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The Great Food Truck Race

The Great Food Truck Race

Food Network 2010

The Great Food Truck Race is a reality television series, that originally aired on August 15, 2010, on Food Network, with Tyler Florence as the host. It features competing food trucks. The fourth season premiered on August 18, 2013.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Great Food Truck Race

The Great Food Truck Race - S13E4

#1 - Gold Rush (Season 13 - Episode 4)

The four remaining teams pan for gold to earn their seed money, and some teams gain a clear head start on shopping and selling. Meanwhile, extreme cold and winds continue to challenge everyone. Tyler Florence issues a challenge to the teams to use a quintessential Alaskan ingredient -- crab -- to create a special dish for their menu, and the team that sells the most will win an extra $500 in their till.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 12 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S13E3

#2 - Alaskan Alliance (Season 13 - Episode 3)

The five food truck teams are tested as they go deep-sea fishing in order to earn their seed money from Tyler Florence. The Alaskan elements are taking their toll not just on the teams but also on the trucks. One truck breaks down on the side of the road, and several teams underestimate the huge demand for their food in Homer, struggling to meet demand and keep their kitchens stocked. A surprise judge visits all the teams and tastes their dishes, and his favorite dish will win its creators a huge advantage -- immunity from elimination!

The episode was rated 8.23 from 13 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S15E8

#3 - San Diego Showdown (Season 15 - Episode 8)

The final two teams go head-to-head at a San Diego brewery where they must sell a dish based on the other team's signature menu item. After tasting a flight of craft beer, the teams create new specials to sell as a paring to brewery patrons. Next, Tyler Florence and Chef Ruffo Ibarra challenge the trucks to cook with the hottest chilies in the world. Both teams pull out all the stops, but only one team is awarded the $50,000 and crowned winner of the hottest season ever!

The episode was rated 8.21 from 14 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S14E5

#4 - Delivery Nightmare (Season 14 - Episode 5)

At the iconic Chase Center, home of the Golden State Warriors, the three remaining food trucks teams have to shoot hoops in order to earn their choice of proteins. On day one, host Tyler Florence makes the trucks remain stationary while the teams become delivery services. The inability to sell on their trucks pushes the teams to their limit, and a tense elimination reveals the final two teams.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 15 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S14E4

#5 - Beach Bite Battle (Season 14 - Episode 4)

The four remaining food truck teams meet host Tyler Florence on the beach to create their own signature beachside snack. Judges award $300 to the team with the most-delicious beach bite, and the team that sells the most treats earns $300 as well. Rivalries grow, and the sales competition is fierce among the final four teams, but a mistake in strategy leads one all-star team to give up its dreams of winning the title.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 17 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S15E6

#6 - Dunes Day (Season 15 - Episode 6)

The four remaining food trucks travel to Glamis, Calif., where they race down sand dunes to win their choice of protein. An innovation challenge from Tyler Florence puts everyone's creativity to the test, but the teams struggle to beat the heat while facing their biggest crowds yet.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 14 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S3E7

#7 - Where in the World is Lubec? (Season 3 - Episode 7)

The final two teams race to Boston in the Season 3 finale. Once they arrive, they are tasked with adding an authentic New England lobster dish to their menu. Two lobstermen rate the dishes and award the winner a head start to Maine, where they'll sell head-to-head one last time before host Tyler Florence counts their money and reveals the winners.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 15 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S14E2

#8 - Old-School Selling (Season 14 - Episode 2)

In Napa Valley, Calif., the six remaining food truck teams go head-to-head in a grape-stomping competition with a unique prize. Host Tyler Florence challenges them to incorporate red wine in a dish for a taste test he judges, and he forces the teams to get back to their roots and compete for sales the old-fashioned way. After two days of selling, one team has a stellar sales total, and one truck must close its doors for good.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 16 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S5E7

#9 - Finale at Mile 0 — Winning Keys in Key West (Season 5 - Episode 7)

The Season 5 finale brings the remaining two teams to Florida, where they have to demonstrate what they have learned throughout the race as they vie to make the most money and win the top prize.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 18 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S2E5

#10 - Hog Wild in Memphis (Season 2 - Episode 5)

The four remaining trucks roll into Memphis for a barbecue challenge. Local barbecue legend Jim Neely serves as a guest judge.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 17 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S14E3
#11 - Lost in the Redwoods
Season 14 - Episode 3

As they gather in a forest of California redwoods, host Tyler Florence tells the five remaining food truck teams that they need to forage for ingredients to make a tasty treat. Surprise judges determine whose creation wins the prize. Using the ingredients from the challenge, the teams must make a dish with the power to keep them in the race, but for one team, it's the end of the road.

