Lobster trucks are one of the great innovations to come out of the food truck revolution. You can find just about any food you can think of on food trucks across the country, from foie gras to crêpes, from poutine to sushi, so why not lobster? Here are five lobster trucks that you’ll find across America.
Red Hook Lobster Pound: New York and D.C.
This truck — which we named the best in America — serves several varieties of lobster rolls, along with other specialties like lobster macaroni and cheese, chowder, and whoopie pies.
Luke’s Lobster, New York
Also roaming the streets of New York, Luke’s Lobster’s “Nauti Mobile” serves lobster, shrimp, and crab rolls.
You can find LobsterCraft in Darien and Greenwich, serving buttery lobster rolls, including ones with bacon or avocado, as well as lobster Kielbasa macaroni and cheese.
Cousins Maine Lobster, Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix
Cousins is bringing lobster to places where it’s rarely found, and they have trucks coming to Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, Napa Valley, Raleigh, and Sacramento. The menu includes Maine and Connecticut-style lobster rolls, lobster quesadillas and tacos, lobster bisque and clam chowder, and even lobster ice cream.
Lobsta Truck, Los Angeles and San Francisco
Both Maine lobster and crab are flown in fresh and find their way onto some tasty lobster rolls at the Lobsta Truck. Other menu items include clam chowder, lobster bisque, and whoopie pies.
The Maine Lobster Lady Food Truck is serving you the “Ultimate White Meat”, Maine Lobster, on the streets of Arizona! We are a small, family run company deeply rooted in Maine’s Lobster industry and dedicated to promoting it’s stellar sustainability practices.
Eating our Lobster Rolls is tasting Maine! In addition to my Traditional Maine Lobster Roll (which can also be ordered Connecticut Style-warm, drizzled with melted butter) my menu includes other Maine fare such as Lobster Bisque, Seafood Chowda, Maine Blueberry Lemonade and Homemade Whoopie Pies. All menu items are scratch made right on the truck.
We live in Isle au Haut, Maine for the summer months and are in Phoenix from early November until the end of April each year. Check the schedule and find us next time we are on the streets or contact us about catering your next event! See you soon!
We’re Family Owned & Operated
You’ll find the me, the Maine Lobster Lady, making your lobstah roll on the Food Truck at every single event! Say hi to my daughter Ruby when you order and the rest of the family inside the truck. (And in case you’re wondering, nope, we’ve never been to a shark tank!)
Catering is our specialty!
My culinary passion goes back as far as I can remember! I have been catering, running my restaurant at the Inn and offering personal chef services since long before the food truck came to life. Give me a call to plan your next event and take a look at a few of my catering pictures from past events to see what we can create together!
We know Lobster Trap to Table
My business and life partner is a Maine island Lobster fisherman and I have worked alongside him on the stern of his Lobster boat. Together we have intimate knowledge of that industry from trap to table and are proud to serve our customers only wild caught Maine Lobster, traceable back to the boat that caught it – absolutely, without a doubt, the finest Lobster in the world.
Where Can You Find Lobster Trucks? - Recipes
Maine lobster, served chilled, touch of mayo, New England style roll.
Maine lobster, served warmed with butter and lemon, New England style roll.
Tater tots served with warmed Maine lobster, cilantro lime sauce, pico de gallo.
Maine lobster, cheese, pico de gallo, cilantro lime sauce, flour tortilla.
Lobster Grilled Cheese
Maine lobster, pepper jack and cheddar cheese.
Lobster Tail & Tots
Maine ultimate luxury. 4–5 oz. lobster tail in shell, served with drawn butter and a side of tater tots.
3 Tacos. Maine lobster, cabbage, pico de gallo, cilantro lime sauce, on flour tortillas. (For GF swap flour for corn)
Cape Cod Chips
Make It a Combo #2
Fries, tots or whoopie pie, with soda
Maine lobster, Spanish sherry, light cream, and a dash of white pepper.
New England Clam Chowder
Hand-shucked Maine clams, salt pork, light cream, onions and potatoes. (Cup or Bowl)
Make It a Combo #1
Maine Root Sodas
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We know this to be true: The best lobsters are from Maine, and the best way to enjoy them is to revel in their perfection.
