Food Trucks Worth Your Wanders

Finally, there exists a growing plethora of culturally diverse food trucks in our once, near-wheel-less valley. 

Options range from Hawaiian, Middle Eastern, hibachi-style Chinese, shawarma, burgers, kabobs, and barbecue. And while prices may vary, you’ll find food worth the dollar at each of these locations. Whether you’re on the go, or seeking a simple stroll through the streets, saddle up to one of these treasures and feast where food has found its wheels.

Kento Hibachi

520 SW 4th St
As yum as the yum yum sauce, this “hibachi on wheels” offers sit-down dining and a straight-forward  menu of combo and entree options well worth the price. Pick and choose from mixed veggies and fried rice-side chicken, shrimp, or steak, or opt for cheaper side orders of meat and veggies, or low-priced appetizers, like Chicken Gyoza for $4 and edamame for $3. 

Getsum Aloha Kine Grinds
3039 NE Garden Ave

This newest food truck is attracting quite the Corvallis crowd, given it’s unique location next to the Melon Shack pumpkin patch and corn maze on Highway 20. That’s right, you can now peruse for pumpkins or get lost among the crops and emerge to delicious, authentic Hawaiian fare. Choose from barbecue chicken, mochiko chicken, Teri Beef, or Kaluha Pig, all for $10 and served with sides of mac salad and rice. Choice Hawaiian deserts and drinks can also be found for $2 or less.

Pink Rib
With it’s bright pink paint job, you can’t miss this meandering food truck, featuring Willamette Valley-sourced breakfast sandwiches and biscuits and gravy for $5 each. Their real specialty, however, comes in the form of pulled pork sandwiches and barbecue pork wraps, $7.50 each. While locations vary, the truck has been known to loiter on 1st street in downtown Corvallis, in the lot next to Cloud and Kelly’s.  

Happy Shawarma
461 SW Jefferson Ave

This late night food truck finally satisfies all our long-deprived shawarma cravings, and is open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily. You can’t miss the go-beavs orange paint job, home to stacks of shaved meat and specialty sandwiches. Definitely don’t visit if you’re voyaging for veggies – Happy Shawarma prioritizes all things meat on their menu.  

Saffron Kabob
461 SW Jefferson Ave

With a log cabin aesthetic complete with wall flowers sprouting beneath the ordering window, this middle-eastern truck offers colorful combos and kabobs for $10 or less, and free delivery Mondays through Fridays, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Cheesy Stuffed Burger
815 SE 9th Ave. Albany

This food truck works hard to distance itself from other burger joints. Their approach is serving burgers infused with cheeses, seasonings, and other toppings to create a rich flavor. The menu features an assortment of grass-fed, stuffed and non-stuffed burgers, like the Spicy Siracha Meltdown or Big Kahuna burger. Enjoy that tasty, cheesy burger with some bacon cheddar fries.

By Stevie Beisswanger