30A Food Trucks

Besides the dozens of exceptional sit-down restaurants you’ll find along Highway 30A in Florida, our area is home to gourmet food trucks you won’t want to miss. Each of the food trucks along 30A brings something unique and delectable to the Emerald Coast’s culinary landscape.

Given our location’s mild weather and exquisite natural scenery, it’s hard to think of a destination better suited to food truck cuisine than the spectacular beaches along Highway 30A.

You won’t have to go far at all to visit Charlie’s Donut & Yogurt Truck in Alys Beach – a drive you can make in 10 minutes or less from the Latitudes and Attitudes ultimate beach house rental. Or take a trip over to Food Truck Row in Seaside, FL, and enjoy all the mouth-watering fare this collection of vintage Airstreams has to offer.

Tip: 30A food trucks’ hours vary and are subject to change, so please confirm hours of operation when making your plans.

Charlie’s Donut & Yogurt Truck – Alys Beach

They don’t make donuts like they used to – except at Charlie’s, that is. A stay in 30A isn’t complete without eating one of Charlie’s fresh, hand-rolled donuts for breakfast.

Fan favorites include the old-fashioned sour cream pound cake donut, the maple bacon donut, glazed and chocolate glazed donuts, the coconut cream donut, the red velvet donut, and the blueberry cake donut. These thick and hearty donuts weigh between three and five ounces apiece and are sure to leave your stomach feeling every bit as content as your taste buds.

Where to Find It
63 Somerset Street
Alys Beach, FL 32461
(850) 547-2960
Website

When to Go
First thing in the morning! Sales begin around 6:30 in the morning and continue until donuts sell out – sometimes as early as 9 A.M. If you’re yearning for a specific flavor, get there early, because the top-selling varieties go fast.

Wild Bill’s Beach Dogs – Santa Rosa Beach

For a hotdog that’s so much more than a hotdog, you’ve got to stop by Wild Bill’s Beach Dogs in Santa Rosa Beach. Wild Bill’s starts with a Let’s Be Frank. There are no fillers, nitrites, or nitrates added to the recipe and no hormones or antibiotics in the meat itself – just natural, delicious beef and/or pork hotdog meat (depending on which dog you choose).

Next, Wild Bill’s takes the hotdog from low-brow fare to gourmet cuisine. Get it Chicago style and wash it down with a box wine, top it with grass-fed beef chili or Wild Bill’s secret recipe mustard, or turn up the heat with a dash of devil sauce. However you do hotdogs, Wild Bill’s has a dog for you.

Where to Find It
2235 E County Hwy 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
(850) 231-0802
Website

When to Go
Lunch and dinner (hours vary seasonally)

Airstream Row in Seaside, FL

If you’re heading over to Seaside, you’ll find yourself among some of the best food trucks in 30A. The origins of Airstream Row, a collection of food trucks operating out of vintage airstream trailers in Seaside, date back two decades.

Whatever you’re in the mood to eat – crepes, gyros, icy treats, or a burst of cheesy goodness between two slices of bread – there will surely be something calling your name in the midst of the food trucks at Seaside, Florida.

The Meltdown On 30A

If you’ve heard about a famous grilled cheese food truck in Seaside, FL, it’s Meltdown on 30A people have been talking about. Sure, you can get a classic American grilled cheese here, with American cheese melted between thick slices of crisp Texas toast. But there’s a lot more to explore in the world of grilled cheeses, and The Meltdown doesn’t shy away from taking this seemingly simple dish to the next, unforgettable level.

How about a Meatloaf Melt? A Smokin’ Turkey grilled cheese? A Cuban McConnell with Gruyere cheese? If you want to keep it simple but not too simple, consider a grilled pimento cheese that perfectly captures the spirit of Southern cuisine. If you prefer gourmet cheesy concoctions, the Muenster Mushroom Melt, the Brie and Bacon on Cranbury Walnut Bread, or the Goat Cheese, Prosciutto, Arugula, and Tomato sandwich might be more up your alley. The Meltdown food truck in Seaside, FL, turns grilled cheese into an art.

In the A.M., The Meltdown whips up morning favorites like cheesy grits and classic and artisanal breakfast sandwiches served on biscuits.

Where to Find It
2235 E County Hwy 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
(850) 231-0952
Website

When to Go
Breakfast, lunch, or dinner

Barefoot BBQ

Good barbecue food is hard to beat, and the Barefoot BBQ food truck in Seaside has it in spades. A one-of-a-kind fusion of Southern, Caribbean, and Texas barbecue staples, this food truck delivers outstanding classics like award-winning ribs and full-sized sandwiches stuffed with barbecued meat.

Barefoot BBQ is also the Seaside sliders food truck destination. Choose from pork, chicken, and beef brisket, all made with steroid-free, hormone-free, and antibiotic-free meats you can feel good about. With four house-made BBQ sauce flavors that range from sweet and spicy to light and fruity, there’s a sauce for every taste.

