The street food movement is revolutionary! Food trucks date back to the late 17th century in the United States, where they were just ice cream trucks selling soft serve treats. These days, though, food trucks can be found all over the place, and trucks are now equivalent to modern restaurants on wheels.
As spring takes off, here is a list of food trucks (that serve mouth-watering food) currently operating in Joburg and Cape Town. Please share any others that are not mentioned below:
Food trucks in Cape Town
1. Die Wors Rol
Who says hotdogs aren’t healthy? All products used by Die Wors Rol are all locally sourced and organic products. The sauces are homemade and the 100% pork sausage, made by the Sweetwell Farm in Stellenbosch is 22 cm long! Die Wors Rol caters for up to 1000 people, should you decide to host a shindig. They can be found in and around the CBD and caters at personal events.
Contact: 0218832808, dieworsrol.co.za
2. Durban’s Finest Curry
In the mood for an authentic curry but Durban is too far? Circling around Cape Town is the Durban’s Finest Curry food truck with tantalising Tandoori chicken, prawn curry and lamb bunny chow enough to make anyone’s mouth water. You can find the Durban’s Finest Curry Food Truck on Monday and Tuesdays at Dunkley Square, or request one of the food trucks for your own private event.
Contact: 0214626129, durbansfinestcurry.co.za
3. El Burro
If the Indian curry wasn’t strong enough for your taste buds then this is a must try! The Taco Van comes from the El Burro restaurant in Greenpoint. You are spoilt for choice with Mexican tacos and smoked jalapenos stuffed with cheese, nachos and quesadillas.
Contact: 0214332364, or find them on Facebook
4. Earthfire Pizza
These delicious gourmet pizzas are carefully wood fired. The Earthfire Pizzas have thin crispy bases with an array of toppings to choose from. Earthfire Pizza is available at The Range Friday Night Markets in Tokai and the Route 44 Market in Stellenbosch on Saturday and Sunday.
Contact: 0721761727, earthfirepizza.co.za
5. Kreativ Juices
A healthier option is never a bad idea, especially if maintaining your summer figure is a priority for you. Kreativ Juices makes healthy fruit and vegetable juices and smoothies at really good rates. Available every Wednesday at the Kenilworth Racecourse from 4pm to 9pm.
Contact: 0813414020, or find them on Facebook
6. Las Paletas
Fig cheesecake, white chocolate and berries, brownie cheesecake, hibiscus flower… Are you drooling yet? Las Paletas sorbet and dairy lollies are handmade from 100% real fruit, spices and dairy. They have a food truck that you’ll often see at events around Cape Town and Joburg (it’s available for corporate hire too) but if your craving gets too much, you can purchase Las Paletas at selected Markets, Pick and Pays, Spars and Wellness Warehouse.
Contact: 0215561491, laspaletas.co.za
Food trucks in Joburg
7. Balkan Burger Bus
Beef and cheese: such a formidable combination. Find the red, black and white bus seven days a week during lunch time at various locations in the CBD. The bus is also at Market on Main in Maboneng, Neighbourgood Market on Saturday and the Fourways Food Market every Sunday.
Contact: 0834516000 / 0834619444, balkanburger.co.za
8. Full of Beans
Satisfy your sweet tooth in the CBD with some quality coffee and confectioneries, served from a 3 wheeled Vespa.
Contact: 0721954548, or find them on Facebook
9. Tutto Food Co.
Big, bold, fresh flavours of seafood paella prepared with Spanish pans is what you can look forward to at Tutto. Food Co. Find them at Neighbourgood Market, Market on Main, events and festivals. Some of the favourites on the menu is the seafood paella with prawns, calamari and clam meat just to name a few.
Contact: 0796995821, tutto.co.za
10. Vuyo’s Food Truck
If you are a beeeg beeeg dreamer or if you simply enjoy traditional South African food then Vuyo’s Food Truck will be for you! Bring back the culture with some potjiekos, boerie rolls, pap, dumplings with vegetables and stew and vetkoek with a twist in Braamfontein and in Soweto.
Contact: 0115361838, vuyos.co.za
11. 5 Star Street Chef
Find a spot on the pavement and dig in, weekdays from 11:30 for lunch hour. Smaller than traditional South African Burgers, these locally bought ingredients burger have an Asian twist. Available from the Jozi Food Market in Greenside and the Neighbourgood Market.