Cheap Eats

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Aviary on the Fly
Springfield, 417-771-7655,
There are more than just sweet and savory crepes being served at this food truck. The spot serves juicy Angus burgers on pretzel buns, hand-cut French fries, pork sandwiches, salads and Panini on locally baked sourdough bread. Check its Facebook and Twitter accounts to see where it’s parked.

Speedy’s Cowabunga
Grab a hula skirt and your appetite. Speedy’s serves tricked-out Hawaiian food including Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs, Aloha Honey Shrimp and Kalua Pulled Pork. Visit its website to find where it’s parked.

The Dancin Dogs
Springfield, 417-501-9286 (Editor's note: The Dancin Dogs has closed since the publication of this article.)
This open-air pushcart is all about the Chicago dog, but it also serves spicy Polish dogs, chili dogs and bratwursts. Check its Facebook page to find the cart in Springfield.

FireLight Pizza Company
Springfield, 417-848-4541
Workers sling wood-fired pizzas that are made to order in less than two minutes. To find these super-speedy pizzas around town, check out the FireLight Facebook page.

City Dogs
Downtown Springfield, 417-844-5618
Piping hot franks come with a variety of toppings from sauerkraut and jalapeños to chili. Since the cart sets up when bars are hopping, these dogs are ideal for late-night dining.

Pineapple Whip
1309 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield; 1517 W. Battlefield, Springfield; 4228 S. National Ave., Springfield;
A Springfield dessert staple, pineapple whip is a light, low-calorie, ice-cream-like treat. At press time, the S. National location was moving, so check its website to find its new spot.

Big Red Juice Truck
Springfield, 417-522-3254,
This food truck pumps out fresh juice, smoothies and an array of vegan and vegetarian delights. Find it at the Farmers Market of the Ozarks, and check its Facebook page to see where it sets up shop.

Little Tommy’s Dogs
Bridgeview Plaza in Shell Knob, 417-763-2920
Serving up Chicago dogs, Polish dogs, bratwursts, hamburgers and more, this push cart is most often found at area auctions, car shows and festivals.


Her’s Cookin
Springfield (Editor's note: Her's Cookin has rebranded to become Ghetto Burger.)
In order to pinpoint this truck’s location, you have to be friends with Her’s on Facebook. Lunch and dinner specials change frequently and feature treats like the Ghetto Burger, Cajun fare, brisket and more.

The Traveling Taco
Found at the corner of Kimbrough Ave. and Elm Street, Springfield, 417-655-5444,
Authentic Mexican cuisine is this truck’s specialty, with tacos, burritos, nachos, churros and chips and salsa making up the bulk of the menu.

Big Red Bar-b-que
813 St. Louis St., West Plains, 417-256-1018
Grab a plate and load up on ribs, smoked chicken, pulled chicken or brisket. You’ll also want to try the sides, including baked beans, potato salad and slaw. 

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