As three new food trucks drove into the city – including by chef Vikas Seth of Sriracha – we spent the better half of last week following them around, and making a list of other vans we love. Print and pin on your dashboard.
As On Fire
As On Fire claims to be India's first food truck with a wood fired oven on board. They make fourteen kinds of pizza with barbecued trimmings and even offer a tiny seating area at their current location.
Recommendation: Awesome Threesome with signature three sauces.
Currently parked at Padmanabh Nagar, opposite KIMS College, call 973111852 for directions. A fully loaded 12”pizza costs Rs 599.
Eat Food Truck
Parked outside the snazzy co-share office WeWork Galaxy, Eat has a menu curated by Chef Vikas Seth of Sriracha, UB City. Twist your fork around noodles and slurp momo soup for lunch, and when it’s tea time, you can grab a shawarma or a falafel sandwich packed with hummus. Eat also offers millet and veggies for those counting calories.
Recommendation: Chocolate Gateaux
Find Eat at WeWork Galaxy on Residency Road. A fixed meal starts at Rs 250.
Food Truck Moshpit
It’s hard to imagine a sexy bowl of spaghetti served from a kitchen on wheels, yet that’s exactly what everyone loves about Food Truck Moshpit. Plus the great service. They do a bit of American, Italian and Mexican, sending out burritos, sandwiches, spaghetti and burgers. Spot the happy blue truck around Indiranagar on weekends.
Recommendation: Fear of Pork with spaghetti.
Weekends spent in Indiranagar, and parked at BagmaneTech Park, Monday to Friday. Get location updates here. Approximately Rs 300 for two people.
It’s hard to imagine a sexy bowl of spaghetti served from a kitchen on wheels, yet that’s exactly what everyone loves about Food Truck Moshpit.
Bready Steady Go
The newest van to drive into Bangalore’s food truck scene is Bready Steady Go. These guys use bread in everything they make – carb counters, look away – from chaat and rolls to Manchurian bowls. Founder Rohit parks close to home in Jayanagar (we envy his commute time), giving the neighbourhood its first food truck, at the crowded intersection opposite Maiya’s. He claims that the food is oil free and air fried.
Recommendation: Chili Bread
30th cross, 4th block, Jayanagar, follow their Facebook page here. Bready rolls start at Rs 40.
Road Kill founder Varun Srikanth is the head of the Food Truckers' Association of Bangalore and rues the fact that the authorities just don’t seem to get the concept. Previously you’d spot him and his truck parked behind the BDA Complex in Koramangala, but Road Kill is now the most highly anticipated food truck among techies. Their authentic anglo Indian sandwiches are a big draw.
Recommendation: Pork in the Loo, with pork vindaloo filling and chips.
Currently parked at RMZ Ecospace, you can follow them on Facebook for regular location updates.
Open until 1 am on weekends, Desi Adda is like a Punjabi mom on wheels. She will feed you chole bhature and paneer makhani, and add an extra dollop of butter because she loves you. No free hugs are on the menu, but kebabs, rolls, kheema pav and biriyani are.
Recommendation: Chicken tikki roll
Opposite Pantaloons Showroom, 100 Feet Road, Cambridge Layout, call 9880000833. A meal for two costs approximately Rs 300.
Om Nom Thai
This moving kitchen serves mean Pad Thai and a tangy mango salad that might drive you to stalk them. We love that Om Nom Thai offers a limited spread with just four items and two kinds of dumplings but does these incredibly well.
Recommendation: Pad Thai
Om Nom Thai is usually parked around HSR, BTM and Koramangala, call 8971703092 for location updates and follow them on Facebook here. A meal costs approximately Rs 140 per person.
Om Nom Thai serves mean Pad Thai and a tangy mango salad that might drive you to stalk them.
Great Indian Bhukkad
Vegetarians, leaf through this truck for a mixed bag of dishes - Schezwan triple fried rice, chili momos and aloo tikki wraps. GiB is no gourmet wagon, but the food is cheap and tasty. It’s often the designated truck at garbautsavs because of its “veg” leanings.
Recommendation: Chili paneer momos.
Follow GIB on Facebook here, a meal for two costs approximately Rs 200.
S.W.A.T Food Truck
One of Bangalore’s oldest food trucks, these guys gained popularity by parking outside JNC in Koramangala. Now they move around various tech parks in the city, and it looks like the change in location has meant change in flavours. If you’re feeling nostalgic about their hunky burgers or fried Oreo dessert, you might be disappointed. Their menu is going through a metamorphosis; let’s hope there’s a butterfly at the end of that cocoon or at least some peri peri prawns.
Recommendation: Peri peri prawns with bacon.
Locations vary, follow their Facebook page here, a meal for two costs approximately Rs 400.
Le Casse Croute
Le Casse Croute says bonjour to Bangalore by vending French delicacies out of a sleek black and red truck. Four founding French nationals take turns driving and serving sandwiches, tartines and ratatouille. We doff our berets to them.
Recommendation: Monsieur Le Goff (prawns & aioli)
Track them here, sandwiches start at Rs 170.
So Fat’s Dosas
After so many trucks vending burgers, pizza and fries, finally a dosa truck turns the corner. Founder Sameer Sophat lets you build your own by picking from multiple fillings including cheese and bell peppers. Their latest invention is a dosa sandwich made with uttapam batter and greased with butter on the outside.
Recommendation: Spicy Dosa Utappam Sandwich
Parked at Embassy Tech Park in Bellandur until October. Follow them on Facebook here for updates.
Momos at Richard’s Park: This blue-green cart pulls up in the evenings with heaps of steamed and fried momos, making walkers go that extra mile to earn their delicious sunset snack.
99 Dosa Cart: In Koramangala (opposite Elango’s), this cart pulls up in the evenings to a waiting crowd of students who are paying guests in nearby buildings. The chef roasts crisp dosas and adds slabs of butter to pav bhaji.
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