An Inside Guide to Food Trucks at the Silos
If you’ve been following along on our social media over the past few months, you’ve probably seen our Food Truck Friday feature! We’ve been spotlighting the food trucks on our grounds one at a time and sharing their stories and some of our favorite menu items.
We want to be sure you have the full scoop on what you can do, see and eat when you come visit the Market here in Waco. So, we compiled all of the info we’ve been sharing on social media into one blog post to serve as an inside guide to the food trucks at the Silos.
We know we’re partial, but we happen to have some of the best local eats in town right here on our grounds. So no need to go too far, just read on and you’ll be ready to jump right in as soon as you get here.
Grilled cheese truly never tasted so good. This is a truck that is loved by the whole city of Waco, which means you’ll normally see quite a few locals gathered around this one waiting for their order. (No worries, they’re quick.) They also serve up mac ‘n cheese and seasonal soup, because what goes better with a grilled cheese than more cheese and soup?
H O U R S | 11:00am – 5pm, Monday – Thursday and 10am – 5pm, Friday – Saturday
P R O T I P | They offer a sandwich/mac ‘n cheese combo deal for those who can’t (understandably) limit themselves to just one option.
H O U R S | 10am – 3pm, Monday – Friday and 9am – 3pm Saturday
P R O T I P | Their side options are equally as delicious as their entrees – you’ll want to try them all. But, you can never go wrong with their truffle fries.
This one is maybe our most unique on the grounds. Looking for something out of the ordinary? This is your first stop. And don’t be fooled by the name—they’re an Asian Fusion food truck that doesn’t exactly sell sandwiches. They specialize in what they call Trashcan Bowls: a bed of rice covered in your meat of choice, veggies and drizzled with one of their signature sauces. This is actually one of Jo’s favorite lunch spots! She likes the Trashcan Rice Bowl with chicken and cilantro lime AND sriracha ranch sauces.
H O U R S | 11am – 3pm Monday – Saturday
P R O T I P | Take notes from Jo and combine two sauces!
This is the option we can just about guarantee everyone in the family will love. A little fun fact about 900 Degrees—they source their ingredients from Italy! And, as the name suggests, their pizzas are cooked in a wood fired oven INSIDE the food truck. And the logs outside of the food truck aren’t just for decoration, they actually fuel the fire that cooks your pizza.
H O U R S | 11am – 3pm, Monday – Thursday and 11am – 4pm Friday – Saturday
P R O T I P | If you can catch it, the “s’mores pizza” is the best dessert pizza we’ve ever had! Keep tabs on their social media accounts to find out when they’re serving it.
Want to try a true local staple? Vitek’s is your place. This barbecue joint is actually famous for its signature dish: the Gut Pak. They recently received the “Best College Eats” title from the Cooking Channel for this menu item! It features a combination of hand-chopped brisket, sausage, beans, pickles, onions, and jalapenos piled high onto a bowl of Fritos. And it just so happens to be one of Chip’s favorite lunch spots.
H O U R S | 11am – 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday
P R O T I P | This is currently our only truck on the grounds that brews fresh sweet and unsweet tea.
H O U R S |10am – 4pm, Monday – Thursday and 9am – 5pm, Friday – Saturday
P R O T I P | You can build your own! No matter what you’re in the mood for, you can find it or create it at Co-Town Crepes.
H O U R S | 10am – 4pm, Monday – Thursday and 10am – 5pm, Friday- Saturday
P R O T I P | This is a great treat to take with you on the go, so if you want to experience the food truck scene but don’t have time to sit down, this is a great option for you!
H O U R S | 10am – 3pm, Monday – Saturday
P R O T I P | If you get the chance to meet the owner, Summer, ask her about the mission behind Luna Juice Bar. We love working with such inspiring people!
H O U R S | 10am – 5pm, Monday – Thursday and 9am – 5pm, Friday – Saturday
P R O T I P | They regularly add seasonal items to the menu that includes everything from their own mint mocha latte to a lemon lavender fizz. Yum!
H O U R S | 10am – 6pm, Monday – Saturday
P R O T I P | If you’re looking for something gluten-free at the Silos, they have a chili bowl “Dog Pile” option for you!
And now for our “frozen” food trucks! For the summer season we have a couple chilled treats to keep you refreshed and cool while you’re at the Silos. So if you thought you were full after all of those meals, you’d better make room.
H O U R S | 11am-5pm, Thursday – Saturday
P R O T I P | Heritage has weekday specials on their website…and who doesn’t love a deal?!
H O U R S | 10:30am-6pm, Tuesday-Saturday
P R O T I P | Lactose Intolerant? Steel City has dairy-free options.
H O U R S | 12pm-5pm, Thursday – Saturday
P R O T I P | Mixing flavors is ALWAYS an option.
After reading all of that, you’re now officially prepped and ready for a Silos food truck experience. Just wear your elastic waistband and come hungry! Once you’ve got your meal (or meals) picked out, grab a shady spot under the barn or at one of our picnic tables and enjoy. And on your way out, remember to grab a box of cupcakes. We know you feel like you’ll never be hungry again, but trust us, this is a to-go treat worth picking up.
If you’ve tried one of our trucks, comment below and let us know what you got and what your favorites are! We love knowing what you guys enjoy. And, as always, tag us in your Silos adventures pictures on Instagram!