A new food phenomenon is gaining momentum in India. Our country has long been known for its excellent street food served off thelas and this street food is now evolving into the more fancy food truck trend. These trucks offer a different experience qualitatively.
In the past few months there has been a spurt in the number of food trucks operating in Delhi and NCR, serving everything from dosas to tortillas.
However, this hipster food revolution isn’t entirely without its hurdles. Currently, the authorities have no clear-cut rules or laws pertaining to permitting the business of food trucks. But still, the business is growing and many new players are entering the market. Here is the list of food trucks that knows the art of dishing out scrumptious delicacies:
Need to know: EGGjactly, a bright yellow truck, serves delicious food with that one ingredient that seems to make everything better- eggs! It also offers healthy burgers, omelets, waffles, and pancakes as well as yummy shakes and desserts. EGGjactly, Vikrant Mishra’s baby, is GPS-enabled and posts its whereabouts on Facebook and Twitter.
A marketing man by profession, Mishra kitted out and customised his truck to have a water storage on its roof for cooking and drinking, as well as a holding bin at the bottom to ensure used water didn’t create a mess on the street the truck is parked in.
Known for: American Fast Food (read: it is an eggy affair!)
Must try: Anda Bhurjee Pav, Anda Curry with Rice, Messy Burger and Aam-lette
Where: Sector 29, Leisure Valley Road, Gurugram
Cost for two: Rs 400
Need to know: Started by Pallavi Kuchroo along with her partner Sudhir Grover, Frugurpop basically sells Paletaz (a version of Mexican popsicles) made from fresh fruits and free of any preservatives. They also have sugar free varieties. Add to that the fact that these colourful savouries are handmade.
Operating in Gurugram, this food truck can be frequently found at festivals and farmers markets.
Known for: Desserts
Must try: Fruitilicous, Green Apple Mint Tea, Oreo Cookies and Cream, Tiramisu
Where: Sector 57, Gurugram; Outside Nirvana Country Main Gate, Sector 50, Gurugram; Wellington Estate, DLF Phase 5, Gurugram
Cost for two: Rs 300
Need to know: Another venture of the good folks behind EGGjactly, Sushi House Mafia serves freshly rolled sushis prepared with the freshest sea food and exquisite ingredients.
The sushis served by the food truck, manned by owner Vikrant Mishra, range from traditional maki and nigiri to experimental fusion hand made rolls and from popular Asian curries to the unexplored flavours.
Known for: Sushi
Must try: Veggie California, Hot Tuna, Kick Sushi, Biggie Roll and Crispy Asparagus
Where: Leisure Valley Road, Sector 29, Gurugram
Cost for two: Rs 500
Need to know: Dosa Inc is dedicated to South Indian food. The owners have their roots down south in Andhra who use age-old recipes for authentic taste. Keeping the menu simple and precise, they do dosas, idli, vada, uttapam and the likes.
They are also available to cater events, in case you’re trying to do your next party differently.
Known for: South Indian
Must try: Idli- Chutney, Dahi Vada and Onion Dosa
Where: Okhla Phase 3, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs 200
Need to know: A passion project of forward thinking hotelier Keshav Suri, The Lalit Food Truck Company, is indeed one of the most well maintained, high on quality and hygiene trucks in the city. Their simple menu is inspired by popular Mexican street foods.
Known for: Mexican Fast Food
Must try: Falafel, Mean Vegetarian Burger, Chicken Taco, Churros and Tortilla Wrap
Where: World Trade Centre, Connaught Place; DLF Mall, Saket
Cost for two: Rs 400