The Food Truck Battle Royale is a juried competition which crowns the best Black Owned Food Trucks in Indianapolis. One champion will be awarded, and the winner will be determined on the day of the competition.

The Judge’s Choice competition will take place at 12:00 PM. A sample sized portion of the dish being entered will need to be ready by 11:30 AM for each judge to evaluate. Combatants will be scored out of ten across three categories: Execution, Appearance and Taste.



Meet Our Judges

Meet Our competitors

5 Star BBQ

Are you a barbecue lover? Do you need barbecued meals for your event? 5 Star BBQ Indy is one of the Midwest’s best options for smoked and grilled meats, alongside a delicious array of homemade sides. We are here to bring to your special event delicious and creative barbecue dishes that the whole family will love. We provide various options for what would undoubtedly be one of the best-tasting barbecues ever. We are based in Indianapolis. Call us at (317) 4194 001 to schedule a taste right away!

Chef TLC (Reigning Champion)

Give it up for the 2022 Black Owned Food Truck Battle Royale Heavyweight Champion, Cheftlc!! Soul food and comfort classics are on the menu when Tonya L. Coleman — or Chef TLC — is cooking. Her big purple bus is always a sight for sore eyes whenever it rolls through Indianapolis, IN, and anybody who’s tried her food will attest that it’s beyond worth the wait. It’s nothing but tasty, feel-good eats at Chef TLC, so whether you’re going with a burger, a cheesesteak, a pork tenderloin sandwich, chicken tenders, tacos, nachos, peach cobbler, or any of her other delectable eats, you’ve got great things waiting for you on the other end of your order. And the best part? She caters. Book Chef TLC to handle things at your next event. MUST TRY Sandwich Combo — Any sandwich served with a side and 24oz Faygo

rMY’s Soul/Comfort Food 

Coming out of Fort Wayne, IN; we specialize in Soul Food, Comfort Food, and Southern Cuisine. We are a casual dining or carryout. Whether it’s Fried Chicken, Candied Yams, Collard Greens, Macaroni and Cheese, and Peach Cobbler or Black Eyed Peas and Cornbread, we’ve got you covered. 

GALS Fresh Fish, LLC

A newcomer to our competition but the talk of the town in terms of the flakiest most flavorful fish in the city, GALS FRESH FISH LLC!!!

Introducing Ross & Tasha, with their food truck! “GALS FRESH FISH LLC! This is something Tasha has wanted to do for a long time, they just started this summer, starting out small, the specialty is Fresh Fried fish & fries! For now they are parked at their church, 6700 Michigan Rd. Indy. Wednesdays & Fridays from 12:00-9:00. For those who can try it, you won’t be disappointed!

Good Vegan/Bad Vegan

Good Vegan Bad Vegan is 100% Vegan Kitchen where Vegans and those who just want a good vegan experience can come indulge guilt free without the worry of dairy or animal by-products. Their menu includes a variety of vegan options that includes chk’n and waffles, gizzards (oyster mushrooms), burgers, gyros and more! All vegan, delicious and alkaline seasoned to perfection. Whether you choose Raw, Alkaline, or just Vegan it doesn’t matter because here Everything is All Good!!!

Chooo Chicken, Fish, Vegan & More

Chooo was our son Markus’s signature saying before his life was taken in 2015.  We are fulfilling his dream by creating Chooo Chicken Fish Vegan and More “Thechooofoodtruck”. To pass Markus’s legacy of love, music, and food on to his son, the community, and future generations. We are a family-owned Christian based business promoted to stopping the violence and picking up a bible.

Black Leaf Vegan

We are a Family-owned and operated business who desires health for all communities in order live happy, healthy, and wealthy lives by providing life-sustaining, plant-based products that heal the mind, body and soul.

Iqui’s Chicken & Tacos

“Iqui’s Chicken and Tacos is an exciting concept offering up authentic Mexican/American dishes that features a side of BLAXICAN, a sweet creamy peachy color sauce.”

The Grub House

The Grub House is a unique eatery. We strive to give excellent customer service.

Meats & Sweets

“We are a small family black-owned catering business (and food truck) that caters to all food. We cater to weddings, baby showers, holidays, and much more, even if you just need a Casserole on those days you don’t want to cook for your kids. So no matter how big or small, we’re here to serve you.
Meats & Sweets (317) 828-5664
Meats & Sweets (The Best Meats And Tastiest Treats)”