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36 food trucks worth following in Cape Town

From Salt Circle Arcade’s hidden inner-city food truck gathering to Oudekraal’s glittering ocean views, the food-truck scene in Cape Town has plenty to offer. Here’s where and how to find great food trucks around Cape Town.

4Roomed Ekasi Culture

In collaboration with popular shisa nyama joints and eKasi tourist attractions, this Khayelitsha-based mobile kitchen serves the community scrumptious yet well-balanced meals. Think familiar braai foods with a healthy gourmet twist. They’re also available to hire for your event.
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4Roomed eKasi Culture (Food Truck)

The 4Roomed food truck. Photo supplied.

AndRoc’s Kitchen

Based on the simple concept of serving homely well-made dishes, AndRoc’s Kitchen has become known for fun reinventions of local dishes. These big promoters of sustainability source only ethical, free-range meats and ingredients. You can often find them at the Kommetjie market, but they’re also available to cater at your next event.
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Bali Truck

Drawing on the irresistibly clean flavours of Indonesian cooking, this food truck turns out traditional dishes like mie goreng, beef rendang and crispy fried tempeh.
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Baguette Sandwiches Eats & Bakery

This mobile bakery serves gourmet sandwiches, soft pretzels, and gourmet sliders on pretzel buns at events around Cape Town. They also offer deliveries around the City Bowl.
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Posted by Baguette Sandwiches Eats & Bakery on Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Black Beer’d

Inspired by the launch of Jack Black Brewery, this beer-centric food truck offers glorious fresh beer-battered hake and skinny fries to pair with your favourite beers at food-and-drink festivals and events around the city.
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Black Box Coffeeworks

Though the concept behind this cool little truck was to service hikers and runners around the Constantia Nek area with a great cup of coffee, they’ve now expanded to serve pastries and other breakfast-y treats.
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These little dudes just make my day all day every day. Delicious.

Posted by Black Box Coffeeworks on Sunday, August 12, 2018

 

Blended

This vintage food caravan offers great coffee, organic juices and fresh fruity smoothies, as well as Pan-African grub. Track it down at events, festivals and markets around Cape Town.
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Boulevard 82 Food Truck

Spot this old-school truck at markets like the CY Market at The Stone Shed in Durbanville, or at markets and events around the city. The gourmet offering, which follows a Mediterranean-inspired feel, could include the likes of seafood pasta, loaded nachos, burger buns and charcuterie plates.
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Cosmo Café

This bold little black-and-yellow truck can be spotted at all the food truck hotspots around the city. Embracing the melting pot of cuisines in the Mother City and the world, expect a menu featuring burritos, Moroccan burgers, barbecue pulled pork, bagels, curry and much more. You could spot them by the Sea Point promenade on sunny days, or at popular festivals like Rocking the Daisies.
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Didi’s Bitchin Burritos

This Tex Mex food truck offers a variety of beef, chicken and veggie burritos. The team also dishes up naked burritos in a bowl, breakfast burritos and a selection of tacos. All items are available with hot homemade chilli sauce. Find the truck at Salt Circle Arcade, as well as at various markets and festivals.
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Dos Chido

Though they specialise in catering for the film industry, Dos Chido has expanded to cater at events and popular festivals. This travelling truck has sustainable and artisanal Mexican food on offer, with dishes like cider-braised pulled-pork tacos, Mexican-inspired pizza and more.
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Durban’s Finest Curry

This Durban-inspired offering features great bunny chows, butter chicken, samoosas and seafood curries. Find the truck at markets like the City Bowl Market, V&A Market and at Dunkley Square.
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Earthfire Pizza

We can’t quite remember how we lived without this food truck known for serving gourmet pizzas with light, crispy bases and fresh toppings. You can find them at their standalone spot at Mojo Market, or spot the truck at public and private events, markets and festivals.
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Food Glorious Food

When sticky ribs, juicy burgers and steaming bowls of chilli con carne are on the menu, you know you’ve found the right food truck. You can find them at most major sporting and social events, but you can also enjoy their tasty food at a private party of your own.
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FrozenYO on the Beach

Enjoy a tub or twirl of fresh frozen yoghurt in different flavours with your choice of toppings. The toppings include Oreo biscuit crumble, banana chips, fresh fruit, Turkish delight, Ferrero Rocher and more. You’ll also find savoury treats on offer, like breakfast waffles with egg and bacon. Find the truck along the Blouberg beachfront and at various markets, such as the Big Bay Market, or on the beachfront in Table View.
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The FrozenYO truck. Photo supplied.

The Good Life

This gourmet truck serves refined fresh fusion food, including ever-changing dishes like picanha with chimichurri; brown lentil tacos with butternut and panko avocado; martini oysters with lemon gin and green olive pearls; and, of course, their serious burgers. Look out for them at local festivals and events. They’re also available for weddings and private functions.
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The Good Life food truck. Photo courtesy of the food truck.

Graffiti Grub

You can find these guys servicing most of the food and wine events around Cape Town and beyond. Their inventive menu features dishes like pesto chicken meatball bunny chows on ciabatta, and gnocchi with arrabiata sauce.
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Graze Mobile Kitchen

Graze keeps it pretty simple with a menu that includes burgers, chicken wings, inventive burritos and hot dogs.
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Hemazing

Savour comforting and spicy food from this food truck. Think butter chicken nachos, spicy burgers and fiery curry bowls. They can be found at various markets such as the Newlands Spring Market, as well as at festivals.
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Hemazing food truck. Photo supplied.

