The Coolest Food Trucks To Pimp Your Party

Ditch the rusty barbecue this summer and consider calling the experts. Here's five street food trucks willing to do their thing on your doorstep

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1 | Pig&Rig

Hog roasts, beer and loud music: indisputably three of summer's best things. Combining this holiest of trinities are pals Jacob Read and Will Walker (a graphic designer and a photographer), who are such fans of the music and munch mash-up, they created 'Pig&Rig,' a truck that cooks up a whole pig to the sound of indie and reggae pumped through top-quality speakers.

Using a fancy La Caja China roasting oven, these guys crank up the flavour of our favourite oinking friend, create an extra-crunchy crackling and have it ready to serve to 100 people in less than five hours.

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They're willing to pack up and take their equipment anywhere in the country, and are hoping to do the festival rounds next summer – catch them on their Facebook page while they wait for their new website to be ready to fly.

2 | The Laughing Stock

Already making a name for themselves by commandeering tents everywhere from Glastonbury to the Hay Festivals - and getting the thumbs up from Mark Hix -  this Scottish company have become the front runners in the pop-up revolution.

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The menu is highly adaptable. Basically, whatever you're after, owners Jack and Amy can rustle it up.

The pair also have a great pedigree; Amy has worked in kitchens from Harrods to The Fat Duck and together they've spent a year travelling Europe in a VW camper van, cooking and experimenting with local ingredients along the way.

If you're after a range of top-quality food for your party this summer, you can hire one of their fleet of mobile food stations, from The Grill Trailer (capable of serving up over 200 burgers per hour) to the Hot Dog Cart (promises "hot sausages and hunky hot dogs") and the Wrap Shack (spicy lamb, anyone?).

3 | Taco Truck 

Want a taste of Mexico but don't fancy leaving your back garden? Look no further. Taco Truck is a portable kitchen that dishes up everyone's favourite Hispanic treat.

Born out of a love of authentic Mexican cuisine, the truck, which is in fact a Citroen H fire engine, can feed a whopping 300 people and serves up gems like free-range chicken marinated in fresh lime zest and oregano.

Book the truck for your next private party, barbecue, or, if you're really celebrating, wedding day. It's already graced the stage of many a music festival, including the Proms in Hyde Park.

To top it all off, this mobile Mexico even sells its own chilli sauce by the name of 'Guau' - the Spanish word for 'woof'. 

 4 | Pizza Pilgrims 

Thom and James Elliot have been on an absolute mission to bring Britain top-notch pizza. The brothers travelled all the way to southern Italy from their London base, to discover how the Neapolitans do their national dish. 

The result? An insane sourdough base, topped with proper quality ingredients, that they sell of out of their (available to hire) mobile van, as well as their thriving Soho shop. 

Check out their mouth-watering website to make a booking. 

5 | KERB 

Describing itself as "a space…for making cities taste better" KERB run markets, evens and workshops to help the public track down the best street food on their doorsteps.

Started by Petra Barran – who first hit the streets in 2005 with the mobile food venture Choc Star – KERB aims to find the best traders in each city and bring them all together under one banner – making it all the easier to select the perfect food van for your party.

From Hanoi Kitchen's Vietnamese specialties, to Mama Wang's noodles and Sorbitium Ices, KERB have pretty much got your guests covered.

If you're looking for a drink to wash it all down, check out the KERB Cocktail Bar, in association with Manhattans Project. On the menu are Jungle Bird, Rose and Cardamom Margarita and Vinegared G&T (no, us neither).

Make sure to catch them at a number of locations across the capital, from the Southbank Centre to Granary Square, Kings Cross, or hire them out for a private event at their website. 
 

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