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*.
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!