Street food trucks are all the rage across the globe and Malta has definitely finally caught up with the trend.
What’s not to love about them? They’re quick, convenient, ensure that you’re well-fed during your lunch break (if you’re lucky enough to work near one), a picnic or when you just don’t have the time or energy to go to a restaurant. I for one know that if I’m really hungry and have to wait for a meal, I’ll go hangry on your ass.
Here’s a pretty neat selection of restaurant on wheels that we’d like to share with you. Shall we begin?
1. EAT, Mosta
Parked in Mosta, EAT specialises in American Barbecue dishes and smoked meats.
A carnivore’s playground, you can expect finger-lickin’ items such as Smoked Beef Brisket, Smoked Pulled Pork, BBQ Pork Ribs and Philly Cheese Steak. High Quality meat is guaranteed and prices for each items are around €5 – €7 on average.
The cooking process ensures that you’ll always get the most tender of meats. We’ll meat you there!
2. Bahn Mi Vietnamese Food Truck, Qormi
Follow the green van in Qormi to be (metaphorically) transported to the food scene of Vietnam and South East Asia.
Rolling around Monday to Friday from 11am until 2:30pm, you’ll find plenty of addictive items that are cheap as chips.
They serve Vietnamese Spring Rolls filled with pork and shiitake mushrooms, Bahn Bao, Stir Fried Pho, Red Their Curry and Summer Spring Rolls.
3. Roots The Vegetarian Street Food Truck, Sliema
This Sliema-based van is definite proof that vegetarian dishes can indeed be creative, colourful, filling and tasty with a capital T.
Dishes are inspired by the spices, tastes and flavours from all over the world including the Middle East.
The menu changes very regularly and they’re open from 11:30am to 3pm. Even the biggest meat eater will love this one (I should know, I’m one of them).
4. Penzalapanza, Gzira
Penzalapanza (Italian for ‘thinking about the belly’) may have a name that’s hard to remember but the food will be hard to forget.
This late-night meal on wheels provides all things meat (Italian meat to be exact). A meat eater’s wet dream, things on the menu include at least seven different kinds of unique hot dogs and burgers (including veggie options).
5. Tikka Thai Street Food, San Ġwann
Technically not a truck, Tikka specialise in really (and I mean really) authentic Thai street food and the size of the restaurant (it only seats two), that it might as well be called a food truck. It is mostly a take-away kitchen. So yeah, it is street food but without the wheels.
We highly recommend the spicy seafood salad and the deep-fried buffalo wings (meaty AF).
Nothing on the menu is over €10. Bargain!
6. Kuya Food Truck, Sliema
This food-truck-turned-restaurant hasn’t forgotten their roots and still show up with some delicious grub on the road.
Kuya delivers some simple yet creative Asian fare or Western favourites with an Asian twist.
When you view the chalkboard menu, you’ll want everything on the list. The menu changes very regularly and you can expect well-priced dishes such as Honey-glazed and Crispy Beef, Slow-cooked Pork Ribs, Asian Beef Burger and Thai Curries.
So what do you say? Let’s take it to the streets…