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I had heard the rumblings online about it. I read tweets from people raving about something called the Sooie Pig. I saw pictures of golden biscuits wrapped around mouth watering items like bacon and pulled pork and others of those biscuits smothered in gravy. I knew…I had to find this wonderful place.

Ozark Mountain Biscuit Company Logo

It wasn’t until a few weeks after I’d started following them on Twitter ( opens in a new window@biscuit_truck) before I finally tracked down the opens in a new windowOzark Mountain Biscuit Company at the opens in a new windowRoots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ Festival in September. Greeted with an array of choices, I went with the choice I’d heard about the most, the Haughty Hillbilly. It was knowing that there was homemade pimento cheese involved that sold me. In moments, I had my biscuit.

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It was pretty much as perfect as I’d heard it described. The fried green tomato was perfectly fried and juicy, the bacon crispy, the arugula was fresh and the cheese was incredibly flavorful. And the biscuit…it was flaky, buttery, everything you want in a biscuit.

The sandwich was gone all too soon, but I know I’ll be back. I still have the chicken fried chicken biscuit and the biscuit with sweet cream and homemade preserves to try.

Want to know where to find the Ozark Mountain Biscuit Company during your next Columbia visit? Be sure to follow them on Twitter (@biscuit_truck) for updates on where they’ll be and opens in a new windowvisit their site to check out their entire menu and get a weekly schedule. Tracking them down is well worth the effort. Your taste buds will thank you!

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In the past couple of years, Columbia has been lucky enough to have an influx of popular food trucks. This particular day was sunny but frigid. Still, crowds braved the cold to get lunch from the opens in a new windowSunflower Waffle Company truck! Their small but delectable menu features signature chicken and waffles as well as waffles with toppings (like Nutella!) that hit the spot anytime day or night.

Want to grab a waffle next time you’re in town? Follow them on Twitter @SunflowerWaffle to get info on their spot for the day. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it.

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Columbia is never short on places to eat. From diners to fine dining, choices in our city number over 200. But some new establishments are giving a new meaning to eating on the go. Columbia is now home to three food trucks, and they’re taking the city by storm. Next time you’re visiting, be sure to track down one of these rolling restaurants.


Looking for incredible, authentic Mexican food on the go? Look no further than opens in a new windowPepe’s.

Our mouth is watering already.

The trailer may look small, but Pepe’s is churning out food with tons of flavor and fans are taking notice. Serving up spicy nachos, an array of burritos and something called a candy tamale, Pepe’s has something to offer any Mexican food fan. Be sure to follow them on opens in a new windowFacebook, where they post their lunch stop location each morning.

Fat Chick’s Chow Wagon

Up next is a truck that’s definitely worth chasing down. It’s also Columbia’s first food truck.

Catch this chick!

Serving up breakfast and lunch throughout Columbia, this food truck is always on the move. Fat Chicks offers daily casserole specials, homemade desserts (amazing brownies!), and delicious breakfast goodies. Fat Chicks runs a lunch route most days each week, so be sure to check out their online calendar to track them down and get your fix!

Sunflower Waffle Company

Sometimes all you need to do is specialize in one thing to keep the crowds coming. In this case, it’s chicken and waffles.

Chicken + Waffles = Amazing

While opens in a new windowSunflower Waffle Company operates mostly out of the kitchen at opens in a new windowMojos in the North Village, they’re mobile as well. But their location at Mojos offers the perfect spot to enjoy live music, a beautiful park space with picnic tables and, of course, waffles! While they’re in one spot for now, look for the Sunflower Waffle Company to be on the go soon.

Sometimes it’s nice to sit down and watch the world go by. But next time you visit Columbia, add a little adventure and track down one of these new uniquely Columbia favorites. Your stomach will thank you.

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