Thursday, 17 March 2016

Fattybumbum draws vans.

Now, it's no big secret that I LOVE my food and if you follow me on Istagram (@sunshine_jo or @jo_want) then you'll probably be sick of seeing my food snaps already! Since I started visiting Cambridge a few years ago I became familiar with the food van concept and quickly became a HUGE FAN! I started following a few on twitter and taking note of any that maybe around on weekends I was visiting (and crying a bit when I realised most were weekday lunch dates) but it's safe to say I was hooked!

So now I have moved to Cambridge I have been religiously stalking the ever growing population of food trucks and (within reason) trying to visit as many as possible. From burgers and pizza to steamed pork buns and schnitzels - there is something for everyone and SO MANY to try and eat my way through. Needless to say I have been having great fun plotting, planning (and eating!) at different places. Whether it's at a food event, a weekly lunch pitch or an evening pop-up, with the amazing support of local bars and coffee shops these food vans are around regularly - YAY!

It's such a great concept and seems like a lovely supportive community online and at the events organised (Food Park Cambridge, you will be the death of me with your weekly temptations!) I have also been drawn in and marvelled in awe at the beautiful vans and stylish branding... so it was only a matter of time before I was going to start doodling as well as drooling over them!

So here it is... the start to my #fattybumbumdrawsvans project, a personal doodle-fest capturing all of the fantastic food vans and trailers in and around Cambridge. Starting with the mighty tasty Rösti Strasse, Holy Schnitzels and JalanJalan - seriously good food, friendly folk and mighty fine vehicles to visit and doodle. But don't just take my word for it, stalk them and taste for yourself!

 Illustration © Jo Want 2016
Illustration © Jo Want 2016

Illustration © Jo Want 2016

I'm going to be adding these to my Cambridge Sunshine album over on Facebook too and will keep the album updated as I finish each doodle. Next on the hit list and vans I've visited more than once... Steak and Honour and Guerilla Kitchen! I'm gonna need to find my super stretchy pants...

Watch this space!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this project and your doodles! Can you believe that 10 years ago when I first moved here these awesome street food vans weren't around?! It was just the hot dog man. Honestly love how the food scene has grown in Cambridge. LET'S SCOFF ALL OF THE FOOD!