The popularity of the street food van has grown substantially over the past few years, as more and more businesses are choosing mobile food units over traditional bricks-and-mortar locations.

Internet search volume around the term ‘street food’ has grown by more than 80 per cent between 2014 and 2016, while the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations estimates that 2.5 billion people around the world now eat street food on a daily basis.

Start-up businesses in the UK have particularly embraced the street food van approach. No longer are mobile food units limited to dodgy kebab vendors in patched-up Transits and trailers, with all sorts of gourmet options now flourishing. In fact, there must be very few Citroën H vans left in Europe that have not already been converted to street food vans by enterprising hipsters.

Not to be outdone, major food franchises are also getting in on the street food van action, delivering their cuisine to festivals, markets and busy city locations.
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Joining the street food van movement

Are you hoping to make the most of the street food revolution? Not sure where you even start planning out how to get your van up and running? There are both advantages and disadvantages to a mobile food operation, and plenty of aspects to consider.

Used commercial vehicle specialist Van Monster has produced the following infographic with loads of useful information to help you get started.

View the visual below and learn:

  • How much it could cost you to get a street food van.
  • The pros and cons of setting up a food van.
  • Tips to convert your own van so that it can be used to serve street food.
  • Success stories from established street food van vendors.

Take your first step to becoming a street food van vendor by discovered the full graphic today…

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Stuart Masson

Stuart is the Editorial Director of The Van Expert, which came about after the success of sister site The Car Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help vehicle buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.