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No one is a stranger to the sight of the bright yellow Ozark Mountain Biscuit Company food truck. Whether you’ve indulged in their biscuit sandwiches or seen the truck camped at a local festival, it’s a Columbia staple.

When mother-son duo Teri and Jason Elder launched their food truck, The Patty Wagon, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, they weren’t sure what to expect. “It took us a while to get going,” Teri Elder says, “But since spring of 2021, we’ve had so much support and have been busier than…

Rex Scott and Colin Russell go way back. The duo were university students almost two decades ago when they began cooking traditional Jamaican fare.

What began in 2020 as a healthy option food truck has morphed into a “something for everyone” option. “Our new motto is something for everyone, whether you want to eat hardy or healthy,” Wrap It Up! Manager Jennifer Graen says. This includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

We may be a long way from the bayou in mid-Missouri, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have authentic coastal flavors. Wife-and-husband team Lynn and Randy Perkins decided to ditch retirement in 2018 in exchange for offering Midwesterners a taste of New Orleans. Their food truck, Zydeco’s Cajun…

Columbia may have a vibrant food truck scene, but Renu Olson owns the only Thai one. Nuu Thai, which was founded in 2018, serves Olson’s family-tested recipes. “If my family likes a recipe, I figure other people will,” she says, “because some of my family members are picky.”

Jheron and Kendell Nunnelly, owners of Mr. Murphy’s Stuffed Potatoes and husband-and-wife duo, have been dishing up loaded potatoes, nachos and salads since 2019. They began Mr. Murphy’s thanks to the No Kid Goes Hungry program.

Columbia’s vegan scene recently got a new — portable — option. Gina’s Vegan A Go Go opened in July of 2021, serving vegan offerings of traditional dishes.

Bill Hinson isn’t an ordinary school bus driver. Not only does his school bus no longer have seats, it transports something other than students: barbecue. As the owner of Billy Hinson’s Old School BBQ, he started dishing up smoked brisket, burnt ends, pulled pork and more in 2020 and hasn’t …