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. A Minor Irrigation (landscaping company)
  3. Afghanistand (mall kiosk that sells blankets and throws)
  4. Alpacalypse Now (petting zoo)
  5. An Air Fare to Remember (travel fare alert service)
  6. A Flan For All Seasons
  7. A Porkalypse Bao
  8. All I Want For Christmas is Jus
  9. American Samosa
  10. Another One Bites the Crust
  11. Armed & Dungeness
  12. Au Gratin For All Seasons
  13. Bachman-Churner Overdrive (ice cream shop)
  14. Bacon Bad
  15. Ballroom Blintz
  16. Bark to the Future (dog kennel)
  17. Beam Me Up, Biscotti (bakery)
  18. Better Plate Than Never
  19. Big Girls Don’t Chai
  20. Bikram Yogurt
  21. The Birds and the Beef
  22. Blame It On The Grain
  23. Bone Thugs-n-Hominy
  24. Braise The Roof
  25. Bread Pirate Roberts
  26. Breakfast at Timpani’s (concession stand at a symphony hall)
  27. Brie’s Company
  28. Buenos Nachos
  29. Buns N’ Roses (combination bakery/flower shop name)
  30. Cacaophony (unpleasant chocolatier)
  31. C’est La Brie
  32. Calamari Damacy
  33. Celeryman
  34. Chai Another Day
  35. Chai Me A River
  36. Chai Times
  37. Challah Challah
  38. Challah-back Girl
  39. Chard To Kill
  40. Cheese All That
  41. Chips Don’t Lie
  42. Church Of Seitan
  43. Churn After Reading (ice cream truck, ideally positioned in front of a library)
  44. Churn Back Time (old-fashioned ice cream truck)
  45. Clam-o-flage
  46. Cocoa Cabana (beach-side chocolatier)
  47. Cookie of the Year
  48. Cous Cous, Bang Bang
  49. The Cumin League
  50. Custard’s Last Stand
  51. Dan Dan Revolution
  52. Dare We Brisket?
  53. Dawn of the Bread
  54. Dice Dice Baby (table-top gaming supply store)
  55. ¡Dios meow! (pet store)
