41. Food truck cuisine
The outdoor dining scene in Southern Oregon has moved into the fast lane with a fleet of food trucks.
Mobile eateries serve Mexican, Thai, Peruvian, Turkish and Vietnamese cuisines, along with fusion fare, farm-fresh foods and some American originals. Meals are fast and, for the most part, inexpensive.
Street corners, parking lots and outdoor events are prime spots for food trucks. Many pair up with regional breweries and wineries, particularly in summer. Vendors typically use social media to announce their locations.
Some of the local standbys include Figgy’s Food Truck, Peruvian Point, Wok Star, Cheesesteak King, Fired Up Food, Victory Dogs, Ooblies Waffle Food Truck, Curbside King, Word on the Street, The Great Outdoor Grill and Sweet Cream.
Places to look for trucks include the lot next to the Medford post office on Riverside Avenue, and across the street from Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center on Barnett Road. The Chop Shop on Eighth and Fir downtown usually has two or three trucks, Digger’s Goodyear Tavern & Food Court, 101 S. Riverside Ave., is the landing spot for Jose's Taco Truck, and the corner of Main and Central in downtown Medford is a good place to check.
The Medford Center hosts a handful of food trucks, and farmers markets in Medford and Ashland are home to Nguyen Street Food, Sultan’s Delight, Wasana’s Thai Food and Northwest Pine Apple.
Some trucks go solo, or they could be at a summer event or festival, so it can take some detective work on Google or Yelp to find them at times, but it's well worth the effort.