The Daily Meal Celebrates America’s Food Truck Scene
The Daily Meal Announces the 101 Best Food Trucks in America for 2015
NEW YORK – August 17, 2015 – The Daily Meal, the world’s largest food and drink lifestyle site, just unveiled its annual list of the 101 Best Food Trucks in America. The top food trucks featured were spread all throughout the country, with this year’s list featuring 23 states.
“The food truck “trend” is no longer a trend; it’s here to stay,” says Nikkitha Bakshani, editor of The Daily Meal. “Food trucks are more than just kitchens on wheels. Even if the buzz around the food truck renaissance started off frenzied and then cooled a bit, the resilience of these mobile eateries is a testament to the fact that creative, quite literally chef-driven food need not be limited to wallet-busting restaurants with month-long waiting lists.”
In the past, The Daily Meal based their ranking on a combination of Twitter followers, Yelp reviews and Yelp stars into a weighted algorithm, rounded out by an originality score that took into account menu innovation, overall concept, and geography. This year, The Daily Meal invited America to decide, via a public survey. To compile the list of best food trucks for voters, The Daily Meal expanded on previous lists from 2012, 2013 and 2014. They began by asking readers for suggestions, pulling winners of the Vendy Awards and, searched for rookie food trucks. This year’s ranking is a result of 2,662 responses and a total of 5,634 votes (respondents were allowed to vote for multiple trucks).
“Korean fusion, lobster rolls, and tacos seem to lead the way in terms of popular food truck cuisines; vegan food, barbecue, and grilled cheese make up a lot of the most beloved meals on this year’s list,” said Bakshani.
After Miami’s Ms. Cheezious taking the top spot this year, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Austin has continued to lead the way. There are also a number of other cities that came up strong this year, most notably Boston who claimed 12 spots. As for Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, they continue to boast robust food truck scenes.
The team at The Daily Meal encourages readers to provide feedback on the following list. Did your favorite food truck make the cut? You can let The Daily Meal know which truck on the list is your favorite — or if we missed one that you love — by tweeting @TheDailyMeal using the hashtag #101bestfoodtrucks.
More details about the 101 Best Food Trucks in America is available at http://www.thedailymeal.com/101-best-food-trucks-america.