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Truck Stop London



 
You know something good is going to happen when Street Feast, Tweat Up and Rotary get together, and Truck Stop was no exception.

As soon as I heard about Truck Stop, I knew it was not something I wanted to miss! Canary Wharf isn't somewhere where food trucks normally rock up, and with the exception of the Wood Wharf Lunch Market, the eating options can get a bit boring.

Over 20 of the UK's finest food trucks rolled in to Wood Wharf on Thursday night to sever up some of the best street food going against a backdrop of skyscrapers and docks, garnished with just a touch of Americana (it was the 4th of July after all!). It was a pretty awesome sight.

   
In addition to the trucks, there was a 'Roadside Diner'; a taco shack; a keg party and Smoke BBQ pit; Rotary Bar severing pint sized cocktails and craft beers from Brew Dog and Camden Town; and the Meantime Beer Tanker!

The options were pretty overwhelming (in a good way), and despite the serious planning that had happened earlier in the day, I still found myself doing several circuits muttering I can't decide, I just can't decide.

 
 
 
 
 
Multiple courses really were the only way forward, starting off with delicious chicken bites from Mother Clucker washed down with Meantime's Yakima Red ! Operating from a converted military ambulance (delivered up just last week), I cannot express my fandom for their fried chicken - it is basically perfect. So perfect, that it merits its own post in the next few weeks *watch this space*.
 
My second course came courtesy of Born & Raised, who make amazing pizzas to order. British-inspired, and made using ingredients from small producers, each pizza is hand-stretched before being cooked in a wood-fired oven in the back of a Land Rover Defender (I kid you on - see the picture above!). This is serious artisan food, and again, was so delicious it merits it's own post!




 



The trucks (and kegs, and tacos, and cocktails) will be at Wood Wharf tonight, and then again on 1 and 2 August, and 5 and 6 September from 5pm to 11pm. It is an awesome night out, and while you do need a ticket, you do get the whole £10 back in bar credit - and you would have spent that any way!
 


 
 




 
 



   


 
 


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