The growing trend of food trucks is taking Cape Town by storm and no matter your preferred cuisine there definitely an eatery on wheels for you.
If you’re looking for your next stop, we’ve got a road map of just where to go.
1. Didi’s Bitchin’ Burritos Food Truck
Appease your hunger for a heaping helping of Mexican food at Didi’s Bitchin’ Burritos Food Truck.
The story of Didi’s begins in 1978, with the manufacture of a car called Gypsy Rose, or “Rosie,” as she is affectionately called.
Rosie is a 1978 Volkswagen AutoVilla that Didi’s sourced in George and drove through the Klein Karoo to Cape Town on a glorious spring day in 2013.
Now, she offers passersby wholesome Mexican cuisine that will not only warm your stomach but also your heart.
Contact: 021 003 4494
Address: 374 Albert Road/19 Kent Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
2. Lotus Food Truck
Dive into the seasonal menu from the Lotus Food Truck, which offers spectacular Asian-inspired cuisine.
This is definitely one for the seafood lovers – the menu features chargrilled marinated octopus and calamari salad as well as Tiger Prawn and papaya salad, and more.
Owned by talented head chef Christopher Payne, aka “Percy”, you are guaranteed to enjoy your visit to this little gem.
Contact: 072 128 6752
Address: Lotus Food Truck is nomadic and so can be found in different areas of Cape Town on different days.
3. Woodstock Waffles
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If you’ve got a hankering for sweet or savoury waffles, make your way to the Woodstock Waffles food truck.
Indulge in some decadent options like their fried chicken and maple syrup waffle or their Mexican-style churro waffle.
The Woodstock Waffle Truck is nomadic and you can follow them on social media to see where they are going next.
Contact: 082 557 9750
Address: All around the Mother City
4. Black Box Coffeeworks
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Sip on a good, strong cup of coffee paired with freshly-baked goods at the Black Box Coffeeworks truck.
You can find this charming little café on wheels at its usual spot at the Constantia Nek Circle.
Some locals say it’s the best way to start your day with its premium coffee, friendly staff and delicious treats.
Contact: 078 663 0059
Address: Constantia Nek Circle Cape Town, Western Cape
5. Salty Flames
Enjoy gourmet smoked food when you visit Salty Flames, founded by Nick Perfect and Chanel Marais.
You can find them in a multitude of spots, from the University of Cape Town Lower Campus in Rondebosch, to various events around the Mother City.
Their food is fresh and flavourful with a good number of vegetarian options.
Contact: 064 684 2690
Address: UCT Lower Campus Rondebosch/ events around Cape Town
6. Jack Rabbit
This trendy food truck can be seen all around the Mother City at a number of popular events, but Jack Rabbit mostly based in Durbanville.
They take food very seriously and offer delectable gourmet dishes, from Truffle Mushroom Burgers to Pulled Beef Tacos.
Their service always comes with a bright smile and they cater to vegetarians, too.
Contact: 083 414 1181
Address: Durbanville, Cape Town
7. FrozenYo on the beach
If you’re heading out for a day on the beach and are looking to cool off and indulge yourself, FrozenYO is the food truck for you.
Based in Blouberg, this colourful café serves up some seriously scrumptious frozen yogurt to go with your day on the beach.
A variety of indulgent toppings you can choose for your frozen treat include Turkish delight, yoghurt coated almonds and even Banting toppings.
Contact: 079 412 1444
Address: Blouberg, Cape Town
8. Wahine Food Truck
Treat yourself to a plate of nutritious Polynesian-inspired eats at Wahine Food Truck.
This mobile eatery can be seen at all manner of trendy events in Cape Town.
Their aim is to provide customers with healthy, wholesome, balanced fast food alternatives that are locally-sourced or even grown by the quirky food truck team themselves.
Contact: 084 612 4459
Address: All the hotspots in the Mother City
9. Lady Bonin’s Tea Truck
Tea-lovers can grab a delightful cup of Lady Bonin tea at this quaint travelling tea house.
You can find this unique little truck rolling its way around various beaches and peaceful spots in Cape Town.
Often offering a comfy and cute seating area just outside of the little truck, this tea spot serves up all the Lady Bonin favourites from its convenient little window.
Contact: 083 628 2504
Address: On beaches in Cape Town