The menu fuses traditional Mexican and Korean flavors: Asian rib-eye beef, spicy pulled pork, chicken, and stir-fried tofu are available in taco, burrito, and quesadilla form, but the Yumbii Sliders (2 for $5) are the biggest sellers. These spicy pulled pork sammies are topped with cucumber kimchee, sesame salad, and shredded cheese.
Check yumbii.com for their whereabouts.
Just Loaf'n Poboys & Snoballs Truck
To cool down that Cajun inferno in your mouth after, go for a New Orleans snoball. Sure, a scoop of shaved ice drenched with flavored syrup is a sno-cone anywhere else, but you need to call it a snoball here. And with 25 different kinds to choose, it’s easy to “laissez les bons temps rouler” even if you’re on Peachtree Street instead of Canal.
Just Loaf'n Poboys & Snoball Truck; 770-875-1995; justloafnpoboys.com
Ibiza Bites; 733 Lambert Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324; 404-857-9308; ibizabites.com
If you’re still hungry after eating your way through the killer appetizer menu, Buen Provecho has a formidable lineup of emparedados (sandwiches), too. They're pressed and stuffed with your choice of caramelized onions and steak, chicken, or roasted pork. The Tripleta combines the steak, pork, and ham...and the Tiralo al Medio (“The Works”) adds chicken to the mix. Elmer ends every transaction at his truck window with, “Have a blessed day.”
Buen Provecho; 770-712-3188; buenprovechotruck.com
The Frank Poncherello did, though: it's jalapeno Havarti, spicy chorizo sausage, AND habanero mac and cheese (all in a sandwich, just keep that in mind). The Uncle Jesse also features mac and cheese with caramelized onion and home-smoked pulled pork dressed in their barbecue sauce. Or create your own combo using one of four cheeses on either white or wheat, then start customizing with add-ons like thick-cut bacon, ham, or tomato. The made-to-order sandwiches are foil-wrapped, diagonal-cut, and served with creamy tomato soup, either by the cup or the shot glass. “Can’t shake the bartender out of us, I suppose."
Tastee Truck; tasteetruck.com
The Mobile Marlay
The Mobile Marlay; 426 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030; 404-270-9950; themarlayhouse.com
Tacos are wrapped in a warm flour tortilla. The standouts include the Pastor de Puerco (slow-roasted pork marinated with chiles and pineapple and topped with grilled onions, pineapple, shredded cheese and cilantro), Carne Asada, and the Pulled Pork. They've also got quesadillas and slush puppies or Jarritos, but don’t walk away from the window without ordering Lime Fries. These crispy spud sticks are dusted lightly with sweet and salty homemade lime seasoning.
Tex's Tacos, 3173 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30305; 678-379-8397; TexsTacos.com
The Fry Guy
Your $5 paper cone comes with a choice of several sauces. Sure, you can go classic with straight ketchup, hot sauce, or malt vinegar but Long also makes horseradish mayo, garlic aioli, red curry ketchup, or what seems to be everyone’s favorite, the honey Sriracha mayo. Want to really think outside the cardboard sleeve? Look for special add-ons like Parmesan-Reggiano and black truffle oil.
The Fry Guy; @ATLFryGuy
King of Pops
Now with multiple 500-pop-capacity carts across Atlanta (and even in Asheville, North Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina), the King is dishing out paletas made entirely from fresh ingredients. The flavors change constantly, but there are some year-round staples like chocolate sea salt, raspberry lime, and Arnold Palmer. They've experimented with 140+ flavors like apple spinach ginger, blackberry mojito, cucumber habanero, lemon ricotta, pumpkin pie, sweet corn, watermelon peppercorn, and Cap’n Crunch milk.
King of Pops; 1079 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307; kingofpops.net
WOW! Food Truck
WOW! Food Truck; 111-D New Street, Decatur, GA 30030; 404-626-0390; wowfoodtruck.com
Yum Yum Cupcake
Yum Yum Cupcake; 404-405-1999; yumyumcupcake.com