5 Best Food Trucks in Dubai
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The 5 Best Food Trucks in Dubai

When the weather is nice and we’re looking for a quick bite during our walks, we love to look out for food trucks and try what they have to offer.

Thankfully, Dubai has the perfect spots for these kinds of dining destinations, and the city has a diverse selection for everyone to try out.

So we went and tried out some of the most recommended spots in the city to give you Dubai’s best food truck restaurants.

How We Picked Dubai’s Best Food Trucks

Before we get right into our list of Dubai’s best food trucks, here are the factors we considered for our entries on this list:

Menu – Food trucks are known to offer dishes that are either authentic or with creative twists, so we will be considering how its food items are as a whole and as a concept.
Service Quality – We also had to consider the food truck team’s efficiency and way of handling customers, as this plays an important role in the overall dining experience.
Ambiance – One of the main reasons why food trucks are popular is because of their unique way of creating a dining experience outside. So we considered the overall look and design of the food truck and its dining area.
Accessibility – Lastly, it was important for us to assess how easy it is to find the food truck, and how strategic it is in terms of gaining access to a lot of foot traffic.


SALT's Homepage
FOOD ITEMSBurgers, fries, milkshakes, fruit juices
ADDRESSKite Beach, 48 2 C St, Umm Suqeim, Dubai

PHONE: +971 52 699 2072

OPERATING HOURSSunday to Thursday: 10 am - 11 pm

Friday to Saturday: 10 am - 12 am

Menu★★★★★ (5/5)
Service Quality★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Ambiance★★★★★ (5/5)
Accessibility★★★★★ (5/5)

A food truck that became so popular it now has its own restaurant, SALT has grown a strong cult following in Dubai because of their love for this food truck’s commitment to quality ingredients and passion for growing a community.

Its menu is all about all-American dining, with a wide variety of burgers, fries, and refreshing drinks. 

What we love about this food truck is that its ingredients are sourced locally, as part of its dedication to supporting local businesses.

We especially love its Truffle Burger with a Wagyu beef patty that goes so well with the richness of the truffle sauce.

However, its popularity slows down the service significantly. We were disappointed to realize that our orders took way too long for our liking, and sitting under the heat waiting did not help with that either.

Despite that, the ambiance is really great. Its metal-clad food truck bounces the sunlight off and produces this amazing glow in the middle of the beach, and the neon lights bring that Americana style while also staying modern and cool.

As for its accessibility, its popularity has helped it expand into 4 locations around the city, plus an actual restaurant, so a SALT burger is never too far from where we are.


  • Serves American-style food
  • Cool and modern Americana design
  • Has 4 locations over the city


  • The service is quite slow

Customer Reviews

Really good experience here!

“Really good experience here! The burgers were incredible, especially the truffle one. I love that you get two smaller ones instead of one big one, as it’s so much easier and nicer to eat. The fried chicken is probably the best I’ve ever had. Perfectly crispy, just the right amount of batter but not at all oily. Big hats off. You have a gorgeous view of Kite Beach and you can have your feet in the sand, would 100% come back” – Isabelle Schreuder, Google Reviews

A great setup on Kite Beach that feels like you are in a resort town

“A great setup on Kite Beach that feels like you are in a resort town. Always packed and the tables are full, and the lines are long. But the queue moves very fast and you can quickly get your hands on one of the best burgers in town! A real treat! And speaking of a treat, after finishing up your juicy burger, head over to the dessert line for an amazing Mango ice cream. Fresh and tasty! Or just take it to the beach and chill.” – Issa Eid, Google Reviews

2. Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express Homepage
FOOD ITEMSGranola, acai bowls, smoothie bowls, raw treats, fresh fruit juice
ADDRESSAlmas Tower, JLT, Level 1, Dubai


OPERATING HOURSSaturday to Thursday: 8 am - 11 pm

Friday: 8 am - 8 pm

Menu★★★★★ (5/5)
Service Quality★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Ambiance★★★★☆ (4/5)
Accessibility★★★★☆ (4/5)

With a name that sounds like it would be a quirky indie film selected for the Cannes Film Festival, Pineapple Express brings fun to healthy snacks that are ready to be picked up on the side of the road.

