Most famous Mercedes-Benz food trucks

Mercedes-Benz N1300 Combi Coffee

Everybody knows food trucks, but only few know the history behind them and the entrepreneurial possibilities they offer. 

Always the center of attention

Mercedes-Benz food trucks – whether restored and pulled out of a dusty barn or rescued from another destiny, the food trucks have one thing in common: They deliver precious and delicious cargo on four wheels and make their customers happy. They come in different sizes and colours and are always the center of attention wherever they show up. Although some may think Food trucks are a new phenomenon, they actually exist since the 19th century, when a Texas rancher stuffed an old army wagon with food and kitchenware. He even had access to clean water in the wagon and was able to cook: the first food truck was born!

Mercedes-Benz L 319 with espresso bar.

L 319 Espresso Bar

Dusty, unused, discarded. This was how Uwe Ziegler found his Mercedes-Benz L 319. It has been back on the road for five years – as a mobile espresso bar.

The Mercedes-Benz 508 D has already toured the world, now it is doing the rounds as a food truck.

Hotdog Food Truck

Christoph Kilz revives the charm of a bygone era with his Mercedes-Benz food truck from the 1960s. Yet the mayonnaise is still also vegan.

The McCafé Sprinter with open side.

The McCafé Sprinter

The world’s first mobile McCafé is installed in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and travels throughout New Zealand in summer.

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Flexible and independent

The biggest advantages of food trucks are their independency and flexibility. That is probably what makes them so popular for both suppliers and customers. They can easily access big events such as concerts and festivals and do not necessarily have a permanent location. Contrary to the well-known snack cars, food trucks do not only provide fast food, but rather high quality food and specialties such as Kobe beef, vegan or vegetarian food or Pulled Pork.

In the kitchen of the converted Mercedes-Benz Vario dishes steam and bubble.

Burrito Bande

Two young economists wanted to bring the burrito to new renown and now tour the country with seven Vario food truck as the Burrito Bande.

Foodtruck Mercedes-Benz L 319 from Hotdog.de

Hotdog.de

Christoph Kilz revives the charm of a bygone era with his Mercedes-Benz food truck from the 1960s. Yet the mayonnaise is still also vegan.

Mercedes-Benz N1300 Combi Coffee

Combi Coffee

Gonçalo Cardoso has fallen in love with a real rarity from 1975 and sworn to remain faithful to her – the green Mercedes-Benz N1300.

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From Icecream to Burger

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Foodtruck belonging to the Start-up Woop Woop Icecream.

Woop Woop Icecream

Those waiting in the queue outside Woop Woop Icecream’s food truck receive more than just a run-of-the-mill ice cream.

A team of six works in the Mercedes-Benz food truck "Volpe Leckerei".

Volpe Leckerei

Flexibility and low starting capital: the Mercedes-Benz truck makes the dream of owning a bistro come true.

“Meat & Greet” company owner Bojan Hofmann and one of his food truck employees.

Meat & Greet

The products from the Basel burger food truck “Meat & Greet” are true delicacies. The Sprinter 308 CDI is just as appealing.

Amazing facts about the history of food trucks
1866 Texas cattle rancher Charles Goodnight stuffs an old army wagon with kitchen equipment and long-life foods such as beans, coffee and dried meat.
1872 A vendor named Walter Scott sells sandwiches and coffee outside a press building to journalists through a small window he cut into his wagon. These so-called „Lunch wagons“ quickly spread.
1880 A former lunch-counter boy named Thomas H. Buckley starts to build different lunch wagons with various model executions. The vehicles contained refrigerators, stoves and sinks.
1894 From so-called “dog wagons” sausage vendors start selling hot dogs to hungry students outside of universities.
1950 Mobile canteens were authorized by the US Army and provided food for the soldiers.
2008 In New York and Los Angeles food trucks are getting more and more popular and influence food truck owners all over the world. With the help of social media, food truck owners can now access large groups of people and inform them about the locations they will be at.

A lot of space for culinary creativity

Food trucks are not only self-sufficient, but also affordable. For young entrepreneurs who like to try out different things, a food truck is the perfect starter package. It is way cheaper than a property and leaves a lot of space for creativity. Whether hot dogs, ice cream, burgers or seafood – the culinary diversity of food trucks has no boundaries. Against the background of the growing popularity of food trucks, the competition is increasing, too. Therefore food truck owners tend to sell niche products. But no matter what food is sold in the trucks, everybody is happy when they show up.

The yellow food truck “La Rika””, a Mercedes-Benz N 1300

La Rika

Erika and Josep, a couple from Barcelona discovered the classic N 1300. It was love at first sight – and they converted it into their food truck “La Rika”.

"Daily Deli's" 608 D with open counter

Daily Deli

The Daily Deli creations are inspired by the imperial era. The specialties stand out with their creative names and great taste.

The Mercedes-Benz 406 D of Masala73

Masala73

How do you bring the taste of India to the streets of Barcelona? With a Mercedes-Benz 406 D! The Masala73 combines Catalan passion with the aromas of India.

Four additional facts about food trucks
1. There is a food truck that sells high-class foods that are quite expensive. Or would you still call a caviar and truffles burger for 666$ street food?
2. Guess what are the most popular foods sold in food trucks? Correct: sandwiches, tacos and burgers.
3. Street food is illegal in Mexico but is getting more and more popular there.
4. In some cities it is not allowed for food trucks to get too close to “real” restaurants.