The United States is usually the leader in commercial and business ideas and when gourmet food trucks began to appear in 2008, many business people from around the world began to follow suit. If you are planning to travel within the year, you can try chasing down one of these food trucks for a whole new food experience that’s very similar to what we have right here.
In Berlin, the food truck business is not as proliferate as in the U.S. but there is one place you can go to experience food served hot and quick from food trucks. It is located in southern Prenzlauer Berg near the Senefelder Platz. On certain Saturdays, they have a Food Night Market. Two of the most popular food trucks here are the Beijing Flying Dumplings and the Pornothunder Tapas. In other parts of Berlin, a popular street food is the doner kebab which is sold in food carts or kiosks.
Don’t be surprised to find a taco food truck in Paris because one enterprising business person decided it’s time to bring in … Cantine California! It serves organic tacos, cupcakes, fries, and fresh tortillas. Another food truck is the Le Camion Qui Fume which is owned by an American, Kristine Frederick who sells burgers for 10 Euros. Although these two business owners had a difficult time setting up and getting city permits, they are now part of the ambience with French guitarists playing beside Kristine’s truck which is parked on a quaint cobblestone street on the Right Bank. There are other food trucks around the city selling pizza, sausages, crepes, and sandwiches.
The Traveling C.O.W. is Singapore’s first food truck and it was launched in late 2012. Business owner, Karen Cheng decided it was time to introduce Singaporeans to the food truck craze with their menu consisting of gourmet bistro food. It was a struggle to get the city to approve the license – mobile wagon – being the first in the country which only approved in late November.
In Sydney, Australia food trucks have become quite the hit where there is a good choice of Asian, Asian fusion, Mexican, organic, BBQ, and vegetarian food trucks roaming the city. London also has its fabulous Kimchi Cult among many other food trucks. Located at Eat St in Kings Cross Station, one will find more than 12 mobile restaurants offering a wide selection of international and local cuisine. Kimchu Cult is a Korean-inspired food truck which serves beef burgers and a side dish of kimchi.