Maitama Amusement Park, Abuja
Over the years, food trucks have advanced past the ice cream trucks we see in Ibadan or them taco trucks at construction sites in New York, now we have the modern day gourmet food trucks with almost (if not even more) the same commercial success as other type of food service. It’s a great twist to have your meal by the road side, whether in a hurried state or just due to proximity, the job gets done regardless. Gourmet Food truck in Nigeria isn’t exactly popular but we were glad to stumble upon one at Maitama.
On entering Maitama Amusement Park, you’d see the cute food truck on the right, called Levels cafe! It’s got that cool vibe, with the sitting area made up of wood and tires, with glass, giving that rustic, earthly feel! It’s super price friendly, with its array of burgers, chicken wings and drinks! It’s a bubbly food truck with a bubbly attendant who had a huge smile!
Perusing the menu brought us to the burger section (the waiter also told us that their burgers were to die for!). Ordered for the barbecue chicken wings and a cheese burger. It came with a very sticky bbq sauce! Julian thought he would have done a better job at the chicken if he was to make them. At least it was chicken, can you ever go wrong with chicken?
The burger was a simple beef burger with cheese layered in between. The bun was really good looking too, with them grill lines clearly stating that “Levels” isn’t here to play. The whole burger was compact enough, with its very rich patty...this is how a burger should look like.
Post meal, we tried to debate if food truck meals would be better, especially here, considering our ecological and traffic conditions, town planning, environmental fumes control, would an increase in foodtruck services mean for better foodtruck meals ?
Beef burger - N1700
Chicken wings - N1500
This is a nice idea, especially for this location. Levels cafe did not restrict their food service to the food truck. There’s also an adapted eating area that’s well planned and decorated. Not really for large crowds but it’s a nice place to take a lover to.
Julian Irabor, O.T