The food truck phenomenon officially landed in Paris with this burger joint on wheels. Visit their website for a parking schedule.
Address: Roving (visit their website for current location)
Telephone: 06 36 43 49 00
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: American, Burgers
Reviews of interest
David Lebovitz (2011) “I’m happy to say that it’s finally occurred to someone to fry up a great burger and fries: beef that’s just-ground and not too lean, a freshly toasted bun made by a local baker, and French fries that are cooked until crisp.”
T Magazine (2011) “Three of the city’s best new modern bistro chefs are American, and Paris’s first gourmet food truck, Le Camion qui Fume, selling blue-cheese burgers, caramelized onions, frites and more, was recently outfitted by Kristin Frederick, a Californian.”
Phyllis Flick (2011) “The verdict? Amazing. Homemade toasted rolls and freshly ground beef made for a particularly juicy burger with just the right amount of fat… it was clear that these were hand-cut fries and not frozen, another sin most places in Paris make.”
Kristin Frederick (of the food truck Le Camion qui Fume) has opened up a stationary restaurant serving hot American style sandwiches. Hoagie and hamburger buns from Gontran Cherrier are stuffed with eggplant parmesan, Philly-style cheesesteaks, pork carnitas with guacamole, turkey with bacon, cheese and chipotle sauce, tuna steak with aioli and chipotle, roast beef covered in grilled onions and horseradish, or steak with chimichurri sauce. We’d be remiss not to mention the pastrami cured in-house for 7-10 days and served either on rye with mustard or in a hefty Reuben. Leave room for over the top oreo and lemon meringue pies, or a David Lebovitz approved brownie. There’s even a hand washing sink for the inevitable mess you will make
Le Camion Qui Fume, a food truck that began selling curb-side burgers in early December, has been sitting idle for nearly two weeks as they try to untangle some démarches administratives supplémentaires (red tape).
Kristin Frederick, the Ferrandi-trained chef behind the burger, is hopeful that they’ll be able to resume their normal schedule next week. In the meantime, you can catch the Camion this Saturday inside the Jardin des Tuileries. They’ll be participating in the Colette Carnaval (across from 206 rue de Rivoli) and serving burgers from 12-6pm.
We’ll keep you posted about the fate of Paris’ first food truck just as soon as we know more!
Update: all resolved now. The truck is smoking once again.