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The Great Food Truck Race

The Great Food Truck Race

Food Network 2010

Seven food trucks in a competition to see who earns the most money, with the lowest earning truck kicked off at the end of each episode.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Great Food Truck Race

The Great Food Truck Race - S3E7

#1 - Where in the World is Lubec?

8.38

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 #1 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 16 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S4E4

#2 - About Face in South Dakota

8.08

Season 4 - Episode 4

The five remaining teams meet Tyler at the Crazy Horse Memorial, where theyโ€™re given their seed money before heading out to shop in Rapid City, S.D. How will they manage when their follow car is taken during the Speed Bump? On day two, they race to the Wild Idea Buffalo Co., where they find a side of bison that they must butcher for use in all menu items. After selling $1,500 worth of their bison menu, they rush to be one of the first three teams to reach a vista and win a reward, and the next day the losing team is eliminated.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 24 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S2E5

#3 - Hog Wild in Memphis

8.05

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 #3 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 19 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S11E1

#4 - Holiday Hustle: Blizzard Brawl

7.96

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 #4 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 26 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S12E2

#5 - Food Trucks Ahoy!

7.95

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 #5 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 22 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S5E7

#6 - Finale at Mile 0 - Winning Keys in Key West

7.95

Season 5 - Episode 7

Tyler lays down the final gauntlet, as the teams must revisit each of the six lessons learned throughout the race, on an epic Florida road trip. They finalize their menu in Tampa, create a radio spot on the beach, partner up in Naples, take airboats into the Everglades for fresh alligator and then battle head to head in a cooking challenge to double their till, all before arriving in Key West. The teams sell on Duvall Street before being called to the White Street Pier for the final tally announcement, where one team will be crowned the winner of the Great Food Truck Race, driving away with $50,000 and the keys to their very own food truck.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 19 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S3E1

#7 - 3,559 Miles to a Dream

7.93

Season 3 - Episode 1

Eight teams of aspiring Food Truck owners arrive in Long Beach, Calif., to kick off this season's Great Food Truck Race: Lighthouse to Lighthouse. Host Tyler Florence welcomes the teams and presents them with the food trucks of their dreams and matching cars. The teams are then sent directly to the toughest, most cutthroat place in the food truck universe: the place where it all started, Los Angeles. These rookies learn quickly that running a food truck is much harder than it looks, and the seven surviving teams realize that they are in for the ride of their lives.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 15 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S5E5

#8 - St. Louis Upsell

7.92

Season 5 - Episode 5

When the final four teams hit the streets of St. Louis, Tyler is there to give them a challenge illustrating how a premium product is as good as money in bank. The next morning, Tyler gives them a truck stop challenge with the ultimate prize โ€” the winning team will see their week's till doubled. Emotions are high at elimination as only three teams will get to head southward on the next leg of the Great Food Truck Race.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 25 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S9E6

#9 - The Whole Enchilada

7.89

Season 9 - Episode 6

The final two teams head back to Los Angeles, where Tyler Florence welcomes them to the historic Pueblo de Los Angeles, the epicenter of LA's Mexican heritage and culture. He introduces Bricia Lopez, co-owner of James Beard-award winning restaurant Guelaguetza, and they explain the Mexican ingredients and flavors the trucks will be using in their final challenge: chayote and habanero peppers. Both trucks pull out all the stops for the win, but only one team is awarded the $50,000 grand prize.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 35 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S10E4

#10 - Tampa 911

7.86

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 #10 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 28 votes.

#11 - Holiday Hustle: We Three Trucks
7.85
Season 11 - Episode 3

Tyler Florence challenges the three food truck teams to tree decorating and tubing down a mountain for the prize of choosing their protein for the day. Then, the teams race for sales at a Killington, Vermont, ski resort before heading to Rutland, where they vie to win and move on to the next round.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 20 votes.

#12 - Dinner Dates, Austin Style
7.83
Season 5 - Episode 3

This week, Tyler tests each team on their partnership skills in Austin, Texas. The teams are first paired up to sell together all weekend long, and are then sent for a Match.com event, feeding the hungriest singles in Austin. The next day, the teams must switch trucks and sell their partners' food. Then, the elimination comes down to a six dollar deficit.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 29 votes.

#13 - Miami Meltdown
7.82
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 #3 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 28 votes.

#14 - Pocatello Is All About Potatoes, You Dig?
7.82
Season 4 - Episode 3

The six teams remaining enter the mountains of Pocatello, Idaho. For their Speed Bump challenge, they have to rework their dishes to get rid of all starches on their menus. On day two, they're given their Truck Stop challenge: they have to dig up the potatoes they need at a nearby farm, and they'll need a lot, as the potatoes must be the main ingredient in all menu items. After reaching their sales goal, they race to a vista high above the city, where the first three teams to arrive win a reward, and the team who sold the least over the weekend is eliminated.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 22 votes.

#15 - Mistake by the Lake?
7.82
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 #5 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 11 votes.

#16 - Midnight Truck to Georgia
7.80
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 #6 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 20 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S12E3
#17 - Hustle in the Heat
7.75
Season 12 - Episode 3

Things are getting hot in Palm Springs, Calif., where the food truck teams have to conquer the extreme heat as well as their fears to tackle an unprecedented aerial challenge from Tyler Florence. A mystery ingredient enhances all the teams' dishes, and the locals show the trucks big love. After two days of selling, however, one food truck will have to shut its doors forever.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 24 votes.

#18 - Baby Got Razorback
7.75
Season 3 - Episode 4

The five remaining teams head to the college town of Fayetteville, Ark., and are tasked with using Pop-Tarts to create breakfast dishes for hungry college students. Acclaimed teen chef Jeremy Salamon is a guest judge.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 16 votes.

#19 - Showdown in Chi-Town
7.73
Season 6 - Episode 6

The two remaining teams arrive in St. Louis, ready for their final big sell. Tyler Florence challenges the teams to create three different dishes in 30 minutes to serve to two of the most renowned grill chefs in St. Louis, with the winner getting a valuable head start on the finale weekend. On their way to the Chicago showdown, they hit Springfield, Ill., for a Lincoln-themed sale. Once in Chicago, the teams have to hit three different ethnic neighborhoods with three different ethnic dishes. The team that first sells 50 dishes in each location will be crowned the champion of the Great Food Truck Race and drive away $50,000 richer.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 45 votes.

#20 - A Food Truck Kind of Town, Chicago Is
7.73
Season 4 - Episode 6

Tyler starts the finalists off with a Chicago-style pizza challenge judged by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. After the mayor chooses the winner, the teams get ready to sell and are given their Speed Bump. The teams must keep a minimum of five dishes on their menu for the rest of the race. On day two, the teams must use another famed Chicago food in all their dishes โ€” polish sausage. Once the teams sell 300 sausages, they race to Mike Ditka's restaurant, where he himself awards the prize and punishment. The winning team will get a five-hour head start to the next city.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of The Great Food Truck Race from 22 votes.

Last updated: nov 11, 2020

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