Summer in Madison, WI also means the Food Carts will be back in full gear. And there are a lot of great options! Food Carts offer a great opportunity for you and your family to try foods from a variety of cuisines and cultures. Some have regular schedules for where they will be; others cater special events (like birthday parties, festivals or weddings) and some travel around. So check out the options to see what piques your interest – and get out there and try some new foods this summer… food carts offer such a fun experience for kids as well! We are lucky to have SO many great food trucks in our community!



Banzo | (Mediterranean)

Braisin’ Hussies | (Slow cooked grain, rice & noodle bowls)

Buraka | (Ethiopian)

El Burrito Loco | (Mexican)

Cafe Costa Rica | (Latin)

Caracas Empanadas | (Venezuelan)

Common Pasta | (Pasta/Mac N Cheese)

Curd Girl | (Cheese Curds)

Curt’s Popcorn | Gourmet Popcorn

Fresh Cool Drinks | (Thai + Juice Bar/Smoothies)

El Grito Taqueria | (Tacos)

El Wiscorican | (Puerto Rican)

Hibachi Hut | (Chinese)

Holy Cow | (BBQ/Burgers)

Jolly Frog | (Mexican)

Kakilima | (Indonesian)

Kona Ice | (Shaved Ice)

Little Tibet | (Tibetan & Himalayan)

LT’s Aloha Wagon | (Hawaiian)

Luang Prabang | (Thai)

Melted | (Grilled Cheese)

Natural Juice | (Juice Bar/Smoothies)

Pancho’s Tacos | (Mexican)

Pete’s Pops | (Popsicles)

Saigon Sandwich | (Vietnamese Sandwiches)

Sista’s Chicken & Fish | (Southern & Soul Food)

SoHo | (Asian Fusion)

Surco | (Peruvian)

Taiwan Little Eats | (Taiwanese)

Taste of Jamaica | (Jamaican)

Tavernakaya | (Asian Tapas)

Teriyaki Samurai | (Japanese)

Toast | (Paninis)

Ugly Apple Cafe | (Breakfast)

Umami Buns | (Ramen & Dumpling Bar)

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  1. Hello–The Holy Cow food truck link you have listed goes to our food truck in Waynesville, NC. Good news is your blog is widely read as we have had requests to do events in Madison several times!

    • Oh goodness – thank you so much for the heads up, we’ve corrected it now! And thanks for the kind words, this is definitely a popular post 😉 Thanks again!


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