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March 22, 2013

Food on the move: pop-up trucks in Cape Town

Pop-up food trucks are taking quality food to Mother City residents and visitors in a fun way. Photo courtesy of Cape Town Food Trucks

From retail to events and from fashion to food, the pop-up trend is sweeping the globe. Cape Town, too, offers its share of fabulous foodies who roam the town, delighting us with their gourmet street food.


Owned by a passionate restaurateur, the Limoncello food truck moves around Cape Town. It serves a range of delicious Italian dishes, including pastries and pizzas, made on the spot. You can tweet @CTfoodtrucks to see where it is parked on any given day, but you will regularly find the Limoncello food truck at the Oudekraal market on Wednesdays; Charly's Bakery's parking lot in the Fringe on Thursdays; the Neighbourgoods Market  in Woodstock on Saturdays; and the Blaauwklippen Market on Sundays.

Die Wors-Rol

Die Wors-Rol sells 22cm-long gourmet pork hotdogs with homemade family recipe sauces and thrice-fried fries. The trailer traverses the Cape each day, recognisable by a huge vinyl of its pin-up mascot, Betsie, who covers the sides of the truck. You can tweet @DieWorsRol to find out where Betsie will be next, or call 078 822 2885 if you would like them to roll on your way.

Baguette Bicycle

The Baguette Bicycle is, in fact, a collection of vintage bicycles loaded with baskets of gourmet sandwiches that are stationed at Deluxe Coffee Works and Bean There Coffee Roasters in the central city. If they’re not found at their stations, they’re travelling the city streets, giving satisfaction to hungry pedestrians or making deliveries. To find a Baguette Bicycle – or have a sandwich delivered to you – tweet @BaguetteBicycle or call 072 961 5743, or 079 612 5730.

Lady Bonin’s Tea Parlour

Lady Bonin’s Tea Parlour is a bohemian caravan that travels from place to place selling a wide range of loose-leaf teas. Lady Bonin sets up a comfortable ground-level lounge for her tea drinkers to relax in as they pause to savour the aromatic blends.

Lady Bonin’s Tea Parlour can be found at the Neighbourgoods Market on Saturdays, as well as at major markets, festivals and events. There is also a new permanent store at the Woodstock Exchange.

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