Holi Cannoli

Despite the name, these guys do more than just sweet treats. That being said, you don’t want to miss out on the cannoli – it alone is worth seeking these guys out. On the savoury side, you can expect bites like mini spring rolls and a pulled chicken and tangy tomato wrap.
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Hippo’s Diner

Hungry customers can look forward to American diner-style dishes, pulled pork rolls, boerewors rolls, calamari and chips, surf and turf, and buffalo wings. You can’t miss their neon-lit truck, so look out for them in and around Cape Town at markets and festivals.
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The Hippo Food Truck ready to serve. Photo supplied.

Jack Rabbit

This mobile kitchen serves up flavoursome comfort cuisine in the form of cubanos, chilli poppers, sliders, pork belly sandwiches, pizzas and quesadillas. You can find them at popular events such as Kamers Vol Geskenke and other local festivals.
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Lotus Food Truck

This van serves up contemporary Asian street food. Expect Asian wraps with pickled cabbage and Japanese mayo; teriyaki chicken with rice noodles; and grilled pork ribs with hoisin glaze. Word on the street is their tuna tataki is the stuff of dreams. They can mostly be found at public events and festivals, but also offer private catering for events.
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The Mad Batter

Specialising in waffles on a stick, this little truck serves up sweet treats topped with sprinkles and syrups, as well as meringues, soetkoekies and condensed milk with moerkoffie. Find them at sporting events and foodie festivals around the Cape.
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The Mad Batter dessert truck. Photo supplied.

Mon Ami

Plating up a range of fusion dishes, this truck serves foodie items such like steak tortilla roll-ups, sticky teriyaki chicken skewers, mushroom pinwheels and more. Find the truck at some sporting events, markets and festivals that take place around the city and Winelands.
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The Mon Ami food truck. Photo supplied.

Moreish Eatery

Moreish Eatery is a pretty mobile food kitchen specialising in tacos, koftas, gourmet grilled cheeses, free-range burgers and gourmet hot dogs, but the chefs are versatile and able to cook in any style, depending on the event. Catch them at festivals or hire them for your own private event.
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The NOB

This mobile burger trailer features signature ‘no ordinary burgers’ (NOB). They keep their toppings classic and straight up – meaning you won’t go wrong with any of them. Catch the truck at markets and events around Cape Town.
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Pizza Piaggio

Think authentic Neapolitan-style pizza made with Italian pizza flour, local buffalo mozzarella and a signature sauce made from Italian tomatoes. All meat products are pasture-reared and organic. They even have chocolate-filled calzones on offer for those with a sweet tooth. Find the truck at the Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill most Saturdays, as well as various events, gatherings and private functions.
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Rack ’n Grill

This striking all-black food truck serves up flame-grilled beef ribs and an array of pure hand-pressed beef burgers that are all halaal. Find them at music and food events like Rocking the Daisies and other festivals around the city.
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Salty Flames

With these previous Ultimate Braai Master winners cooking, you can rest easy knowing you’re in good barbecue hands. Expect lots of slow-cooked meat, smoked brisket jaffles and sticky chicken wings.
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Scandalous Food Truck

A fusion of flavours is available at this vibey truck – rib-eye steak rolls, brekkie buns, skinny chips, burgers and more. Catch the truck in and around the city at office parks, markets and festivals.
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Scandalous Food Truck. Photo supplied.

Shawarma Express

Known for their juicy shawarmas, falafels and pita pockets, this food truck can be spotted along the streets of Cape Town and at festivals across the city.
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The Soft Machine

Look forward to soft-serve ice cream in bespoke flavours such as milk tart with cinnamon spice snaps, strawberry with meringue snaps, and moerkoffie served with cinnamon spice snaps. In summer you can find the truck out and about at certain foodie festivals or you can hire it for your event.
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Ice cream from The Soft Machine food truck. Photo supplied.

Stack That

This truck offers fresh Hungarian-style flatbreads and naanwiches filled with all sorts of delicious fresh ingredients. You’ll find them at most food and music festivals, including Rocking the Daisies and the V&A Food Market, as well as certain markets.
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Syriana Food Truck

Similar to the menu served at their brick-and-mortar storefront, you can tuck into Middle Eastern grub at this food truck. Think authentic shawarmas and pitas. Find them at food truck hotspots around Cape Town.
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Tacos Locos

This little taco trailor can be spotted around Cape Town at music and food festivals like Sizzled, or at markets such as the Newlands Spring Market. Expect Mexican bites like BBQ chicken tacos with salsa and guacamole, beef chilli versions, or pulled pork with corn. They also do breakfast tacos, perfect for those post late-night brunches.
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Tailgate Foods

Expect barbecue feasting from this fiery food truck. Dishes might include pork ribs, chicken wings, bacon bites and juicy pulled pork buns. If it’s available, order the pork nacho burger – we’ve heard very good things. Find them at markets and food and music events around the city.
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A meaty burger from Tailgate Food Truck. Photo supplied.

Truck Norris

Head here for smashed burgers, fried chicken sandwiches and old-school pressed paninis.
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Voulez Vous

These guys specialise in sweet and savoury crêpes made the traditional French way. They also offer milkshakes and cater to vegans.
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Wahine Food Truck

Fans love these delicious Polynesian-inspired eats with options for vegetarians, as well as for those who are gluten intolerant. Dishes include Polynesian pork, teriyaki chicken wraps and veg chow mein. You’ll find the truck at music festivals, food markets and local office parks.
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Wicked Waffle

Freshly-made, traditional waffles topped with quality ice cream and homemade chocolate sauce, do we need to explain further why you need to seek these guys out?
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