Established in 2016, Swamp Religion has become a solid spot for great burgers, tacos, and fried chicken in Gainesville.
The orange Swamp Religion truck was easy to spot as it was in a large parking lot with a line of cars in front. They were playing some soulful tunes to set the mood as you wait.
I placed orders at the truck and waited about 15-20 minutes since it was fairly busy around dinnertime and there were two people in the truck taking orders and filling them. There were a few tables outside where you can stand and eat, if you wish to do so, but most people got orders to go. The food was worth the wait. I got the Cajun Shrimp burger ($11), which comes with a fresh, never frozen, seasoned patty, cheese (ask for without cheese if you don’t want it), shredded lettuce, and three grilled shrimp topped with cajun seasoning. There’s also a side of crinkle cut fries, which were crispy and good. The burger had a home-cooked taste to it, made of simple ingredients but still robust in taste.
The Honey Sriracha wings (5 pc) were deliciously crispy and definitely more on the sweeter side than spicy, so you could still enjoy them if you don’t like spicy food.
They didn’t have options for vegetarians, so this is definitely more of a spot for meat and seafood lovers.
You can definitely tell that this local, black owned business puts their heart and soul into the cooking. Follow their instagram @swampreligionfoodtruck for updates and behind-the-scenes content! Glad to hear they are looking to open a second truck due to increased demand and wish them the best!