Who doesn’t love the convenience of a beverage on the go? Whether you’re looking for coffee, tea, boba, a smoothie, or even something a little stronger, one of Pittsburgh’s mobile drink trucks has your fix — you just have to find them!
Luckily, it’s super simple to track down some of the city’s best drink trucks. Thanks to social media, you’re never more than a few taps away from picking up your next cup or booking the entire truck for your own event, and with warm spring days finally upon us, these trucks are ready to hit the streets.
Check out our list of our favorite mobile drink trucks and get ready to go on the most fun scavenger hunt ever for a tasty handmade drink:
Urban Trail Coffee Co. owners Justin and Tana Mitchell deeply love coffee. Thanks to their beautiful mobile coffee shop, they get to share that love with you through artfully crafted cups of tasty Commonplace Coffee. From the back of their retrofitted 1996 DiamondBack Double Horse Trailer, the Mitchells bring coffee, community, and excellent customer service all across the city, and they’re even available for private events like weddings and parties.
The owners of the Parched Pony have completely flipped a 1971 pony trailer into your next favorite mobile bar. Featuring a full-service vintage-style bar inside an adorably teeny trailer, the Parched Pony just might be popping up to serve yummy beverages at a farmer’s market near you soon (so keep an eye on their Instagram!). For a more custom experience, check out their website and learn how you can book the trailer for your next event, which makes it easy to wow guests with a unique experience — and tasty drinks mixed up by the Parched Pony’s professional bartending staff.
Bubble tea lovers rejoice — Kung Fu Tea is back for the spring and summer! If you’ve never tried this sweet, milky tea drink topped with delicious boba (AKA tapioca pearls) that originated in Taiwan, make sure you track down this truck. Often found in Oakland, the Strip, or McKnight Road, the Kung Fu Tea truck carries an impressive range of flavored teas and slushy drinks with fun toppings like chewy boba balls and fruity jellies. You can even customize how much sugar and ice you’d like for a one-of-a-kind drink!
For the most bellissimo summer cocktails and crisp, cold vino fresh from the tap (you heard that right!), you need the Cork and Bubble Machine at your next event. This European-style mobile bar is run out of a charming three-wheeled Italian mini-vehicle called a Piaggo Ape, which means “bee.” The Cork and Bubble machine serves up cocktails, wine, and craft beers, but one of their well-loved highlights is their chilled Prosecco served on tap — perfect for setting up a build-your-own mimosa station!
There’s no easier way to get a healthy, delicious drink on the go than a smoothie from Main Squeeze Juice, Pittsburgh’s first fruit smoothie truck. Featuring a wide selection of fresh-pressed juices, health shots, fresh fruit smoothies, and even Instagram-worthy bowls, Main Squeeze is an all-in-one mobile wellness destination that the whole family will love. You can find their white and green truck all over the city, or check their social media daily to find out where you can get your juice on.
There’s no doubt about it: She’s All Tap will bring the party to you. This mobile tap truck is equipped with four stunning taps (which might be an odd compliment, but it’s true!) that can deliver beer, wine, and even batch cocktails — or cold brew coffee, if you’re looking for a lighter experience. This blacked-out Ape equally suits both casual and formal events (and doesn’t require electricity), and the trio of entrepreneurial ladies behind She’s All Tap are happy to work with you to make sure you’re all stocked up with the perfect drinks for your event.
The cute and colorful Knock About Coffee truck is committed to offering one of the best espresso experiences in Pittsburgh — and maybe the best one to come out of a truck. Featuring exclusively De Fer coffee beans in their handcrafted drinks, Knock About Coffee also partners with several local businesses to offer fresh milk from Twin Brook Dairy and pastries (including gluten-free options!) from Baked True North and Confections by Casey Renee. Be sure to check out their spring menu for fun seasonal items like a honey lavender latte and the “Pittsburgh Fog,” a take on the London Fog latte.
Perhaps the most eye-catching of Pittsburgh’s mobile bars is Tipple Taps, which operates out of an antique 1925 Model T known as the Little Red Truck. After changing hands several times and undergoing a major restoration, the Little Red Truck was outfitted with four taps that can serve beer, wine and sparkling wines, cocktails, and other assorted drinks. Owners Elaina and Ashley can also help coordinate beverage selections and source your drinks, meaning you can sit back and enjoy watching the Little Red Truck roll up at your event!This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.