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. Cacaophony (unpleasant chocolatier)
  30. C’est La Brie
  31. Calamari Damacy
  32. Celeryman
  33. Chai Another Day
  34. Chai Me A River
  35. Chai Times
  36. Challah Challah
  37. Challah-back Girl
  38. Chard To Kill
  39. Cheese All That
  40. Chips Don’t Lie
  41. Church Of Seitan
  42. Churn After Reading (ice cream truck, ideally positioned in front of a library)
  43. Churn Back Time (old-fashioned ice cream truck)
  44. Clam-o-flage
  45. Cocoa Cabana (beach-side chocolatier)
  46. Cookie of the Year
  47. Cous Cous, Bang Bang
  48. The Cumin League
  49. Custard’s Last Stand
  50. Dan Dan Revolution
  51. Dare We Brisket?
  52. Dawn of the Bread
  53. Dice Dice Baby (table-top gaming supply store)
  54. ¡Dios meow! (pet store)
  55. Don’t Get Curried Away
  56. Draught Punk
  57. Dungeness Liasons
  58. Empanada Surf
  59. Entrée The Giant
  60. Epic Wrap Battles (fusion food)
  61. Everything but the Grill
  62. Fantastic Beets and Where to Find Them
  63. Farro Faucet
  64. Faster Pussycat, Grill Grill
  65. Fed Zeppelin
  66. Fight For Your Right (To Pâté)!
  67. Filling Me Softly
  68. Fireside Chaat
  69. Flan in 60 Seconds
  70. Flan Service (Mexican snacks, delivered to your home by cosplaying couriers)
  71. Flan with the Wind
  72. Flantasic Four
  73. Flour Power
  74. Forgot About Dreidel (Hanukkah-themed rap album?)
  75. Freight Expectations (shipping company)
  76. Fries Wide Shut
  77. Fry Me A River
  78. From Dusk till Prawn
  79. Fuel Intentions (gas station)
  80. Get Quiche or Die Tryin’
  81. Ghee Whiz
  82. Girls Just Wanna Have Flan
  83. Glaze of Glory
  84. Glazed & Infused
  85. Gluten Tag
  86. Gnocchi Dokey
  87. Gnocchi Gnocchi Panic
  88. Go Ahead, Bake My Day
  89. Gone With The Vindaloo
  90. Griddle House on the Prairie
  91. Grill From Ipanema (Brazilian food)
  92. Grillin’ Me Softly
  93. Grills Just Wanna Have Fun (this one is from my mom)
  94. Grills On Film
  95. Guac’ ‘n’ Roll
  96. Guys & Dahls
  97. Hairless Whisper (80s-themed waxing salon)
  98. Happy Hollandaise
  99. Hass of Pain (Fancy french bread/avocado toast)
  100. Havarti in the USA
  101. Hoisin Control Center
  102. The Hokey Poke
  103. Hooked On A Filling (pies & filled pastries)
  104. Hunan After All
  105. Hunan Resource Department
  106. I Believe In A Thing Called Shrub (non-alcoholic hipster beverages)
  107. I Quiched a Girl
  108. I Pita The Fool
  109. If Looks Could Grill
  110. Impasta Syndrome
  111. In Cod We Trust
  112. Indiana Jones and the Tempeh of Doom
  113. It’s Your Potty, You Can Cry If You Want To (children’s book)
  114. Jagged Little Grill
  115. Jamaican Me Crazy
  116. Kale Caesar
  117. Kiln Me Softly (paint-your-own-pottery studio)
  118. Klaatu Burrata Nikto (scifi-themed cheese shop)
  119. Klaatu Burrito Nikto (scifi-themed Mexican food truck)
  120. Knead To Know Basis (bakery)
  121. Lager Than Life
  122. Lamb-orghini (supercar-themed lamb-focused food truck)
  123. Let’s Get Ready to Crumble
  124. Let’s Ketchup Sometime
  125. License To Grill
  126. License To Kale
  127. License To Kielbasa
  128. Lil Bao Wow
  129. Livin’ on the Veg (Aerosmith-themed vegetarian truck)
  130. Marco Pollo
  131. Mark of the Bistro
  132. Mind Over Kalamata
  133. Monty Python’s Life Of Brine
  134. Morsel Kombat
  135. Mötley Brëw (coffee shop and/or brewery)
  136. Naan In 60 Seconds
  137. Netflix Enchilada
  138. No Country For Ramen
  139. No Harm, No Fowl (vegan food)
  140. No Scone Unturned
  141. Nougat Served
  142. Nouveau Quiche
  143. Objet d’tart
  144. Ode To Soy
  145. Okrahoma
  146. Om Nom Nomelette
  147. Only the Provolonely
  148. Panna-Cotta-Da-Vida
  149. Pancakes One To Know One
  150. Papadom Preach
  151. Parfait Accompli
