Article by Abby Parks
In large cities across the U.S., food trucks provide an informal take-out dining experience for working people on the go. Residents of Calhoun County may not realize it, but there’s some terrific food trucks that have set up shop in varied locations, dishing up delicious street food. Many of them announce their weekly locations on their Facebook pages (which we’ve included), so you can track down the particular truck that tickles your taste buds. Here’s a rundown of the best food trucks in Calhoun County in no particular order.
The Kin Express Hibachi and Sushi food truck is typically parked at 1982 US Highway 78 E in Oxford, open 11:30am-7pm Monday thru Saturday. They have been known to move around to locations in Jacksonville, Anniston, Piedmont, and Heflin. They also attend events like Anniston’s monthly 4th Friday, and the upcoming Food Truck Rally in Piedmont July 23. The Asian cuisine features chicken, salmon, steak, and shrimp hibachi entrees, sushi rolls of multiple varieties, and assorted side items.
For Info and Booking: (256) 654-1333
If you’re in the mood for street tacos and other Mexican fare, then Fusion Tacos is the truck to try. It frequents locations in Bynum, Southside, Anniston, and Oxford. The menu includes tacos with all kinds of delicious fillers like pulled pork, shrimp, fish, lobster, chicken, and even crawfish. They also have featured items like a crab cake sandwich, and beef or lamb gyros. Fusion Tacos will be another food truck featured at the event in Piedmont.
For Info and Booking: (256) 499-1283
Bouncing between locations in Anniston, Jacksonville, Weaver, and Piedmont, Taqueria Pepe’s food truck serves a variety of Mexican dishes such as burritos, tortas, sopes, and quesadillas, as well as tacos. Their formal address is at 1500 Quintard Ave. in Anniston. Their hours of operation are Monday – Friday 11am-6pm, and Saturdays 10:30am-3pm. For Info and Booking: (256) 282-9465
Got a hankering for a juicy cheeseburger? Then you’ll need to check out Big Mike’z food truck, usually found at 600 Quintard Ave outside the High End Clothing Store. The menu covers all kinds of American dishes like chicken wings, multiple varieties of smothered fries, hot dogs and hamburgers, polish sausage, and sweeter options like peach cobbler, funnel cake, and fried oreos.
For Info and Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org
Classic Southern favorites are what you can expect when you visit Mama Dee’s Mobile Kitchen, typically parked at 2204 Noble St. in Anniston. They offer fried comfort food like catfish, chicken, green tomatoes, and okra. They also serve up bbq ribs, with additional sides like mac & cheese, potato salad and baked beans.
For Info and Booking: (404) 732-8286
There’s nothing like a truck of sweets to satisfy your sweet tooth! The truck Let’s B Sweet offers unique desserts like fruit plates, Oreo and red velvet balls, fried desserts, and even sugar-free options. If you’re looking for something unsweet, they also serve traditional nachos. Let’s Be Sweet can be found in the parking lot of the Pickette’s Feed and Pet Supply Store on McClellan Blvd. in Anniston.
For Info and Booking: (256) 343-5214
Thumbsuckers Catering and To-Go’s offers plates to-go from its regular location at 1405 Hamric Drive East in Oxford. They also provide catering for special events. Their menu includes a half dozen varieties of gourmet burgers, wings, po’ boys, chicken sandwiches, and sides. Whereas their catering menu overflows with choices from casual to formal affairs, with meat carving stations and themed buffets as just a couple of examples. Their regular hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm.
For To-Go’s: (256) 403-1524
For Catering: (256) 770-9126
The Send Noodz food truck just had its grand opening July 2 at the Oxford Gaming Center. As yet, there’s not much information on this truck, but they appear to specialize in ramen noodle dishes that feature eggs, meat, and vege toppings, and rice sushi in the shape of eggs. We can’t wait to learn more about Send Noodz, but for now, you can contact the owner at email@example.com for more information.
We hope that more food trucks will make Calhoun County their place of residence. If you’d like to try out multiple trucks at once to get a sense of which could become a favorite, check out the Food Truck Rally on the Chief Ladiga Trail at 101 S. Main St. in Piedmont, Alabama on July 23 from 11am-7pm. Kin Express andFusion Tacos will be in attendance, as well as some other trucks that don’t regularly frequent our area: Blacktop Bistro, T.J.’s,and Big Boy’s Wings.