With a menu that consists of acai bowls, smoothie bowls, granola, raw treats, and many more, we love that we can always expect a refreshing and filling dining experience here.

We also love how we do not have to feel guilty about getting food here because it lovingly describes its food as a “good for your insides” type of fare. However, the taste of the food is not really for everyone.

The service needs some improvement. Some items are always not available, to the point that they should just update the menu at this point.

It is quick and efficient, though, because most of its food is prepared and packed easily.

There is also not much to say about the ambiance, and the place is so small that unless you are having it to go, it’s not worth eating there.

However, we do love how colorful its food truck is. The bright sky-blue exterior complements the yellow accents, making it a striking sight.

When it comes to accessibility, it’s sad that it only has one location, but the decision to position it outside of a big gym ensures that it reaches its intended target market which is amazing and makes up for that.


  • Serves healthy and tasty treats
  • Quick and efficient service
  • Colorful food truck
  • Located right outside a gym


  • Many items are not available
  • The space is too small for a comfortable dining experience
  • Only has one location

Customer Reviews

Seriously the best Acai bowl I have ever had

“Seriously the best Acai bowl I have ever had. I literally crave it and order it at random times of the day. My go-to is the Acai Nutter.” – Mary Tauk, Google Reviews

This place has the best açai bowls in Dubai

“This place has the best açai bowls in Dubai. And also probably the only place that has actually creative combinations with their açai.” – Sara Al Ali, Google Reviews

3. Last Exit Dubai

Last Exit Dubai's Homepage
FOOD ITEMSBurgers, pizza, bevarages, tex-mex food
ADDRESSAl Khawaneej - Al Khawaneej 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Has 3 more locations in the city



OPERATING HOURSEvery day: 6 am - 3 am
Menu★★★★☆ (4/5)
Service Quality★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Ambiance★★★★★ (5/5)
Accessibility★★★★★ (5/5)

What’s better than a food truck? A food truck park, specifically, Last Exit, and its selection of burger joints, taco stands, and Arabic street food that is perfect for coming in and going out of Dubai.

Being a food truck park means the menu is diverse, and the combinations are endless. 

We simply love not having to discuss, as a group, what we should get whenever we’re here because each of us can simply get the bites that we want.

That being said, some food trucks can be a hit or miss, so be sure to get recommendations and look out for the popular ones because you can never go wrong with those.

The service can also be a hit or miss. Some food trucks have a great system to accommodate a big number of customers, while others do not.

Its ambiance is definitely its biggest selling point for us. 

It has a great space filled with vintage decor and a vibe inspired by American food trucks. The way it is designed is also very much inspired by American road trips.

The Last Exit has 4 locations that can be found at the exits of Dubai, so it is the perfect place to grab a quick bite when you’re driving out of or into the city.


  • Food truck park with diverse food options
  • Great vintage Americana vibe
  • Has 4 locations all over the city


  • Hit-or-miss food options
  • Hit-or-miss service

Customer Reviews

If you want a relaxed but charming leisure, you should visit this place.

“If you want a relaxed but charming leisure, you should visit this place..very articulately planned to cater to all age groups. It serves your boredom, fatigue, playfulness, and hunger at one go with illumination, greenery, a water body with few ducks swimming in it, lots of cafeterias and food joints, and creative seating arrangements. Various artistic and antique pieces have added smart charm to this place. Just be mindful about being modestly dressed (as per Islamic values).” – D Roy, Google Reviews

Well-maintained and beautifully decorated place

“Well maintained and beautifully decorated place. A lot of food stations are there and you can enjoy fresh food. quite a lot of parking space, washrooms, and supermarket is also there. The male and female prayer area is also there with ablution facilities. The best time is to visit in the winter season and in the evening time” – Jassim Ahmed, Google Reviews

4. Piazza 17

Piazza 17's Homepage
FOOD ITEMSPizza, pasta, salad, dessert
ADDRESSKiosk No.1, City Walk 1, Dubai, UAE Unit D015, Last Exit, Al Khawaneej, Dubai, UAE

Has 1 more location in the city


PHONE: +971543068715, +97154306871

OPERATING HOURSEvery day: 4 pm - 2 am
Menu★★★★★ (5/5)
Service Quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Ambiance★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Accessibility★★★★★ (5/5)

Offering a little slice of the Italian rom-com fantasy, Piazza 17 is parked at the City Walk where the hustle and bustle of pedestrians and cars mingle with its la dolce vita vibes.