  56. Don’t Get Curried Away
  57. Draught Punk
  58. Dungeness Liasons
  59. Empanada Surf
  60. Entrée The Giant
  61. Epic Wrap Battles (fusion food)
  62. Everything but the Grill
  63. Existential Bread
  64. Fantastic Beets and Where to Find Them
  65. Farro Faucet
  66. Faster Pussycat, Grill Grill
  67. Fed Zeppelin
  68. Fight For Your Right (To Pâté)!
  69. Filling Me Softly
  70. Fireside Chaat
  71. Flan in 60 Seconds
  72. Flan Service (Mexican snacks, delivered to your home by cosplaying couriers)
  73. Flan with the Wind
  74. Flantasic Four
  75. Flour Power
  76. Forgot About Dreidel (Hanukkah-themed rap album?)
  77. Freight Expectations (shipping company)
  78. Fries Wide Shut
  79. Fry Me A River
  80. From Dusk till Prawn
  81. Fuel Intentions (gas station)
  82. Get Quiche or Die Tryin’
  83. Ghee Whiz
  84. Girls Just Wanna Have Flan
  85. Glaze of Glory
  86. Glazed & Infused
  87. Gluten Tag
  88. Gnocchi Dokey
  89. Gnocchi Gnocchi Panic
  90. Go Ahead, Bake My Day
  91. Gone With The Vindaloo
  92. Griddle House on the Prairie
  93. Grill From Ipanema (Brazilian food)
  94. Grillin’ Me Softly
  95. Grills Just Wanna Have Fun (this one is from my mom)
  96. Grills On Film
  97. Guac’ ‘n’ Roll
  98. Guys & Dahls
  99. Gyroglyphics
  100. Hairless Whisper (80s-themed waxing salon)
  101. Happy Hollandaise
  102. Hass of Pain (Fancy french bread/avocado toast)
  103. Havarti in the USA
  104. Hoisin Control Center
  105. The Hokey Poke
  106. Hooked On A Filling (pies & filled pastries)
  107. Hunan After All
  108. Hunan Resource Department
  109. I Believe In A Thing Called Shrub (non-alcoholic hipster beverages)
  110. I Quiched a Girl
  111. I Pita The Fool
  112. If Looks Could Grill
  113. Impasta Syndrome
  114. In Cod We Trust
  115. Indiana Jones and the Tempeh of Doom
  116. It’s Your Potty, You Can Cry If You Want To (children’s book)
  117. Jagged Little Grill
  118. Jamaican Me Crazy
  119. Kale Caesar
  120. Kiln Me Softly (paint-your-own-pottery studio)
  121. Klaatu Burrata Nikto (scifi-themed cheese shop)
  122. Klaatu Burrito Nikto (scifi-themed Mexican food truck)
  123. Knead To Know Basis (bakery)
  124. Lager Than Life
  125. Lamb-orghini (supercar-themed lamb-focused food truck)
  126. Let’s Get Ready to Crumble
  127. Let’s Ketchup Sometime
  128. License To Grill
  129. License To Kale
  130. License To Kielbasa
  131. Lil Bao Wow
  132. Livin’ on the Veg (Aerosmith-themed vegetarian truck)
  133. Marco Pollo
  134. Mark of the Bistro
  135. Mind Over Kalamata
  136. Monty Python’s Life Of Brine
  137. Morsel Kombat
  138. Mötley Brëw (coffee shop and/or brewery)
  139. Naan In 60 Seconds
  140. Netflix Enchilada
  141. No Country For Ramen
  142. No Harm, No Fowl (vegan food)
  143. No Scone Unturned
  144. Nougat Served
  145. Nouveau Quiche
  146. Objet d’tart
  147. Ode To Soy
  148. Okrahoma
  149. Om Nom Nomelette
  150. Only the Provolonely
  151. Panna-Cotta-Da-Vida
  152. Pancakes One To Know One
  153. Papadom Preach
  154. Parfait Accompli
  155. Pasta Dutchie (cannabis-infused Italian food?)
  156. Pasta La Vista
  157. Pasta Luego (next-day Italian food delivery)
  158. Penne Dreadful
  159. Pesto Résistance
  160. Pickle Me Elmo
  161. Pie-rates Of The Carribean
  162. Pilates Of The Carribean (fitness video series)
  163. Pita Pan
  164. Plaiditudes (clothing store that only sells flannel shirts)
  165. Planet Of The Crêpes
  166. Planet Of The Grapes (wine store)
  167. Poke Face
  168. Poultry In Motion
  169. Poutine On The Ritz
  170. Pretty Freight Machine (drone shipping company)
  171. Puddin’ On The Ritz
  172. ¿Qué Pasta? (fusion truck?)
  173. Ribdiculous
  174. Queso the Mondays (once-a-week nacho truck)
  175. Quiche from a Rose
  176. Rice To The Occasion
  177. Rice, Rice, Baby
  178. The Rolling Scones
  179. Romancing The Scone
  180. Rum Lola Rum (Rum-only cocktail bar; patrons can only stay for 20 minutes at a time)
  181. Russian Rillette
  182. Saigon In 60 Seconds (travel agency? might be over-promising…)
  183. Sake 2 Me
  184. San Francisco Clay Area (pottery studio)
  185. Satay Anything
  186. SeaTaco (restaurant at the Seattle airport?)
  187. Seabrisket
  188. Serendipi-Tea
  189. Shellfish Brat (seafood and sausages)
  190. Shingle Ladies (Put a Roof On It) (roofing company)
  191. Shoes Your Own Adventure (footwear store)
  192. Shwarma Chameleon
  193. Shwarmageddon
  194. Slaw & Order
  195. Smells Like Grenadine Spirit (grunge-themed cocktail bar)
  196. Smells Like Poutine Spirit
  197. Soccer Punch (sportsbar)
  198. Somebody That I Yeast To Know (Bakery and/or brewery)
  199. Son of a Bistro
  200. Soup! (There It Is)
  201. Spice Invaders
  202. Spice: The Fennel Frontier
  203. Steaks One to Know One
  204. Steaks on a Plane (presumably in an airport)
  205. Stewpendous
  206. Subpoena Coladas (bar for lawyers)
  207. Sushi & The Banshees
  208. Taco The Town
  209. Tagine-ie in a Bottle
  210. Tamari, and Tamari, and Tamari (Shakespearean-themed Japanese food truck)
  211. Thai Hard
  212. That Fish Cray
  213. That’s All, Yolks!
  214. That’s What I’m Tolkien ‘Bout (fantasy book store)
  215. The Absinthe-Minded Professor
  216. The British Aisles (UK import store)
  217. The Crepes Of Wrath
  218. The Deli Llama
  219. The Fast And the Curry-est
  220. The Feast And The Furious
  221. The Fennel Countdown
  222. The Filling Is Mutual
  223. The Flan Before Time
  224. The Gourds Must Be Crazy
  225. The Hunt For Bread October
  226. The Importance of Being Urn-est (crematorium/funeral home)
  227. The Lamb Before Thyme
  228. The Lambshank Redemption
  229. The Non-Stop Naan Stop (needs to be open 24/7)
  230. The Peas Corps (slogan: “give peas a chance”)
  231. The Romaines Of The Day
  232. The Sandwiches Of Eastwick
  233. The Wagyu Look Tonight (steakhouse)
  234. There’s No Place Like Foam (cappucino stand)
  235. Thyme Travel (spice shop in an airport)
  236. Tikka Me Elmo (Sesame Street-themed Indian restaurant)
  237. To Sirloin, With Love
  238. To Sriracha, With Love
  239. Toast Ride the Whip
  240. Toast in the Shell
  241. Tofu Think You Can Dance
  242. Trifle 65
  243. Turmerics Of Injera-ment
  244. Utter Naan Sense
  245. Veal With It
  246. Vegan Be Heroes (Just For One Day)
  247. Weeding Rainbow (lawncare company; donates its proceeds to literacy programs)
  248. Whac-A-Mole (Oaxacan cuisine)
  249. What About Kebab?
  250. What Good Shallot Do Today?
  251. Whisky Business
  252. Wholly Romaine Empire (salad truck)
  253. Wokamole (Chinese/Mexican fusion)
  254. Wok Like An Egyptian
  255. Wok This Way
  256. Wonton Destruction
  257. Wurst Case Scenario
  258. Wyld Scallions
  259. You Butter Believe It
  260. You Feta Believe It
  261. 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