Explore London and discover the Capital’s emerging food truck scene. From churros to chorizo, chili dogs to cheese balls, London’s streets are fast becoming the new way to eat. Bursting with flavors and smells from around the world, the city’s meals-on-wheels are the talk of the town. Here is our list of the top trendy take-outs that serve Londoners their food to go.
Meatwagon is London’s original food truck. Serving finger-licking food, including burgers and chili-cheese dogs, this trendsetter has been touring the streets of south-east London for the best part of a decade. Following its initial success, favourites such as the Bobcat Burger and the Burner Burger are now served at founder Yianna Papoutsis’ MEATliquor diners all over the UK. Meatwagon is the meal-on-wheels, and is a must try for all London street foodies.
Bringing the virtually unknown world of Vietnamese coffee to streets of London is Cà Phê VN. This trendy outdoor cafe broke onto London’s hipster scene in 2007 after founders Rob Atthill and wife Tuyen Hong visited Vietnam. They were so impressed by the coffee of the Salong region, that they decided to source an entire cafe’s worth of produce. Now serving their own unique Cà Phé VN blend, this trendy Vietnamese coffee van can be found at London’s Broadway Market, E8, every Saturday.
Taste New York and take a bite of a Big Apple Hot Dog. ‘No brains, no bones, no butts,’ this food van cooks up delicious, free-range, 98%-meat hotdogs, all served in freshly made buns. Top sellers include the Big Dog, a pork, steak sausage, and garlic sauce hotdog to die for. Other favourites include The Big Frank, an ‘extra large gourmet frankfurter; a proper mouthful.’ These are definitely the top dogs of London, and can be found on East Street every Tuesday to Friday.
Indulge yourself with chocolate and Spanish churros at London’s sweetest food truck. Served with hot chocolate, these melt in the mouth treats make Churros Garcia heaven on wheels. Family run for over 40 years, Churros Garcia is a welcome site at Portobello Market, with sugar snacks served with smiles by a ‘Churros Mummy.’ For anyone searching for a food truck to satisfy their sweet tooth, this is the one to visit.
The Street Kitchen food truck is one of the city’s most popular. Often seen touring the East End, the Street Kitchen van is a must-try for anyone craving a taste of classic, British comfort food. With top sellers including crispy chicken and croutons, braised beef stew, and poached rhubarb crumble, Street Kitchen is your go to food truck. It can be found on Shoreditch High Street, or at Finsbury Avenue Square.
For Londoners searching for a taste of Italy in the form of a soft, warm, creamy ball, search no further. Sound unusual? Arancini Brothers is one of the only food trucks exclusively selling these famous Italian risotto balls. Freshly made and served by Arancini Brothers’ Kiwi business owners, this popular and unique food truck is a must-try. With the menu including classic mozzarella Arancini, as well as gluten-free and vegetarian options, Arancini Brothers can be found at St Pauls, Southbank, and Victoria Street.