Top 5: Food Trucks in LondonBy Alicia Grimshaw
Summer is on its way and many of us are starting to feel those festival vibes. Why not kick start the season with the best food on wheels the capital has to offer? You can leave your Hunters at home this time – here’s our pick of London’s best food trucks:
Order: The Bacon Swiss Burger
Why: Certainly not your bog standard burger van. Serving up mouth-watering combinations like the Double Candy Bacon Flipper and Mushroom Swiss Flipper, it’s no surprise that these guys have a cult following. Each of their burgers come in a shiny demi Brioche bun and come with some knock-out condiments like pepper jack cheese and even their own special sauce. Make sure you try the candy bacon, it’s out of this world.
Where: Brockley Market, every Saturday 10am-2pm.
Order: Veggie Special – Asparagus, Swaledale Ewes cheese, buffalo mozzarella, oregano, roasted garlic.
What: As well as sporting a fantastic name, Well Kneaded also serve up award winning grub. Their sourdough base, wood-fired pizzas are topped with carefully sourced, fresh and in-season produce meaning their menu is ever changing and they also knock together a pretty mean gluten-free base too. These Wandsworth girls also use their pizza van for good by offering work and training to unemployed young people. Pizzas with a heart, what more could you ask for?
Where: Various locations. Follow their whereabouts here
What: If you’re looking for street food with a difference, then Rainbo is your truck. Run out of the side of a Ford 1948 pick-up, couple Ben and Xochi are passionate about original flavours. As well as their famous Gyoza dumplings and crunchy Asian slaw, these guys are always experimenting with new flavours to add to their menu so keep your eyes peeled.
Where: Various locations. Check our where they are here
Order: Beef Burrito
What: Rocking the most colourful vans you’ve ever laid eyes on, Luardos are big on flavour and portion sizes. You will not be left hungry after one of their burritos. These boys get up at the crack of dawn to prepare the best salsa, guacamole and welfare-friendly meats to make their Mexican far extra mouth-watering. They also have vegetarian options so no one is left out.
Where: Whitecross Street, every weekday, 11.30am-2pm. Brockley Market, every Saturday 10am-2pm.
Order: Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownie
Why: Ever wanted to try beetroot in a brownie? What about stout? Well, you certainly will now. Known for their weird and wonderful flavours, Batch Bakery have been cooking up a storm for the past 4 years and show no sign of slowing down. They’re also vegan friendly and gluten free so there’s no excuse! Make sure you try The Elvis. It’s full a winning combination of banana, caramel and peanuts. Go on, treat yourself.
Where: Weekdays at Camden Market.
Words by Jessica Rayner