Ah, Ireland – a land of rich history, captivating culture, and, in recent times, a rising wave of mobile gourmet delights! The traditional culinary canvas of our Emerald Isle has been given a vibrant splash of innovation, with food trucks dotting our landscapes, each radiating unique flavors and tales. From the mouth-watering fusion of global cuisines to the reimagined classics, these mobile kitchens offer a gastronomic journey for both residents and wanderers. Journey with us at Booka as we shine the light on 10 of the best food trucks currently tantalising taste buds across Ireland. Bon appétit! Or as Gaeilge: Bain taitneamh as do bhéile!
Ginger’s BBQ stands as a beacon for barbecue aficionados. Owner Nathan Dimond has 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry as a classically trained professional chef. He has cooked in and managed kitchens in five-star hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants, presidential households, and private clients’ homes. With a menu that boasts mouth-watering dishes such as Ginger’s famous wings, Chicken Karaage and 16-Hour Smoked Beef Rolls that melt in the mouth, every bite is a journey of smoky goodness. Ginger’s BBQ is available for food truck hire or event catering.
Grá Pizza is an Irish gem that turns pizza-making into an artisanal craft. With its name translating to ‘Love Pizza’ in Irish, Grá Pizza specialises in creating authentic, Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas that boast of naturally leavened, organic dough made from a blend of Irish flours. A strict adherence to the principle of using top-notch, locally sourced ingredients, Grá Pizza adds another layer of authenticity to its offerings with a strong focus on Irish ingredients, incorporating flour from Kildare, cheese from Cork, and fresh, locally grown vegetables. Regularly appearing on prestigious food lists, including the Irish Times Top 100 places to eat this summer and the Irish Times recent list of the best pizza in Ireland. Grá Pizza also recently collaborated with Michelin Star chef JP MCMahon on a special seafood pizza and are available to be booked for all event types including weddings, birthdays, and corporate events.
El Fuego, with roots tracing back to Laois, is not just a food truck; it’s a dedication to the rich flavours and traditions of authentic Mexican cuisine. With a menu predominantly featuring burritos, bowls, and tacos, it’s their Birria Tacos that have garnered a reputation as a must-try delicacy. What sets El Fuego apart is the dedication of its owners Fionn and Hugh, who journeyed to Mexico in 2022, immersing themselves in its culinary culture. This immersive experience, humorously dubbed as ‘eating their body weight in tacos’, has given birth to the delectable offerings of this splendid Mexican food truck. El Fuego is soon to be available for bookings for all event types to bring authentic Mexican cuisine to your doorstep.
Among the culinary tapestry of Dublin, Bob’s Pizza stands out as a beacon of homely deliciousness. A family run pizza truck, Bob’s pizza has established itself as a leader in the pizza scene in Dublin. The attention to detail is what sets Bob’s pizza apart, with their dough taking 4 days to make from start to finish. Their menu includes classic recipes alongside innovative specials such as nutella and M&M pizza, chicken caesar pizza, and Buffalo Chicken to name but a few of their highlights. Known for its presence at various food markets, Bob’s Pizza is also available to be hired for private events of all types and will even design a menu to suit the customer’s needs!
Venture into the heart of Kildare’s dynamic culinary scene, and you’ll stumble upon the tantalising flavours of Salt & Chilli. Specialising in Chinese dishes that dance on the palate with the perfect balance of saltiness and heat, this food truck has carved out a niche for those in pursuit of the country’s best Chinese dishes. Known for their hand battered crispy chicken, and secret spice blend passed down through 3 generations, Emily Wong and Briain Coleman have already made waves in the few short months since they launched Salt & Chilli earlier this year. Soon to be available to book through Booka for all event types!
Baked in the heart of Meath, Karlito’s Stonebaked Pizza isn’t just a pizza truck; it’s a passion project, an obsession, and a tribute to the age-old Italian art of pizza-making. The founder, Karl O’Dwyer, doesn’t merely harbor a love for pizza; he’s truly obsessed. What began as playful kitchen experiments with his father, including some rather unconventional jam and sausage combos, later blossomed into a profound love for Neapolitan pizza. Despite spending his summers in Varese, Karl’s true obsession Pizza blossomed in Beijing. Karlito’s dough is carefully prepared over a 48-hour period, hand crafted with the freshest local Irish and specially imported produce, creating an experience you won’t forget. Karlito’s is also available for private hire for weddings, parties, events and festivals!
Journey to the heart of Cork, and you might find yourself entranced by the aromatic scents wafting from Meb’s, a shiny food truck serving up palate-pleasing, plant-based delights. But who is Meb? Meadhbh “Meb” Halton, the proud owner and chef of this gem, traces her moniker back to her childhood when her mother, perhaps playfully vexed by the consonant-rich name she’d chosen, coined the nickname. The menu includes local gems, such as OTOFU (Ireland’s only producer of Tofu) along with favourites like Bánh Mí and homemade lemonade . You can soon Hire Meb on Booka to bring big veg energy to your next event!
Paddy’s Pizza Pies isn’t just a mobile pizzeria; it’s an experience. Paddy, trained by famous Italian pizza chef Vincenzo Coccia, brings the soulful taste of Neapolitan pizza to the streets of Dublin and further afield. And it’s not just about the pizza; it’s about using the finest artisan ingredients from both Ireland and Italy, merging tradition with innovation. Rarely seen without a smile on his face, you’ll find Paddy and his eye catching truck at events nationwide and will soon be available for private hire through Booka!
In the heart of Clonmel, Co Tipperary, you’ll find a vegetarian culinary gem.The Oven’s tale is anything but ordinary. This vegetarian oasis is the brainchild of Chef Steve Mercer, former head chef at the esteemed Ballyvolane House. The Oven dishes out a carefully selected menu of vegetarian dishes made up of burritos, flatbreads and more. Locally sourced ingredients such as De Burcas Tempeh, and Garryhinch mushrooms ensure freshness and authenticity with every bite. The Oven is also available for private hire for your next event!
Based in Dublin, Lindough’s Pizza serves up Neapolitan-inspired delicacies from a charming airstream trailer. Lindough’s pizza is known as one of the best pizza trucks in Dublin, and this is no surprise given the constant innovation of their founder Linden. Ever tried a butter chicken pizza? What about a bacon, sausage, and egg breakfast pizza? If this tickles your fancy then Lindough’s is the one for you. A regular feature at Dublin’s food markets, Lindoughs is also soon to be available for private event hire on Booka.
These mobile gourmet hubs are redefining Ireland’s gastronomic experience, marrying traditional Irish flavours with international cuisines. Hungry for a taste? Book them through Booka for your next company event! 🚚🍕🌮🥪