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. Brie’s Company
  27. Buenos Nachos
  28. Buns N’ Roses (combination bakery/flower shop name)
  29. C’est La Brie
  30. Calamari Damacy
  31. Celeryman
  32. Chai Another Day
  33. Chai Me A River
  34. Chai Times
  35. Challah Challah
  36. Challah-back Girl
  37. Chard To Kill
  38. Cheese All That
  39. Church Of Seitan
  40. Churn After Reading (ice cream truck, ideally positioned in front of a library)
  41. Churn Back Time (old-fashioned ice cream truck)
  42. Clam-o-flage
  43. Cocoa Cabana (beach-side chocolatier)
  44. Cous Cous, Bang Bang
  45. The Cumin League
  46. Custard’s Last Stand
  47. Dan Dan Revolution
  48. Dare We Brisket?
  49. Dawn of the Bread
  50. Dice Dice Baby (table-top gaming supply store)
  51. ¡Dios meow! (pet store)
  52. Don’t Get Curried Away
  53. Draught Punk
  54. Dungeness Liasons
  55. Empanada Surf
  56. Entrée The Giant
  57. Epic Wrap Battles (fusion food)
  58. Fantastic Beets and Where to Find Them
  59. Farrow Faucet
  60. Faster Pussycat, Grill Grill
  61. Fed Zeppelin
  62. Fight For Your Right (To Pâté)!
  63. Filling Me Softly
  64. Fireside Chaat
  65. Flan in 60 Seconds
  66. Flan with the Wind
  67. Flantasic Four
  68. Flour Power
  69. Forgot About Dreidel (Hanukkah-themed rap album?)
  70. Freight Expectations (shipping company)
  71. Fries Wide Shut
  72. Fry Me A River
  73. From Dusk till Prawn
  74. Fuel Intentions (gas station)
  75. Get Quiche or Die Tryin’
  76. Ghee Whiz
  77. Girls Just Wanna Have Flan
  78. Glazed & Infused
  79. Gluten Tag
  80. Gone With The Vindaloo
  81. Grill From Ipanema (Brazilian food)
  82. Grillin’ Me Softly
  83. Grills Just Wanna Have Fun (this one is from my mom)
  84. Grills On Film
  85. Guac’ ‘n’ Roll
  86. Guys & Dahls
  87. Hairless Whisper (80s-themed waxing salon)
  88. Happy Hollandaise
  89. Hass of Pain (Fancy french bread/avocado toast)
  90. Havarti in the USA
  91. The Hokey Poke
  92. Hooked On A Filling (pies & filled pastries)
  93. Hunan After All
  94. Hunan Resource Department
  95. I Believe In A Thing Called Shrub (non-alcoholic hipster beverages)
  96. I Quiched a Girl
  97. I Pita The Fool
  98. If Looks Could Grill
  99. Impasta Syndrome
  100. In Cod We Trust
  101. Indiana Jones and the Tempeh of Doom
  102. It’s Your Potty, You Can Cry If You Want To (children’s book)
  103. Jagged Little Grill
  104. Jamaican Me Crazy
  105. Kale Caesar
  106. Kiln Me Softly (paint-your-own-pottery studio)
  107. Klaatu Burrata Nikto (scifi-themed cheese shop)
  108. Klaatu Burrito Nikto (scifi-themed Mexican food truck)
  109. Knead To Know Basis (bakery)
  110. Lager Than Life
  111. Lamb-orghini (supercar-themed lamb-focused food truck)
  112. Let’s Get Ready to Crumble
  113. Let’s Ketchup Sometime
  114. License To Grill
  115. License To Kale
  116. License To Kielbasa
  117. Lil Bao Wow
  118. Livin’ on the Veg (Aerosmith-themed vegetarian truck)
  119. Marco Pollo
  120. Mark of the Bistro
  121. Mind Over Kalamata
  122. Monty Python’s Life Of Brine
  123. Morsel Kombat
  124. Mötley Brëw (coffee shop and/or brewery)
  125. Naan In 60 Seconds
  126. Netflix Enchilada
  127. No Country For Ramen
  128. No Harm, No Fowl (vegan food)
  129. No More Mister Rice Guy
  130. No Scone Unturned
  131. Nougat Served
  132. Nouveau Quiche
  133. Ode To Soy
  134. Okrahoma
  135. Om Nom Nomelette
  136. Only the Provolonely
  137. Pancakes One To Know One
  138. Papadom Preach
  139. Parfait Accompli
  140. Pasta Dutchie (cannabis-infused Italian food?)
  141. Pasta La Vista
  142. Pesto Résistance
  143. Pickle Me Elmo
  144. Pie-rates Of The Carribean
  145. Pilates Of The Carribean (fitness video series)
  146. Plaiditudes (clothing store that only sells flannel shirts)
  147. Planet Of The Crêpes
  148. Planet Of The Grapes (wine store)
  149. Poke Face
  150. Poultry In Motion
  151. Poutine On The Ritz
  152. Puddin’ On The Ritz
  153. ¿Qué Pasta? (fusion truck?)
