Food News: Las Bravas, two Spaniards in Italy on board a food truck

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What is a food truck? It is the home of street food.

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Food truck. Valentina and Mireja had made their profession and, they have  traveled far and wide for Spain, they arrive in Italy on board their blue trailer: they are called Las Bravas and their specialty is tapas.

They arrive in Milan and from there they will leave to be known throughout the boot. There is a wheeled kitchen in which they prepare in a revisited version the culinary specialties of the Iberian Peninsula. Mireja is of Spanish origin, Valentina has lived in Barcelona for so long to fall in love with her. Their project stems from the love for the Spanish culinary culture and the desire to share and export it: hence the idea of ​​reviving Iberian recipes in the street food version and putting them on their traveling business.

Spanish food truck

Food truck

Spanish cuisine has a long and rich history. When Columbus landed in North America, brought with it not only microbes but also food traditions from Spain such as potatoes that would eventually become one of the most popular vegetables grown throughout Canada as well as in parts including Arizona France India Ireland New Zealand Russia Utah Virginia USA Venezuela Wales Yugoslavia or even Hawaii!

The Spaniards are good with food. They are known for their flair and creativity when it comes to cooking, which can be seen as one of Spain’s most distinctive contributions to world culture (along with literature). The cuisine of the southern regions uses more spices than other parts of the Iberian Peninsula; this includes things like chili or garlic – additions that are common throughout the region, but not in all areas of each country itself.

Food truck

Food truck

Las Bravas. Valentina and Mireja have made it their profession and, after having traveled far and wide for Spain, they arrive in Italy aboard their blue trailer: they are called Las Bravas and their specialty are tapas.


They arrive in Milan and from there they will leave to be known throughout the boot. Theirs is a kitchen on wheels in which they prepare in a revised version the culinary specialties of the Iberian Peninsula.

Las Bravas

Food truck



Mireja is of Spanish origin, Valentina has lived in Barcelona long enough to fall in love with it. Their project was born from the love for the Spanish culinary culture and the desire to share and export it: from here the idea of proposing Iberian recipes in street food version and put on their traveling enterprise.

What all these countries share is an emphasis on fresh seasonal ingredients rather than on stocks prepared months in advance so that they can last longer during the required storage times just before winter sets foot again.

The cuisine of Spain is rich, varied and full of flavor. There are many different regions with their unique style to it making for a truly global experience when exploring what Spanish food has to offer! The most notable features common in all dishes around the country include: tomatoes as an ingredient; red meats as spices like ginger or cinnamon – but there are also thinner flavors that you will love (think almonds).

This is not just about tapas, but also about complex sauces that can take hours to prepare! For this reason we wanted our recipes in Iberian style: simple and sophisticated at the same time, with an elegance of the past that is combined with grace in the modern street food for all”.


But which  are  the steps to put on a tapas bar, or in general a food truck, on two wheels?

The process is long and always starts from a good idea and a lot of work needs  to implement it. We need to be clear about our goals and the identity of our business, evaluating their expenses as well as possible earnings.

Next, you have to deal with the bureaucracy: first of all ,the certificate of the Food and Beverage Administration course is required. Another fundamental step is the opening of the VAT number at the Inland Revenue, registration with INPS and the Chamber of Commerce. You must then go to the town of residence to obtain a license to the traveling trade, and find out which roads are allowed to stop and sell and in what time. Each municipality has its own regulation and knowing the rules that allows to avoid problems of any kind and penalties.

What are the advantages of a food truck?

The initial costs are certainly not those of the opening of a real restaurant and it is easy to amortize them quickly.

You can more easily retain the customer: the relationship with those who “eat” is more directed and informal than in traditional restaurants. Even the sale is simplified and fast: the street food format is more practical than the classic “courses”, and helps the growth of profits.

You can move around and participate in festivals, events or even to  choose the best places that offer more sales opportunities: if a place does not work, turn the engine on and off!

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