Trust us, you want this lobster. Nowhere else will you find a respect for the sea and its bounty articulated in such a delicious way.
Tender and sweet, caught only when the time is just right to achieve the best flavor. Then transformed in the kitchen with fire and innovation, to something sublime that is without compare.
Here, you’ll find lobster at its best, be it simply bathed in fresh butter or something a little more daring. Discover what we in Maine have known for generations: There’s nothing better than great lobster.
One other bonus: The lobster is wild-caught, sustainably harvested, 100% premium lobster from Maine. Cousins Maine Lobster ain’t the kind you pass by in a tank at your local grocery store it’s sourced from a partner wharf. Not to mention, it’s caught by hometown Lobstermen. So rest assured, you know where your lobster has been.
“This is the best quality of lobster you’re going to get. We don’t put anything in it. There’s no fish or crab, only authentic Maine lobster sustainably harvested. We’re really proud of what we sell. Everybody will love it.”
Costco is selling giant lobster claws and they're really freaking people out
Recently, however, eerily large lobster claws have been spotted at various store locations in the seafood department. The 3- to nearly 5-pound claws are so gargantuan that one can only imagine what the whole lobster actually looked like. Intimidating as they may be, these claws are also full of delicious meat.
The biggest problem with a larger lobster is that the shell will be extremely thick and tough to crack — but, according to some customers, that's just a small price to pay for bringing such a novel treat to the dinner table.
One photo of a 3-pounder was shared by popular food blogger @julesfood, who found a monstrous claw at a Costco in Newport Beach, California.
"Ginormous '3 lb' LOBSTER CLAW . Have you EVER . This thing is unreal ! I mean, come on. I’ve seen a few big claws at Costco before, but this one’s crazy ! We just had to get it. It might be 1/2 it’s weight in shell, but worth it already. The family’s had their fun photo ops, now it’s going on the grill. I can’t promise an inside pic, they’re too anxious to eat this monster. I hope we have enough butter ?" she posted.
That would have to be a lot of butter . good thing shoppers are already at Costco!
Unfortunately for people who don't live on the West Coast, these wonderfully scary crustacea have only been spotted at Costco stores in California.
Pictures of the large claws are starting to go viral and people are totally in awe (and totally freaked out) by how big they are.
Where are these lobsters from so I know never to visit there— Joe Lagace (@HellaHashTags85) March 21, 2019
There Isn't a Bib Big Enough to Handle Costco's GIANT 3-Pound Lobster Claws pic.twitter.com/UP9tCO8EvL— Sarah (@bolhaw5) March 21, 2019
i know costco likes selling stuff in larger sizes but this is crazy https://t.co/vxK5lsfwyM— Brett Molina (@brettmolina23) March 21, 2019
When reached via email, a representative from the store would not specify the current availability of the larger-than-life claws since products at different Costco stores can vary widely. However, Jules told TODAY Food that she spotted the gigantic claw featured in her Instagram post on Sunday.
Another instagrammer, who geo-tagged the photo in Napa Valley/Sonoma, photographed a 4.7-pound claw, which was priced at $9.99 per pound — a total just shy of $47 for a decadent feast.
Where Can You Find Lobster Trucks? - Recipes
Our all-original combination of Maine lobster tails, sweet Snow Crab claws and mouth-watering Alaskan King Crab legs makes such a shell-cracking, lip-smacking dining experience so sensational, we call it the Crustacean Sensation Tail Gram!
Maine Lobster Co. - North Australian lobster tails are known for their beautifully colored green shell. These lobster tails are from the Northern coast of Australia and have a smooth and mild flavor. Each North Australian tail weighs between 8-10 oz.
|West Australian Lobster Tails|
|Maine Lobster Co. - West Australian lobster tails are a versatile and sweet tail, sure to please anyone's palate. West Australian lobster tails are caught in the sparkling cold, clean waters of the Indian Ocean. These tails are a gourmet treat to be remembered!|
Maine Lobster Co. - Our Giant Brazilian lobster tails are a whopping 20-24 oz. each! Make a colossal impression on someone by sending these huge lobster tails! The tropical waters off the coast of Brazil provide the perfect setting for the best warm water lobster tails in the world. Buy Now and SAVE! -->
Maine Lobster Co. - The deep, cold waters of the South Pacific are where you'll have to travel to find these highly sought-after lobsters. The deep scarlet- colored shell has an almost mystical quality, and the exotic, sweet and velvety smooth meat is what makes our New Zealand tails so great!