The menu is an interesting collection of showstopping pizzas (perfect for a group), espresso, salads, sandwiches, and many more. However, we do love taking it slow in the middle of the day as we enjoy its beautiful vegan gelatos.

The pizza selection is amazing because it has all the classics, like the Margherita, but also some fun ones including one topped with Wurstel sausages and fries.

We also love how sweet, attentive, and polite its staff is. They made sure that we had a table during that busy night we came to their food truck.

We also love how bustling the surrounding area is with pedestrians. It just makes the place feel even more alive and cinematic, especially during the evenings.

However, it can also be a distracting factor because when it gets really busy, the noise and the visual clutter become overwhelming.

It is made up by the fact that it has 2 locations in the city. One central branch is in City Walk, while the other is one of the food trucks in Last Exit.

This is great because Piazza17 has great coverage within the city, and in the outskirts of it as well.


  • Serves great Italian food
  • Excellent service
  • Has a central location and a location at The Last Exit


  • The busy streets and pedestrians around it can get overwhelming

Customer Reviews

One of my fav hangouts in City Walk

“One of my fav hangouts in city walk. This cozy Italian spot is must visit if you are with your family or friends. They have a great Italian menu. We ordered their Piazza17 special pizza & margarita pizza both were super delicious & also tried their fresh fruit ice cream.

Staffs are attentive & quick. Great ambiance! We highly recommend this place” – Sakina M, Google Reviews

Feels like Italy has traveled to Dubai on the Food Truck!

“Feels like Italy has traveled to Dubai on the Food Truck!                                                 I was strolling in city walk Dubai & saw PIAZZA 17, I thought of trying the Pizza, chicken Nuggets & Coffee from there. That day was Valentine’s Day – They made heart-shaped pizza for me & my loved ones – Was really good & attractive. Do visit & try the Pasta, Pizza, Truffles & Coffee.” – Dimple Mehbubani, Google Reviews

5. Desert Chill

Desert Chill's Homepage
FOOD ITEMSIce cream, popsicles, sundaes

PHONE: +971 50 612 2108

Menu★★★★★ (5/5)
Service Quality★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Ambiance★★★★☆ (4/5)
Accessibility★★★★☆ (4/5)

With its multi-decorated affordable ice lollies and cones, Desert Chill has become quite a welcome presence as it constantly roams the city ready to share the sweetness with everyone.

This retro-style desert food truck dishes out the classics such as popsicles, ice cream cones, and cups, and these all come with a multitude of toppings that customers can choose from.

While it is definitely just limited to cold sweet treats, we love that its amazing range of toppings gives us different flavor combos all the time.

There really is not much to say about the service, they were friendly but it is hard to review the service quality when the staff is literally just taking out pre-made popsicles and handing these to us.

Despite that, the staff kept a friendly and approachable demeanor every time we buy treats from them. 

Its ambiance is a retro-style ice cream truck, which is a fun element to the whole look. We also appreciate that it sets out a dining area every time it makes a stop.

When it comes to accessibility, we love and hate the fact that it roams the city. We love it because that means that covers a big portion of Dubai, but at the same time, that means we are leaving it up to chance whenever we want its cold deserts.


  • Great range of cold sweet treats and toppings
  • Retro-style desert food truck
  • Roams the city daily


  • Nothing special about its customer service
  • It’s hard to keep up with the food truck’s current location

    Customer Reviews

    Yummy ice-cream

    Yummy Ice-cream

    And great flavors and variety

    Loved it

    Great packing

    Staff is good

    Ice-cream on wheels

    Tasty and fresh” —Chanda Bhatia, Google Reviews

    Awesome staff and awesome flavors

    Awesome staff and awesome flavors… I try a new one every time I find their van :-)” — MrDavaitch, Google Reviews

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