A Food truck is a large motorized vehicle (such as a van) or trailer, equipped to cook, prepare, serve, and/or sell food. Some, including ice cream trucks, sell frozen or prepackaged food; others have on-board kitchens and prepare food from scratch, or reheat food prepared in commercial kitchens. Sandwiches, hamburgers, French fries, and other regional fast-food fare is common. In recent years, associated with the pop-up restaurant phenomenon, food trucks offering gourmet cuisine and a variety of specialties and ethnic menus have become particularly popular. Food trucks may also sell cold beverages such as soda and water. Food trucks, along with portable food booths and food carts, are on the front line of the street food industry.
One can easily chance upon such food trucks in the Indian metros, including Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai. The joy of getting your favorite snack, piping hot, from a food truck is incomparable. Although Indian food trucks are still not a fad, it is catching up fast and shaping the gastronomic fabric of the country. Happy trips look at some of the most loved food trucks in the country for the true Indian gastronomer. There are following prominent food trucks across India:
The Lalit Food Truck Company, New Delhi — Taste Of the States
The Cheese Truck, Pune — For Cheesy Delights
Bombay Food Truck, Bombay — Everything at One Place
SuperSucker Food Truck, Delhi — Snacking Made More Fun
Burgertron, Pune — Best of Burgers
Delhi Food Truck Co., Gurgaon — Enjoy the Savory Dishes of North
Henny’s Gourmet, Pune — All Things Sweet
S.W.A.T, Bangalore — Taste the Twist
Mumbai Rolling Kitchen, Mumbai — Hyderabadi Kebabs and More
Go Waffles, Bangalore — A Dessert Wonderland
Chaska, Chennai — Best of Tibetan Cuisine
Desi Firangi, Chandigarh — A Blend of West and East
Eat n’ Run, Mumbai — For Breakfast Scenes
Parathawalas and Grills, Hyderabad — For the Taste of North
Road Kill, Bengaluru — A Variety That Doesn’t End
Of late, Ola has also entered the food truck business.
It characteristically requires low investments and low risk and is easy to start. An average food truck including the vehicle, raw material, equipment, POS, staff, marketing, etc. can cost anywhere between INR 8–10 lakhs in India, to start with. On the upper end of the spectrum, a fully equipped food truck can even cost up to 20 lakhs. The paper formality requires — FSSAI license, NOC from Fire Department, vehicle registration papers, municipality permission. The rest is placing it appropriately among target customers with catchy names and serving them to the best of your culinary skills and hygiene. A few months of patience and bingo! You are as set as concrete in the market. Gradually you may expand tying up with Swiggy, Zomato, or through your pamphlets, blogs, online ad campaigns, etc.
Contributed By- Siddharth Jangid, Content Writer @ Mitti Ke Rang
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