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31 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. Seek out these great food trucks at locations around the city.

4Roomed Ekasi Culture

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

4Roomed eKasi Culture (Food Truck)

The 4Roomed food truck. Photo supplied.

Baguette Sandwiches Eats & Bakery

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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.

Black Beer’d

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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.

Blended

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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.

Boulevard 82 Food Truck

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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 could include the likes of seafood pasta, loaded nachos, burger buns, and charcuterie plates.

Cosmo Café

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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.

Didi’s Bitchin Burritos

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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.

Dos Chido

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This travelling truck has sustainable and artisanal Mexican food on offer, with dishes like cider-braised pulled-pork tacos, Mexican-inspired pizza and more. Find Dos Chidos at festivals and private events in and around the Western Cape.

Durban’s Finest Curry

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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.

Earthfire Pizza

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Known for serving gourmet pizzas with light, crispy bases and fresh toppings, find Earthfire Pizza at their standalone spot at Mojo Market. Or spot the truck at public and private events, markets and festivals.

FrozenYO on the Beach

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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.

The FrozenYO truck. Photo supplied.

The Good Life

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This truck serves 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, gourmet burgers. Look out for them at local festivals and events. They are also available for weddings and private functions.

The Good Life food truck. Photo courtesy of the food truck.

Hemazing

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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 festivals.

Hemazing food truck. Photo supplied.

Hippo’s Diner

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Hungry customers can look forward to American diner-style dishes, pulled pork rolls, boerewors rolls, calamari and chips, surf and turf, and buffalo wings. Find Hippo’s Diner in and around Cape Town at markets and festivals.

The Hippo Food Truck ready to serve. Photo supplied.

Jack Rabbit

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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 Rocking the Daisies, and other local festivals.

Lotus Food Truck

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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. They can mostly be found at public events and festivals.

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The Mad Batter

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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.

The Mad Batter dessert truck. Photo supplied.

Mon Ami

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Plating up a range of fusion dishes, this truck serves foodie items such like pulled pork rolls, butter chicken wraps, French fries, gourmet burgers and more. Find the truck at some sporting events, markets and festivals that take place around the city and winelands.

The Mon Ami food truck. Photo supplied.

Moreish Eatery

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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.

The NOB

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This mobile burger trailer features signature ‘no ordinary burgers’ (NOB). Catch it at markets and events around Cape Town or at monthly Food Truck Fridays at Jack Black Brewery.

Pizza Piaggio

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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, and various events, gatherings and private functions.

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Rack ’n Grill

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

The Sausage Embassy

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This German sausage truck can be seen travelling around the streets of Cape Town and is often parked off on city bowl corners or at Oudekraal. Expect sausage dishes like pretzel dogs with gherkins, mustard with your choice of smoked Frank, cheesegrillers, and Berner-Würstel. Also on the menu are footlongs with cheesegrillers, bratwurst in crispy rolls and pulled pork buns with sides of Franconian potato salad or veggies.

Scandalous Food Truck

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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.

Scandalous Food Truck. Photo supplied.

Shawarma Express

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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.

The Soft Machine

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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 it out and about at certain foodie festivals or you can hire it for your event.

Ice cream from The Soft Machine food truck. Photo supplied.

Sugary Sensations

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This bright pink dessert truck is dedicated to making sweet treats mobile. Indulge in all things sugary, from dessert tacos and waffle doughnuts to decadent brownies and cupcakes. Catch them at festivals and markets around the city in the summer months.

Stack That

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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.

Syriana Food Truck

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Tuck into Middle Eastern grub served at this black-and-orange food truck. Find them at food truck hotspots around Cape Town.

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.

Tailgate Foods

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Expect barbecue feasting from this fiery food truck. Dishes might include pork ribs, chicken wings, bacon bites, and juicy pulled pork buns. Find them at markets and food and music events around the city.

A meaty burger from Tailgate Food Truck. Photo supplied.

Wahine Food Truck

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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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