7.4
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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

8.25

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 from 12 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S3E7

#2 - Where in the World is Lubec?

8.24

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 from 17 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S13E3

#3 - Alaskan Alliance

8.23

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 from 13 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S14E4

#4 - Beach Bite Battle

8.21

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 from 14 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S14E5

#5 - Delivery Nightmare

8.21

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 from 14 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S14E1

#6 - Welcome Back, Winners

8.18

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 11 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S4E4

#7 - About Face in South Dakota

8.08

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 24 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S14E2

#8 - Old-School Selling

8.08

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 from 13 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S2E5

#9 - 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 from 19 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S14E3

#10 - Lost in the Redwoods

8.00

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 13 votes.

The Great Food Truck Race - S11E1
#11 - Blizzard Brawl
7.97
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 - S5E7
#12 - Finale at Mile 0 β€” Winning Keys in Key West
7.95
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 from 19 votes.
The Great Food Truck Race - S3E1
#13 - 3,559 Miles to a Dream
7.93
Season 3 - Episode 1

Eight teams of aspiring food-truck owners arrive in Los Angeles and begin competing for their own food truck and $50,000 of seed money to start their business in the Season 3 opener.

The episode was rated from 15 votes.
The Great Food Truck Race - S5E5
#14 - St. Louis Upsell
7.92
Season 5 - Episode 5

The final four teams arrive in St. Louis and are greeted with a challenge involving a premium food product. The next day, they are given the chance to double their week's till.

The episode was rated from 25 votes.
The Great Food Truck Race - S12E2
#15 - Food Trucks Ahoy!
7.87
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 23 votes.
The Great Food Truck Race - S9E6
#16 - The Whole Enchilada
7.84
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.

The episode was rated from 37 votes.
The Great Food Truck Race - S5E3
#17 - Dinner Dates, Austin Style
7.83
Season 5 - Episode 3

The trucks pair up when in Austin for a Match.com event; and on the next day, switch trucks and sell their partners' food. Later, Tyler reveals that the elimination comes down to a $6 deficit.

The episode was rated from 29 votes.
The Great Food Truck Race - S10E7
#18 - 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 from 28 votes.
The Great Food Truck Race - S4E3
#19 - Pocatello Is All About Potatoes, You Dig?
7.82
Season 4 - Episode 3

The six remaining teams travel to the mountains of Pocatello, Idaho, where they are told to remove all starches from their menus. Their next challenge finds them digging up spuds at a local farm and using what they collect as the main ingredient in their recipes.

The episode was rated from 22 votes.
The Great Food Truck Race - S3E6
#20 - 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 from 11 votes.

Last updated: jun 22, 2022

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