The episode was rated from 15 votes.
The Great Food Truck Race - S11E1
#12 - Blizzard Brawl
Season 11 - Episode 1

Five aspiring food truck teams kick off the season in snowy Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Tyler Florence challenges the contestants with naughty and nice holiday ingredients, and they compete for sales while battling the elements in a winter wonderland.

The episode was rated from 30 votes.
The Great Food Truck Race - S14E1
#13 - Welcome Back, Winners
Season 14 - Episode 1

Seven incredible food truck teams assemble at Fisherman's Wharf in the food capital of the United States, San Francisco, to do battle as Great Food Truck Race All-Stars. Host Tyler Florence challenges the food trucks -- Aloha Plate, The Middle Feast, Seoul Sausage, The Lime Truck, Waffle Love, NOLA Creations and Mystikka Masala -- to complete a special bread bowl challenge to uncover the keys to their trucks. The teams head out to shop and sell for the first day of the intense competition. When these best-of-the-best teams face off, a small decision has huge consequences and sends one all-star team home.

The episode was rated from 14 votes.
The Great Food Truck Race - S4E4
#14 - About Face in South Dakota
Season 4 - Episode 4

The five remaining teams meet Tyler at Mount Rushmore, where they are given money to shop for supplies in Rapid City, S.D., but without use of their cars. The next day, a side of bison must be butchered and then incorporated fully into their menus.

The episode was rated from 22 votes.
The Great Food Truck Race - S15E2
#15 - Hot Season, Cold Location
Season 15 - Episode 2

Although eight teams arrive to compete, it's the Los Angeles heat that leads the race -- and not in a good way. Special guest and all-star season winner Lime Truck challenges the teams to an eye-opening, head-to-head selling competition. As if that weren't tough enough, all the teams struggle with finding good spots with enough crowds to sell in the City of Angels. Tensions come to a boiling point when one team's home field advantage adds fuel to the already smoldering rivalries.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.
The Great Food Truck Race - S10E4
#16 - Tampa 911
Season 10 - Episode 4

Six food truck teams meet up with Tyler Florence in Tampa, Fla., and are shocked to see a squadron of police officers arrive with sirens blaring. The officers are there to judge a contest based on Tampa's gift to the culinary world: the Cuban sandwich. After the challenge, the teams struggle with stormy weather and finding a good location to sell in the city, leading to one truck's elimination.

The episode was rated from 27 votes.
The Great Food Truck Race - S10E7
#17 - Miami Meltdown
Season 10 - Episode 7

Tyler Florence finds out what makes the final three teams tick when he spends time with each food truck in Miami, Fla. Challenges to make a crowd-pleasing pork dish and an innovative coffee creation keep all the cooks on their toes, and with the $50,000 prize so close, tensions flare like never before.

The episode was rated from 28 votes.
The Great Food Truck Race - S3E6
#18 - Mistake by the Lake?
Season 3 - Episode 6

The teams create gourmet dishes using tomatoes. Outback Steakhouse cofounder Tim Gannon serves as a guest judge. Later, the food trucks are taken in to be serviced, and the teams must sell their dishes from golf carts.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.
The Great Food Truck Race - S2E6
#19 - Midnight Truck to Georgia
Season 2 - Episode 6

In Atlanta, the teams must beg and borrow ingredients from locals when creating original dishes that incorporate Georgia peaches and peanuts. The winning team gets a guaranteed spot in the finals.

The episode was rated from 20 votes.
The Great Food Truck Race - S12E2
#20 - Food Trucks Ahoy!
Season 12 - Episode 2

The six remaining teams roll into San Diego, where Tyler Florence makes them pair up for a taxing team challenge involving a slimy sea creature. At elimination, one team has a shocking announcement that changes the rest of the competition.

The episode was rated from 24 votes.

Last updated: nov 18, 2022



Food Network decided to go over the top SJW and purely agenda driven starting in 2020 and season 16 in 2022 is just enough already. 75% of the competitors tick all the boxes: all gay soldier truck, all trans truck, multiple disadvantaged minority trucks and a show I used to think was an OK competition is now just the same noise as scripted SJW TV shows.


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