Food trucks have become a staple part of the culinary scene in most cities, dishing out meals that rival even the most highly rated restaurants. They have blurred the line between haute cuisine and quick comfort food.
Most street foods are classed as both finger food and fast food and are cheaper on average than restaurant meals. Some take care of the breakfast crowd with sweet soymilk and bean curd, others dish up fragrant rice and poached chicken for lunch.
Have a look at some of the most popular food vans across the world…
1. HARD TIMES SUNDAE – New York
Zurica practices the venerable art of the griddle-smashed, four-ounce patty, made from deliberately unfancy ground chuck, blanketed in American cheese, and swaddled in a squishy white bun. Burgers can be ordered by the single, the double, or the triple, and accompanied by classic fast-food fries and a chili-dog chaser. Hot dogs are deep-fried Brooklyn style, wrapped with bacon, grilled cheese, and egg creams.
ADDRESS :- 45th St. and Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY NEIGHBORHOOD :- MIDTOWN EAST
SOURCE :- https://schweidandsons.com/blog/andrew-zurica-hard-times-sundaes/
2. LE CAMION QUI FUME – Paris
Kristin Frederick, a Californian passionate about cooking, and her partner Frédéric Fédière decided to take the plunge into the world of food trucks in Paris. On the 29, November 2011, they created their first food truck that was a resounding success. This food truck is undeniably the best known, and the food will give your taste buds real pleasure! You may have to wait a little bit to eat a good burger because of the success of the truck but once you have it in your hands, you can only be happier!
Today, the Camion qui fume has opened a restaurant.
ADDRESS :- 168 Rue Montmartre, 75002
TIMINGS :- 12pm to 23pm
SOURCE :- https://lecamionquifume.com/
3. RAINBO – London
The London street food scene is bursting with homemade treats and delicacies inspired by cuisines from all over the world. From homemade fish tacos to cheeseburgers and sweet potato fries, the English capital has it all. Undoubtedly London’s coolest street food truck, Rainbo sells Japanese gyoza dumplings from a converted 1948 Ford pickup. Homemade and packed with chicken, beef, pork, or shitake and oyster mushrooms, their hot steaming parcels leave you craving more, and they come with crunchy Rainbo slaw, house pickles, and fresh herb sauces.
ADDRESS :- Rainbo, Unnamed Road, London EC2M 2PA, UK
SOURCE :- https://rainbofood.com/
4. CHEESY BIZNESS – Calgary, Canada
Everyone loves a good grilled cheese sandwich, and truck owner Nicole Fewell brings a lot of love to her sandwiches, opting for local ingredients and cheeses to make her crispy, gooey pieces of goodness. The Aloha Arkansas is a go-to here with homemade pulled pork and smoked cheddar, only available once a week which — I’m sure your taste buds will agree — is a crying shame.
ADDRESS :- East Village, Calgary
SOURCE :- http://www.cheezybizness.com/
5. KOGI BBQ – Los Angeles
In a city as sprawling as Los Angeles, food trucks offer a vital, roaming oasis for hungry travelers in search of a quick bite or late-night snack. From tacos to pizza, hot dogs to grilled cheese, there are plenty of excellent options when it comes to grabbing a bite on the go.
The grandaddy of the modern food truck bonanza since 2008, Roy Choi’s Kogi empire still rules the streets with a delectable mashup of Korean and Mexican flavors. The signature short rib taco delivers big with double-caramelized Korean BBQ depth that’s balanced with a bright spike of salsa roja, a chile-soy slaw, cilantro and onions on two grilled-and-charred house tortillas.
ADDRESS :- Taco stands in Alibi Room and Kogi Taqueria in Palms/Westside
SOURCE :- http://kogibbq.com/
6. LA FAMIGLIA – Malaysia
Driven by a hunger for something new in the F&B industry, the innovative entrepreneurs behind this Italian Mafia themed truck to share a common passion and love for food despite their different backgrounds. They exploded onto the food truck scene with this mobile pasta restaurant, and have since been on the road for over 3 years.
The Boss is La Famiglia’s signature pasta topped with tender grilled spicy minced chicken and savory red tomato sauce encapsulated in a creamy texture that isn’t overly rich; this dish truly deserves its reputation.
LOCATION :- Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights (Lunch); Jalan SS15/8A, Subang Jaya (Dinner)
OPERATING HOURS :- Daily 11am to 2pm | 9pm to 1am
PRICE :- RM6 to RM9
7. MOTHER TRUCKER – Bangkok
There’s almost always a line-up to the counter of this big black truck with the big juicy burger sign on top. Typically found parked on Joke Bang Lamphu, near Bangkok’s popular backpacker ghetto, Khao San Rd, Mother Trucker is known for its large 150g patties.
Diners can choose a ‘Mother of Beef’ or ‘Mother of Pork’ patty, both of which are served on fresh-baked buns with homemade 6,900 island sauce, arugula, and an onion ring, which gives the burger a distinct crunch. Aussie cheese or bacon can be added, and onion rings can be served on the side.
ADDRESS :- Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
SOURCE :- https://www.facebook.com/MotherTruckerBKK
8. WHAT THE TRUCK – Bali, Indonesia
The truck is located on the pedestrian walk in front of the Courtyard by Marriott Seminyak hotel and offers tasty tacos and refreshing mojitos. What we love most is the paint job, designed by an Institute Seni Indonesia Denpasar student.
ADDRESS :- Seminyak, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
SOURCE :- https://www.theyakmag.com/what-the-truck
Sidewalk vendors, pushcarts, trucks – even in cities with rich reputations for fine dining, some of the best meals are on the streets. So whenever you visit these places, give your tongue a moment to try mouthwatering food from these fast food vans…