A Truk'i pan is another name for a food truck in Curaçao. These mobile cars can be found all over the island. Truk'i Pan’s have been known for years as the place where you can get food after 21:00, most of them only open then. The Truk'i Pan’s started simply with a few dishes that were sold along the street, but most of them have grown with a large menu and cozy terraces where you can eat your food.
The advantage of most Truk'i pan’s is that they are open late into the night. These are especially on the days when the island's nightlife gets a bit more lively (Wednesday to Sunday). They are perfect for dinner but also as a late night snack! The longer the queue for a Truk'i pan, the better the food often is! But where is the best place to find these wonderfully driving cars? Fun Places lists the tastiest Truk'i pan’s for you in this blog!
Nice to know: You don't have to worry about the hygiene of the Truk'i Pan’s, the street food on Curaçao is fine to eat!
The (new) Caracasbaaiweg
Many Truk'i pan cars can be found along the street 'the new Caracasbaaiweg' and the 'Caracasbaaiweg' towards Jan Thiel. There is a lot going on in this area in the evening and at night, so after a night of dancing it is ideal to refuel with a good meal. These are the tastiest Truk'i pan’s along the Caracasbaaiweg:
BBQ – Express
One of the most famous Truk'i pan’s of the island is the BBQ express. This can be found near the supermarket Lunapark. The car is easy to recognize by the colored lights and always a long line… But don't let this line scare you, the food is made quickly! Due to the wide range of dishes, there is something for everyone. The BBQ express is open every day until 02:00 or 04:00.
Nice to know: You can get sauce and cutlery from the side of the car. There is also a vegetarian burger for the non-meat eaters among us!
The Don Street food
The Don is not a mobile car and is therefore always easy to find in the same place. The Don has a large terrace, so you are almost always assured of a seat. The lights above the tables and music playing create a cozy atmosphere. The The Don also offers a large menu with the most delicious meat dishes. If you want to eat something else again, there is also a choice of a number of pizza’s. Well, the local dishes are so tasty that they are definitely recommended!
Asis fruit cart
Do you want to detox? Then go to Asis fruit truck! This food truck can best be called a 'fruit truck'. You can choose from all kinds of fruit that you can eat or have processed in a delicious smoothie. Asis fruit truck is only open during the day.
Useful to know for coconut lovers: You can get fresh coconut juice from a coconut! When you have finished this you can also get a scoop of coconut ice cream in it, enjoy!
Friday’s Baby Truck
Another recommendation on the Caracasbaaiweg is Friday’s Baby Truck. The name says it all, it is a small food truck, but they certainly compensate with the delicious food.
Nice to know: At Friday’s Baby Truck it is also possible to have food delivered to your home.
Of course there are all over the island of Truk'i pan’s, here are the other best Truk'i pan’s:
Sweet appetite? Then you have to try the flippin' pancakes! The tastiest sweets are prepared in this small food truck. It is also possible to eat a savory pancake and recently they also have delicious burgers.
Nice to know: Flippin' doesn't have a fixed location, so make sure you check where you can find them!
Batido fruit trucks
Batido fruit trucks can be found all over Curaçao. Here you can choose your own fruit, which is prepared in front of you into delicious smoothies.
The VIP Grill
This lovely Truki Pan is located along the road towards Westpunt. You can put together your own burger or choose something else from the wide menu.
This Mexican food truck doesn't have a big menu but it's definitely worth it! You've come to the right place for a burrito or taco. Hot pepper is not open on Mondays during the week and from 21:00 to 02:00 the other days. This Truk'i pan can be found along the Schottegatweg in Willemstad.