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A Food Truck Lover's Etiquette Guide

With the rise of food trucks in recent years, it's important to know the etiquette for enjoying one of these mobile culinary experiences. Whether you're new to food trucks or a seasoned pro, a little refresher on etiquette never hurts. Here are some tips for having the best food truck experience possible.

No cutsies

Line jumping is a huge no-no. Just like at a brick-and-mortar restaurant, cutting in line is rude and will not endear you to your fellow food truck patrons or the staff. Be patient and wait your turn like everyone else.

The buck stops here

Most food trucks accept both cash and cards, but cash can make the transaction smoother and cheaper for the vendor. When it's finally your turn to order, have your cash or card out and ready to go. No one wants to be held up in line while you fumble through your wallet or purse. Try to have the exact amount if possible. Change can be hard to come by at food trucks.


Tipping is always appreciated but not required at food trucks. If you had exceptional service or the food was really great, feel free to leave a tip. But if not, don't feel obligated.

Spread the word

Suggest to a friend, or write a review. Word of mouth is important for any business, but especially for mobile ones like food trucks. If you had a good experience, tell your friends! And if you didn't, tell the truck owner directly so they have a chance to improve.

Food trucks are a great way to enjoy a delicious meal without having to deal with the fuss of a sit-down restaurant. Just remember to be courteous and considerate of those around you.


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