San Francisco Pizza Truck Has Wood-Fired Oven

If you live in a major city, street foods offer a cheap and tasty way to grab a bite. San Francisco’s Del Popolo might be the most ambitious in the city’s history.

It’s a complete mobile pizzeria, complete with a wood-fired oven. It’s the brainchild of chef Jon Darsky of San Francisco. The city by the bay is no stranger to food trucks, many of which have a cult following.

Del Popolo truck

Inside of Del Popolo truck

Del Popolo Pizza

“After working at three pizza-centric Bay Area restaurants, I initially thought about opening a traditional restaurant focused on pizza; a place where pizza would be made and served throughout the day, for lunch and dinner,” Darsky told Gizmodo. He found that setting up a mobile truck might work better.

Darsky originally planned to use a standard food truck like the kind you might have seen serving tacos, but it couldn’t support the weight of a  pizza oven. Instead, he used a converted shipping container and mounted that on the back of a big rig. The whole thing weighs 30,000 pounds.

All Del Popolo serves is pizza, which greatly simplifies the menu and makes everything just a little bit more portable. “We have an oven, two sinks, water tanks, a refrigerator, and an iPad,” Darsky said.

If you’re in San Francisco and want to know where the truck is, just follow Del Popolo on Twitter.

If this post has your stomach growling, you might want to check out an X-Wing cake and a Yoda pizza.