The Cheese Queen
The Cheese Queen took the throne in August 2019 when Michele and Don Smith purchased the truck from a friend. Since then, the duo’s made-to-order, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches — as well as chips, burgers, hot dogs, polish sausages, and seasonal lemon shake-ups and soups — have become well-known with diners.
“Nobody really has anything like this around here,” says Michele. “Everyone loves them, especially kids of all ages.”
The Cheesy Chick, one of their best sellers, is a mouth-watering sandwich with gooey, melted American and mozzarella cheeses, hearty helpings of chicken and bacon, and a slice of tomato, for $7.
La Plaza Mexican Food
When Carlos and Veronica Riviera opened La Plaza Mexican Food in November 2020, they had a dream of working for themselves, while offering something different to the area.
La Plaza serves authentic Mexican food such as burritos and tamales, as well as its most popular items: the Birria tacos (tacos with a signature dipping sauce) and Piña Colada-
Its street tacos are sold individually for $2.50 and overflow with your choice of meat, cilantro, and onion. The street corn on a stick is also a delicious, easy-to-eat option for $3.
“We like to bring some different flavors from Mexico here,” says Veronica.
Sweet Dreams À La Mode
Brian Kissinger has said “sweet dreams” to his wife Angela every night since they met. When the couple opened their dessert truck in September 2020, they knew exactly what to name it.
Sweet Dreams À La Mode’s menu can be described by their slogan — “a new twist on nostalgic treats” — and offers everything from dessert waffles and ice cream to floats and parfaits.
“My favorite part is designing items and then seeing people get excited about it,” says Angela. “We usually have a line like nobody’s business.”
A best-seller, the Beautiful Nightmare waffle comes in a half or whole order ($7/$9) and is loaded with fresh strawberries, brownie bits, crushed Oreos, hot fudge, ice cream, whipped cream, and a cherry.
Since opening her truck in December 2018, Latonya Davis has proven “Divas Can Cook Too.” Using her events background, Davis has made Diva’sCookin a staple at Evansville food truck events.
“I like it because I get to move around,” she says. “We get to meet a whole lot of people.”
Its menu, bursting with spice and flavor, consists of fried items like fish, shrimp, chicken, and loaded fry combos. The $12 fish and shrimp combo features its best-selling fish strips and a generous side of fries.
Chef Bruce Li
With 25 years of catering experience, Bruce Li has taken the food truck scene by storm for the past five years. Named for its owner, Chef Bruce Liserves savory, affordable Asian cuisine.
Since Li moved here from California nine years ago, he has been selling out of his most popular items, such as the yummy yummy chicken or the lo mein (noodles with vegetables) for $7.
“Each of my dishes have different characteristics,” says Li. “My ingredients are very fresh because I am very busy every day.”