It wasn’t that long ago that if Joburgers wanted to find a food truck, they had to look longingly at Cape Town where the international trend caught on first. But over the past 12 months Joburg has become food truck city. Selling food from street corners is not new and there are many places you can find traditional mamas offering staples like meat and pap, and braaied mielies. Then there’s the pioneer Roomys (ice-cream in Afrikaans) VW kombi that winds its way through the suburbs on summer days, playing a tune that could be mistaken for a doorbell, offering up soft serve with a flake chocolate proudly rising up from the cone, the classic Choc 99. Cue the rise of hipster markets where the cool kids hang out and the proliferation of social media ensuring the trucks are findable and you are assured of food queues for a variety of treats.