Meals on wheels: The growth of the British street food van

Until about 20 years ago, street food was a remote concept in the UK. Luckily for the Brits, the street food craze is growing, and it not only satisfies our hunger for distinct cuisines but also weaves into our daily lives.

The COVID-19 pandemic put a spin on the way we eat out, with indoor venues having shut their doors. Business entrepreneurs spotted the opportunity to cut their rental costs significantly, attract new customers, and literally be at the market forefront by going mobile. Consumers are in favour of this trend, as 50% are buying street food at least once a week, according to a 2016 report.

Since this is a fairly new concept, many people are wondering how to go about serving meals on wheels. Here, Ford van leasing company Van Ninja has put together an in-depth guide on starting a street food business from start to finish.

Photo by David Bayliss