Food Vans here in Cornwall not to be Missed
There is no shortage of excellent places to eat in the towns and villages of Cornwall. One area that has really improved and evolved over recent years is the humble food trucks.
No longer are they offering sub-standard food, these days they are innovative with healthy and homemade dishes.
Food trucks are located throughout the county in a myriad of varying shapes and sizes but above all the promise plenty of foodie inspiration. Many will rival top restaurants with the food they offer.
These unique ‘on the go’ food options can be found in many prime locations along the coast.
They are perfect for snacks whilst at the beach, breakfast on the go, or supper whilst watching the sun set. Offering a taste of Cornwall in a unique outdoor dining room.
Below is information on what are some of the best food trucks around in our opinion.
Bait, Shed, Portreath
They are a popup takeaway cafe and restaurant serving seafood and local produce from their trailer on Portreath harbour and have been wowing food fans since they opened.
It is not necessary to book, just turn up, first come first served. Take note the food is so good it sells out fast.
The menu features some classic seafood dishes, as well as meat and vegan options accompanied by a range of sides Their fish is dependent on what is caught that day. The fish is super fresh as it literally comes from the harbour straight to your plate.
The incredible food is almost topped by the lovely views; it is a fantastic outdoor dining space.
Bangers on the Go, Penryn, South Cornwall
They offer American inspired handcrafted street food from their uniquely repurposed vintage rice horse trailers ’Boris’ and ‘Archie’, and cover all of Cornwall.
The menu is classically laid back, but ultimately delicious and it is difficult to choose between their handcrafted burgers, gourmet hotdogs, slow roasted BBQ pulled pork, dirty nachos, dirty fries, and vegetarian and vegan meals.
All food is cooked freshly to order and you can order and collect.
You will often find them at festivals, markets, and events throughout the county.
Big Pan Parties, Polzeath, North Cornwall
These newcomers are bringing paella to Polzeath. A family-run business bringing fabulous gourmet street food to the diners of Cornwall.
The menu is exciting with many delicious dishes including, seafood paella, jambalaya, tagines, curries, and cassoulets. The menu options change regularly. They basically cook whatever can be cooked in a pan! They use local suppliers to source their food except for the paella rice and spices which come from Spain.
They are the proud owners of the largest paella pan in the UK, ’Big Bertha’, they can be found in Polzeath’s Coronation Gardens opposite the beach.
Enjoy your food on the beach with its lovely views or take your meal back to your holiday home, either way it tastes fantastic.
Craftworks Secret Garden, Padstow
They can be found in the grounds of Padstow Holiday Village where they have created alfresco, casual dining in their own private garden. Cover is provided by a giant tipi or you can sit outside and eat under the stars.
Newly converted shipping containers provide the bar and kitchen. The garden is part of the old orchard and is surrounded by tall pines providing a secluded setting.
They have a limited menu with tasty delights like burgers, tacos, burritos, buttermilk chicken and loaded fries so lots to sink your teeth into, in this quirky but glorious relaxed setting. The food is freshly cooked and full of flavour.
Great music and fairy lights add to the laid back and fun ambience.
Fal Falafel, South Cornwall
They were the winner of ‘Best Street food in Cornwall’ at a local awards ceremony. Bringing a taste of the Middle East to the streets of Falmouth.
They have a completely vegan menu that is both healthy and delicious. The menu features a splendid meze of pittas, salad boxes, hummus, falafels, and stuffed vine leaves made with rice, lemon juice, oil, and spices, so tasty.
Everything is made freshly daily, and they support local farmers and growers where possible. Their pittas are made in Cornwall on the same farm where the wheat is grown. All packaging is biodegradable.
They are the real deal when it comes to falafels, service is quick, and the prices are excellent as well.
They are open every day from 10.30 am – 5.00 pm.
Fat Cat, Cornwall
They are a new Japanese street food trailer and are championing Asian inspired cuisine in the form of fresh ramen, gyoza dumplings and zingy katsu here on the Cornish coast. They have amassed quite a following since they started back at the end of 2019.
They have pop-ups at various venues throughout the county, and it is best to check their Facebook page to see where they are and at what times. Or follow them on Instagram - @fatcatcornwall. Be prepared their dishes are snapped up in record speed, so get there early.
It is a small but mighty menu featuring a selection of delicious and inspiring dishes. You can look forward to charred vegetables, slow braised meats, sticky rice, and Tokyo style noodles. All prepared using locally sourced ingredients.
They have put their own stamp on these dishes. It is a little piece of paradise all wrapped up to takeaway.
Hungry Horsebox Co, Gwithian, West Cornwall
Located on probably one of the most picturesque beaches here in Cornwall is a vibrant blue horsebox serving up an innovative feast of mouth-watering homemade dishes, made daily from locally sourced ingredients.
You can chomp down on everything from Cornish brie ciabatta to mackerel pate. You will find healthy and tasty dishes, alongside indulgent choices. With vegan and gluten free options also available.
Takeaway only, and food is served in biodegradable boxes with cutlery provided.
Offering indulgent al fresco dining with incredible sea views, and beautiful atmosphere, what could be better.
Certainly, saves the hassle of taking lunch to the beach, you can enjoy delicious and healthy options right here.
They are open seasonally on fair weather days, from the start of the Easter holidays to the end of October half-term from 10.30 am to 17.00 pm. From 1st November to 1st January, their opening hours are 9.30 am to 16.00 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. They are closed January and February.
They also have occasional evening meals or themed cookouts throughout the season, they are served between 6 pm and 9 pm.Check out their website for more details.
The closest parking is at the National Trust car park at Godrevy or public car park at Gwithian Towans.
Flour Power Pizza Parlour, West Cornwall
A mobile pizzeria that was a finalist in the British Street Food Awards in 2019. A fantastically decorated food truck that cannot be missed. It is run by Rebecca and Simon who are professional pizzaioli, having trained in Florence.
They serve fresh and healthy authentic artisan pizzas in pala, made from seasonal and occasionally foraged ingredients.
The menu includes classic options with a twist, as well as creative choices. Gluten free bases are available as well as a vegan selection. You won’t go wrong with whatever pizza you choose; they are all so good.
Covering four locations across the country from Portreath to Hayle, you have lots of options to grab one of these fabulous pizzas.
Flour Power Pizza is eco-friendly and single-use plastic-free. They use 100% compostable pizza boxes and 100% biodegradable bags that are both recyclable. In addition they serve cans of water.
You can pre-order for collection where you will be given a time slot for pick-up.
Wild Bake, North Cornwall
Keeping with great pizza offerings, we are pleased to introduce Wild Bake who offer wood-fired street food. You will easily recognise the distinctive green Wild Bake trailer.
Offering authentic handmade pizzas from the classic margherita to tempting veggie and meat options. Alongside cooked meats, fish, and vegetarian dishes. The finest of locally sourced ingredients are used to produce their signature sauce and wonderfully puffed-up crusts.
Keep an eye of their social media pages for changes to their weekly menu. You can drop Lewis a text to place your pick-up order, to avoid long waits.
They can be found at four local pitches four evenings a week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm.
We hope you get to try some of these great food selections; you certainly won’t be disappointed. They rival many top restaurants with the quality and flavour of their dishes.