The Best Irish Food Trucks in Ireland

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We’ve already seen food trucks hit the street – from festivals to street-side pitches – but they’re also taking on more permanent spaces. Whether you’re planning a road trip or just looking for some grub, here are some of Ireland’s best Irish food truck eateries.

From award-winning burgers to 12-hour hickory-smoked pork loaded fries, these Irish food trucks have you covered. So grab your road map and get ready for some serious grub!

The Hatch

There’s been a serious food truck revolution happening in Ireland over the past year. With innovative menus and high-quality ingredients, these artisan trucks are making their mark on Irish dining culture.

In the aftermath of a societal outbreak, casual street dining has become the norm. It’s a welcome change in the culinary landscape, especially considering how strict our health authorities have been on the industry in recent years.

While many of these trucks are based out of the cities, you can find some dotted around countryside and rural areas across the country. The food is always fresh and delicious, and they’re a great way to explore the local scene!

The Salty Buoy

The Salty Buoy is the latest truck from Klaw chef Niall Sabongi, who specialises in seafood. He serves lobster rolls, oysters, crab, hake Kiev and more at a few locations around town.

He’s also recently launched a take on the American seafood boil called The Steamer, which is perfect for al fresco dining.

The Salty Buoy can be found at various locations including the Digital Hub, Harold’s Cross, The Dart Station and beside Greystones Dart Station. It’s a must-try if you love fresh lobster rolls, scallops and hake.

Misunderstood Heron

Located on the shores of Killary Fjord, Misunderstood Heron attracts hordes of foodies to its rustic outpost. Run by Kim Young and Reinaldo Seco, it serves a menu that is rooted in travel and inspired by their love for India, Chile and Sri Lanka.

They serve locally sourced mussels, lamb samosas and bacon and chorizo pasties – everything is cooked in the most honest and delicious ways.

The food truck has been named among the ‘World’s Coolest Food Trucks’ by Lonely Planet. Their Galway location is the only Irish spot to make the list.

The Hungry Donkey

The Hungry Donkey is a mobile kitchen created from an upcycled horse box by Brehon Hotel head chef Chad Byrne. He opted for the greener option by using Calor BioLPG 100% renewable gas to power his trailer.

The series debuted last week on RTE One and took chef Paul Flynn – the king of the Tannery in Dungarvan – out of his comfort zone to test out the country’s best food trucks and dishes. We’re happy to report that the show is as much fun to watch as it is delicious to eat. The Hungry Donkey is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the vicinity.

Bainne Gelato

There are plenty of food trucks in Ireland and they are a great way to get a tasty treat on the go. Whether you’re in the mood for a hot chocolate or an ice cream, here are some of our favourite irish food trucks that you should check out on your next trip to Ireland!

Bainne Gelato is a new venture by Niamh O’Shaughnessy and Ian O’Rourke. Located in Navan’s Round O Bar, the truck sells ice cream, affogato and cookie sandwiches.

Brew In Thru

Brew In Thru is a pale green Citroen-turned food truck that resides close to Donegal’s stunning Slieve League cliffs. It’s a great place to chow down on a perfectly cooked muffin, a chai latte or hot chocolate.

It also happens to be one of the top-rated food trucks in Ireland, so it’s no wonder they’ve received a lot of press. They’ve been named one of the World’s 10 Coolest Food Trucks by Lonely Planet in 2019 and it’s easy to see why. With a menu that includes burnt end mac and cheese balls, sous vide feather blades, maple smoked pork buns and asparagus and chips, it’s no wonder they have earned their place in the Food Truck Hall of Fame.