A food truck happens to be a large motorised vehicle equipped to cook, prepare, serve, and sell food. It has gradually gained traction among entrepreneurs as well as consumers in India, a concept adopted from the international arena. The popularity can be gauged from the fact that Indians love street food.
Whichever city you are in, be it Delhi, Bengaluru, or Mumbai, you would have come across a food truck serving piping hot snacks or even ice creams, etc. Though Indian food trucks are still not a fad, it is catching up fast, shaping the gastronomic fabric of the country. However, there are quite a few food trucks, including Bombay Food Truck, that are setting a few benchmarks. Let’s take a look at such options that have been successful in introducing the Western concept of a food truck.
The Lalit Food Truck, Delhi
Operated by the Lalit Hotel, this food truck manages to attract visitors with its fancy design. The Lalit Food Truck offers Pan Asian and Fusion food, helping it to build loyal customers. Situated in Connaught Place, New Delhi, the food truck serves some amazing lip-smacking delights, ranging from veg and non-veg burgers to desserts like chocolate brownie. You will also get to taste different variants of paranthas and paneer.
Bombay Food Truck, Mumbai
One of India’s biggest food truck properties of OPA Hospitality Pvt Ltd, Bombay Food Truck is Mumbai’s unique and finest food truck. With the objective of being a global food truck brand renowned for its gourmet street food offerings, Bombay Food Truck started in 2015. Since then, it has been offering delectable dishes like daal chawal, dosa, paani poori, etc. Besides, it also offers a wide range of Oriental cuisine, including dumplings and Chicken Hakka noodles. The cherry-red Bombay Food Truck currently operates three food trucks: two in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) and one at the India Bulls corporate park at Lower Parel, Mumbai.
South 2 Mouth, Ahmedabad
The auto-rickshaw turned food truck is a vibrantly coloured and quirky eating point stationed near the H.L, Commerce College. South 2 Mouth offers fusion food that is popular among youngsters. You can bet your money on this truck if you are an ardent lover of South Indian cuisine. Its South Indian fusion food menu includes cup idlis, nachos and stuffed idli, etc.
The American fast-food truck, S.W.A.T serves every kind of fast foods, ranging from delicious burgers to shakes in HSR and Domlur, East Bengaluru. Started by a few students of Hotel Management from Christ University, Bengaluru, this food truck offers American fast food with a twist. Its menu includes meaty, sloppy and cheesy Joe Burgers, deep-fried Oreos, among many other options.
TGIF stands for ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ and it is set up by a US return Bengali. The TGIF was introduced to bring American dream into Kolkata. The food truck is stationed at Rowing Club’s Main gate, Behala. Its breakfast menu offers fresh grilled sandwiches, ground coffee, watermelon juices, etc. If you visit during the evening, you will be offered momos, pasta, Maggie, tandoori chicken, and so on at very reasonable rates.
Desi Firangi, Chandigarh
Situated near the Lalit IT Park in Chandigarh, Desi Firangi was started by two friends who studied hotel management in Cyprus. The food truck offers several delectable items like a variety of dosas, Maggie and Frankie etc. Interestingly, Desi Firangi also takes orders for various events such as birthday parties and takes the truck to the party venue to delight the invitees.