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10 Food Trucks To Follow

A compact kitchen on wheels with a focused menu served out of a loveable little caravan make food trucks one of the trendiest ways for foodies to get their fix.

Here's our list of food trucks that are going places!


1. 5 Star Street Chef, JHB

WHAT TO EXPECT: Fresh ingredients combine to create soul food favourites like Thai sweet potato curry and vetkoek.

FIND THEM: At various events and festivals around JHB or serving lunch in pop up locations like the Offices of Hyde Park or the Primedia parking lot in Sandton.


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2. Vuyos, JHB

WHAT TO EXPECT: Authentic South African and Township cuisine, including Untie's vetkoek, boerie rolls, potjiekos and malamogodu (tripe).

FIND THEM: Inquire at their popular diner location in Braamfontein or book them for private events where they can provide everything from the food to the karaoke machine.


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3. Limoncello, Cape Town

WHAT TO EXPECT: Calzones, risotto and moreish Nutella bombs.

FIND THEM: Serving lunch most weekdays at the Salt River Circle, on a sunny Sunday in Oudekraal or during the monthly art crawl at First Thursdays. 


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4. Down to Earth Farm Feast, Gauteng

WHAT TO EXPECT: Wholesome and hearty family-style foods with ingredients sourced from small, local producers.

FIND THEM: Serving fresh feasts on farms across Gauteng.


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5. Lady Bonin’s Tea Parlour, Cape Town

WHAT TO EXPECT: A travelling tea room offering all sorts of delights and infusions and a few baked goods to accompany.

FIND THEM: At markets, festivals and private events around Cape Town.


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6. Wurst Express, Garden Route 

WHAT TO EXPECT: All things German sausage, as the name suggests. Their speciality is the curry-wurst.

FIND THEM: At events around the Garden Route, outside the organic market and Montessori School in Knysna on various days or at the MOSAIC market in Sedgefield on weekends.


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7. Afro’s Braai’d Chick’n, Durban 

WHAT TO EXPECT: Everybody's favourite chicken and tjips.

FIND THEM: At markets, events, scenic road verges or wherever the waves are swell.


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8. Hot Ginger, JHB

WHAT TO EXPECT: Anything from risottos and pulled pork sandwiches to cottage pie and salads.

FIND THEM: Mostly in Melville and surrounds and sometimes in Pretoria and the East Rand.


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9. Mon Ami, Cape Town 

WHAT TO EXPECT: French-Afrique inspired tastings of a little bit of everything.

FIND THEM: Private events, markets and festivals, First Thursdays and around Harrington Street.


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10. Earthfire Pizza, Stellenbosch 

WHAT TO EXPECT: Choose your gourmet pizza with a light and crispy base.

FIND THEM: At events, festivals, Root 44 and Vineyard Oval Wednesday Nite markets.


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All the food trucks can be hired for your own events including corporate functions, weddings and parties. Follow their twitter accounts for live location updates.