Food trucks? For some, these are not necessarily good memories. They remember the (ends) of festivals, when they were looking for food, and they were the only recourse. These roving trucks often provided rich and questionable groceries. It now seems far away. Today, this street food has diversified and reinvented. In Pays bigouden, this new wave is recent, two or three years at most.
On the coast, this summer, these chic-looking stores swept through. This is one of the good surprises of this season. When observing these food trucks, young people from the area are concerned about the quality of their menu. Here, no fuss. No need to book or arrive in good clothes. Everyone we interviewed offers fresh, local produce at reasonable prices. The place is often warm, and the spirit of thieves dominates.
“The place is unexpected, it’s very popular”
Best painted on the Pors Carn side, in Penmarc’h, with La Carlotta. Matthew and Charlotte set up their caravan in front of Dezert Point surfing school. The couple serves up 100% vegan and organic food that’s full of flavour. The balcony, furnished with great taste, helps to hold meetings. Regular concerts are held here. A special mention for the veggie burger, definitely the best in the area. “This project is a bit like the culmination of our travels,” explains Charlotte, who spent ten years in Australia with Matthew.
A few hundred meters away, in the direction of Saint-Guénolé, the mandatory Chez Fifi Crêperie stop. In this beautiful sky blue food truck, Fiona Volant and Lila Sejourné make pancakes, from the most classic to the most authentic. Pancakes decorated with homemade compositions. Here, we do not hesitate to blend the cuisines of the world with the traditional galette. There is no opportunity to choose products. “Everything is local and comes from rational farming in line with our convictions,” Fiona sums up. At Viben, the plus is the setting: it’s exceptional. It is without a doubt the most beautiful place to enjoy the sea and the Gulf of Audiern on a larger scale. Here, too, cultural events are organized. “The place is unexpected, it’s very popular,” says the young shop owner who is doing her second season in Viben.
“improved street food”
On the way back to La Torche, in Roz an Trémen to be precise, another place fills up regularly, it’s Jules Roland’s food cart. Le Bigouden is only 21 years old but already has a lot of bottles. This year, he opened with his family, the small gastropub Nuance (which was a huge success). For lunch, in the cozy garden behind the new restaurant, he sets up his old truck, the cool Citroën Type H. On the menu: wild shrimp hot dogs, beef burgers, chicken tacos, grilled vegetables, shrimp pot…on local produce. . “Improved street food,” the chef sums up. Something that pleases many surfers who have just gotten out of the water.
Another example of the Loctudy food truck phenomenon: Behind Langos Beach, brothers Cesar and Arthur Le Livre launched their Ty 16 business. Customers? “Young people, old people, families…everything really. It’s absolutely surprising,” says Anthony. On tables, appetizing plates of seafood, burgers revisited, lobster sandwiches, and fries… In the face of demand, he had to Brothers to the hire. “Appetizers are going well,” confirms Anthony, who is happy with this first season. It’s impossible to name all the food trucks that dot Pays Bigouden. They can also be found in Penhors, Guilvinec, Léchiagat, Plovan or even Tréguennec. Sure. Renewed work.