America’s 8 Most Unique Food Trucks
The recipe for the food truck is simple. Take a step van, or a school bus, or Winnebago, add some zesty graphics, cookware, and voila – you’re ready to serve. However, the boxy delivery truck tends to be a bit overdone. Take a look at eight of the US’ most unique food trucks that you aren’t apt to overlook. World Fare Double-Decker
Location: Los Angeles, California
LA’s self-proclaimed ‘Bustaurant’ came to be when owner Travis Schmidt converted a disused San Diego sightseeing double-decker bus into a mobile dispensary of South African cuisine. The inspiration was simple – the mobility of a food truck with the seating of a second story restaurant. Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be and it drove off into the sunset in 2011.
Duffeyroll Volkswagen Van
Location: Denver, Colorado
Most people would cringe at the idea of hacking up a vintage VW Van, but in the case of Duffeyroll Café, we think an exception can be made. Duffeyroll has been slinging Colorado’s favorite cinnamon rolls since 1986, most recently out of the back of this converted VeeDub.
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Space Shuttle Café
Location: Infinity and Beyond
No, it isn’t a real space shuttle, rather a Douglas DC-3 fuselage mounted to a truck chassis. Regardless, this intergalactic food truck dishes up fully catered meals for corporate events and private parties, presumably with an aerospace theme. Interested? It’s for sale.
gastroPod ’62 Airstream Trailer
Location: Miami, Florida
It’s hard to cook up gourmet food from the tail of a cramped Transit Van, that’s why Chef Jeremiah doesn’t. The Miami native introduced South Florida to his 1962 Airstream-turned food truck, and people can’t seem to get enough of his Caribbean cooking.
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Intelligentsia Coffee Citroen HY
Location: Chelsea, New York City, New York
Citroen vans might be a common sight in parts of France, but on these shores, not so much. Built in France, and restored in New Jersey – this vintage Citroen hawks coffee outside the High Line Hotel in Chelsea. All cars should be corrugated.
Roving Mammoth Burritos Snowcat
Location: Mammoth Lakes, California
Visitors to Mammoth Mountain might be chilly, but they certainly aren’t hungry. The ski resort converted one of their snowcats into a burrito slinging, mountain climbing food truck. Did you want refried beans with that?
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Del Popolo Flatbed
Location: San Francisco, California
From one side, it looks like a standard shipping container on a flatbed. From the other, Del Popolo is the open-walled pizza truck that’s taken San Francisco by storm. A 5,000-pound brick oven and a full swing-out glass wall highlight the truck, which cost about $180,000 to build.
Maximus Minimus Pig Truck
Location: Seattle, Washington
Okay, we broke our own rules. This was a step van, until Seattle native Kurt Beecher Dammeier went ‘hog wild’ and converted it into a giant pig on wheels. As you might have guessed, pork is their signature dish.
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