Our Top 5 Food Trucks in Istanbul

13 December 2022
13 December 2022
Our Top 5 Food Trucks in Istanbul

Street food in Istanbul has always been world-class but you’ll be happy to know that the city has taken street food in Istanbul a step further.

We’re here to introduce you to the latest addition to the street food culture in Istanbul – food trucks!

Lately, food trucks in Istanbul have gained popularity with event planners for the fun vibe they bring to events in Istanbul.

From traditional Turkish delicacies like balık ekmek and piping hot Turkish coffee, the next time you’re hosting an event in Istanbul, get one of these popular food trucks for hire in Istanbul to do the catering.

We’ve even made your job easier by listing our 5 favourite food trucks in Istanbul. Enjoy!

1. Manivela Coffee Truck
Manivela Food Truck for event catering in Istanbul via Facebook

No event is complete without a cup of (or countless cups of) coffee! Bring the unbeatable scent of freshly brewed coffee to perk up the attendees at your event when you hire Manivela Coffee Truck for your event catering in Istanbul.

We love how Manivela Coffee Truck focuses on the quality of its beans. Their third-wave coffee is definitely a step above traditional coffee shop chains.

That’s not all, the coffee truck also serves freshly baked cookies and croissants to accompany their coffee.

Did someone say coffee break?

2. Gangon
Street food in Istanbul includes mouth-watering bao’s from Gangon via Facebook

We all know that catering can make or break an event. That’s why we love that Gangon brings you all the fun of a food truck with the expertise of gourmet restaurants.

Run by five-star chefs, Semi Hakin of Kitchen Guerilla, Hazal Yıldırım of Hudson, Yaren Çarpar of Mükellef and Can Gafuroğlu, Gangon dishes out the best of Asian cuisine with the occasional Turkish flavour.

Some of their specialities are the Chinese bao bun (available in chicken, beef, and vegetarian) and falafels. Their food trucks are for hire in Istanbul and are perfect for interactive events in Istanbul since they’re not messy to eat and require very little cutlery.

3. Taco Department
You can’t go wrong with the Taco Department food truck in Istanbul via Facebook

Mexican food is probably the most popular option in food trucks worldwide and food trucks in Istanbul are no different. If you’re looking for ideas for event catering in Istanbul, Taco Department should be on your list. Your attendees will love the quick and delicious tacos served by this food truck in Istanbul.

Not only does Taco Department have generously filled tacos in five different flavours, but they also have tightly-packed burritos. And if you like to end your meal on a sweet note, their churros will not disappoint!

Bonus: the service at Taco Department is quick and efficient. This is a great option for meetings with a packed schedule and lots of attendees.

4. Cross Fingers
Cross Fingers food truck for hire in Istanbul serves delectable burgers and more via Facebook

Make your event in Istanbul livelier with the food truck that brings you all the best festival foods. Cross Fingers is the food truck initiative of the popular restaurant in Şişli with the same name. Their food trucks are for hire in Istanbul.

The event catering service of Cross Fingers dishes out delicious Mexican, Spanish, and American food. Our favourites are their burritos, Philly cheesesteaks, steamed hamburgers and patatas bravas.

Cross Fingers is always popular with the younger crowd. If your event is geared towards youngsters, trust us when we tell you that Cross Fingers will be a huge hit!

5. Balıkçı Emin Usta
Event catering in Istanbul should include these legendary wraps via Facebook

Last, but not least, give your attendees a taste of true Turkish flavour with this popular food truck in Istanbul.

Run by Emin Usta, his traditional balık ekmek or fish sandwiches have gained legendary status among the locals.

Your attendees can opt to have their balık ekmek the traditional way, between bread or they can have it as a wrap. Whatever they choose, there’s only one thing we can guarantee you – this mix of perfectly grilled fish, pomegranate syrup, and Turkish spices is what we imagine perfection tastes like!

Wrapping Up

Well, there you have it.

You’ve reached the end of our delicious round-up of the best food trucks in Istanbul. We hope you’re not too hungry after reading this! Before you reach for the phone to order yourself a delicious meal, we recommend you check out our Venues in Istanbul for ideas on where you can host your event.

You can also check out our Istanbul City Guide for everything you need to know about hosting an event in Istanbul.

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