Standing the test of time, Olde Dixie Fried Chicken has been serving up Southern fried chicken for half a century. Look for the sign that has a large, colorful, friendly-looking chicken that is licking its beak and wearing a rebel flag hat, but do not let the somewhat "
"rundown look of the place keep you away. This long-time local favorite may not have modern or fancy décor, but the food more than makes up for it. Diners place their order at a counter and then wait in the adjoining dining room for their piping hot food. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
K Burgers is an Orlando area food truck serving 100 percent ground beef burgers and all-natural hot dogs with unique homemade sauces, but that's not all they offer. Look for them on South Orange Avenue (most days for breakfast and lunch) as well as other Orlando sites. The burgers are not the typically patty-style burger, but are beef that is slow-cooked using a secret family recipe. The burgers are then served on hoagie rolls. Choose from a variety of specialty burger and hot dogs. Other notable menu items include numerous breakfast sandwiches (served on authentic New York or ciabatta bagels), omelets and sides for breakfast, plus homemade soups and sandwiches for lunch. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Fork in the Road is an Orlando food truck serving a combination of American and French cuisine. Places to look for them include Lake Nona, The Plaza, Winter Park, Lake Mary, Oviedo and other Orlando area sites. The menu rotates and includes a variety of street foods, depending on the availability of ingredients and the inspiration of the chef. A few notable items include their signature sandwiches; the Kurobuta Pork Belly or Cape Canaveral Shrimp Banh Mi and the beef rib Shorty are excellent. Check them out on Facebook or follow them on Twitter for exact times and locations. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Eclectic Kitchen is an Orlando food truck serving a variety of dishes that were inspired by an extensive and diverse range of sources. This includes numerous street foods from Bangkok, Thailand, which is the home of the owner and chef, T Costello. Look for the truck in Sanford, Lake Mary, The Milk District, Thornton Park and other area locations. The menu varies frequently, typically contains from three to five items and always offers one vegetarian dish. The menu changes depending on ingredient availability and the chef's frame of mind. Sample dishes include vegetarian pad Thai and a Beef and Guinness Stew. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
5350 International Drive Other Various Locations Orlando, FL 32819
Arepas El Cacao is food truck specializing in Venezuelan style arepas. This brightly painted truck is typically set up in the evenings at the Orlando Crossings parking lot, but this is not the only place you may find them. Arepas are a cornmeal flatbread that is grilled and then filled with a variety of tasty offerings. Rice cakes are also available. Fillings include shredded chicken and beef, sliced pork, shrimp, ham, black beans, crab and chicken salad as well as handmade cheese. Top off your arepa with a variety of homemade sauces. The arepas are extremely messy and very filling. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Look out for a truck resembling a massive brick oven with fire and flames galore, along with the tempting aromas of Italian cookery, and it will most likely be the Brick & Fire Mobile Pizza Express food truck. Locations frequented included Apopka, Downtown Orlando and other Central Florida sites. Follow them on Twitter for exact times and locations. A sampling of some of the options on the menu include calzones, stromboli, garlic knots, meatballs and of course, a nice variety of fresh, hand-tossed, brick-oven pizzas. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
The Flattery is a food truck that serves healthy and fresh gourmet flatbreads throughout the city. Locations frequented include Oviedo, Lake Nona, Kissimmee, College Park, Winter Park, Downtown and other sites around the Orlando area. They use local ingredients to make the flatbreads, offer a number of toppings to select from and you can even choose from either regular (or large-sized) flatbreads. Available options include Pepperoni, Greek, Buffalo Chicken, Barbecue, Beef and Blue Cheese, Garden and Kid's Cheese flatbreads, along with either S'mores or Hot Tarts for dessert. This truck also accepts a few credit cards and is best located through their Facebook page or Twitter account. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
SwedeDISH Food Truck is the only food truck serving authentic Swedish cuisine in Orlando. It is owned and operated by a husband and wife team, who originally moved to America from Sweden to race in the NHRA during the late 1990s. This duo now prepares traditional Swedish dishes and some of the recipes are centuries old. Look for them in Winter Park, Maitland and other Orlando area locations. Specialties include (English translated) salmon casserole, cheese and sweet onion pastry pie, chicken curry in a cup, all-beef patty slider (Swedish-style) and of course, homemade Swedish meatballs. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
The Crepe Company prepares fresh made crepes right in front of you on a mobile crepe cart. They not only serve the popular sweet-tasting dessert-type crepes, but they also create some very hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner crepes as well. Look for the cart in Winter Park, Winter Garden, Downtown Orlando, Maitland and other Orlando area locations. Choose from Savory Crepes such as Turkey-Swiss, Chicken Caesar, Roast Beef, Veggie Greek and Turkey-Cranberry; or Breakfast Crepes including Feta-Spinach, Sunrise and Veggie. A sampling of the Sweet Crepes offered includes Smores, Banana-Brownie, Nutella, Cherry or Peach Cobbler and Apple Pie. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Whether you're from the New England area or just a lobster buff, Monsta Lobsta is an Orlando food truck specializing in Maine lobster fare. Places common to find them include Winter Park, Ocoee and other Orlando area locations - check their Facebook page or Twitter account for precise times and locations. Popular food items include their famous Lobsta Roll Meal (regular or "monsta" sizes), Monsta Lobsta Salad and Lobster Quesadilla, as well as non-lobster items including Blue Crab Rolls and Gulf Shrimp Rolls. This food truck does accept credit cards and part of the proceeds actually goes to various charities. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
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