When you are hunting for mobile Food Trucks in Venice, Florida, it can take some hunting. Let’s check out all the cool trucks that made it past all these crazy regulations to bring us some incredible food! (Hint: You probably should pin this, or at least bookmark this.)
Why You Should Check Out The Food Trucks in Venice
What is a food truck? Should I be worried about the safety of eating out of one? A food truck is essentially a restaurant on wheels. They are easily spotted by their logo, menu and usually where they park for the day. Unlike the roach coaches of old, these food trucks are held to exceptionally high health and safety measures and are subjected to inspections from the health department. Food trucks are dominating our hearts and our stomachs as they come out with incredible flavors and foods to rival the top restaurants in our area.
While we do have a large number of restaurants that are offering takeout, delivery and curbside carryout, there is another Foodie scene in town! Our local food truck owners are resilient and more determined than ever to carve out their success in our little slice of paradise. From knock your socks off pizza to locally made sausages, authentic lobster rolls to killer BBQ, these food trucks are serving up food that leaves you craving another bite.
What Food Trucks Are Located Near Venice?
Dog Friendly Gourmet Hot Dogs
Brent was born and raised in Venice and he loves nothing more than feeding the locals. Dog Friendly Gourmet Hot Dogs is so much more than a hot dog cart. These gourmet hot dogs are amazing, but for private events, he can also use his extensive catering experience to bring more to the table! His schedule constantly changes, so follow him on Facebook to see where he’ll pop up next! Our favorites are the NYC (kraut, onions, spicy mustard), the Cincinnati (chili, onion, mustard and beer cheez) and of course the classic Chicago (pickled jalapeno, neon relish, pickle, onions, tomatoes, mustard and celery salt on a poppyseed roll). You’ll want to try them all! (Ask about his Taste The Cart specials or his Dog Father!) Thursday nights, he also offers late night delivery in Venice from 10pm – 1am.
Sausage Express serves up that grilled comfort food at an affordable price. Sausages made locally at Papa’s Meat Market, their sausage sandwiches are what they are most known for. They are currently located at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts in Venice, Tuesday-Thursday from 11-2. They have a full menu including burgers, hot dogs, cheesesteak, Reubens, salads, and more. Check out their Facebook page for their up-to-date schedule and specials.
Sofrito Food Truck is one of the new trucks on the block that has taken the area by storm, and it’s perfect for a picnic lunch at Nokomis Community Park! With Puerto Rican and Latin inspired dishes, this is the comfort food we have been waiting for. After repairs set them back for a while, they are BACK in their regular spot at the corner of Nippino and Tamiami Trail in Nokomis Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm and Friday and Saturday 12 pm to 7 pm. For the most up to date information, you can follow them on their Facebook page. Their full menu is posted on their website: https://sofritofoodtruck.com/
Allen’s BBQ & Seafood
While they have a regular spot in North Port, recently Allen’s BBQ & Seafood has secured a location at the Gulf Gas Station in South Venice! Be sure to check their Facebook Page for an up-to-date schedule.
The Maine Line
The Maine Line is a food truck that travels all over Sarasota and Venice. Known for their Lobster Rolls and Whoopie Pies, if you see them on the side of the road, pull over! The clam chowder is creamy and delicious and if you ask nicely, they’ll let you sample it before getting a whole bowl (which you will.)
Grace’s Taste of Poland
Our Polish friends absolutely love this food truck. While they were mainly in Charlotte county for a while, they have been popping up at Cook’s Sportsland in South Venice on Thursdays! When we discovered them, we just had to go and try as much as possible. The goulash is like the stew your mom made in the winter when everything was too cold and that warm bowl at dinner was every happy feeling you could have. I have to rave about the Mega Kielbasa Sub though, it’s MASSIVE. The saurkraut is spot on, perfect and the diced bell peppers finish it off nicely. We loved the pierogies, the kielbasa on a stick and the potato pancake too! Bring your wallet and prepare to buy it all, you won’t be sorry.
If you’re looking for authentic Mexican street tacos and other food cravings, this is the spot to hit. They currently travel to various locations including Venice and North Port. Check out their Facebook page for more details.
Git Chew Sum BBQ started as cooking for coworkers and friends, A local Venice family serving up competition-level BBQ to the locals. The hours and location can vary, so check out their Facebook page for their upcoming locations, hours and specials. Call (941) 915-2662 or [email protected] to place your order!
For their complete schedule, check the events page on their Facebook.
Nas Philly Steaks
New to the Food Truck scene in Venice is Nas Philly Steaks. Mainly cruising around Sarasota and Bradenton, Nas is looking to pop up in Venice too! For their full schedule, you can follow them on Facebook or StreetFoodFinder. The menu boasts of various different cheesesteak sandwiches, all Philly style and reasonably priced under $11. The real prize? Duck Fat Fries. It’s definitely a side dish to add to your bucket list of foods. For booking information, email [email protected]
The street harvest food truck offers delicious tacos, fajitas, burritos and more at this big yellow truck! They usually set up on the island in the parking lot of the Koworx office building diagonally across from the airport grounds at 1101 Tamiami Trail South. Follow their page for the full schedule!
Other Local Food Trucks near Venice Include:
- Amelia’s Food Truck
- Brown’s Food Factory
- Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Truck
- German Food Trailer
- Sweet Magnolia’s Coffeehouse
- British Open Pub Food Truck
- Venice Eatz