Europe has a rich tradition of street food, some of which have centuries of history. For each country, one could list many excellent street food specialties typical of its cuisine.
We have selected 12 that have been very successful, including internationally.
Known worldwide, Italian ice cream is handcrafted and served in a myriad of flavors based on cream (pistachio, hazelnut, fiordilatte…) or fruit (lemon, strawberry, berries, melon…).
BELGIAN WAFFLE (Belgium)
A type of dessert made with eggs, flour, and butter, cooked between two hot plates that give the pastry a characteristic grid or honeycomb shape. Whether from Liège or Brussels, Belgian waffles are garnished with powdered sugar, strawberries, whipped cream, and honey or chocolate.
PIZZA AL TAGLIO (Italy)
A type of pizza that is generally baked in large rectangular or square pans and sold by the slice. The thickness and texture of the pizza vary according to regional tradition.
WIENER WÜRSTEL or FRANKFURTER (Austria)
Pork and beef sausage partially boiled and smoked at low temperatures. It is generally served as a hot dog with horseradish mustard (kren). To stuff the hot dog, other typical sausages such as Bratwurst, Knackwurst, or Käsekrainer can be used instead of the Viennese sausage.
A sandwich stuffed with marinated pork slices (at least 5 or 6 hours) in a mixture of white wine, garlic, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. The meat is then roasted over low heat and placed in the bread with a dressing of mustard and spicy sauce.
A unique snack consisting of a thin Swedish bread (tunnbröd) rolled into a cone shape and filled with sausage, mashed potatoes, salad, and other sauces. It can also be found with a shrimp filling. In fact, it exists in infinite street versions.
Over time, the ways of cooking and selling street food have multiplied, especially towards the use of equipped and customized vehicles on request.
A FOOD TRUCK is much cheaper than a fixed location and definitely more versatile. Its mobility opens up endless business opportunities, generating visibility and promotional occasions for one’s brand and products.
Choosing to buy a high-end food truck to sell Europe’s most popular street food offers many advantages in terms of:
- effectiveness: increases commercial impact and economic return;
- savings: reduces maintenance costs in the medium-long term offsetting a higher initial investment;
- image: high-quality furnishings, graphics, and finishes reflect positively on the brand image;
- perception: high-quality equipment and materials deteriorate less rapidly and convey a sense of cleanliness and hygiene that is so important in the sale of food products, especially in the context of street food;
- attitude: working on a high-end vehicle positively affects pride and mental disposition, stimulating to give one’s best.
efficiency: allows to work more comfortably improving productivity;
Below are some examples of food trucks set up to cook the most famous street foods in Europe.