Food trucks —one of the freshest foodie trends— are pulling up on street corners all over SA. These takeaways (with a stylish twist) are gaining more and more momentum around the world and now here too. Below are a few of our favourite local food trucks to follow:
Die Wors Rol: Run by Bertus Basson (you know the chef from that little restaurant called Overture?) who dishes up 22cm hot digity dogs made from local fresh-from-the-farm sausages. These are topped with homemade special sauces and served with their thrice-fried chips. Because that’s how they roll. Go to http://www.dieworsrol.co.za
Didi’s Bitchin Burritos: CT’s one and only burrito bandwagon has been cruising around town since 2013. Owned and run by Danielle Bensimon, Didi’s food truck serves fresh ‘n hot burritos to the hungry amigos of the Mother City. Senorita Didi's passion is to bring some Tex Mex tummy lovin' to the funky food truck scene of CT. Olé. Follow them on Twitter @DidisBurritos
Limoncello: Third generation chef from Naples, Luca Castiglione, provides authentic Italian food to locations all over slapstad in his rockin’ 1978 Ford RV. If you pull over for a visit you’ll find a selection of delicious Italian-inspired style foods like calzones and pastas. The truck is now fitted with a kitted out kitchen with an oven for baking pretty darn perfect pastries too. Go to www.capetownfoodtrucks.co.za.
Full of Beans: Run by Brazilian-born Marcio Mordoh and his better half Teresa, this three-wheeled Piaggio TriVespa scooter serves some of the best Java to Joburgers. Not only do they serve some of the loveliest lattes and creamiest cappuccinos they also dish up dreamy doughnuts, croissants and sarmies too. You’ll usually find them scooting around Jozi’s CBD. Go to www.fullofbeans.co.za.
Long Tom: Glenn Scharrer first enjoyed a real American hot dog on the streets of NYC back in 2001. After this, the idea of launching his own mobile food stand in Sandton took wheels. The fire-engine red, two-wheeled trailer serves an assortment of American-style hotdogs, boerie-rolls, steak rolls, braaied lamb, curry, wraps, chips and dangerously good dips. Go to www.longtomfoods.co.za.
The Tutto Food Co. Tutto’s mobile street food offers freshly made Afro-Mediterranean meals-to-go for the busy and hungry folk in Egoli. Their short, sweet and super tasty summer menu is full of fresh salads and flat bread wraps. They also change things up a bit during the seasons. Look out for their famous pavement style paella. Go to www.tutto.co.za