ideas & ramblings

(Mostly) food truck name ideas

Punny name ideas for food trucks (and other businesses) pop into my head at the strangest moments. One time, kottke.org noticed and linked to me, which was pretty neat. I also got to talk about them in episode 17 of the Slack Variety Pack podcast, which was even neater.

  1. A Currant Affair
  2. Afghanistand (mall kiosk that sells blankets and throws)
  3. Alpacalypse Now (petting zoo)
  4. An Air Fare to Remember (travel fare alert service)
  5. A Flan For All Seasons
  6. A Porkalypse Bao
  7. All I Want For Christmas is Jus
  8. American Samosa
  9. Another One Bites the Crust
  10. Armed & Dungeness
  11. Au Gratin For All Seasons
  12. Bachman-Churner Overdrive (ice cream shop)
  13. Bacon Bad
  14. Ballroom Blintz
  15. Bark to the Future (dog kennel)
  16. Beam Me Up, Biscotti (bakery)
  17. Better Plate Than Never
  18. Big Girls Don’t Chai
  19. Bikram Yogurt
  20. The Birds and the Beef
  21. Blame It On The Grain
  22. Bone Thugs-n-Hominy
  23. Braise The Roof
  24. Bread Pirate Roberts
  25. Brie’s Company
  26. Buenos Nachos
  27. Buns N’ Roses (combination bakery/flower shop name)
  28. C’est La Brie
  29. Calamari Damacy
  30. Celeryman
  31. Chai Another Day
  32. Chai Me A River
  33. Chai Times
  34. Challah Challah
  35. Challah-back Girl
  36. Chard To Kill
  37. Cheese All That
  38. Church Of Seitan
  39. Churn After Reading (ice cream truck, ideally positioned in front of a library)
  40. Churn Back Time (old-fashioned ice cream truck)
  41. Clam-o-flage
  42. Cocoa Cabana (beach-side chocolatier)
  43. Cous Cous, Bang Bang
  44. The Cumin League
  45. Custard’s Last Stand
  46. Dan Dan Revolution
  47. Dawn of the Bread
  48. Dice Dice Baby (table-top gaming supply store)
  49. Don’t Get Curried Away
  50. Draught Punk
  51. Dungeness Liasons
  52. Empanada Surf
  53. Entrée The Giant
  54. Epic Wrap Battles (fusion food)
  55. Fantastic Beets and Where to Find Them
  56. Farrow Faucet
  57. Faster Pussycat, Grill Grill
  58. Fed Zeppelin
  59. Filling Me Softly
  60. Fireside Chaat
  61. Flan in 60 Seconds
  62. Flan with the Wind
  63. Flantasic Four
  64. Flour Power
  65. Forgot About Dreidel (Hanukkah-themed rap album?)
  66. Freight Expectations (shipping company)
  67. Fries Wide Shut
  68. From Dusk till Prawn
  69. Get Quiche or Die Tryin’
  70. Ghee Whiz
  71. Girls Just Wanna Have Flan
  72. Glazed & Infused
  73. Gluten Tag
  74. Gone With The Vindaloo
  75. Grillin’ Me Softly
  76. Grills Just Wanna Have Fun (this one is from my mom)
  77. Grills On Film
  78. Guac’ ‘n’ Roll
  79. Guys & Dahls
  80. Hairless Whisper (80s-themed waxing salon)
  81. Happy Hollandaise
  82. Hass of Pain (Fancy french bread/avocado toast)
  83. Havarti in the USA
  84. Hooked On A Filling (pies & filled pastries)
  85. Hunan After All
  86. I Believe In A Thing Called Shrub (non-alcoholic hipster beverages)
  87. I Quiched a Girl
  88. I Pita The Fool
  89. If Looks Could Grill
  90. Impasta Syndrome
  91. In Cod We Trust
  92. Indiana Jones and the Tempeh of Doom
  93. It’s Your Potty, You Can Cry If You Want To (children’s book)
  94. Jagged Little Grill
  95. Jamaican Me Crazy
  96. Kale Caesar
  97. Kiln Me Softly (paint-your-own-pottery studio)
  98. Klaatu Burrata Nikto (scifi-themed cheese shop)
  99. Klaatu Burrito Nikto (scifi-themed Mexican food truck)
  100. Knead To Know Basis (bakery)
  101. Lager Than Life
  102. Lamb-orghini (supercar-themed lamb-focused food truck)
  103. Let’s Get Ready to Crumble
  104. Let’s Ketchup Sometime
  105. License To Grill
  106. License To Kale
  107. License To Kielbasa
  108. Lil Bao Wow
  109. Marco Pollo
  110. Mark of the Bistro
  111. Mind Over Kalamata
  112. Monty Python’s Life Of Brine
  113. Morsel Kombat
  114. Mötley Brëw (coffee shop and/or brewery)
