Top 5 food trucks in the US

FOOD ON THE MOVE: A Go Fish food truck parked in Back Bay area, Boston.
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FOOD ON THE MOVE: A Go Fish food truck parked in Back Bay area, Boston.

Food trucks provide a fun way to sample old standards as well as the innovative offerings of creative entrepreneurs.

Here are five places in the US where this culinary trend is thriving:

INDIANAPOLIS

More than 70 food trucks are part of this Midwestern city's flourishing food scene. Check out Food Truck Fridays on Georgia Street, a popular downtown pedestrian walk.

The First Friday Food Truck Festival, with more than 20 vendors participating, happens the first weekend of each month at the Old National Centre, a downtown concert venue.

Families can enjoy live entertainment and a kid zone while sampling tasty mac and cheese and sweet treats from the Flying Cupcake.

Contact: indyfta.com; visitindy.com

BOSTON

Within a few hours, Roxy's Grilled Cheese is known to serve as many as 400 sandwiches oozing with melting cheese and often paired with unexpected ingredients.

Other popular trucks include Bon Me for Vietnamese-inspired fare and Clover for fresh-cut fries infused with rosemary.

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Sample from trucks near Dewey Square before an afternoon visit to the Boston Children's Museum.

Contact: bostonchildrensmuseum.org; cityofboston.gov/foodtrucks

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

Food truck fun is happening throughout this southern city.

On Thursdays, the historic NoDa arts district is the scene of the NoDa Alley Rally, a family- and pet-friendly event that includes plenty of good food, live music and free parking.

You can also check out Food Truck Friday and Sizzling Saturday's Food Trucks. And to sample from more than 15 food trucks, head to Historic Rural Hill on Fridays for live music, children's activities and hayrides.

Contact: ruralhill.net

OKLAHOMA CITY

Foodies frequenting this city's monthly food truck festival sample from more than 40 trucks while enjoying live entertainment.

The H&8th Night Market, a family- and pet-friendly mobile feast, is held on the last Friday of each month from March through October.

You'll find offerings ranging from chicken and waffles to Wild Al's pulled pork.

Contact: h8thokc.com

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

This New England city may well be the birthplace of the diner, a precursor to the modern food truck.

Founded in 1888 as a horse-drawn lunch wagon, the Haven Brothers Diner still parks each day at City Hall and is considered one of America's oldest restaurants on wheels.

Today, visitors to the city can also explore the Culinary Arts Museum before checking out the food truck scene.

Options there include barbecue, tacos and vegan frozen treats.

Contact: kennedyplaza.org/food-trucks

The Dallas Morning News/MCT

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