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