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Fire Trucks

Building an oven in your ride
Tasting Table: Fire Trucks

Pizza and automobiles have a long relationship, which has been overseen by generations of delivery boys and girls.

What is new, however, are pizza ovens and automobiles: Now roaming the streets of cities across the States is a fleet of oven-equipped trucks that turn out blistered crusts and melted cheese from the road.

Jon Darsky, formerly of Flour + Water in San Francisco, debuted his mobile pizzeria, Del Popolo, this May. With a 5,000-pound wood-burning oven and a 20-foot-long kitchen, this behemoth of a truck serves authentic thin-crust Neapolitan slices throughout San Francisco. In Southern California, a more over-the-top vehicle, Los Angeles’s Fox Pizza Bus, slings whole-wheat sourdough-crust pies from a bright red double-decker Scottish transit bus.

Big Green Truck Pizza, based in New Haven, Connecticut, trumps the average truck by serving its wood-fired pizza from a fleet of antique, retro-fitted 1940s flatbeds. Bonus items: gelato and cappuccino.

In New Jersey, Nomad Pizza is able to bake pies in 90 seconds, thanks to a powerful oven mounted on a 1949 REO Speedwagon. Pizza Luca, the latest addition to the mobbed New York City food-truck scene, sources authentic ingredients from Italy’s Campania region.

We’ll be waiting on the street corner.

  • Big Green Truck Pizza

    The Big Green Truck Pizza fleet in New Haven, CT serves up pies out of 1940s flatbeds.

  • Big Green Truck Pizza

    These roving trucks offer gelato and cappucino for a full-scale catered meal in addition to pizza.

  • Del Popolo, San Francisco

    The new Del Popolo pizza truck is a serious operation, running out of a 2006 Freightliner M2106.

  • Del Popolo, San Francisco

    The wood-burning Stefano Ferrara oven at Del Popolo weighs 5,000 pounds.

  • Del Popolo, San Francisco

    Del Popolo serves up a rotating menu of three thin crust Neapolitan pizzas each day.

  • Nomad Pizza, New Jersey

    Nomad Pizza's REO Speed Wagon houses a powerful oven that bakes pies in 90 seconds flat.

  • Nomad Pizza, New Jersey

    Nomad Pizza also runs two brick-and-mortar locations in Hopewell, NJ and Philadelphia, PA.

  • Pizza Luca, New York City

    Pizza Luca slings authentic Italian-style pies, like this pizza bianca, using ingredients sourced from Italy's Campania region.

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