  152. Pasta Dutchie (cannabis-infused Italian food?)
  153. Pasta La Vista
  154. Pasta Luego (next-day Italian food delivery)
  155. Penne Dreadful
  156. Pesto Résistance
  157. Pickle Me Elmo
  158. Pie-rates Of The Carribean
  159. Pilates Of The Carribean (fitness video series)
  160. Pita Pan
  161. Plaiditudes (clothing store that only sells flannel shirts)
  162. Planet Of The Crêpes
  163. Planet Of The Grapes (wine store)
  164. Poke Face
  165. Poultry In Motion
  166. Poutine On The Ritz
  167. Pretty Freight Machine (drone shipping company)
  168. Puddin’ On The Ritz
  169. ¿Qué Pasta? (fusion truck?)
  170. Ribdiculous
  171. Queso the Mondays (once-a-week nacho truck)
  172. Quiche from a Rose
  173. Rice To The Occasion
  174. Rice, Rice, Baby
  175. The Rolling Scones
  176. Romancing The Scone
  177. Rum Lola Rum (Rum-only cocktail bar; patrons can only stay for 20 minutes at a time)
  178. Russian Rillette
  179. Saigon In 60 Seconds (travel agency? might be over-promising…)
  180. Sake 2 Me
  181. San Francisco Clay Area (pottery studio)
  182. Satay Anything
  183. SeaTaco (restaurant at the Seattle airport?)
  184. Seabrisket
  185. Serendipi-Tea
  186. Shellfish Brat (seafood and sausages)
  187. Shingle Ladies (Put a Roof On It) (roofing company)
  188. Shoes Your Own Adventure (footwear store)
  189. Shwarma Chameleon
  190. Shwarmageddon
  191. Slaw & Order
  192. Smells Like Grenadine Spirit (grunge-themed cocktail bar)
  193. Smells Like Poutine Spirit
  194. Soccer Punch (sportsbar)
  195. Somebody That I Yeast To Know (Bakery and/or brewery)
  196. Son of a Bistro
  197. Soup! (There It Is)
  198. Spice Invaders
  199. Spice: The Fennel Frontier
  200. Steaks One to Know One
  201. Steaks on a Plane (presumably in an airport)
  202. Stewpendous
  203. Subpoena Coladas (bar for lawyers)
  204. Sushi & The Banshees
  205. Taco The Town
  206. Tagine-ie in a Bottle
  207. Tamari, and Tamari, and Tamari (Shakespearean-themed Japanese food truck)
  208. Thai Hard
  209. That Fish Cray
  210. That’s All, Yolks!
  211. That’s What I’m Tolkien ‘Bout (fantasy book store)
  212. The Absinthe-Minded Professor
  213. The British Aisles (UK import store)
  214. The Crepes Of Wrath
  215. The Deli Llama
  216. The Fast And the Curry-est
  217. The Feast And The Furious
  218. The Fennel Countdown
  219. The Filling Is Mutual
  220. The Flan Before Time
  221. The Gourds Must Be Crazy
  222. The Hunt For Bread October
  223. The Importance of Being Urn-est (crematorium/funeral home)
  224. The Lamb Before Thyme
  225. The Lambshank Redemption
  226. The Non-Stop Naan Stop (needs to be open 24/7)
  227. The Peas Corps (slogan: “give peas a chance”)
  228. The Romaines Of The Day
  229. The Sandwiches Of Eastwick
  230. The Wagyu Look Tonight (steakhouse)
  231. There’s No Place Like Foam (cappucino stand)
  232. Thyme Travel (spice shop in an airport)
  233. Tikka Me Elmo (Sesame Street-themed Indian restaurant)
  234. To Sirloin, With Love
  235. To Sriracha, With Love
  236. Toast Ride the Whip
  237. Toast in the Shell
  238. Tofu Think You Can Dance
  239. Trifle 65
  240. Turmerics Of Injera-ment
  241. Utter Naan Sense
  242. Veal With It
  243. Vegan Be Heroes (Just For One Day)
  244. Weeding Rainbow (lawncare company; donates its proceeds to literacy programs)
  245. Whac-A-Mole (Oaxacan cuisine)
  246. What About Kebab?
  247. What Good Shallot Do Today?
  248. Whisky Business
  249. Wholly Romaine Empire (salad truck)
  250. Wokamole (Chinese/Mexican fusion)
  251. Wok Like An Egyptian
  252. Wok This Way
  253. Wonton Destruction
  254. Wurst Case Scenario
  255. Wyld Scallions
  256. You Butter Believe It
  257. You Feta Believe It
  258. 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