The Beast is Back

It’s been a very long time coming, but finally the van is fixed. I’m pretty sure that the word “fixed” cannot be used definitively here, but at any rate the Beast is once again a functioning, if slow, member of the active road community, rather...

Street Food Difficulty Level: Pro

The reason it’s all been quiet on the blog front over the last few weeks is because negativity doesn’t sell. Not that I’m really selling anything other than street food, but no one wants to read, week after week, the disheartening accounts of how the...

Street Food TV Shows I Wish They Would Make

The van is still out of action. The guy who was going to send us an engine doesn’t have one; the people who do have engines are invariably hundreds of miles away, or they are offering a deal that sounds too good to be true. Unlike a good street food TV show,...

Painful Food Van Problems

I have always been an advocate of food vans. The Beast is nothing less than the third member of the Jabberwocky, and he’s an important part of the business. I’ve always been very open about how much food vans can – and do – break down, but most...

Vans are Better than Gazebos

In street food there are two main types of setup, the kind with wheels and engines and the kind without. Vans give you space and time, gazebos are cheaper and more reliable. My humble and totally unbiased opinion: Vans are better than gazebos. It’s not all...

The Future of Food Trucks

Currently, as those of you kind enough to follow us on other social channels will know, the van is once more in the garage. He failed his MOT in two-sheets-of-refusal-notice style. Luckily most of the problems are to do with his wiring, and consequently we expect him...