BEST OF DAYTON 2018: The top 3 food trucks in Dayton

Who knew that food on wheels would become the hot ticket one day.

That day is now, and Dayton sure has a sweet spot for its food trucks. From gourmet hot dogs to coffee served from a cab, many food trucks in Dayton are thriving and even have a loyal following.

These are the three most popular food trucks in the Gem City, as voted by YOU, our readers, in’s Best of Dayton 2018 contest.

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🏆🍴WINNER: Zombie Dogz 



The Zombie Dogz food truck will make its final appearance on Oct. 31. MARK FISHER/STAFF

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Reigning champ from the Best of Dayton 2017 contest, Zombie Dogz took the crown once again.

The food truck turned brick-and-mortar restaurant on Brown Street specializes in gourmet hot dogs. And we mean gourmet. The food truck still makes appearances on the festival circuit as well.

To prepare an all new, expanded menu, Zombie Dogz was closed for a period in January and reopened with new treats for fans.

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Husband and wife owners, David and Lee VanArtsdalen, said the menu gives people more choices. Not everyone wants to eat hot dogs.

“We are really good at hot dogs, but we’ve been working on some recipes for some other food items, dessert and starters,” said Zombie Dogz manager, Lisa Vitale. “We have some more fun, kitschy things to add that’s us.”

FacebookWebsite | Brick-and-mortar store: 1200 Brown St., Dayton | See Facebook for food truck appearances

🍴SECOND PLACE: Greek Street Food Truck 

Credit: Greek Street Food Truck

Credit: Greek Street Food Truck

The second-place finisher hit Dayton’s streets in 2016 with authentic Greek cuisine that pleased foodies out of the gates. Centerville High School graduate Chris Spirtos launched Greek Street Food Truck after being raised surrounded by Greek culture and food.

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“All our meat is non-processed,” said Spirtos, who is of Greek descent on both of sides of his family. “For instance, the chicken is chicken breast and chicken thighs layered on a spit, a vertical broiler. The lamb one is half lamb, half beef.”

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There was a dead tie for third place this year— just means all the more deliciousness to try this food truck season.

McNasty’s Food Truck specializes in sinful burgers and sandwiches that you’ve got to try to believe.

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Credit: McNasty's

Credit: McNasty's

🍴THIRD PLACE (TIE): The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton 

The Wicked 'Wich food truck will resume operations April 5 with a special offer new sandwich options. SUBMITTED

Tying for third place, The Wicked Wich of Dayton will put a spell on you that will leave your mouth watering until the last bite.

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