Cuisine & Cocktails: Keep on Truckin’
These local food trucks keep your after-party going well into the night
Why stop the party with the reception? After all, this is New Orleans and after parties are essential. Here are a few of our favorite food trucks that will keep your guests satiated — and the dance party hopping — all through the night.
Burgers Ya Heard
Made-to-order, gourmet burgers made with seasonal ingredients? Yes, please. Burgers Ya Heard features everything from traditional burgers to the Burga-Laya (topped with jambalaya, rice, pepper jack cheese, crispy andouille sausage, grilled peppers and onions) to the Triple-B (topped with bleu cheese vinaigrette, beets, bacon and spinach).
This local food truck focuses on contemporary Venezuelan-inspired Latin American street food. The traditional Mexican tacos are the most popular, as are the arepas, empanadas, arepitas and mini churro dippers with chocolate sauce.
Sauce Boss comes to the barbecue rescue. Favorite menu items include the brisket sliders and the pork-loaded fries. For your after party, request the fried mac ’n cheese balls with house-made marinara sauce or the St. Louis ribs, as both are only available during private events.
South In Ya Mouth
As its name suggests, South In Ya Mouth offers decadent Southern food that’s always a hit. Some of the most popular dishes include the crawfish mac ’n grilled cheese sandwich, poor boys of all types, gumbo fries, tofu nuggets and wings.
For all things taco, look no further than Taceaux Loceaux. Think slow-roasted brisket tacos with shredded cabbage, radish, cilantro and crema, or seasoned braised-greens tacos with potatoes, Cotija cheese, crema, salsa and toasted pepitas.
Tanjariné Kitchen provides a menu of cruelty-free and healthy, plant-based whole foods inspired by the culinary traditions of Africa. The vegan menu features items such as the Mandela burger and baked curried potatoes; the Armstrong shawarma wrap; Marley jolly rice and stew (seasoned tofu and plantains); and Achebe bean soup.