The Food Trucks of Athens


Get a glimpse of the mobile food scene

Jessica Hill / Asst. Managing Editor

Sure, Athens has a dozen or so restaurants based around Court Street. But mobile food spots also pop up Uptown, giving students even more options to dine. Here is a brief guide to the food trucks regularly spotted in Athens:

Ali Baba’s

Price range: $7-10

Ali Baba’s has been serving mediterranean food in Athens since 1988. Located at the corner of East Union and Court Street most days or at the corner of West State and North Congress Streets, Ali Baba’s serves dishes like gyros, falafel and hummus. It also sells baked goods and other foods at the Athens Farmers Markets on Saturdays.

Atheenie Weenie

Price range: $1.75-4.50

Usually vending at 180 Columbus Road, Atheenie Weenie serves hot dogs with different toppings, such as chili dogs and slaw dogs, and also makes philly steak and cheese sandwiches. Atheenie Weenie often parks its trailer at East Union Street with the other vendors as well.

A-Town Pies and Fries

Price range: $3-7

A food truck often spotted around Holzer Clinic and on the corner of East Union and Court Streets, A-Town Pies and Fries serves fresh pizza by the slice, sub sandwiches and french fries. Its pizzas include regular pepperoni and cheese as well as french bread pizza and pesto french bread.

Burrito Buggy

Price range: $5-10

The recently reopened Burrito Buggy offers the option to buy burritos without the hassle of Chipotle’s lines. The Buggy has been an Athens staple since 1984. Menu items such as the Texas Bacon Ranch burrito are local favorites. The Burrito Buggy is parked almost every day on the corner of Court Street and East Union Street.

Cajun Clucker

Price range: $6.75-15.75

The Cajun Clucker is off the beaten path — literally. Parked outside of Little Fish Brewing Company and off the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway at 8675 Armitage Road, the Cajun Clucker serves many different cajun and creole foods, such as jambalaya and po’ boy sandwiches. It also offers burgers, chicken strips and ice cream.

Chelsea’s Real Food

Price range: $8-13

Selling her dishes at the Athens Farmers Market, Chelsea Hindenach serves locally-sourced, gluten-free foods. Chelsea’s Real Food opened in July 2013, and Hindenach implements the 30 Mile Meal in all of her dishes, including soups, salads and sandwiches. She also sells baked goods and drinks such as coffee and smoothies.

Dr. May’s Thai Kitchen

Price range: $5-12


Dr. May's Thai Kitchen Food Truck parked on Union Street on March 26, 2018.

The owner of Dr. May’s Thai Kitchen, May Rath, is from Thailand and has brought authentic Thai dishes like pad thai, fried mussels and mama pad tom yum to Athens. The truck sometimes makes appearances on East Union Street next to College Green, but from 5:45-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Dr. May’s is at 94 Columbus Road, a nine-minute bus ride from Baker University Center.

Holy Guacamole

Price range: $3-8

The Holy Guacamole food truck has been a part of the Athens food scene for years, but just recently started to make a regular presence at East Union Street with the others. It serves all the classics — tamales, tacos, fajitas and quesadillas. In addition to fresh tamales, it serves fresh Mexican drinks like horchata.

Hot Potato Food Truck

Price range: $4.75-$6.75

Baked potatoes go international with The Hot Potato Food Truck, another truck that makes appearances for both breakfast and lunch on East Union Street. It offers international twists on the baked potato, such as the Turkish Kumpir, a baked potato stuffed with mashed potatoes, Russian salad, mushrooms, black olives and other ingredients. They also have a potato based on the other Athens called the Athens Greek, which includes spinach, gyro chunks, feta, red onions, kalamata olives and other ingredients.

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