Watch CBS News

Best Food Trucks North Of Boston

Gone are the days of white table cloths, fancy lunches or dinners out... Well, maybe not gone... But when some of the best high-quality and affordable foods are being served out of trucks, it's hard to pass up. Food trucks are the perfect chance to enjoy the weather outdoors while trying flavor-packed dishes that are provided to you quickly when you are on the go. Whether you have a picnic or bring the food back home or to work, rest assured that wherever you eat it, it is worth it to order from these trucks that are North of Boston, serving everything from Mexican food to sweet desserts.
The Happy Taco
(Photo from The Happy Taco )

The Happy Taco

123 Eastern Ave.
Gloucester, MA 01930
(987) 600-8226

Head to The Happy Taco truck for a Mexican treat, which is usually located at 123 Eastern Avenue at Rogers Street by the Harbor Loop in Gloucester. It is also all around town including appearances at special events such as art festivals and you can stay up to date with its locations through its social media sites. The menu offers up delicious fish, steak or pork tacos, burritos and other Mexican meals. It even offers special prepared meals, such as chicken enchiladas and other delicious dishes, available for pick up at the CrossFit gym in Cape Ann.

Pipe Dream Cupcakes
(Photo from Pipe Dream Cupcakes )

Pipe Dream Cupcakes
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 397-6470

Pipe Dream Cupcakes is a food truck that is a delicious cupcake bakery. It is out and about around the Andover area in Merrimack Valley a few days a week. With a variety of flavors served fresh and even seasonal selections, there is something for everyone. Follow Pipe Dream on social media sites to find out exactly where it is so you can sink your teeth into candy-inspired treats like Snickers cupcakes, s'mores, Caramel Rolo cupcakes, cookies and cream and so many more varieties.

Bad Boy Burrito Company
(Photo from Bad Boy Burrito Company )

Bad Boy Burrito Company
15 Turnpike St.
North Andover, MA 01845
(978) 853-8922

For fast and affordable Mexican food favorites, Bad Boy Burrito Company has you covered at the corner of Willow and Flagship in North Andover. It prides itself on using fresh, local ingredients in its burritos, tacos and quesadillas. Whether you are in the mood for steak, chicken or seafood, this menu is packed with flavorful finds. Bad Boy Burrito is active on social media sites and loves to engage with the area customers and on its Twitter. Keep an eye out; you may just find a tweet advertising a discount.

Related: Boston's Best Food Trucks

Makin' Jamaican
(Photo from Makin' Jamaican)

Makin' Jamaican
Across from T Station
Commercial St.
Malden, MA 02148
(978) 595-6882

Across from Malden Center T station, try something different at the Makin' Jamaican food truck. Chef Kevin Williams (or "Tunki") is from Hagley Gap, St. Thomas, Jamaica and brings the flavors north of Boston, for area residents to enjoy. Featuring Jamaican sodas like pineapple and orange with meals like jerk chicken, curried goat and steamed cabbage, you will love the dishes available at this local truck. With most everything under $10, check out the stew chicken dinner served with rice, peas and other veggies amongst the many affordable options.

Lady Jayne's Gourmet Popcorn
(Illustration from Lady Jayne's Gourmet Popcorn)

Lady Jayne's Gourmet Popcorn
Andover, MA 05544
(978) 621-8748

New to the Andover area is a 1957 International Metro food truck by gourmet popcorn company Lady Jayne's. Featuring organically grown kernels, the popcorn comes in a wide range of flavors to tantalize your taste buds. Founded by a husband-and-wife team, Lady Jayne's travels all around the area selling its one-, two- or 3.5-gallon tins. Flavors to look out for include Wicked Good Chedda, Jo-Jo's Olive Oil & Sea Salt or Frankie's Chicago Style. Follow Lady Jayne's on the social media sites to see where it is when a popcorn craving strikes. It also offers free delivery within the Merrimack Valley.

Related: Getting A Food Truck Is Not Cheap Or Easy

Michelle Levine is a creative energetic, young professional that is passionate about everything Boston has to offer. She loves to attend local events, dine out, and cook and wants to share her findings with you. Her work can be found on


View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.