By Shruti Chaudhuri | Tripgator.com
As you walk down New York City, or stroll along the beaches in Thailand, the aroma of fresh food from the numerous food trucks beckon you to stop, peek in, and order some quirky, quick-fix dishes. Food trucks are quite the rage in the United States, Australia and other countries…but the good news is, the trend is fast catching up in the capital city New Delhi, as a bunch of young entrepreneurs, as well as big names in the industry, are setting up food trucks to lure the foodies on the go! Here are some food trucks that you should absolutely check out!
Delhites rushing for work without their daily share of the healthy nashta pani needn’t worry anymore. This snack truck, parked pretty outside the Sultanpur Metro Station, serves up delicious breakfast and snacks, all day long. Take your pick from their range of stuffed paranthas, pooris, poha, upma or sandwiches. The Spicy Soya Curry Wrap or the French Toast stuffed with chicken salami and cheese mark the perfect start to the day. Wash it down with a fruit shake or a cappuccino, and you’re ready for the day. Their snacks section has munchies like corn n’ cheese roll and chicken bruschetta. Nashta Pani, with their healthy meals under Rs.200, is quite a hit with commuters.
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EGGjactly, a bright yellow truck parked in Guargaon’s Sector 29 market, serves delicious food with that one ingredient that seems to make everything better- eggs! Catch it on the go with its GPS location postings on Facebook and Twitter, and dig into the eggilicious feast that’s dished out. From the evergreen anda bhurji, to a sunny side up served with fried sausages, bacon and hash browns…it has EVERYTHING an egg-aficionado would ever want! Want other things instead? Visit EGGjactly in the evening and try their Big Chick Burger, stashed with a chicken patty, cheese and a perfect runny egg; or their range of Maggis and pastas. Finish it with the fresh-baked Belgian waffles topped with chocolate ganache. The top pick pick would be the Anda Curry with Rice (Rs 130). All the items on the menu are priced well within the budget range. To make the matters more delicious, EGGjactly is opening at two brand new locations: DLF Cyber City, and Udyog Vihar.
EGGjactly is the first GPS enabled food truck in India, follow them here!
Serving at Sarita Vihar on weekdays and DLF Place, Saket on weekends, this is the go-to place for some classic dude-food. with a range of loaded wraps, burritos, burgers and sandwiches, it is a meat-lover’s delight. The desi burritos (Rs 100 for the vegetarian, and 150 for the non-vegetarian), fish n’chips (Rs 200) are the top selling items from this truck. Coming up next are paranthas, keema kulchas and fried goodies. Apart from the meat overload, there are fresh blueberry, mango and strawberry smoothies.
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What The Truck!
The kitschy name painted on a white and maroon truck is visible from afar. But it’s the wafting smell of the Chilli Doggie Dog that is the sign of recognition for this food truck. At Sector 32 or South City 2 in Gurgaon, feast on their burgers, wraps or the hot, succulent keema pao. Their forte is clearly their wraps. The price range is between Rs 80-140. Follow them here to keep yourselves updated about their current locations.
Kobri Food Truck, the brainchild of Flavour Labs, is an innovative venture that gives its customers a taste of the South—-with a twist! The idliwiches, or idli sandwiches and the dosa wraps are the signature dishes at Kobri. The fillings are delicious; ranging from Paneer with assorted peppers in a mild chettinaad sauce and topped with salad greens, to Spiced mutton kababs served with salad greens and an apple and olive salsa. The price range is between Rs. 140-180, just right for a quick and tasty afternoon grab! It is based in Gurgaon, and you can track it here.
Awestruck’s menu is just as awesome as its name. The peppy green truck in Gurgaon has created quite a name for itself with its Italian menu comprising of classic pastas like Carbonara, Primavera and Arrabiatta, all within the price range of Rs 120-150. Also check out the quesadillas, salads and shakes. You won’t stop gushing about its food. They also have plans to expand as a structured food-truck industry. Check them out here.
The Lalit Food Truck Company
Mexican food is now easier to catch up with, thanks to The Lalit’s novel venture into the food truck business. Currently, the truck is parked at two locations, the Barakhamba on weekdays and the courtyard of DLF Mall, Saket, on weekends. The simple menu is inspired by popular Mexican street foods. You’ll love the Crispy Taco ( Rs 100), the Chicken Burger (Rs 130) and the Churros, a sweet, fried pastry dusted with cinnamon sugar and served with a drizzle of chocolate sauce ( Rs 100). With its focus on serving tasty food in a hygienic, and eco-friendly way, is surely one of the highlights of The Lalit Food Truck. Follow their page here to keep yourself updated about their latest offerings.
Let’s end this on a sweet note. Frugurpop, the pink popsicle van dishing out frozen goodies, is a must-have, especially with the onset of summer! Their popsicles are made from frozen fruits, with no preservatives. Open the pack to bite into a delicious mix of juice and fruits. The new flavours to beat the summer heat are the Green apple Mint Tea, Pomegranate Raspberry and Fruitlicious ( which has strawberries, blueberries, kiwis and peach). They are priced at Rs 100 each. For those who take their desserts very seriously, try the Le Choclatier (Rs 150) and Oreo Cookies n’ Cream (Rs 150). Calorie conscious? Well, the popsicles, made from fresh fruits, have much lesser calories than ice-creams and other desserts! Follow the pink truck here, and make your summers cooler than ever!
The food truck fever is fast catching up in New Delhi, and it’s always a great excuse for foodies to go try out some yummy food at a budget price. Since the food trucks mostly depend on social networking sites for their promotions, follow their pages, and you can keep up with their new destinations and menus. If you spot another food truck on the road, help us expand the list by mentioning it in the comments! If you’ve got friends who are foodies, don’t forget to share this post with them, do share the happiness, and make us happy!