Food Trucks By Saudis Inside and Outside The Kingdom

Aabiya Noman Baqai

Writer and Editor at Destination Jeddah

Food trucks by Saudis inside and outside the Kingdom.

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Wrap ‘N’ Roll – BEIRUT

History

A conversation amongst friends ended with an idea for a mobile restaurant that serves high quality food in convenient places, under the company, Bucket List SAL. The team consists of three partners: Roula Khani, Wissam Maalouf and Shibl Sheikh.

Concept

A food truck started by Saudis in Lebanon that serves wraps and is also a pioneer in introducing the market to a gourmet street food culture; ultimately changing the ideals of fast food by offering “affordable good food on the go”. Wrap ‘N’ Roll also has an extended menu for events such as conferences, weddings and birthdays, and proposes incentives such as student discounts, loyalty programs and contests for further customer satisfaction.

Top Dishes

  • Caesar Chicken Wrap

  • Roast Beef Wrap

Locations: (Lebanon)
Universities, Companies, Bazaars/Markets and Private Events
Facebook: wrapnrollbeirut

Instagram: wrap.n.roll

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PIN Burger

History

Inspired by the never-ending search for “the perfect, quintessential bite,” PIN made its debut in Lulu Beach, Half Moon Bay, Khobar on July 17 last year. The idea was around for years but needed to go through inspections by the health department for licensed operations.

Concept

Bringing traditional dining gourmet food to the streets. The menu is small and simple, but very careful.

Top Dishes

  • Classic Burger

  • House Burger

  • Fresh-Cut Rosemary Fries

  • Crêpes

Locations:
Central Vegetable Market – Khobar
The Seafront – Dammam
The Commissary – Dhahran
Instagram: pinburger
Twitter: pinburger

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Eat Kitchen Jeddah

History

EAT started in May 2014 with the passion of Reem Afandi, the founder of Eat Kitchen. She was popular among her friends because of her cooking, so they asked her to start a food business. This is where the idea came in: an innovative concept of a food truck in town.

Concept

A food truck that serves international cuisine including anything and everything from appetizers and main course meals to desserts.

Top Dishes

  • Homemade Burgers and Fries

Locations:
Private Events
Instagram: eat_kitchen_jeddah
Mob: +966-546020800

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Abu Riyal

History

Abu Riyal came to life when Think Tank Co. took part in the Saudi Design Week 2015 themed, “Culture, Identity and Design.” The goal was to exhibit a service called, “Brand Facelift”, where clients want to revive their business in terms of marketing, branding and interiors. Think Tank then found a driven young gentleman called Ayoob, who had a dream of developing his truck, to reach more people, so he gave them the truck for a month for a complete make over.

Concept

To revive the past into the future without losing its essence by giving the truck a familiar touch that would flood the customer’s mind with nostalgic memories of childhood, making it a reminiscing souvenir.

Top Dishes

  • Vanilla Ice Cream

  • Vanilla Ice Cream with Halawa Bagar

  • Vanilla Ice Cream with Oreo

Locations:
Jeddah Corniche or by order (private events)
Instagram: abu.riyal
Mob: +966-531152251

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Zeno Pizza Truck

History

The owners were always fascinated by the concept of food trucks and contemplated bringing it to Riyadh. This is when a revolution came about and Zeno Pizza Truck was born.

Concept

A locally designed and built pizza-serving food truck that aims to bring people together; a lively addition to the streets of Riyadh. It only serves four toppings, to ensure focus and quality.

Top Dishes

  • Margherita Pizza

Locations:
Private locations and events
Instagram: zenopizza
Twitter: zenopizza

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