In America, food trucks used to be dingy, substandard affairs that rolled up to construction sites to feed cheap meals to day laborers. But nowadays they're increasingly gourmand-targeted operations with Twitter followings, niche cuisine offerings and secret recipes.
While the food trucks' on-board cuisines are different, the one thing they all have in common is their similarity of appearance; despite sporting different logos and colors, each truck is just a paint job away from being part of the Mister Softee fleet. No one has really stepped up the design of the trucks.
Until now, that is. Pizza maker Jon Darsky has started prowling the streets of San Francisco with what has to be the ultimate food truck to date: An M2 Freightliner truck hauling a converted 20-foot shipping container housing a freaking 5,000-pound brick pizza oven.
Called Del Popolo (meaning "of the people,") Darsky's mobile pizza unit boasts large glass panels on the sidewalk side that swing open, so patrons can watch the Neopolitan pizzas within taking shape. Bay Area residents can track the truck, which is currently lunchtime-only, here.