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Food Trucks That Hawk Their Wares on a Pun

(Photos: Paul Durst (Sympathy for the Deli); Jose Cruz (The Chosen Juan); Trafalmadore (PhoKing Awesome); Linny (Like No Udder); Soysaucechin (Pho Wheels); Marika Snider (Hunger Paynes); Anne Marie Anderson (Kim Jong Grillin, Fried Egg I’m In Love); Tanner (Gin’s Juice))

See our ultimate crowdsourced map of punny businesses in America.

The pun names of food trucks, as a category, are related to the pun names of restaurants. But the best food truck puns go beyond your basic restaurant name pun—they make reference both to the food that they serve and the mobile nature of the establishment. 

Some facts about food truck puns:

—Only about a fourth of food truck names submitted took the opportunity to connect their name to the fact that their business was mobile.

—More food truck names (8, including Kim Jong Grillin’) come from Portland, Oregon, than from any other one location.

—As with restaurants, pho puns were the most common, although represented here by only 7 examples—still, a solid 10 percent of all food truck pun names collected.

Editor’s picks:

Auto-Banh (Charleston, SC)

Pho Wheels (Washington, DC)

Ciao Wagon (Oklahoma City, OK)

The Patty Wagon (Salem, OR)

Baguettaboutit (Durham, NC)

Carte Blanche (Portland, OR)

Vincent Van Doughnuts (St. Louis, MO)

Rolling Cones (Pittsburgh, PA)

Dump Truck (Portland, OR)

Holy Rollers (New York, NY)

Oscar’s On A Roll (Oscar’s On A Roll)

Dine-1-1 (Dine-1-1)

Here are the other categories:

Coffee shops

Bar/Pubs 

Other (including retail stores, vape shops and lots of yarn stores)

Doctors and Dentists

Pet Care

Restaurants

Cleaning Businesses/Flower Shops/Portable Bathrooms

Hair/Nail Salons

The full list:

An the Go
San Francisco, CA
Auto-Banh
Charleston, SC
Babycakes Gourmet
Chicago, IL
Baguettaboutit
Durham, NC
Bananarchy: Revolutionary Desserts
Austin, TX
Bombzies BBQ
Alameda, CA
C’est Cheese
Cincinnati, OH
Carte Blanche
Portland, OR
Cheesy Does It
Saratoga, NY
Ciao Wagon
Oklahoma City, OK
Comfortably Yum
Portland, OR
Curry Up Now
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA
Dine-1-1
St. Paul, MN
Dump Pho King Truck
Raleigh, NC
Dump Truck
Portland, OR
Eataly
New York, NY
Fried and True
Austin, TX
Fried Egg I’m In Love
Portland, OR
Holy Mole
Portland, OR
Holy Rollers
New York, NY
Hunger Paynes
Dayton, OH
Jamaica Mi Hungry
Boston, MA
Kim Jong Grillin’
Portland, OR
King of Pops
Atlanta, GA
Lazy Sundae
Reno, NV
Lebaneezer Scrooge
Portland, OR
Lettuce B. Frank
Rochester, NY
Like No Udder
Providence, RI
Me So Hungry
San Francisco, CA
Miso Hungry
Santa Barbara, CA
Mmmpanadas
Austin, TX
Ms. P’s Electric Cock
Austin, TX
Naan Stop DC
Washington, DC
Natedogs
Minneapolis, MN
No Pho King Way!
Auburn, CA
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Nashville, TN
Notorious P.I.G. BBQ
Sylva, NC
O’Crepe
Providence, RI
On Tapa the World
Atlanta, GA
Oompa Loompyas
Syracuse, NY
Oscar’s On A Roll
Milwaukee, WI
Phamily Bites
Houston, TX
Pho King Food Truck
Phoenix, AZ
Pho Real
Reno, NV
Pho Wheels
Washington, DC
Rolling Cones
Pittsburgh, PA
RU Hungry
New Brunswick, NJ
Smak Dab’s
Portland, OR
Speakcheesy
Rome, GA
Sympathy for the Deli
Durham, NC
Ta-Cabrón
Houston, TX
Tacos Without Borders
Indianapolis, IN
Thai Kun
Austin, TX
The Cod Father
Reno, NV
The Corner Farmacy
Chicago, IL
The Patty Wagon
Salem, OR
Two Girls and a Cupcake
Utica, IL
Vincent Van Doughnuts
St. Louis, MO
Tucson, AZ
What the Pho?
Washington, DC
Windy City Patty Wagon
Chicago, IL
Wok N’ Roll
Cleveland, OH
WongWayVeg
Denver, CO