One thing that has gained a ton of popularity in Bozeman these past couple of years is food trucks! At first, you would see one or two around town, usually at the farmers market or a Music on Main event. Now it’s hard to keep track of them!
Everyone’s favorite taco truck! El Rodeo doesn’t look fancy and you won’t find it moving around to downtown events. What you will find is an authentic taco truck with amazing food, great prices, and a line of eager people in the parking lot of the Dollar Tree store off of Main Street. This is an office favorite around here, if you haven’t been there you really need to add it to your list. They also have a location in the mall so you can still get your El Rodeo taco fix during the cold winter months!
Tim’s Food Rukus
One of Bozeman’s best food trucks is Tim’s Food Rukus. Tim has been a chef in Bozeman for over 20 years and offers classic and new versions of everyone’s favorite burgers and sandwiches using local ingredients. They can be found Wednesday - Friday from 4 pm -6 pm at Outlaw Brewing. The french fries are not to be missed and save room for dessert because they have ice cream sandwiches made with homemade chocolate chip cookies!
This Mexican food truck is so great! They make everything from scratch, from the tamales to the tortillas to the hot sauce and it is all amazing! The portions are large, so make sure to bring your appetite. Currently, they are parked on N. 7th Avenue where the old Wok restaurant used to be. This spot is shaping up to be a small food truck pod with twinkle lights, picnic tables, and recently another food truck...
This Asian street food truck was closed down for the winter but will be opening up this spring. Right now they are next to Ramiere's on N. 7th. They have a nice menu with a variety of options, it will make you want to try a little bit of everything. Follow them on Instagram to see when they'll be open.
Blue Smoke Barbeque
This is the only 100% woodsmoked barbeque in the area and you can usually smell the deliciousness as you get close. They used to hang out around Bozeman, but now you have to make the drive to Three Forks, which is totally worth it. They feature ribs, chicken, pork, and brisket and you can keep an eye on where they will be by following their Facebook page. Usually, they open at 5 with lunch on Fridays at noon.
Chef's Table Food Truck
This husband-wife chef team is the only kitchen on wheels in Montana, equipped with a full prep kitchen and bathroom inside! They also feature a Traeger wood firing smoker that can be used for special events. They specialize in American cuisine cooking simple food with the highest ingredients. Fan favorites are the Cuban sandwich, bacon cheese fries, and donut grilled cheese (yes it is as delicious as it sounds). You can find out more about them and their schedule on their Facebook page.
Rendezvous was another one of the first food trucks to hit the Bozeman scene. They feature a variety of crepes for breakfast and lunch plus local coffee. They use Montana meats and veggies and can be found over on N. Wallace. Perfect for a warm day to sit outside and enjoy relaxed seating on their little patio.
Sauce Food Truck
At Sauce you can a little bit of everything! Sandwiches, tacos, frites, dumplings, egg rolls, and more. They can be found throughout Bozeman and Big Sky, especially during events. They also do a lot of catering, so keep an eye out for them at weddings this summer!
What used to be the big red bus known as Heap Burger in the Kenyon Noble parking lot is now the beautifully re-painted home of Low-Key Sandwiches. They offer sandwiches (obviously), burgers and breakfast burritos. They're open every day but Saturday and Sunday from 7am-4pm.
This plant-based, vegan food truck is opening in May! You'll find mostly organic ingredients in their snacks and sweet treats. Follow them on Instagram or Facebook to stay updated on their opening date.
The following food trucks have been quiet on social media since Covid. We're hoping we start to see them again as things open up, so we're keeping them on the list!
Totally Tasty Catering
This is a Big Sky food truck so you'll mainly find them at Big Sky events, but they do come to Bozeman often. They source their ingredients locally and have an awesome menu that focuses on various types of sliders...from Wagyu beef to caprese. They also have an inside-out grilled cheese that is SO good. Follow them on Facebook to see where they'll be on any given day.
This is one of the first food trucks to make its way to Bozeman and lucky for all of us has stuck around for so long! Their tacos and burritos are awesome and unique. Pick your meat and your style…anything from Asian to BBQ. They can often be found throughout Bozeman for lunches and at the Livingston Farmers' Market's this summer. We would suggest trying the Thai curry style tacos and don't miss out on the mac & cheese! Keep an eye on their Facebook page to find out where they are!
Looking for something truly Montana? How about elk nuggets or a bison burger? Grille 406 has that covered and more…including mahi-mahi or pork. They can be found all over town at various events, keep an eye on their Facebook page for when and where!
Pad Thai Food Truck
High quality, delicious Thai food can be found at Pad Thai Food Truck They’re easy to find…the orange truck with the Buddha on the side! For the summer they can be found at Outlaw Brewing many evenings as well as events throughout town, including Music in the Mountains in Big Sky. They have a variety of curries, rice and noodles. When you have your next Thai food craving, this is the place to go. Yum!