Food trucks are pretty much a staple of urban culture right now. When you think of food trucks, you picture waiting in line for way too long for a delicious lobster roll or a gourmet grilled cheese. But the French have upgraded the food truck from boring old four-wheel status to a veritable party on wheels.
The French Peugeot Design Lab has invented "Le Bistrot du Lion”: a vehicle that transforms into a full-fledged café on wheels, complete with seating for 30 people, a full kitchen area, an espresso machine, and a DJ booth, according to Autoblog. Food truck chefs will have no problem cooking up some gorgeous street eats with the two grilling plates, four induction burners, a deep fryer, and two fridges.
“For the Peugeot food truck, we wanted to create a complete food truck experience, not only creating a kitchen for the chef but a restaurant and cafe for the customers,” the Peugeot Design Lab’s statement on the vehicle reads. “A lot of attention was given to opening up the kitchen and allowing the chef and food preparation to be as close to the public as possible. We also wanted to create a real sense of surprise as the compact Peugeot Foodtruck transforms into amphitheatre-like dining space Le Bistrot du Lion".
All we can say is “Wow,” and “When’s the next cheap flight to France?” You’ll actually be able to see the “bistrot” in action at the World’s Fair Expo in Milan this summer and fall. Unfortunately, this Batmobile bistro is still in concept form, and won’t be hitting the streets in France or the United States anytime soon. This just may be the coolest food truck ever.