Mobile kitchens are hot right now… and this might be one of the tastiest, and hottest renditions yet. Native New Yorker, Jon Darsky, has created a delicious, savory and filling pizzeria on wheels… a Freighliner M2 truck to be exact. The large diesel carries a transatlantic shipping container on its back, modified with glass windows to display its gorgeous designer interior, including a massive 5,000-lb Stefano Ferrara wood-fired brick oven.
Stemming from a belief in the simple and egalitarian nature of pizza, the rig is called Del Popolo, meaning ‘of the people’. The round pies are prepared on-board using a dough mixer and organic ingredients sourced from small, generational domestic and Italian producers… not many restaurants of any kind can claim that.[see_also]
Del Popolo and its thin, blistered crust pizzas have already been recognized by The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times and Sunset Magazine to name a few major publications. Jon Darsky is a humble fellow though, preferring not to be called ‘Pizzaiolo’ but rather ‘dough guy’. He’s a sharp guy, dough or not, and strives to create a mobile restaurant equal to any of the city’s brick and mortar pizza operations:
“I enjoy process, in all its forms” says Darsky. “Del Popolo is a natural extension of the one I started with when I first began making pizzas, just on a larger scale. In the end it’s still about finding fulfillment doing something simple yet creative that produces something tangible that I am proud of and can give to people.”
From all angles, this is one tasty operation. Find out where you can grab a mobile pie at delpopolosf.com.