To Eat or Not to Eat: Lobster Tomalley
What is the green stuff in cooked lobster? Is it safe to eat?
The soft green mass in the body of a cooked lobster is a digestive gland, sort of like a liver and a pancreas combined. It’s known to marine biologists as the hepatopancreas and to lobster fans as the tomalley. Many in the latter group prize the tomalley for its creamy texture and intense flavor our tasters described it as akin to “lobster concentrate.” Tomalley is eaten as is, whisked into sauces, or mixed into a compound butter and spread on toast.
In recent years there has been concern that eating tomalley can lead to the contraction of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP), the illness caused by red tide. Red tide refers to a naturally occurring population explosion of particular types of poison-producing plankton that are ingested by filter feeders like clams and scallops. People who eat infected shellfish may experience dizziness and nausea. Lobsters do not filter-feed, but they do consume clams and scallops. If a lobster eats infected bivalves, the PSP could accumulate in its tomalley though not in the meat. So it’s fine to eat lobster meat during red tide occurrences, but it’s a good idea to forgo the tomalley when there’s a shellfish ban in place.
Lobster can be found in the ocean.
Lobster is an option for the Crab Pot Bundle in the Fish Tank .
Lobster can be used in the spool of the Sewing Machine to create the dyeable Sailor Shirt.
Lobsters can be placed in a Fish Pond, where they will reproduce every 4 days. The initial pond capacity is 3 fish, but the capacity can be increased to 10 by completing three quests. Typical output includes red Lobster Roe, Seaweed, and various Trash items, but more valuable items are possible starting at population 5.
|Pond Capacity||Quest Item||Fishing XP Granted|
|Before Quest||After Quest|
|5||7||10 Bug Meat or 5 Quartz||40|
|7||10||1 Sea Urchin, 5 Solar Essence, or 1 Wild Bait||40|
Gus requests a Lobster by mail on the 6th of Fall (year 2) in the "Wanted: Lobster" Quest. The reward is 500g and 1 Friendship heart.
Live Maine Lobster Sizing
The world famous live Maine lobster is available in 3 different size categories, Chicks, Quarters, and Halves. Chicks weight at least a pound, typically about 1.1 pounds. Quarters weigh at least 1.25 pounds, typically 1.35 pounds or so, and Halves weigh at least a pound and a half typically about 1.65 pounds. We don’t ship Jumbo lobsters. They may look impressive, but honestly, you won’t enjoy the tenderness of the meat, so we keep it simple to keep you happy.
Live Maine Lobster Quantity
If you’re serving sides, we recommend 2 Chicks, or 1 Quarter or 1 Half per person as a meal. The very hungry (or enthusiastic) can easily handle 2 Quarters, or maybe even 2 Halves as their meal. We highly recommend sticking to one size for your entire order. It simplifies your dinner prep, and prevents confusion (and anger?!) at the dinner table.
Live Maine Lobster Shipping
These live hard-shell lobsters come out of our fresh-ocean-water tanks only moments before they’re packed in sturdy insulated boxes, with seaweed and re-usable ice packs, and shipped to you. Hard shell lobsters generally live 24-36 hours out of water, as long as they’re kept cold. Of course, we cannot guarantee the life of a lobster, but we can guarantee that they’re lively when we pack them (we want you to have a great dinner, too!!).
In the unusual event that a lobster dies in transit, it may still be cooked and eaten safely as long as it has been kept cold throughout transit. If you cook it, and it smells of ammonia, don’t eat it. Otherwise, enjoy!
You can find more information on our About our Live Maine Lobster page, or in our Lobster FAQ. For recipes and cooking information, see our recipes section. Don’t forget to order the necessary utensils!