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The best food trucks in Madison, according to locals

We asked locals what their favorite food trucks in the 608 are.

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Cinn City Smash is new to Madison’s food truck scene.

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We asked Madisonians to tell us the best food truck in the 608, here are a few favorites from locals:

El Wiscorican | 1225 W. Dayton St. | Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Puerto Rican fare including meat plates and sides.

Surco | Library Mall or Capitol Square | Weekdays 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Wide range of Peruvian cuisine.

Saigon Sandwich | 299 N. Charter St. | Weekdays 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Traditional Vietnamese Báhn Mì sandwiches.

Common Pasta | Capital Square | Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Pasta made from scratch.

The Roost | Hours/location updated weekly on Instagram
Fried chicken cart offering sandwiches, tenders, and sides.

Cinn City Smash | Hours/location updated weekly on website
This new-to-Madison truck serves churros, burgers, and fries.

Braisin’ Hussies | Capitol Square | Tuesday-Friday 11a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Slow-cooked rice, grain, and noodle bowls with many vegetarian options.

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You can also find Briasin’ Hussies at the Capital View Farmers’ market. | Photo by Braisin’ Hussies

Note: Times and locations are subject to change, be sure to check the vendor’s website/socials the day you plan to visit.

Check out all of the comments we received, and feel free to add your own two cents.

Hit the streets

If you think you have what it takes to start your own food truck, there are a few hoops to jump through before hitting the streets.

  1. Create an account on the licenses + permits portal
  2. Obtain a basic street vendor license before applying for food vending
  3. Complete proper business registration
  4. Apply for a license/registration (choose “Vending - Mall Food” in your portal)

All Mall/Concourse food vending sites for the current vending year have already been assigned. Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, August 1 for a chance to secure a food truck site for next year.

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