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These Food Truck Designs Will Have You Skipping the Restaurant ASAP

These Food Truck Designs Will Have You Skipping the Restaurant ASAP

The ultimate foodie experience

Written by –
Jess Ng
on March 29th 2019
Born and raised in the UK, Jess is NONAGON’s resident historian turned marketer turned writer, drawn to Hong Kong by the lure of dim sum breakfasts and bustling city life. A foodie who loves to cook, food occupies 70% of her brain 90% of the time. When not eating, Jess can typically be found buried in a book or obsessing over making NONAGON’s Instagram #feedgoals.

Forget fancy gourmet restaurants with table service and, well, tables. With the rise of food truck culture, the dining experience of the moment trades real estate for mobility. Yet don’t let that fool you into thinking good design is no longer a requisite of the foodie experience. On the contrary, in challenging the conventions of typical restaurant design, food trucks have utilized creativity and functionality in abundance. Let’s take a look at some of our favorites.

Del Popolo

Container homes are nothing new, but a container food truck? Set inside a 20 foot transatlantic shipping container, Del Popolo exudes industrial vibes. It’s an ideal fit for the group’s rustic stone-baked pizzeria offerings.

Food Truck Design: Del Popolo's industrial shipping container design |
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Food Truck Design: Industrial Del Popolo shipping container food truck design |
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Inside features a traditional Italian-made wood-fired oven, housed in a glass-covered exhibition kitchen. The effect brings customers as close as possible to the action, making this design a crucial part of the Del Popolo experience.


No prizes for guessing what Seattle food truck Maximus/Minimus specializes in. This design is hardly subtle, yet when the food offering is that good, of course you’re going to want to be instantly recognizable.

The pulled pork BBQ establishment makes waves with its pig-shaped metal skin. Complete with oversize sunglasses, this food truck toes the line between tongue-in-cheek humor and macho masculinity.

Caravan Made

With its shabby-chic metal siding details and simple monochrome palette, it’s no wonder Caravan Made is a popular choice for weddings and garden parties galore.

This food truck may be small, but its petite size adds to the overall cute and twee aesthetic. There’s a rustic backyard feel to Caravan Made, which is perfectly in keeping with its seasonal menu of fresh, locally-grown produce.

Ett Litet Crêperie

Retro glam meets Parisian delight with this Swedish food truck. A vision in pastel and white, kinfolk details up the cute factor.

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Come rain, snow or shine, Ett Litet Crêperie is the food truck embodiment of charm and whimsy. Much like crepes themselves!

Truck Surf Hotel

Though not strictly a food truck, the mobile Truck Surf Hotel makes the list for its unique concept and sleek yet practical design.

Food Truck Design: Mobile Truck Surf Hotel |
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Food Truck Design: Mobile hotel design with large sliding glass doors and wood panel details |
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Fashioned from an old Mercedes Benz truck, this hotel-on-wheels can accommodate up to ten guests. The design features an expandable upper floor and plenty of windows. In other words, it feels much bigger than it actually is. It’s also designed with energy conservation in mind. The truck hopes to travel from destination to destination on the smallest carbon footprint possible.

What’s the best food truck design you’ve seen? Let us know in the comments!


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