Happy Camper Pizza is the brainchild of Footscray couple Remi and Sonia.
Their operation is delivered in an outrageously gorgeous vintage Airstream caravan that Remi tells me was customised by US specialists before it was shipped to Australia.
Look, I know we recently stated that our enthusiasm for food truck had become more restrained.
But with the Happy Camper I’m prepared to be keener.
For starters, they’re the only truck doing vehicular pizzas in the west.
As you can see from a perusal of their website here, they’re preparing Italian-style pizzas at a cost that is actually below or at least comparable to what you’d pay in a restaurant or cafe.
And AFAIK they are the only food truck operating in the west that actually lives in the west.
I didn’t get to try their goodies on their opening night.
But I’m looking forward to trying them very soon – as we’re very excited to announce that the Happy Camper crew will be joining the celebration that will be the Footscray Food Blog/Consider The Sauce Spring Picnic and announcement and presentation of the inaugural Westies: Dishes Of Distinction awards.
They will be joined by the fine folks from Mr Burger.
And there may well be other trucks in attendance, as the picnic site is directly adjacent to what has become Yarraville’s “food truck strip”.
But of course, this IS a picnic, so you’re all very welcome to BYO.
Footscray Food Blog/Consider The Sauce Spring Picnic,
Yarraville Gardens, Somerville Road.
Saturday, November 30, from 11am.
The Westies: Dishes of Distinction winners announced at noon.