Food trucks are not just about lunch and dinner – they are great for breakfast too!
Most people live very busy lives these day and food trucks are on hand everywhere to make life that little bit easier, serving lunch and dinner to those on the go.
However, there seem to be few food trucks serving breakfast which means there is arguably a gap in the market and hence some money top be made.
So whether you already own a food truck and want to add breakfast items to your existing menu or want to open solely a breakfast food truck, here are 21 food truck breakfast menu ideas to help you fill this breakfast void!
1. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
A simple concept but very tasty indeed, and let’s face it most people love cheese!
You can also get very creative with what you can put into a grilled cheese sandwich.
Add food items such as avocado, chicken, tomatoes Bacon or olives to make your breakfast more appealing.
2. Smoothie Bowls
Smoothie bowls are a pretty new concept. Think a very thick smoothie in a tub with a range of nuts, seeds, and fruits as toppings. Yes, this is a thing and is slowly finding its way into street food markets and food trucks near you.
The humble porridge is a popular go-to breakfast and a good addition to a breakfast food truck menu.
It is, very cost-effective to produce and also very versatile in terms of the toppings you can add. My personal favourite is blueberries and walnuts with honey.
We are all probably familiar with the sweet and tasty muffin. Easy to grab and go and with good with your morning tea or coffee.
Crispy on the outside and fluffy and doughy in the middle. Made from flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs, milk, and butter, these little Belgian treats are a go-to food truck breakfast.
Waffles can also be served with sweet and savoury toppings, such as dark chocolate or caramel sauce and whipped cream or eggs and avocado.
6. Smoothies & Juice
Great for customers wanting a health kick in the morning and there are so many different combinations you can make with juices and smoothies.
The profit margin on this type of product is also pretty high!
7. Breakfast Burrito
A popular breakfast staple in the American South-west and Mexico. Like the traditional burrito (tortilla wrap filled with meats, rice, and beans) a breakfast burrito is a tortilla wrap filled with ingredients such as scrambled eggs, cheese, and bacon.
8. English Breakfast Baguette
When you ask me to think about breakfast, the humble English breakfast baguette springs to mind!
Simple, but very tasty and relatively easy to produce.
Originating in Poland, bagels are a very versatile breakfast menu item for a food truck and just like sandwiches you can add an array of different ingredients.
Cream cheese and chives go particularly well with bagels.
10. Greek Yogurt
For those looking for a healthy breakfast Greek yoghurt with nut seeds and berries is a go-to for people on the move.
High in protein and easy to grab and go.
11. Smashed avocado, with eggs
People are more health-conscious these days and are looking for healthy options.
Smashed Avocado with eggs on toast is a healthy breakfast idea you can add to your food truck menu.
12. French Toast
French toast is absolutely delicious and one that may help to pull in the breakfast crowds.
Made by dipping bread in beaten egg yolk and fried, French toast like a lot of the other breakfast menu ideals for a food truck is very versatile in terms of what you can add to it.
Like in the image, think strawberries, blueberries, and honey. Bon Appetit!
13. Breakfast Tacos
Simple and very tasty Mexican taco is great for breakfast, simply by adding scrabbled egged, topped with pico de gallo, black beans, and cilantro.
14. Mexican Breakfast Chilaquiles
Another Mexican breakfast favourite, chilaquiles is a popular go-to breakfast: fried tortillas soaked in salsa, topped with taco-like fixings and a fried egg.
15. American Pancakes
These fluffy and tasty American pancakes are easy to make (just make the batter in large batches and you are ready to go), stackable and versatile in what you can add to them.
Popular topping for this food truck breakfast includes blueberries, strawberries, shredded coconut, and maple syrup.
Pastries such as almond or chocolate croissants are great with coffee and a good “up-sell” product, making it a good food truck breakfast menu idea.
17. Bahn Mi
Vietnam is quickly becoming a more outward-facing country and this can be seen in the number of new Vietnamese restaurants, street food stalls and food trucks opening in the West.
One of their most popular dishes and one that many may be familiar with is “Banh Mi”. These are baguettes filled with herbs, veg, pate, egg and/or meats, such as chicken or pork.
18. Huevos Rancheros Tacos
Mexican breakfasts are becoming a popular theme here and for very good reason. Soft tortillas stuffed with refried beans, eggs, green chillies, tomatoes, cheese, and sliced avocados.
A food truck breakfast idea that is sure to go down well!
19. French Crepes
Thins and crispy crepes are a popular food truck item, and especially good for breakfast.
Food truck breakfast items:
Egg, cheese, bacon (savoury)
Egg, mushroom, tomato (savoury)
Peanut butter, banana (sweet)
Nutella, banana, blueberry (sweet)
20. Potato Pancakes
Made with shredded potatoes, onion, eggs, flour and butter and fried in hot oil. For a healthy option, potato pancakes can also be made by using sweet potatoes.
There is almost an endless range of topping you can add, but there are Great with simple sour cream or creamed cheese.
21. Coffee, tea
No food truck breakfast menu is complete without a selection of drinks for your customers to enjoy. A caffeine fix is what a lot of people want in the morning so tea and coffee are good products to offer your customers.
Food truck breakfast items:
English breakfast tea
Earl grey tea
So there you have it, 21 food truck breakfast menu ideas to help you help hungry the masses start their day.
Hopefully, you now shouldn’t be stuck for what to make for breakfast!