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3 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

In Canada (and in the USA, I think), these are usually called "food trucks".  Is there another name for them in the UK?

 

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Lots, depending on what they're selling.  Mobile chippie for fish and chips, burger van for burgers, pizza wagon for pizzas - the list goes on.

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Also *** van (kebab van, sandwich van, etc.) 

Food truck to me (southern UK resident) suggests a lorry (truck)  used to transport food from distribution centres to retailers (supermarkets etc.) 

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Thanks very much for the replies. I always put "food truck" in the keywords. Sounds like it's pretty universal now. At least it brings up the most relevant search results. "Food wagon" and "food van" (hadn't thought of that one) also generate good search results, and some buyers appear to use them. However, "food trailer" seems a bit iffy (i.e. lots of irrelevant images come up). Here in Vancouver, these trucks now have very diverse offerings. Some are even calling themselves "gourmet". The days of the humble "greasy spoon on wheels" are all but gone.

 

 

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That was a good question John.  I have a few food truck images in my port.

 

So is a "pie wagon" for pizzza pies, or for sweets?

 

Edit- I just checked, in the last month there have been more searches for "food truck" than "food van".

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1 hour ago, MariaJ said:

That was a good question John.  I have a few food truck images in my port.

 

So is a "pie wagon" for pizzza pies, or for sweets?

 

Edit- I just checked, in the last month there have been more searches for "food truck" than "food van".

 

"food cart" also brings up some images of food trucks, but it might be better used with small pushcarts

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Here in Oklahoma City, every so often there will be some sort of celebration. Whether a street art show or whatever. The food trucks are a part of it. There will be many...all serving something different. They are almost equal in drawing the crowd as the event is.

Betty

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13 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

Here in Oklahoma City, every so often there will be some sort of celebration. Whether a street art show or whatever. The food trucks are a part of it. There will be many...all serving something different. They are almost equal in drawing the crowd as the event is.

Betty

 

Same here. Sometimes there are even too many of them overpowering the main event.

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