Food truck season may be in full swing, but the mobile eateries and regular downtown gatherings like First Friday Food Truck Festival at Old National Center and Food Truck Fridays at Georgia Street won't last forever.
Fortunately for all of us, there are a few trucks that have brick-and-mortar restaurants where you can count on finding great street food all year round.
Byrne’s Grilled Pizza
In late 2015, this place opened its first brick-and-mortar location. Diners pick and choose from an extended version of the original food truck menu, featuring Byrne’s signature grilled pizzas and stromboli, but also pasta, salads, craft beer and wine. 5615 N. Illinois St., 317.737.2056
This new restaurant in Irvington grew out of the Taste of the Caribbean food truck and opened fall of 2016. Stop by for Jamaican delicacies like crawfish mac, curry goat and jerk chicken. Plus, count on live music and even the occasional drum circle to liven up an evening out. 5603 E. Washington St., Irvington, 317.602.8923
Chef Dan’s Southern Comfort
Expect a hearty dose of Southern comfort food here with authentic Cajun/Creole flavor straight from the founder’s roots in Mississippi and Louisiana. The food truck company has been slinging andouille po’boys, Mississippi pulled pork and catfish étouffée for about five years. 5603 E. Washington St., Irvington, 317.737.1801
Scratch has a food stand at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse downtown, making Scratch Burgers and other fan favorites a snacking slam dunk during any Pacers home game. 125 S. Pennsylvania St.
Chris and Amanda Kilander perk up Indy’s Mass Avenue neighborhood with the permanent addition of their Kaffeine Coffee truck, which has been roaming local streets since 2008. Single-origin coffees and specialty brewing processes like Chemex pour-overs are the focus. 707 Fulton St., 317.201.4882
Indy’s classic cupcake truck bakes up flavors like vanilla almond, chocolate raspberry truffle and lemon raspberry. Simply Divine opened up its own shop this fall, but you can also find its signature sweet treats at local eateries like The Oasis Cafe, Hummingbird Cafe and Cafe Audrey. 5844 E. Washington St., Irvington, 317.544.8330
Duos is a longtime stanchion of the slow food movement in Indy, served fast from a food truck and two permanent cafes. The menu focuses on healthy foods with international flavor, much of it vegetarian, seasonal and sourced locally. 2960 N. Meridian St., 317.927.6810; 720 Eskenazi Ave., 317.880.5676
This now-retired food truck became a local favorite quickly in 2012, serving Indian street food. Since then, Spice Box has opened a food stand at downtown’s City Market and another new permanent location, continuing to churn out delicious meals like tandoori tacos and spice wraps. 719 Virginia Ave., 317.220.8590; City Market, 222 E Market St.