There is nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a big, fat juicy burger. We’d go as far as to say that there is nothing closer to nirvana than a good burger… But we can take it one step further and say that there is absolutely nothing compared to that first bite of a sexy burger from Balkan Burgers. Are you sold? Well, you should be! The Balkan Burgers food truck has fed plenty a hipster and plenty a festival goer. Balkan Burgers is so cool that they’ve been recommended by travel and food legend, Anthony Bourdain. If that doesn’t tell you how incredible they are, we don’t know what will.
The best thing about walking out of Bassline in Newtown is when you see Cajun Joe’s truck in front of you. All we can say is that the baby corn salad is off the hook, so are the paninis and wraps — okay, and pretty much everything else being prepared in their kitchen. From music festivals to expos to random party nights in town, Cajun Joe’s Food Co. is your friendly neighbourhood chow hook-up.
Seriously, who’s going to say no to devouring a gourmet vetkoek? Vetkoek Café serves artisanal, lekker and local vetkoek – think curry mince, chicken mayo, biltong smothered in crème fraîche, or roasted veg with basil pesto and feta. Just do yourself a favour and check them out…
Pizza on wheels. Yeah, we’ll give you a moment to take that in… Done? Good. The Bearded Fella has been spotted selling wood-burning oven pizza at festivals such as Oppikoppi and the likes. It’s quick, it’s filling and the only problem is to figure out if we want pineapple or avo on our custom order. Either way, make sure to check these buddies out. A good pizza is determined by the base and the Bearded Fella must have some Italian blood in him because these pizza bases are booming.
Double trouble with this one, as Martha’s Mojo runs the Amexicano and 5 Star Street Chef. Both food trucks are well known across Jozi and plenty of people have stampeded their way to get their hands on the good and spicy served from these griddles. Flame grilled to perfection, Amexicano serves nachos and tacos so decadent that you need to take a holiday to get the goodness off your mind, while 5 Star Street Chef serves up Vietnamese Banh mi pork burgers and pickled veg.
Tutto believes that good food makes life whole and that every meal is an opportunity to savour the moment. Our advice is to “savour the moment” with a plate of their celebrated paella. Choose from seafood, mushroom and chicken and chorizo.
If you’re looking for some old-fashioned New York-inspired food – like hot dogs and burgers with all the authentic trimmings – then get in line at the Filthy Moustache. Their food is honest, juicy and delicious, plus they cater for weddings, birthdays and corporate functions.
With handmade ice creams, soft serves, frozen yoghurts, Dom Pedros, artisanal lollies, gelato and sorbet, The Knickerbocker Ice Cream Company is South Africa’s first true pop-up gourmet ice cream parlour. It doesn’t get any better than this… trust us!
Fresh homemade dough. Check. Organic tomato base. Check. Free-range toppings. Check. Absolutely delicious. Check. These are enough reasons for us to devour The Brohemian’s wood-fired pizza. In fact, we’ll order a second to go…
By Shawn Greyling
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