Bengaluru, IND: Bengalureans Treat Themselves at Truck Food at Street Fiesta

Food lovers munching on varieties of mouth-watering dishes during Food Truck Street Fiesta at Swamy Vivekananda Road Metro Station in Bengaluru on Saturday | Vinod Kumar T

By Contributor  |  The New Indian Express

Food lovers munching on varieties of mouth-watering dishes during Food  Truck Street Fiesta at Swamy Vivekananda  Road Metro Station  in Bengaluru on Saturday | Vinod Kumar T
Food lovers munching on varieties of mouth-watering dishes during Food
Truck Street Fiesta at Swamy Vivekananda Road Metro Station in Bengaluru 
on Saturday | Vinod Kumar T

BENGALURU:  Thousands of Bengalureans landed at Swami Vivekananda Road Metro station in Indiranagar on Saturday to relish the culinary delights on offer at the food trucks parked there.

The second day of the Food Truck Street Fiesta 2016 organised by the Bangalore Food Trucks Association  with the support of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation drew an overwhelming response with much of the food stuff in trucks being consumed by foodies by around 9.30 pm though the fest was to be open till 11 pm.

People waited patiently in queues for nearly half an hour in front of each of the eight trucks to buy food stuff. All kinds of snacks on skewers, six-inch subs, burgers, hot dogs, chicken wings, duck, turkey, vindaloo (gravy) and cuisine from all parts of the globe were relished by the visitors.

Software engineer M Girish and his 13-year-old daughter Avani had come all the way from Whitefield. “My daughter had heard of truck food online and watched it in movies. She insisted I bring her down today as soon as she heard such an event was on in the City,” Girish said.

“It is really cool, it is so different and everything really looks so tasty,” said Avani, standing in a long queue with her father.

Kinjal Majumdar, an analyst in a software firm, and his colleague Saathvika, who came to Indiranagar from Whitefield decided to stop by. “I am hearing of such a concept for the first time in Bengaluru. I’ve seen them in movies and wanted to experience it first-hand,” said Saathvika.

Varun Srikanth, spokesperson for BFTA, said the response was incredible. “It is really amazing. We never expected such a crowd,” he said. The organisation, formed just six months ago, has 28 truck food outlets on board now, he said.

“Food truck is a great alternative to street food. It is prepared at kitchens back home and is hygenic,” Srikanth declared.

The items, were billed as “reasonable” by many.

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