Del Popolo: Food Truck Meets Shipping Container

We can’t seem to get enough stories on food trucks and shipping containers. So finding Del Popolo on the Inhabitat site really made us swoon. This is a mammoth of a food truck made from a 20-foot shipping container. It was first dreamed up by veteran pie slinger Jon Darsky of San Francisco and made its street debut this past May.

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How The Modern Food Truck Came To Be

We like infographics and we love food trucks, so here’s a snazzy food truck infographic from Mashable Infographics. It charts the evolution of the food truck industry since it started integrating social media into its marketing arsenal. Like any good infographic, you get tasty tidbits of interesting information, like a common street food buzzword is ‘lavendar’. Only American data is used, yet it’s still clear that the recent food truck craze has a lot to do with more creative food offerings enhanced by clever usage of social media.

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Tio Tikka, Food (Truck) Pioneer

Helsinkian Tio Tikka is only 21 years old. Yet, he has already been the brains behind some great food concepts in the Finnish capital. At the age of 19 he popped up in downtown Helsinki’s public space with a Citroën Camionette truck that he had turned into a 24/7 crêperie/coffee bar on wheels. His struggle with the local authorities over street-selling permits paved the way for a (very) humble street food culture in Helsinki. We had a chat with Tio during our Helsinki visit, in his new restaurant/club Suola that he opened three weeks ago.

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