Street markets, festivals and concerts: catering at events in the capital has increasingly come courtesy of food trucks in recent years. A new generation of mobile snack bars offers high-quality fast food such as wraps, burgers, quiches, baked potatoes, cakes and sodas. Wrapstar, a trailblazer on the Viennese fast food scene, can be found on the Freyung square in the first district around midday on Mondays and Thursdays. It serves vegetarian and meat wraps with homemade sauces. Hy-kitchen parks right next door. This converted Citröen delivery van treats its customers to burgers and homemade sodas. In addition to their usual pitches, both trucks regularly put in an appearance at various events in the city.
The Neni Food Truck is another adapted Citröen bus that can be found doing the rounds in Vienna. It is the latest project by the Molcho family, who run the Neni am Naschmarkt restaurant, as well as the beach bar Tel Aviv Beach each summer on the Danube Canal. On weekends the yellow Neni truck parks in the Volksgarten and sells Middle Eastern street food such as hamshuka (hummus with ground beef) and falafel. A Speedy Potato is a potato-shaped trailer that sells organic baked potatoes with homemade toppings. Significantly larger, Pizza Mobile offers delicious pizzas from a mobile wood-fired oven mounted on the back of a vintage truck.
Millie The Vintage Caravan is the ideal choice for anyone with a sweet tooth. This retro, pastel-colored 1966 trailer travels from one event to the next serving frozen yogurt, hot waffles and other snacks. The stylish three-wheelers in the Espressomobil fleet first hit Vienna’s streets in 2012. Now there are 11 adapted Piaggio scooters with café-grade coffee machines, selling fair trade coffee specialties and snacks to take away at different locations through the capital. Espressomobil also has two small permanent coffee-to-go shops on Mariahilfer Strasse and in Grinzing.
The Vienna street food scene will take pride of place in the Vienna Food Week from September 26 to October 4, 2015.
- Wrapstars, www.wrapstars.at
- Hy-kitchen, https://www.facebook.com/HYKitchen
- Neni Food Truck, www.neni.at
- A Speedy Potato, https://www.facebook.com/aspeedypotato
- Pizza Mobile, http://pizza-mobile.it
- Millie The Vintage Caravan, www.thevintagecaravan.at
- Espressomobil, www.espressomobil.at
- Street Food Vienna, www.streetfoodvienna.at
- Vienna Food Week, Sep 26-Oct 4, 2015, www.viennafoodweek.at