Believe it or not, some of the best restaurants can be found roaming the streets on four wheels. Whether you're searching for lobster rolls, chicken sandwiches, pizza, vegan, wieners, or Hawaiian-style shave ice, these local food trucks have exactly what you're craving.
A Mano Pizza + GelatoBack to Top of List
Meet Newport's brick-oven pizza and handmade gelato food truck: A Mano Pizza + Gelato. In English, the Italian phrase "A mano" means "by hand," which is exactly how owner and chef Simone Ferrara controls the dough, arguably the most important piece of the pie and made of four simple ingredients, for an end result that is crisp, airy and pillowy.
Catch a glimpse of your Neapolitan pizza cooking through the truck's custom-made glass windows inside a brick-oven that was handcrafted and imported from Naples, Italy (the birthplace of Margherita pizza). The oven operates 100% by wood fire, using oak to help with the smokiness of the crust.
Among the menu options are five choices of pizza, including classic choices like Margherita, pepperoni, and sweet Italian sausage, two calzone options, and a sandwich offering.
You can find the weekly schedule and map of locations at amanopizzanpt.com
Cluck TruckBack to Top of List
The Cluck Truck claims to have the best cluckin’ chicken around, and from the looks of it—they may be on to something. You can spot them from their bright, neon old-school truck at local events in and around Newport.
The truck offers a pick-your-chicken-style menu with sandwiches, including a Cluckin Waffle Sandwich, a Cluck Dog; served with slaw and cluck sauce, and a Cluck Filet; served with cluck sauce and pickles, and on the messier side Cluck Strips, which come in three, five, ten and twenty piece options, spice it up, or leave 'em naked. Don't worry they have extra napkins. Tots, fries, Mac N Cheese, and popcorn chicken are available as sides. If you are still hungry, choose from four milkshake flavors; chocolate, vanilla, half & half, and a rotating specialty flavor.
You can find the weekly schedule at clucktruckri.com.
La CostaBack to Top of List
Newport's only lobster and tacos food truck is the brainchild of the owners and creators at La Forge Restaurant.
The menu offers myriad Mexican favorites, including street corn, nachos, and of course taco varieties including pulled pork, pulled chicken, shrimp, tofu, steak and lobster. Lobster roll offerings include traditional tossed with light mayo, Casa Lacosta tossed with yogurt sauce and scallions, or hot brown butter tossed in a mixture of warm brown sugar butter with scallions and lime.
You can find the weekly schedule at lacostanpt.com or order delivery here.
Wiener WagonBack to Top of List
There's a new kid on the block—meet, the Wiener Wagon! What started as a hot dog cart, turned into a brick and mortar restaurant, and now returning as a food truck—Wally's Wieners is truly on the move in Newport.
Find all three ventures around town slinging hot dogs, specifically the famous Saugy dog, and more tasty noshes for the whole family to enjoy.
You can find the weekly schedule on their social.
Hawaiian Jim'sBack to Top of List
Hawaiian Jim's is scooping up Hawaiian-style shave ice, topped with your choice of 20 different flavors; from coconut and watermelon to cotton candy and root beer. You can find them at Newport Polo, South Shore Beach, and other local events in and around Newport.
Pro-tip: Mix and match the flavors for even more sweet combos.
You can find their event schedule at hawaiianjims.com.
Newport Chowder CompanyBack to Top of List
From the Newport chowder hall of fame (1989) to an iconic restaurant—for those that are new around here—Muriel's Restaurant and chowder was a Newport staple for years. With the perfect blend of secret spices, cream, and some of the freshest seafood around, now you can enjoy this award-winning recipe in Newport once again.
Newport Chowder Company is the one and only food truck in Newport serving up chowder. You can find other New England favorites like lobster rolls, stuffies, shrimp cocktail and more. Find them roaming the streets of Newport, at an event or rent them for your next gathering.
You can find their award-winning chowder at newportchowdercompany.com.
Yagi Food TruckBack to Top of List
When you thought Yagi Noodles couldn't get any better—enter a food truck. This is the brainchild of Chef Tarci and Chef Alp, two Yagi Noodles chefs who are slinging noods, bao buns, specialty dogs, and some fun new dishes off their brand new food truck. Think: classic Yagi flavors, with a twist. Find them at pop-up events, breweries, and more in and around Newport.
You can find the Yagi Food Truck monthly schedule at yaginoodles.com
Bunny MobileBack to Top of List
Meet Fluffly AKA The Bunny Mobile, a fully plant-based, comfort food experience like no other. The goal: plant-based food that isn't "rabbit food." Established in 2020 as this two-person trailer, has now expanded into a brick-and-mortar location in Bristol's Unity Park called Basil & Bunny. Fluffy menu items include: burgers, sides, sweets, and more. Find them at street fairs, breweries, and local events around the state.
Pro-tip: Don't skip the bunny sauce, it is ear-resistible.
You can find Fluffy at basilandbunny.com
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