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Fabulous Food

The Ballito MagazineJanuary 6, 2022

What’s cooler than a food truck? That’s right; we believe almost nothing! And we have such a fantastic variety available locally we just had to check them out!!

Pizza Bae

When a passion becomes business, a concept becomes life, and a vision becomes reality. What initially started out as a great way for owner and founder Bjørn Meehan to entertain his family and friends to enjoy our favourite round, thin and crispy-based, cheese and tomato topped delight… yes you know what I’m talking about, “The Pizza”. This has given him light to the notion that the novelty of The Pizza has extended to what could just be the next big thing. Pizza BAE was founded during South Africa’s extensive lockdown by Bjørn, who has spent 14 years travelling the world as a maritime professional on the world’s largest and most private yachts. Having had extensive experience in the commercial industry, Bjørn discovered his new passion for food and cooking in his home. Cue in, Pizza BAE which offers freshly made pizzas straight out of the back of an iconic 1967 red-rimmed Land Rover Series IIA. His pizza-making landy is available for all types of private events (wherever a vehicle can access). Pizza BAE for the day, Pizza BAE all the way! IG @pizzabaesa

CountryCo

A mother-daughter team who are based in the heart of the Midlands. This duo decided to start the caravan bar around five years ago after doing two weddings in the family, which left them feeling inspired to bring these extra special touches to other couples’ wedding days! Jess and her mom love being a part of weddings as they get to experience everyone’s unique kind of love. Their cute caravan can be used as a gin bar, cocktail bar, or even as your all-night bar; it can also be used as a sweet treat destination or even as a photo booth. The best part about it is you can hire the caravan and stock it with whatever you want (or they can do this for you). The Country Co team works with their clients’ desires, needs and wants and can customize their offerings to their specific taste. Their caravan is available for hire for all types of functions, whether it may be year-end, baby showers, hen’s parties or markets! Having the Country Co Caravan at your event adds that magical touch to your special occasion. IG @countryco_

What The Tuk

Created for the love of all things coffee by Casey Wishart and Gavin Scott. What started in 2019 as a simple coffee setup has seen the little Tuk grow to cater for not only coffee events but as a drinks bar as well. Pro Tip: their vodka peach iced tea on tap is what dreams are made of! This small but mighty little truck has endless possibilities and adds so much fun and character to any event. The beauty of the Tuktuk is that it is mobile, and it can be set up in all sorts of unique locations for any kind of event. Gavin and Casey provide professional packages tailored to your specific event and requirements, including transport, setup and a Barista or Barman. Leave everything up to them. What truly makes WTT unique is their willingness to go the extra mile when making a vision come true! IG @what_thetuk

The Old Tin Can

A unique, travelling Artisanal bar located in an old restored Citroen H Van. The Old Tin Can, with all its leather, brass and copper trims, serve anything from an ice-cold Craft Beer or a refreshing G&T on tap. You’re positively going to want to hire her for a Prosecco Party or, even better, as an added marvellous element to your wedding! The team can make anything possible and can’t wait to serve you at your next event! IG @the_old_tin_can

TurnUp Food Truck

Established in 2015 in Durban as a food trailer catering to markets & events with Free Range Cheeseburgers. Quickly the demand for their products, services and atmosphere grew exponentially, which caught the attention of many corporate companies around South Africa. This allowed them to grow their business by purchasing a custom-built Food Truck. This combined all the needs of their clients into one mobile unit; their truck is fitted with a complete sound system and a fully equipped kitchen & Bar. TurnUp has now become a fully operational catering & events co-ordinating company that operates in Johannesburg, Durban & Cape Town. In 2018 TurnUp was chosen by the SAB Foundation & Fetola as one of the businesses in South Africa to improve the economic state and employment rate due to their unique concept and business excellence. IG @turnupfoodtrucksa

Gatvol Coffee

A proudly South African coffee shop and mobile coffee kombi. Their coffee truck is primarily located at 30 Braemar Avenue, La Lucia. This location features a large outdoor seating area set within a tranquil garden as well as a cosy indoor seating area. Customers can hire out their venue and truck at their La Lucia location for events, such as weddings – where Gatvol Coffee can supply the brew. They serve locally roasted speciality coffee as well as a variety of baked goods from crispy croissants, decadent brownies and cakes. Their unique South African branding and signature VW Kombi, which they plan to keep as a strong feature of their business. They hope and plan to buy and renovate more “Gatvol Kombi’s” in the future as they grow our business. As Gatvol only has one Kombi at the moment, which will be staying at their primary location the majority of the time, however, they can be hired out for local events nearby such as markets, weddings and private events. IG @gatvolcoffee