Twin Cities food trucks make the list of 101 Best Food Trucks in America

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Foodie site the Daily Meal just released their second-annual list of the 101 best food trucks in America. This year, the Twin Cities can count two food trucks among the best of the best in the country.

Trucks were ranked on several different factors including social media followers, media coverage, review sites, geography, and actual canvassing of various food truck-loving cities across the U.S. According to their site, more than 450 food trucks were whittled down to the top 101 from around 40 cities.

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Vellee Deli's Asian-Mexian fusion specialties and Chef Shack's uniquely wonderful dishes ranked on this year's list at numbers 84 and 10, respectively.


A Best of the Twin Cities winner, Vellee Deli recently bought their cuisine to the City Pages Beer Festival and continues to wow the crowds in both Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Voted one of the most creative food trucks in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, singled out in Bon Appetit, and the winner of numerous City Pages Best of the Twin Cities awards, Chef Shack is no stranger to foodie-love from around the country.

How does this compare to last year? Pretty similarly, actually. In 2012, the Twin Cities also won two spots on the site's inaugural list. Local favorite Smack Shack hit the list at 32 and the Chef Shack started out on the list at 10.

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i have lived downtown minneapolis for 24 years and have eaten all over the skyway, and since the food trucks arrived, i have tried almost all the trucks in minneapolis, and there really are only a few which are any good - get sauced, chef shack, hola arepa, she royal deli.  i can't name any skyway place other than zen box and ginelli's pizza worth mentioning.

Erica Anderson
Erica Anderson

Aren't we just a little ray of sunshine? I'll take food trucks over most of the crap served in the skyways. Better service and food IMHO.

Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

Only in Minneapolis would people go to a 'festival' to eat food out of a truck!  These people are chumps - probably stand in line for the sh*t.


@East_Coast_Doug Obviously you never tried the food from a food  truck. I have eaten some of the best food from food trucks. If you think they are unsanitary, guess again. They are not. They are heavily regulated by the city and secondly I find them cleaner than some of the eateries in the skyway.

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