SUNDAY TIMES - Pizzas, patties & paellas: 3 of our fave Joburg food trucks
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Sunday Times Food By Lucy Sarah Heaney, 2017-05-19 00:00:00.0

Pizzas, patties & paellas: 3 of our fave Joburg food trucks

Tutto Food Co can be found serving up giant pans of Spanish paella at festivals and events throughout the city.
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Forget the battered ice-cream van playing unrecognisable nursery rhymes as it weaves its way through your neighbourhood; food trucks today are innovative and full of delicious food, and are the coolest place to be seen at lunchtime.

With so many appearing on Joburg’s bustling streets, we’ve put together our not-to-be-missed favourites for your hungry belly.

1) Tutto Food Co

If the thought of warm, tasty seafood paella already has you salivating, you’re going to want to track down the Tutto Food Co. Also, known for its spots at The Neighbourgoods Market and Market on Main, its giant Spanish paella pans can be found at festivals and events throughout the city, too.

Bright yellow, with a distinct Afro-Mediterranean feel, the bus is hard to miss, and once the incredible smells from the truck hit you, it’ll be hard to ignore.

Hosting your own event? The Tutto Food Co also does catering.

2) Balkan Burger

Arguably the original Joburg truck food connoisseurs, the brother and sister duo behind Balkan Burgers are passionate about creating delicious traditional Serbian food. Their burgers have already earned them thousands of hungry fans at their regular weekend haunts (The Neighbourgoods Market in Braamfontein every Saturday, and the Fourways Farmers Market every Sunday), but The Balkan Burger Bus has taken their business to a whole new level.

Customers are able to follow the bus’s location on Twitter seven days a week and catch it for lunch at different locations throughout Joburg. Track them down for a great burger in the signature red and black packaging. 

Keep an eye on Twitter to find out where the Balkan Burger Bus will be serving up signature Serbian burgers. Image: Supplied

3) The Brohemian

If pizza is your thing, then The Brohemian is on hand to keep you smiling. Recognisable by the fun and funky truck designs and authentic wood-fired pizzas, the team takes pride in using free-range and organic ingredients to create timeless classics and delicious new meals.

With an actual wood fire in the truck, you can expect to see the team feeding the masses at music festivals throughout the country, First Thursdays in Rosebank and pop-up markets and celebrations in Joburg. 

 

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