Exploring Cayman’s Food Truck Scene

Driving around Grand Cayman lately, you may have noticed something other than the beautiful beaches, palm trees and luxury hotels: the scattering of vans wafting tempting smells through your car window.

Although they’ve been popular in America for decades, food trucks have been slow to hit Cayman. Now our handful of mobile food outlets is growing.

Whether it’s a sandwich jam-packed with grilled meat or a gourmet veggie burger you’re craving, they’re a fun alternative to a sit-down meal at a restaurant, especially when you go alfresco and take your meal to the beach to watch the sunset. Suddenly they sound rather romantic, don’t they? Here are a few to tick off the list…

Gabriel’s Grill

With their island inspired twists on popular classics, Gabriel’s Grill not only tastes great but will also make you feel good too with the company’s farm-to-street ethos. Where possible, they try to use only locally sourced ingredients that are fresh, yummy and help support the local farming community.

Located on Dorcy Drive near the airport, Gabriel’s Grill offers up a whole host of breakfast, lunch and dinner options that you’ll definitely be unable to resist. Have a late breakfast of Cayman-style French toast or a stack of buttermilk pancakes, or try their rum-glazed beef sliders, lobster mac and cheese or popular creamy jerk chicken pasta for your evening meal.

Smokin Bros

As their name might suggest, meals-on-wheels place Smokin Bros is known for their vast menu of tantalizing smoked meats which changes daily. Think pulled pork tenderloin, grilled jerk chicken, and BBQ beef brisket and you’ll get the picture. Salivating yet? You can even have them in a sandwich with a side of fries, slaw, salad, mac and cheese, or BBQ beans.

The delicious venture was started by friends Anthony Lawson and Cody Banks after successfully competing in a range of cookery competitions together. You can catch their bright orange food truck on Laurence Boulevard, just down from Camana Bay.

A La Ke-Vroom Kebab

Cayman’s answer to getting your late-night kebab fix, A La Ke-Vroom sells a vibrant selection of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern classics from their equally as vibrant food truck. As well as their A La Kebab restaurant take out location in George Town, they also have two food trucks located at Red Bay and West Bay.

From tender chicken shawarma and homemade falafel to lamb souvlaki with a cooling tzatziki sauce, there’s something here to tickle everyone’s taste buds. Plus, they stay open late so you can grab a kebab on your way home from the bar…

Burger Shack

This is the newest addition to the food truck scene in Cayman and a mobile off-shoot of the popular Burger Shack fast food joint in the Marquee Plaza. Responding to the huge demand for their simple yet mouthwatering burgers, they decided to open a food truck selling the same fare outside of George Town.

The Burger Shack truck is located outside the Cayman Islands Brewery on Shamrock Road, and caters to those living in the local area as well as drivers-by who fancy a quick bite. Drop by for their classic angus beef burger, their gourmet hot dog or their veggie patty.