  154. Ribdiculous
  155. Queso the Mondays (once-a-week nacho truck)
  156. Quiche from a Rose
  157. Rice Guys Finish Last
  158. Rice To The Occasion
  159. Rice, Rice, Baby
  160. The Rolling Scones
  161. Romancing The Scone
  162. Rum Lola Rum (Rum-only cocktail bar; patrons can only stay for 20 minutes at a time)
  163. Russian Rillette
  164. Saigon In 60 Seconds (travel agency? might be over-promising…)
  165. Sake 2 Me
  166. San Francisco Clay Area (pottery studio)
  167. Satay Anything
  168. SeaTaco (restaurant at the Seattle airport?)
  169. Seabrisket
  170. Serendipi-Tea
  171. Shellfish Brat (seafood and sausages)
  172. Shingle Ladies (Put a Roof On It) (roofing company)
  173. Shoes Your Own Adventure (footwear store)
  174. Shwarma Chameleon
  175. Shwarmageddon
  176. Slaw & Order
  177. Smells Like Grenadine Spirit (grunge-themed cocktail bar)
  178. Smells Like Poutine Spirit
  179. Soccer Punch (sportsbar)
  180. Somebody That I Yeast To Know (Bakery and/or brewery)
  181. Son of a Bistro
  182. Soup! (There It Is)
  183. Spice Invaders
  184. Spice: The Fennel Frontier
  185. Steaks One to Know One
  186. Steaks on a Plane (presumably in an airport)
  187. Stewpendous
  188. Subpoena Coladas (bar for lawyers)
  189. Sushi & The Banshees
  190. Taco The Town
  191. Tagine-ie in a Bottle
  192. Tamari, and Tamari, and Tamari (Shakespearean-themed Japanese food truck)
  193. Thai Hard
  194. That Fish Cray
  195. That’s All, Yolks!
  196. That’s What I’m Tolkien ‘Bout (fantasy book store)
  197. The Absinthe-Minded Professor
  198. The Crepes Of Wrath
  199. The Deli Llama
  200. The Fast And the Curry-est
  201. The Feast And The Furious
  202. The Fennel Countdown
  203. The Filling Is Mutual
  204. The Flan Before Time
  205. The Gourds Must Be Crazy
  206. The Hunt For Bread October
  207. The Importance of Being Urn-est (crematorium/funeral home)
  208. The Lamb Before Thyme
  209. The Lambshank Redemption
  210. The Non-Stop Naan Stop (needs to be open 24/7)
  211. The Peas Corps (slogan: “give peas a chance”)
  212. The Romaines Of The Day
  213. The Sandwiches Of Eastwick
  214. The Wagyu Look Tonight (steakhouse)
  215. There’s No Place Like Foam (cappucino stand)
  216. Thyme Travel (spice shop in an airport)
  217. Tikka Me Elmo (Sesame Street-themed Indian restaurant)
  218. To Sirloin, With Love
  219. To Sriracha, With Love
  220. Toast Ride the Whip
  221. Toast in the Shell
  222. Tofu Think You Can Dance
  223. Trifle 65
  224. Turmerics Of Injera-ment
  225. Utter Naan Sense
  226. Veal With It
  227. Vegan Be Heroes (Just For One Day)
  228. Weeding Rainbow (lawncare company; donates its proceeds to literacy programs)
  229. Whac-A-Mole (Oaxacan cuisine)
  230. What About Kebab?
  231. What Good Shallot Do Today?
  232. Whisky Business
  233. Wholly Romaine Empire (salad truck)
  234. Wok Like An Egyptian
  235. Wok This Way
  236. Wonton Destruction
  237. Wurst Case Scenario
  238. Wyld Scallions
  239. You Butter Believe It
  240. You Feta Believe It
  241. 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