Don’t miss the tasty sides, like baked beans and mac-n-cheese, that complete the perfect barbecue meal. Picnic packages are available in large sizes and eco-friendly to-go containers. Barefoot BBQ is the perfect choice for a picnic on the beach, in one of the nearby state parks, or by the pool back at your home-away-from-home.

Where to Find It
2235 E County Hwy 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
(850) 534-0313
Website

When to Go
Lunch or dinner (hours vary seasonally)

Crêpes du Soleil Airstream

What’s not to love about crepes? Sweet or savory, they’re always packed with flavor at Crêpes du Soleil Airstream. Since summer 2018, the crepe food truck in Seaside has brought a touch of French culture to the finger foods that are so plentiful in Airstream Row, filling the hot and fresh cones of made-to-order crepes with chocolate mousse, bananas foster, chicken cordon bleu, savory breakfast ingredients, and more. Crêpes du Soleil even offers crepes made with a special gluten-free batter by request, perfect for those following a GF lifestyle.

And it’s not just crepes. Refresh with a Frosé, a frozen drink made with rosé wine, strawberries, and peaches. The homemade French mousse au chocolat, optionally served in a keepsake jar you can take home with you, is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Where to Find It
2215 E County Hwy 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Website

When to Go
Breakfast, lunch, or dinner

Frost Bites

Cool off with something delicious at Frost Bites, the very first Airstream food truck in Seaside, FL. Hawaiian shaved ice is a bestseller, but you’ve never had water ice or snow cones quite like this. Frost Bites prides itself on its generous scoops of super-fine ice. These frozen treats have a unique texture almost as creamy as ice cream, but with the refreshing taste you know and love from shaved ice. Besides the more than 30 individual flavors of single shaved ice options, you can also choose from 60 combination shaved ice flavors with fun names like “zombie apocalypse,” “bad date,” and “lime in the coconut.”

Part of what makes Frost Bites treats so special is the different combinations and configurations of shaved ice, frozen custard, and cream sauce. Get your shaved ice “stuffed” with a helping of frozen custard on the bottom or sandwich it between custard and cream, “Piggly-Wiggly” style. Wedding cake, creamsicle, and coconut cream pie are just a few of the fan favorites. Children and adults alike gush over the shaved ice and gummies treats, including “butterfly kisses” and “shark attack.” The frozen lemonade is also highly recommended.

Where to Find It
2215 E County Hwy 30A
Seaside, FL 32459
(252) 822-4262
Website

When to Go
Morning, afternoon, or evening. It’s always time for ice cream when you’re on vacation!

Mr. Gyro Hero

For authentic Greek and Mediterranean eats, Mr. Gyro Hero is a can’t-miss destination. Although the gyro food truck in Seaside only opened on Airstream Row in the spring of 2020, Mr. Gyro Hero has been serving healthy and delicious Mediterranean cuisine at the Seaside Farmers Market since 2009.

The gyros, falafels, and kabobs are all made with fresh, locally grown organic ingredients. For mezes (appetizers), enjoy one of Mr. Gyro Hero’s five kinds of hummus, a Greek salad, a bean salad, or a vegetarian Lebanese tabbouleh salad.

Where to Find It
2215 E County Hwy 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
(850) 533-5086
Website

When to Go
Breakfast, lunch, or dinner (hours vary seasonally)

Make the Most of Your Food Truck 30A Experience With a Tip From the Locals

Can’t decide what to get? We don’t blame you for feeling indecisive. Even locals are hard-pressed to choose just one of these airstreams as the best food truck in Seaside.

Our recommendation is to purchase signature dishes from a few of the Seaside food trucks and split them among your group. That way, everyone gets to sample a taste of what the different food trucks have to offer.

Why Food Trucks?

With the plethora of dine-in restaurants dotting the beach communities of 30A Florida, each with its own unique ambiance and charm, how did food trucks become such as staple in Seaside and beyond? Airstream Row dates back to 1996, when Frost Bites established the first vintage Airstream food truck location out of necessity, because retail space in the New Urbanist community was at a premium.

And, as you can see from the long list of food trucks in 30A Florida, the idea caught on. “Gourmet food truck” may sound like a paradox—much like setting up a new business in an aluminum Airstream that dates back to 1955—but these one-of-a-kind establishments fit the vibe of the Emerald Coast perfectly. Grabbing a quick yet delectable bite outdoors meshes perfectly with the lifestyles of our beachgoing locals and tourists.

The food trucks along 30A allow you to enjoy some of the best cuisine our area has to offer in the midst of a day of shopping, sightseeing, barhopping, lounging on the beach, and otherwise making the absolute most of your time here. Made with the same quality of fresh and locally grown ingredients as meals in our favorite local sit-down restaurants, the best food trucks in 30A are dining destinations unto themselves—and you won’t want to miss them.

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