A LONDON taxi serving freshly made pizza has been shortlisted for a national award.
The 1977 taxi is owned by Leo Ferenc, a former photographer who turned to catering during the lockdown after the event photography business dried up.
He has since served dogwalkers from his coffee taxi in the Abbot’s Wood woodland near Polegate and runs his pizza taxi for weddings and parties.
Now, Pizza Leonati has been selected as one of the 15 best looking food trucks in the country by the British Street Food Awards.
Leo, 60, said: “I think because we have a taxi it’s quite unusual. There are many trucks that have a pizza oven, but this is a London taxi and you stand outside and push the fresh dough through the window.
“It’s just a little more whimsical than the average van.
“The competition consists of street food trucks from all over the UK. This year we have a pizza taxi, so they nominated us along with the trucks.
“We are delighted that it is a nationwide award. We finished in the top five last year, so we’re hoping for a lot of local votes to take us a step further.”
Life has been busy for Leo, who lives near Battle, as weddings and parties returned with the easing of lockdown restrictions last summer.
He said: “It was good, we went to Abbot’s Wood and served coffee. We do a lot of weddings now, serve canapés and entrees.
“We also do a grill service. We also have a new truck, a VW horsebox with hot plates, deep fryer, coffee maker and pizza oven. It’s an all-in-one thing that can perform functions.
“The pizza cab is for private events only, we do it for weddings and parties on weekends. There are also some midweek events.”
To cast your vote, visit the British Street Food Awards Facebook page.
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