Must Have Commercial Supplies for Your Food Truck
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Must Have Commercial Supplies for Your Food Truck

Food trucks are the hottest thing right now and not showing any sign of slowing down. If you’ve been thinking about starting your own mobile food business, now is the time. 


Large Equipment

There’s a lot of specialty equipment you need to outfit your food truck, but there are a lot of standard pieces of equipment you’ll need. You can buy them new or used.

You’ll want to consider equipment that is made for a mobile food unit like: Undercounter refrigerator, griddles, microwaves, ranges, ventilation, fryers, washing stations, fridges and freezers, food warmers, prep tables, and any specialty pieces needed to run your business (i.e.: panini press, coffee brewers, pizza ovens, etc.).

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Food Truck Supplies

In addition to the large equipment you need to store, prep, and cook, you’ll also need items to cook with and serve your patrons. You might need the following items:


Pots and pans


Fry BasketFry Baskets





Cutting boards

Measuring spoons





Paper cups 

Plastic cups

Disposable plates 

Disposable utensils




Cooking utensils

Food trays

Cup and lid dispensers

Food pans

Storage containers

Cleaning equipment

Fans to keep the interior cool

Cash register

Portable credit card reader

Condiment dispenser station

Portion pack dispenser

Cup covers

Paper towels


Fire extinguisher

Equipment stands

Food prep clothing

Aluminum foil

Plastic wrap

Guest checks

Grocery bags

Trash bin



Hand soap



Mats for wet areas

Open/Closed signage

Menu board


This isn’t an extensive list, but it will get you started.


Putting It All Together

Food Truck Once you get your truck outfitted and all your cooking and serving ware in place, along with your food order, you’re ready for business! Always keep your permits accessible and follow your local health and safety guidelines. You’ll be putting in long hours to keep your truck busy and making you money.

Southwest Restaurant Equipment will be here for any orders for supplies to get your running and staying in production.