Globally, food trucks have been around for over a century now, but their resurgence has taken these “roach coaches” to a new level of “hip”. In our city, they are a fairly new concept but something that we Punekars are warming up to and how. Below is a list of the best grub trucks our city has to offer…
The Cheese Truck
The name says it all. Each and every item on their menu has cheese in or on it. That’s not a bad thing at all; who doesn’t like melted gooey cheese all over their food. They have a stoners menu, if that doesn’t make you smoke up and try their stuff, I don’t know what will. Would you believe they deliver until 3:00 am? Head on over, if you need to get your cheese on, with either sweet or savory fillings.
Location: Around Viman Nagar
Price for two: Rs. 200
Contact: 7030160536, 9145645791
JW Marriott Food Truck
The ultimate high end food truck in our city with outdoor seating is a great place to impress a date. Nestled under the trees at the Pune Baking Company, they serve fairly decent burgers, flatbreads and sides. Just call them before you head on over, as they were shut for the monsoon.
Location: JW Marriott Hotel, SB Road.
Price for two: Rs. 700
Contact: 020 66833333
Owned and operated by a young chef, this is a meat lover’s paradise. Their Prawn Burger and Thor’s Crab Attack are a must have. They also have a squid burger, which has deep fried calamari with chili honey mayo and would satisfy your crunchy, sweet and spicy pangs all in one delicious bite. Don’t forget the Spicy peri peri fries on the side. Drooling yet?
Location: Around SRPF ground, Wanowrie.
Price for two: Rs. 400
Contact: 8600703800, 7767937006
A full-fledged Mexican menu including Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas, Nachos, Rice combos and shakes. This little truck has a lot to offer. Mexican food done well and served quick. The Super nachos and the 7-layer burrito are a must have. The truck seems to be designed for the vertically non-challenged amongst us but that’s a small price to pay for some good Mexican food in our city. “Si Señor!”
Location: Bishops School, Near Polka Dots, Kalyani Nagar.
Price for two: Rs. 500
Contact: 7767977191, 9099273030
Waffles to die for, this one is not for the faint of heart. If you like desserts post 8:30 pm, this is the place to be. Decently sized, super light waffles are made fresh and topped with a generous amount of toppings. Choices include, Nutella, dark chocolate mousse, Oreo cream, Strawberry cream cheese and so on; there’s no skimping on the toppings here.
Location: Salunkhe Vihar Road.
Price for two: Rs. 300
Contact: 91 9921511886
There is nothing better than good food made fresh and served quick. The food truck culture does all that and from the looks of it, we have accepted them as a new avenue to our gluttony adventures. To the food trucks!