Apr 13, 2022 - Food and Drink

Bougie Buns food truck hits the spot as post-cycling snack

A burger and fries on an outdoor table.
The "Blue" burger at Bougie Buns in Fayetteville. Photo: Worth Sparkman/Axios

One of Fayetteville's food truck courts caught my eye while on a bike ride recently.

  • The 514 Filling Station, near the corner of M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard and South Gregg Avenue, is adjacent to the Razorback Regional Greenway.
  • It's not a busy location, but the dining area is better than most food truck courts in Fayetteville. There's plenty of seating and shade, propane heaters and string lights for evenings.

The setup: Currently, there are only a few trucks and trailers in the park, and one is a hair salon.

  • The day I stopped by, two trucks were serving food, and I chose Bougie Buns.

The menu: The truck offers a limited selection of burgers, sandwiches and salads.

  • I opted for the blue cheeseburger with bacon, pickled onion, arugula, tomato and a garlic aioli ($10.50) plus an order of fries ($2.50). Burgers are served on a brioche bun.
  • The fries have three spice options: salt and pepper, rosemary truffle and chili lime. I went with the truffle.

The verdict: The burger was a perfectly legit, standard burger. Not the best I've ever had, but far-and-away better than any "fast food" fare and certainly a treat if you've had a long day cycling.

  • The fries were crispy, and the rosemary truffle oil was a delightful change from plain old salt.

Of note: When I stopped by, the owners were having trouble with their credit card reader. Nothing worked, so they insisted — with a smile — that I take the food for free.

  • It's hard to make a living when you can't charge for your product. I'll be back to Bougie Buns to repay their kindness with some extra business.
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