By Shamrina Carim
Every evening, Colombo has a happening agenda attracted by many of the city folks. One of those festivities includes the daily run of food trucks enjoyed by many along Marine Drive.
We have recommended 7 exciting renowned restaurant brands that would bring a fun vibe to the art of eating outdoors!
1. Crepe Runner
One of the finest crepes in the city, succulent, indulgent, and delicious to eat in any mood of the day! The truck is loaded with a variety of Sweet Classic Crepes, Sweet Combo Crepes, Savoury Crepes, Milkshakes, Mojitos, and hot drinks. You can enjoy a filling meal, just with crepes for as affordable as below 500 rupees! The truck begins its magic from 4 pm onwards daily, attracting a hungry bunch to dine in and take away.
Marine Drive Location: Bambalapitiya
Contact Number: 077 228 8463
A food truck that sways to remain in a distance along Marine Drive. They serve a much-requested of the locals, which is the variety of Kottu! They know how to balance a multitude of spices requested by many opted from Chicken, Egg, and Sausage, Vegetarian; all of which could be served normally or the add-on of cheese or a creamy version. Moreover, the truck blows flavors in their fried rice specialty with a touch of aromatic spice and sauces. A secluded place to experience dine-in or take home the Kottu goodies for loved ones from 4 pm daily!
Marine Drive Location: Wellawatte, Lily Avenue
Contact Number: 077 440 0334
3. Gulabi Run
Here’s what’s interesting about Gulabi Run – it’s an All-Women-Run-Container café! The truck serves beyond extraordinary food with a mix of Indian and Italian flavors. You can taste a variety of in-house produced quality spices that were combined in both the sweet and savory aspects of each food item. Enjoy an origin of foreign cuisine, in the comfort of Colombo from 4 pm onwards, daily with your choice of dine-in, takeaway, or even drive-through.
Marine Drive Location: Bambalpitiya, Café Chocolattie
Contact Number: 077 910 8743
4. Doner Kebab
When you pass by an Arabic flavor of meaty, flames and flavor along Marine drive, you’ll know which truck exactly caught your sight on a busy evening. Doner Kebab, of course, serves, juicy meat originally served in style. The menu fires up burgers, submarines, and wraps that resemble a typical middle-eastern fast food cuisine served with assorted dips to incorporate a traditional taste of Kebab. Indulge in a drool of good chunky meat meal, wrapped in condiments and spice with the right chefs giving out a vibrant flavour in a food truck.
Location: Marine Drive
Contact Number: 0764433303
5. Street Food Factory
If you are ever in a mood to grab a quick snack or move your dinner for the night shift, we recommend trying out a better fast food option from Street Food Factory. They define faster service, just as the food represents that serves a limited range of burgers, fries, and drinks. You can create a typical food truck dining experience where you order your food for takeaway, or enjoy some quality time with your burgers at the marine drive beach, watching the sundown. You can find them off road of marine drive, facing Galle Road at a famous car park on the way.
Marine Drive Location: Kollupitiya, next to commercial bank
Contact Number: 077 428 5516
Visit them on Instagram @streetfoodfactorysl
6. Kitchen 3576 Food Truck
A resemblance of homemade fast food, prepared fresh with ingredients and sauces blended to accompany their variety of burgers, submarines, wraps, sandwiches, hotdogs, and combo deals for the party makers. Their quality of food aligns with the best possible service the truck provides from 6 pm to midnight. A typical street food experience can be enjoyed by the sea breeze along Marine Drive or you can pack the goodies or takeaway.
Marine Drive Location: Wellawatte, near OZO
Contact Number: 0112 425 794
Visit them on Instagram – @kitchen3576foodtruck
7. Breakfast Food Truck (AAYU)
One out of the unique food trucks which you could find, when you pass by along Marine Drive every early morning is the AAYU food truck. They sell a variety of authentic Sri Lankan breakfast while delivering a contemporary healthy food truck concept. You can pack a delicious meal to experience at your workplace or school or order their spiced-up menu over Ubereats and Pickme Food. You can wake up to paying a visit to the truck between 6 am to 10 am daily. They promote purely a wellness and lifestyle concept through the food truck, standing out amongst the other food trucks in the daylight.
Location: Marine Drive
Location: Marine Drive
Contact Number: 071 113 2000
Visit them on Facebook: Aayu Healthy Food
You have a choices to make when you want to experience typical street food in Colombo and we got covered with the most delicious options you could rave about on a hungry evening. Surprisingly, you have discovered a breakfast truck that would save much of your cooking preparations and the rush hour a relief too.