While Japanese food trucks are successfully popping up all over the United States and other countries, wouldn’t be interesting to know what kind of food trucks there are in Japan? Japan used to be a country where street food was limited to food stalls selling yakisoba and takoyaki (noodles and snack balls). Today. Tokyo is an amazing place to be in with several food trucks offering incredible menus either in a permanent location or as mobile satellites of existing restaurants.
The Fred Segal Food Truck
American retailer Fred Segal did not just open a clothing store in Tokyo, he also put up a food truck, Mart. This move was a first in the world and his food truck is more than just donuts and coffee. Mart also sells imported food grocery products like Quinn Popcorn and Jacobsen Salt. His coffee is a unique blend of Japanese Arabica coffee beans hand roasted for 30 minutes and a Japanese coffee served to Japanese royalty, Marafuku.
Wish Fresh Salad
This food truck offers a design-your-salad menu with an interesting selection of ingredients including bacon, lotus root, bell peppers, mushrooms, and black olives. They have their own dressing with the bestseller being the honey mustard. The food truck also sells different wraps, soup, beer, apple cider, and sparkling wine. It is owned by Atsushi who studied in New York and when he returned to Tokyo, he brought the food truck idea with him.
If you’re craving for pizza while in Tokyo, you should look for Garage 50. It offers the city most extensive range of pizza flavors and sauces including a maple syrup sauce. All pizzas are 24 cm, thin crust and crispy. They occasionally add a few daily specials which go on a limited run. Each pizza costs 500 yen while drinks like Coke and ginger ale are 100 yen each.
Technically not a food truck but a cart on wheels but this amazing business is popular for having one of the best pad thais in Tokyo. No, the chef is not Thai but Japanese, Hiroyuki Makino, and his wooden cart on wheels (bicycle wheels) is one to run after. He is found mostly in the Asagaya and Koenji area and can be grumpy at times but his food is the best! You will have to choose and self serve the sauce you want on your noodles and you have a choice of adding crushed peanuts for the authentic Thai flavor. One dish of pad thai is only 380 yen and best eaten hot with a cold can of Singha beer. Oh, and Adwee can be found on Twitter.