  115. Naan In 60 Seconds
  116. Netflix Enchilada
  117. No Country For Ramen
  118. No Harm, No Fowl (vegan food)
  119. No More Mister Rice Guy
  120. No Scone Unturned
  121. Nougat Served
  122. Nouveau Quiche
  123. Ode To Soy
  124. Okrahoma
  125. Om Nom Nomelette
  126. Only the Provolonely
  127. Pancakes One To Know One
  128. Papadom Preach
  129. Parfait Accompli
  130. Pasta Dutchie (cannabis-infused Italian food?)
  131. Pasta La Vista
  132. Pesto Résistance
  133. Pickle Me Elmo
  134. Pie-rates Of The Carribean
  135. Plaiditudes (clothing store that only sells flannel shirts)
  136. Planet Of The Crêpes
  137. Planet Of The Grapes (wine store)
  138. Poke Face
  139. Poultry In Motion
  140. Poutine On The Ritz
  141. Puddin’ On The Ritz
  142. ¿Qué Pasta? (fusion truck?)
  143. Ribdiculous
  144. Quiche from a Rose
  145. Rice Guys Finish Last
  146. Rice To The Occasion
  147. Rice, Rice, Baby
  148. The Rolling Scones
  149. Romancing The Scone
  150. Rum Lola Rum (Rum-only cocktail bar; patrons can only stay for 20 minutes at a time)
  151. Russian Rillette
  152. Saigon In 60 Seconds (travel agency? might be over-promising…)
  153. Sake 2 Me
  154. San Francisco Clay Area (pottery studio)
  155. Satay Anything
  156. SeaTaco (restaurant at the Seattle airport?)
  157. Seabrisket
  158. Serendipi-Tea
  159. Shoes Your Own Adventure (footwear store)
  160. Shwarma Chameleon
  161. Shwarmageddon
  162. Slaw & Order
  163. Smells Like Grenadine Spirit (grunge-themed cocktail bar)
  164. Smells Like Poutine Spirit
  165. Soccer Punch (sportsbar)
  166. Somebody That I Yeast To Know (Bakery and/or brewery)
  167. Son of a Bistro
  168. Soup! (There It Is)
  169. Spice Invaders
  170. Spice: The Fennel Frontier
  171. Steaks One to Know One
  172. Steaks on a Plane (presumably in an airport)
  173. Stewpendous
  174. Subpoena Coladas (bar for lawyers)
  175. Sundae Bloody Sundae
  176. Sushi & The Banshees
  177. Taco The Town
  178. Tagine-ie in a Bottle
  179. Tamari, and Tamari, and Tamari (Shakespearean-themed Japanese food truck)
  180. Thai Hard
  181. That Fish Cray
  182. That’s All, Yolks!
  183. That’s What I’m Tolkien ‘Bout (fantasy book store)
  184. The Absinthe-Minded Professor
  185. The Crepes Of Wrath
  186. The Deli Llama
  187. The Fast And the Curry-est
  188. The Feast And The Furious
  189. The Fennel Countdown
  190. The Filling Is Mutual
  191. The Flan Before Time
  192. The Gourds Must Be Crazy
  193. The Hunt For Bread October
  194. The Importance of Being Urn-est (crematorium/funeral home)
  195. The Lamb Before Thyme
  196. The Lambshank Redemption
  197. The Non-Stop Naan Stop (needs to be open 24/7)
  198. The Peas Corps (slogan: “give peas a chance”)
  199. The Romaines Of The Day
  200. The Sandwiches Of Eastwick
  201. The Wagyu Look Tonight (steakhouse)
  202. There’s No Place Like Foam (cappucino stand)
  203. To Sirloin, With Love
  204. To Sriracha, With Love
  205. Toast Ride the Whip
  206. Toast in the Shell
  207. Tofu Think You Can Dance
  208. Trifle 65
  209. Turmerics Of Injera-ment
  210. Utter Naan Sense
  211. Veal With It
  212. Vegan Be Heroes (Just For One Day)
  213. Weeding Rainbow (lawncare company; donates its proceeds to literacy programs)
  214. Whac-A-Mole (Oaxacan cuisine)
  215. What About Kebab?
  216. What Good Shallot Do Today?
  217. Whisky Business
  218. Wok Like An Egyptian
  219. Wok This Way
  220. Wonton Destruction
  221. Wurst Case Scenario
  222. Wyld Scallions
  223. You Butter Believe It
  224. You Feta Believe It
  225. Za’atar Hero

I have a problem. Fortunately, I also have an understanding spouse—here are some delightful ideas from my wife, Nathalie:

  1. Churro Your Own Adventure
  2. Mission Im-pasta-bowl
  3. Naan Disclosure Agreement
  4. Raita Way
  5. Star-Spangled Bangers