around Nashville. And while the food truck phenomenon isn't new to the city, we've rounded up a few of the best you'll likely see next time you're downtown or at a local park.
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Cousins Maine Lobster
If you've been to a downtown event like Live on the Green or Cheekwood's Thursday Night Out series, you've likely seen one of Cousin Maine Lobster's food trucks. Following its successful launch in 2016, local franchisees Craig and Quinn Betts have since added more trucks in the local market, as well as a permanent restaurant in Smyrna.
What's on the menu:Â Maine and Connecticut lobster rolls, lobster tacos, lobster grilled cheese, fish and chips, lobster bisque, clam chowder and more.
Where you'll find it: The schedule varies weekly, but you can find it this week at Cheekwood, Elmington Park and other nearby spots.
Hoss' Loaded Burgers
As the story goes, Hoss' Loaded Burgers owner Dallas Shaw saw a void for stuffed burgers in Nashville, particularly in the local food truck scene. Seven years later, he's stillÂ serving up speciality burgersÂ stuffed with cheese, toppings and sauces.
What's on the menu: Burgers stuffed with cheddar or colby jack cheeses and topped with bacon, cajun spices or fried egg; parmesan fries; gyros. Vegetarian burgers are also available.
Where you'll find it: The schedule, whichÂ is updated weekly, shows stops on Bedford Avenue in Green Hills, Franklin and Antioch.
At Twisted Thai you'll find just thatâ€”Thai-inspired street food with a twist. While the menu features items like Thai and curry chicken, you'll also find burritos and a side of guacamole. The owners also manageÂ Muay Thai Tacos.
What's on the menu: Thai chicken and rice, steak and chicken burritos,Â panang curry and sides.
Where you'll find it: The schedule extends to late August and includes stops at Elmington Park, Live on the Green and other events.
The Grilled Cheeserie
The Grilled Cheeserie is a household name in Nashville, especially since it opened a brick-and-mortar shop last year in Hillsboro Village. While the concept might sound simple, the company offers specialty melts and classic grilled cheese options, as well classic pairings like tomato soup.
What's on the menu: Specialty melts (pimento mac and cheese, buffalo, spinach and artichoke), create-your-own, cheesy tots and tomato soup
Where you'll find it: You can find the truck at big events like Live on the Green, as well as Elmington Park, Franklin and other Nashville hot spots.
Yayo's OMGâ€”or Yayo's Original Mexican Gourmetâ€”serves "vintage Mexican cuisine with a modern twist." Chef Yayo JimÃ©nez launched the food truck in 2011 and is the mastermind behind the truck's fusion offerings.
What's on the menu: Specialty tacos (brisket, shrimp and fish), "OMG" tacos (skirt steak, carnitas, spicy sausage).
Where you'll find it: The truck pops up across Middle Tennessee but has been known to stop by events held at Cheekwood, Public Square Park, Sevier Park and other places.