A Guide to Toledo’s Growing Food Truck Industry

In this fast-paced, modern world, it seems like even our lunch breaks have to be on-the-go. So it only makes sense that the food truck industry has taken off in the last few years. What was once a big city commodity has now become a staple in the Toledo area. Check out some of our favorites below!


Rusty’s Road Trip

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Specializing in the local delicacy of Lake Erie Yellow Perch, Perrysburg native, Russ Courtney, nails it when it comes to comfort food. Rusty’s Lake Erie Yellow Perch is hand-battered in a homemade batter and deep fried in peanut oil. And don’t worry if you’re not a fan of fish! Rusty’s Road Trip also has phenomenal mac and cheese, grilled cheese and rotating specials. Spring and summer are their busiest seasons, but Rusty’s still has a full schedule through the beginning of October! To view their menu and calendar, visit www.rustysroadtrip.com.


Beastro 4740

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What’s better than grabbing a quick and delicious burger while you’re on the run? Beastro 4740 specializes in gourmet burgers, hand cut fries, hot dogs, bratwurst, and Reuben’s. Owner, Adam Brandt, has been in the restaurant industry for over 15 years. In 2016, his dream of running a food truck came to fruition. Beastro 4740 is also an entertainment vehicle, complete with a mobile sound system that is perfect for any catering event. Check out their complete menu and access their social media accounts here: http://toledofoodtrucks.com/company/beastro-4740/


The Displaced Chef

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Quick and authentic Cuban food! Chef Matt Salgado’s background is in fine dining and he’s worked in the restaurant industry all throughout the country. He recently opened a sit down restaurant located in Perrysburg, but you can still catch The Displaced Chef at local food truck events in order to satisfy your Latin cuisine cravings! Check out their website for a complete menu and restaurant location: www.thedisplacedchef.com.


Jimmy G’s BBQ

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Specializing in gourmet sandwiches and brisket burgers, Jimmy G’s BBQ food truck has been around since 2015. Beginning with Fremont church cook-outs, owner Jim was urged to open a storefront by his community. Jimmy G’s Pit Smoked Barbeque sit down restaurant opened in November 2012. When they began to gain a reputation that extended past their hometown, Jimmy G’s decided it was time to begin their food truck venture. They also have a variety of catering options (with or without the truck) that will be a hit at any event! View Jimmy G’s menu and a list of full services on their website: http://www.jgbbq.com/


Jeanies Comfort Cuisine

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Specializing in American comfort foods, such as pulled pork and slaw sandwiches, Jeanies food truck has been around since 2012. Owned and operated by sisters Kelly Toerne and Melissa Schubeck, Jeanies Comfort Cuisine provides an extensive menu filled with all-American classics, as well as seasonal specials. Access their Facebook page for upcoming events and full menu: http://toledofoodtrucks.com/company/jeanies-comfort-cuisine/
For more info on all of the fantastic members of the Toledo Food Trucks Association, check out their website http://toledofoodtrucks.com/companies/. This a growing industry for our community, and we’d love to hear which Toledo area Food Truck earns an A+ in your book!

Written: Aug 31, 2017

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Jordyn Windnagle

Jordyn Windnagle

Jordyn is a content specialist for Home Sweet Toledo and the Social Media Strategist for Danberry Realtors. She is also an Ohio licensed Real Estate Agent with Danberry.