I’m Hungry, Where are the Food Carts in Bend?

Reminiscent of the chuck wagons of the old west, food on the road has been a part of the west’s history for some time. Food trucks could be a distant relative and are right at home with Bend’s casual vibe. 

The Food cart offerings in Bend have rapidly grown to rival those of neighboring cities in the past few years. Looking to sample a taste of Bend? These food truck menus appeal to everyday folks and foodies alike.

On Tap 

1424 Cushing Drive

Not your average food truck experience. They offer an enclosed covered patio with heaters, bar seating and TVs, as well as two large outdoor fire pits and a lawn to sprawl out and play outdoor games. Bring the whole family (dogs included!)

With over 30 tap handles, including a variety of craft beer, cider, wine and kombucha and 6 food trucks on hand there’s options for everyone.

Barrio – Closed Mondays. Hip, festive eatery crafting Latin-inspired favorites, from tapas and tacos to street corn and churros. 

Curbbq – Get your BBQ with a pulled pork sandwich or their signature brisket grilled cheese. 

Himilayan Bites – Closed Tuesdays. Bend is lucky to have Chef Tenzin Sherpa and his Napalese noms. Best known for hand-made dumplings that are stuffed with meats and veggies, then steamed until they resemble little clouds of savory goodness. Drizzled with a spicy tomato sauce, they are far too easy to eat by the dozen.

The Bleu Rooster – Closed Mondays. Serving up a seriously good reuben or shrimp po’boy with a side of seasoned french fries among other seasonal rotating menu items. 

Philly Style – Serving the “Best Philly Cheesesteaks West of Philly” on Amoros’s world famous Philly bread. And yes, it includes traditional Cheez Whiz but you can sub white American or provolone.

Duda's Aussie Meat Pies - Where are the food carts in Bend Oregon?

Duda’s Aussie PiesAll of their pies, pasties and rolls are locally made, in house, from scratch. Whether you are in the mood for a traditional beef pie, or one of their vegetarian options, you will find an authentic taste of the land down under right here in Central Oregon!

 

The Lot 

745 NW Columbia St

Less than a mile from Lara House Bed & Breakfast with four carts to choose from, The Lot has plenty of options to satisfy your street food cravings. The open-air seating area has a clean modern feel with built in tables and a bar serving beer, cider, kombucha and wine. The 16 tap handles rotate, giving a wide variety of local and regional pints to try.  

Fricken Faco –  Fried chicken and fish tacos—hence the combo names. “Fricken” is fried chicken; “faco” is fish taco. Served in style out of a hard to miss double-decker bus.

BND BURGZ N DOGZ – Locals love their hot dogs and burgers, grilled to order and served on toasted artisan buns with classic fresh toppings. 

Greek Street – Authentic Greek street food. Choose from chicken, beef or lamb gyros with an option to add the famous garlic Romano fries. Find vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Sweet tooth? Try the house baklava.

A’ La Carte – Specializing in French fry dishes, fresh salads and tacos. Their most popular dishes include carne asada fries, sweet potato curry fries, gorgonzola bacon fries, caesar salad and the pork curry tacos.

 

River’s Place

787 NE Purcell Blvd

Located on the East side of Bend, River’s Place serves as a tap house and food cart yard featuring five food trucks, 14 beer, cider and kombucha taps plus a wide selection of wines.

Operating year round, in the summer months their garage doors roll up opening the tap house to a dog friendly lawn and play area. The garage doors close for the winter months offering a cozy and comfortable eating area which also hosts a gas fire pit and three big screen TVs. 

Sopa – Closed Sundays. Innovative and modern Mexican cuisine serving street tacos, burritos and salads. 

Hogan’s Hoagie Stop – A Bend favorite serving hot and messy sandwiches on Big Ed’s bread. Vegetarian and gluten free options available. This cart has one Food Cart of the Year from The Source Weekly.

Nik’Snacks – Closed Wednesday & Thursday. Classic comfort food including burgers, hot dogs, sloppy joe sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, fries, and chile con carne. 

Bluma’s Chicken & Waffles – Closed Wednesday & Sunday. Get your fried chicken fix served up in a variety of different ways!

Sunny's Carrello Italian - Where are the food carts in Bend Oregon?

Sunny’s Carrello  – Closed Wednesday & Thursday. Italian inspired eats. It’s hard to choose between their best-selling agnolotti—housemade pasta stuffed with cannellini beans, basil pesto and roasted Brussel sprouts—or the meatballs and polenta. Their handmade focaccia with pesto is a favorite! 

The Podski 

536 NW Arizona Ave

Less than a mile from Lara House Bed and Breakfast, located between downtown Bend and the Old Mill, The Podski offers eight food carts and a tap room rotating all kinds of craft brews, canned domestics, cider, wine, and kombucha.

EMW Korean Street Food - Where are the food carts in Bend Oregon?

EMW – East Meets West. Their bungeo-ppang, or fish puff, is irresistible. This Korean street food is a fish shaped waffle filled with sweet or savory delights. You may just want to try six of them because how can you choose between pepperoni pizza filling, pesto chicken, tuna melt, avocado grilled cheese, apple pie and more!

Toasty – Vegans rejoice! Toasty offers an impressive selection of delicious plant based food including french toast, a breakfast burrito, burger, nachos and variations of avocado toast. 

Big Ski Perogies – It’s a pierogi cart! These handmade dough dumplings come with a variety of fillings from traditional potato and cheese or sauerkraut and mushrooms to modern fillings like chicken cheese tomato and Serrano chili, or bacon cheese and beef. The menu changes daily so keep stopping by. 

The Tin Pig – Serving up southern down-home favorites: hushpuppies, cracklins’, fried green tomatoes and a friend chicken sandwich topped with pimento cheese to name a few. 

Earl-n-Mabel – Modern comfort food made from scratch. Burritos, quesadillas, salads, skewers and cowboy skillet bowls using fresh, healthy ingredients in innovative ways. Available as gluten-free, keto, vegan or paleo-friendly.

Board – A beautifully built charcuterie plate with meat and cheese and the right condiments is hard to resist. You can order one of their house boards or build your own! Idea: take your charcuterie board and grab a bottle of wine (Elixir Wine Group is a few buildings over or visit The Good Drop Wine Shoppe downtown) and have a little picnic on the Deschutes River in Drake Park. Tip: unless you always carry a corkscrew buy a bottle with a twist top.

Thailandia – Serving authentic Thai street food. The secret to the delicious flavor in the dishes served at Thailandia are the authentic Thai ingredients and spices used, and the traditional sauces Owner and Chef, Malwain, has perfected over time. 

Tacos La Catrina – Authentic Mexican street tacos with simple, quality ingredients. The assorted tacos are recommended so you can try a variety, choose from carne asada, roasted cactus, beef barbacoa, chicken tinga or grilled spicy pork.

Juno Sushi - Where are the food carts in Bend Oregon?

Juno Japanese Sushi Garden – You’ll find the best authentic sushi in Bend hidden in the Podski. Order anything on the menu and you won’t be disappointed. Owner and Sushi Chef Michi makes every roll to order so sometimes you have to wait a few extra minutes for your order but it’s so worth it. A few things to note: you can find the menu for Juno on their Facebook page (in the first post), to order send a text to 808-226-7369 with the time you want to pick up. You can use that same number to text any questions you may have. The menu frequently changes but that’s a good thing, Michi flows with what is fresh and in season.

Bend has a wonderfully vibrant food truck scene and Lara House Bed & Breakfast is fortunate to be within walking distance of The Lot and The Podski, making it easy for visitors to grab a bite.

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