Droopy’s BBQ Food Truck

I’m happy grabbing lunch or dinner off of a food truck. I’m even happier when the food truck is right by my house. And I’m flat out ecstatic when the food is absolutely fantastic. Like the last few lunches I’ve gotten from Droopy’s BBQ food truck right here in Indianapolis.

Right off the bat I was happy that Droopy’s puts their sauces right out on the table. Get what you need. No begging for more sauce at the window. There are three: a sweet Memphis sauce, a Carolina vinegar sauce, and my all-time fav, a kicked up habanero sauce.

Next up, service. Service with a smile. Happy service. My kind of service.
Droopy's BBQ Food TruckThe brisket…

The brisket sandwich is just to die for. No skimpy serving size here, no dry meat and no thick chunks of fat. Perfectly smoked and seasoned brisket. Tender, oh so tender.

I grabbed some sauces and slammed this baby down like I hadn’t eaten in a month. It was delicious!
Droopy's BBQ Food TruckThe rib tips…

Not enough BBQ joints serve rib tips. I actually prefer them over pork ribs. Tender and lightly smoked I eat them like popcorn: one after another. Look how many of those gorgeous rip tips you get from Droopy’s.

You aren’t going away hungry, that’s for sure. You’re going away happy.
Droopy's BBQ Food TruckThe sides…

I’ve tried a few of Droopy’s BBQ food truck sides and I like them all. By far my favorites are the BBQ baked beans (nice spiciness with BBQ mixed in) and the spicy coleslaw (definitely a kick!). I cannot wait for Droopy’s BBQ food truck to return to a place near me. I’ll be there early.

The verdict…

Droopy’s BBQ rates high on my ‘Mater Rater. But you probably already knew that.

'Mater RaterI love my Indianapolis food trucks. Sometimes they come and go, sometimes they turn into brick-and-mortar restaurants, sometimes their names change, and sometimes they last and last, serving up good food every time. Check out my favorites: Big Ron’s Bistro, Byrne’s Grilled Pizza, Chef Dan’s Southern Comfort, Citizen Hash, Cutie Pies, Der Pretzel Wagen, Droopy’s, KG Slider Station, Little Eataly, Mac Genie, R & R Extreme Wings, Rollin Wit Da Roux, Serendipity, The Flying Cupcake, NY Slice and Groovy Guys Fries.

KG Slider Station Food Truck

Oh, how I dread colder days. Not so much because it’s grey and gloomy, but because most food trucks go into hibernation during winter. Fortunately, I took plenty of pics of the food from various Indy food trucks to help get me through. Like the wonderful sliders from the KG Slider Station, which I’ve visited many times.

KG Slider Station Food TruckAlthough their menu includes dishes other than sliders, I’m all over the sliders. The Cajun Pulled Pork (left) had just the right amount of sauce and spice, with a great slaw to cool it down. The Southern Belle Rosemary Chicken (right) is my favorite. Creamy roasted chicken with a sweet and tart mayonnaise sauce that is really great.

KG Slider Station Food TruckThe Station Turkey Burger (left) was a wonderful surprise. Turkey burgers can be tricky, but these are great. Topped with caramelized onions and my other favorite, a blackberry BBQ sauce (which probably should be sold by the bottle). And of course, there’s Grandma’s Old Timer Burger. A slider burger patty with the (fresh) toppings you’d expect from a great diner.

KG Slider Station Food TruckThe buns from the KG Slider Station are always sooooo fresh. They’re like little slider pillows. And I know it’s weird, but I really love that they have a TV screen showing the menu items and pictures above the ordering window. It’s very easy to read.

I’m a big fan of the KG Slider Station. As you can tell by my rating of them on the ‘Mater Rater.

'Mater Rater Restaurant Score 5-5-4-5

I love my Indianapolis food trucks. Sometimes they come and go, sometimes they turn into brick-and-mortar restaurants, sometimes their names change, and sometimes they last and last, serving up good food every time. Check out my favorites: Big Ron’s Bistro, Byrne’s Grilled Pizza, Chef Dan’s Southern Comfort, Citizen Hash, Cutie Pies, Der Pretzel Wagen, Droopy’s, KG Slider Station, Little Eataly, Mac Genie, R & R Extreme Wings, Rollin Wit Da Roux, Serendipity, The Flying Cupcake, NY Slice and Groovy Guys Fries.

Der Pretzel Wagen Food Truck

One of my favorite food trucks in Indy isn’t a food truck. It’s a little wagon. Er, wagen. Der Pretzel Wagen. You can smell the wonderful pretzel bread as you get closer and closer. Warm, soft, salty… Perfect as buns for sandwiches, and of course, perfect as a pretzel.

Der Pretzel Wagen Food TruckMy favorite sandwich is probably the Ham Solo. Besides the great bread, there’s Bavarian ham, BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, and a surprise crunch from crumbled Doritos.

I also recommend the Skywalker, The Big Helga, and the Das Fritz. If you’re into horseradish, they have several other sandwiches that are right up your alley. Me, I’m not so much the horseradish guy, but like I was with cilantro years ago, I’m working on it and I’m sure I’ll come to love it too.

You have to grab a pretzel from Der Pretzel Wagen. You can get one with a sandwich (part of the Uber Combo deal), or grab one by itself. They’re soooo good. Available in cinnamoned or salted. Do like I do and grab extras to take home. Pop them in the oven for a few minutes to get them all warm and soft, and then enjoy! Der Pretzel Wagen also inspired me to make pretzel grilled bacon and cheese sandwiches.

Der Pretzel Wagen Food Truck

Pretzels. Good. And rated high on the ‘Mater Rater. And make sure to tell the nice folks in the wagen Hi!

'Mater Rater Restaurant Score 5-5-5-5

I love my Indianapolis food trucks. Sometimes they come and go, sometimes they turn into brick-and-mortar restaurants, sometimes their names change, and sometimes they last and last, serving up good food every time.