Prepare to ditch stuffy sit-down wedding breakfasts as we track down the tastiest food wagons and pop-ups
It’s one of Stockbridge’s most popular foodie haunts and now the amazing eats from The Pantry can travel on the open road thanks to its new Tuck Truck. Choose from three packages: The Porchetta, Wings & Dogs or Tacos & Nachos for food you won’t forget in a hurry. You can even create your own bespoke menu for the day.
The Crema Caravan
Providing Scotland’s dessert lovers with the first crème brûlée van, The Crema Caravan is a must for brides, grooms and guests with a sweet tooth. The team, in a vintage Renault van named Florence, will pitch a spot at your wedding providing guests with the best crème brûlée of their life! Hands up who’s for raspberry-flavoured posh puddings?
The Laughing Stock
The sister company of bespoke caterer Stocks Events, The Laughing Stock are winners of a British Street Food award and regularly serve comedy fans at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Offering street food at its very best, you’ll find burgers, pulled pork, pulled chicken and ribs on the van’s extensive menu. They even offer a kids menu so no one has to go without.
The Bay On The Road
Even the healthiest eaters hanker after chips sometimes! Bring the nation’s fave comfort food to your wedding with the help of The Bay On The Road. The lip-smackingly delicious locally sourced fish and chips will no doubt have the troops queuing up for seconds. Don’t forget the salt and vinegar – or is it salt and sauce?
Topping up your guests’ glasses on the day is a must, so why not let someone else take care of it? Cutely named Fizzbuz Valentino, this little yellow van is a fully mobile prosecco bar serving flash-cooled Frizzante 1754 on tap. The wine is 100% Glera grape from the Veneto region of northeast Italy and every van provides a 20-litre keg supply giving you around 156 glasses of prosecco. Hic!
If coffee’s your thing, then this up-cycled vintage apple-crate brew bar should sit front and centre on your day. Something Brewed serve a selection of drinks – from filter coffee, espresso and tea to cold-brew coffee, homemade lemonade and iced tea – so even if your guests aren’t caffeine fiends, they’ll love this.
The Babu Kitchen van, a portable version of the popular Glasgow restaurant, is a self-proclaimed ‘Chai and Roti Shop.’ The van will serve Bombay-style street food and light and tasty homestyle curries adding a little hint of spice to your wedding day. A recent addition to the menu is a chicken masala naanwich which is marinaded chicken masala with crunchy bombay slaw on a fresh toasted naan. Sounds delicious! If you adore Indian food and like to mix up your menus, the food at Babu will definitely excite your tastebuds.
Fizz Bar From Sweetest Tradition
If you can’t let a celebration pass without a cocktail or two, then check out The Fizz Bar from Sweetest Traditions. It not only serves guests Glera Frizzante on tap, but will be happy to whip up an array of fizzy cocktails too. With a selection of 12 prosecco-based drinks to choose from – including Limoncello Pop, Flossy Frizzante, Green Fizzy Fairy and Parma Fizz – it sounds like a case of once you pop you can’t stop! Form an orderly queue, ladies.
If chicken Balmoral is your idea of wedding-food hell, let scarlet wagon the Mighty Mexican lead the way to a fresh and flavoursome feast. The Edinburgh-based trailer – which counts the Hairy Bikers among its fans – can serve up finger-lickin’-good chilli, tacos, burritos, guacamole and tortilla chips to make guests’ tastebuds tingle. Arriba!