Dessert Food Trucks in Los Angeles
As an event planner, you already know that everyone loves dessert. Sweet treats are essential for any celebration, and they can even make serious events like work conferences more fun! However, just because you’re feeding a crowd, doesn’t mean you have to settle for run-of-the-mill options like a store-bought sheet cake or mass-produced waffles.
An easy way to make dessert even more special is to hire a dessert food truck. Thankfully, Los Angeles is home to plenty of trucks that serve up the best scoops, slices, and sweets the city has to offer. Trust us, all your guests will rejoice when they see one of these trucks parked and ready to satisfy even the most serious sweet tooth.
FTALA works with some of the ‘sweetest’ trucks around. They’re experts at bringing top-notch desserts to events of all shapes and sizes. From classic ice cream trucks, to mobile creperies, to churro specialists, our partners will have all your guests lining up to get their hands on the tastiest part of any event.
What to Eat at a Dessert Food Truck
Ice cream trucks might have been the original mobile dessert vendors, but the world of dessert food trucks has come a long way since cones were the only option. These days, it’s possible to find almost any type of sugary delicacy on wheels. Dessert trucks are known for being fun, imaginative, and unique, so the options are nearly unlimited.
You’ll almost always find more interesting choices at dessert food trucks than you will on a traditional catering menu. Plus, a dessert truck has the power to serve everything to-order, so your guests can enjoy fresh cakes, cookies, pastries, and more, making it the ideal option for corporate events and other private gatherings. Even with so many options, there are a few specialties you shouldn’t miss at one of LA’s best dessert food trucks:
- Ice Cream
We hope this list has made you excited about all the delicious potential dessert possibilities. When it comes to dessert, choosing can be the most difficult part (especially when LA has so many of the best food trucks to choose from). To help you decide on the dessert direction you want to go in at your next event, we’ve rounded up some seriously sweet food trucks — along with a standout treat from each vendor.
Afters Ice Cream
Move over, vanilla. Afters Ice Cream truck has some of the most unique flavors around. With options that range from French Toast Churro, to Jasmine Milk Tea, to Strawberry Cookie Crunch, all your guests will scream for ice cream when you hire this truck. Don’t worry — they have a delicious Madagascar Vanilla option, too, and offer many of their flavors as ice cream sandwiches as well.
Try This Standout: Milk & Cereal Ice Cream
What do you get when you combine everyone’s favorite dessert with a classic breakfast staple? A delicious Milk & Cereal scoop you won’t find anywhere else! Crunchy cereal adds the perfect amount of texture, and the flavor will make everyone feel like a kid again.
The crepes from Crepes Bonaparte taste like they came directly from Paris. Each crepe is made fresh, and the team pays extraordinary attention to detail to every single one (no matter how many crepes they have to crank out). Crepes Bonaparte serves sweet and savory options that are thin, perfectly browned, and topped with delicious combinations of toppings. This truck even offers vegan options, so truly everyone can find their dream crepe at this mobile dessert paradise.
Try This Standout: Apple Pomme Pie
Cinnamon, apples, mascarpone, whipped cream, and caramel combine to make one seriously tasty crepe. It’s a classic pairing of flavors that’s as comforting as it is delicious.
Glazed and Confused
The best thing about donuts is that it’s perfectly acceptable to eat them at any time of the day. Whether you’re serving them for breakfast, as mid-afternoon pick-me-up, or as an after-dinner treat, the freshly made mini donuts from Glazed & Confused are sure to be a hit. With over ten flavors (along with seasonal varieties), there’s never a bad time for a few of these donuts. Pro tip: add a scoop of ice cream for an extra decadent treat.
Try This Standout: S’mores Donuts
Although all of Glazed & Confused flavors will have your guests asking for ‘s’more’ donuts, this one truly is a standout. They put all the usual suspects (marshmallow sauce, graham crackers, and chocolate glaze) on top of their signature light, airy mini donuts for a perfectly addictive dessert fusion.
The Twist Churro
While a dessert truck that’s dedicated to churros is already pretty amazing, it gets even better — the churros at The Twist Churro are vegan! As tasty as these melt-in-your-melt treats are on their own, you can make them even more memorable by dressing them up with ice cream, toppings, fresh fruit, and sauces. They even have churro sundaes for when you want something extra special.
Try This Standout: Churro Bites
Dusted with cinnamon-sugar and perfect for dipping and dunking, your guests won’t be able to stop eating these churro bites. Made from The Twist Churro’s incredibly light batter, everyone will be dreaming about this dessert long after the party has come to an end.
Have Your Cake and Eat It Too With a Dessert Food Truck
Whether you’re looking to feed a full-sized corporate party or just a smaller private event, the Food Truck Association of Los Angeles has an array of food truck members that can certainly accommodate your dessert catering needs. Check out our full roster of members to see for yourself!