The foodmobile movement continues to gain strength in the capital, with an ever increasing number of gourmet food carts and vans cruising streets, markets and festivals. The latest addition to the fleet: The Big Red, a No 30 double-decker bus that has been turned into a pizzeria. The vehicle is currently parked in Deptford under an elevated section of the DLR; diners sip drinks (mojitos, wine, beer, sangria) from a small booth by the entrance before heading inside (there are also sofas outside) to eat fresh pizza, salads, ice cream and hot chocolate fudge cake. Unlike some foodmobiles, this bus doesn’t plan to move; instead, it will soon be joined by a 40ft lorry which will become a pop-up 40-seater cinema and art exhibition space. Impromptu music events are also in the offing. All aboard will clearly not be bored.
For info, see Big Red listing.