The Food Truck Round Up is back in Weiden in der Oberpfalz! Every year, food trucks from around Germany band together and go from town to town, serving up a variety of flavors, fusions, and classics. Cuisines include American BBQ, Mexican, Indian, desserts, burgers, vegan, and Korean…just to name a few. Food trucks in Germany are starting to pop up everywhere, so I tried the best dish from each food truck.
And the Weiden Food Truck Round Up has more than just food trucks. Local bands performs, there’s a carousel for children, and a DJ plays music throughout the event. Plus, there’s beer (natürlich). The Food Truck Round Up is the perfect place to see what Weiden has to offer, as well as get to know what food trucks throughout Germany are are slingin’!
What to Eat at the Weiden Food Truck Round Up
Mexican Soul Food: Spicy Beef Cheese Burrito (9,50€)
Good Mexican food is hard to find in Germany, but this burrito really hit the spot! It has lettuce, guacamole, salsa, jalapenos, cheese, chili sauce, and beef.
Donut Factory: Blueberry Donut (1,80€) and Peanut Crunch Donut (1,50€)
No matter how dark or drizzly the day is, you can spot this bright pink donut truck from a kilometer away! Most of their donuts are filled, even if they have a hole in the center.
Razz and Rübe: Chana Masala (7€)
CORRECTION: the video describes this as Chicken Masala, but the dish is Chana Masala. If you’re a vegetarian, you may struggle to find food options that aren’t potatoes or kasespätzle. This dish is not only a delicious answer to your prayers, but it also comes with your choice of basmati rice, potato noodles, or sweet potato noodles. The combination of chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and ginger are a flavorful reprieve from the regular German fare.
Guerilla Gröstl: Korean BBQ Burger (7,40€)
The burger was so juicy from the marinade, half of it must have dripped out with the first bite. The mess is worth it though: that sweet bulgogi marinade adds just a touch of sweetness to this otherwise savory snack.
Voit: Pulled Pork Sandwich (6€)
Voit traditionally offers catering services, but that doesn’t mean they can’t roll with the food trucks! Their pulled pork sandwich is served on a bun with slaw and BBQ sauce.
Nina & Velja’s Kitchen: Pork Belly Bowl (7,50€)
This Weiden-based food truck uses local, organic ingredients for their culinary creations. They have a few variations of rice bowls, but this one is pork belly with kimchi and onion jam, with a healthy drizzle of aioli.
Food Fabrik: Bacon Bomb Burger (10€)
This truck is a fan favorite, and it’s easy to see why. This bacon bomb burger is made with organic beef, bacon marmelade, bacon, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes, deliciously packed into a brioche bun.