Food trucks are hitting the streets all over America, and Walt Disney World is no exception! But with all of the other dining options available at the parks, you might be wondering which food trucks and stands are worth your time (and your Disney Dining Plan credits).
Here's a list of five that are definitely worth a stop, along with some information about when to visit them (some are brand new and will be open for a very limited engagement) and some of the best things to order!
1. Namaste Cafe
Four food trucks that are themed to represent each Walt Disney World park are parked at the West Side of Disney Springs, and the one that conveys the essence of Disney's Animal Kingdom is one of the most intriguing. The truck itself looks straight out of that park, with a variety of animals and tribal patterns painted on the exterior. As of May 2016, you'll find Lamb Kefta (served with Tomato Cucumber Raita Sauce), Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice and Pickled Vegetables, and Naan and Samosa Dipping Safari with Pickled Vegetables. But one of the most popular options (and also one of the tastiest!) is the Tandoori Shrimp with sides of Basmati Rice and Pickled Vegetables. The shrimp is topped with a creamy curry mustard sauce, but if you're not much of a mustard fan, you can ask for a side of some of the sauce that tops the Butter Chicken, which combines tomato puree, butter and spices. The shrimp with tandoori spice will pretty much melt in your mouth, and the vegetables provide a spicy kick as well. This food truck's hours can vary, but it is typically open daily from 12:30 to 11 p.m., as long as weather permits.
2. World Showcase of Flavors
Even if you're hitting up the parks long before the next Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, you can still sample some dishes from all around the world at this big green truck that appropriately sports some vintage travel stickers and a row of suitcases above the order pickup window. The best dishes of the festival are featured here, and as of May 2016 that list includes Potstickers with Soy-Chili Dipping Sauce and Grilled Chicken Breast Gyro with House-Made Chips. The Grass-Fed Beef Sliders may sound like a basic dish, but the addition of Monterey Jack cheese makes them heavenly. The Florida Local sliders, which have been very popular at the festival, are also served with Sweet-Hot Pickles and House-Made Chips. This food truck on Disney Springs' West Side also features wines —such as MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir and Frog’s Leap Zinfandel —by the glass, and the truck's usual operating hours are 12:30-11 p.m. daily, except during inclement weather.