Del Popolo, San Francisco Bay Area

JournalLifestyle

Del Popolo, San Francisco Bay Area

Mobile pizza truck keeps it real...

Nothing starts a heated foodie debate like the origins of a truly traditional pizza; some say it’s an American invention, some that it’s Roman or Neopolitan (definitely, positively Neopolitan – Ed.). Thin crust, thick crust, we’re stuffed if we know. One thing’s for sure though, pizza has established itself as a food favourite.

Bringing the Neopolitan-style version of this people’s choice out into America’s west coast Bay Area community is Del Popolo. This mobile pizzeria, made from a modified shipping container atop a truck, features an Italian-made, wood-fired oven which can be seen by the drooling customers through a glass window side.

Never in one place for too long, Del Popolo advertises its location through Twitter a day or so in advance, and one gets the feeling its fans follow it with an excitement akin to that of a secret gig by their favourite band. Keeping the menu focused has cut down on the kitchen paraphernalia needed, but the beast, which took more than eighteen months to get on the road, still tips the scales at 33,000lbs, and needs a special licence to drive.

Del Polpo, San Francisco Bay Area

Photo © Matthew Millman

Del Polpo, San Francisco Bay Area Del Polpo, San Francisco Bay Area Del Polpo, San Francisco Bay Area Del Polpo, San Francisco Bay Area

Photo © Matthew Millman

Del Polpo, San Francisco Bay Area Del Polpo, San Francisco Bay Area Del Polpo, San Francisco Bay Area

Photography © Eric Zepeda, unless otherwise stated.

Instagram

object(stdClass)#450 (3) {
  ["pagination"]=>
  object(stdClass)#283 (2) {
    ["next_url"]=>
    string(160) "https://api.instagram.com/v1/users/4883069/media/recent?access_token=4883069.f1f4f7e.4a99d8f179da4c03a52c8da92468940c&count=4&max_id=1399457526814175907_4883069"
    ["next_max_id"]=>
    string(27) "1399457526814175907_4883069"
  }
  ["meta"]=>
  object(stdClass)#290 (1) {
    ["code"]=>
    int(200)
  }
  ["data"]=>
  array(4) {
    [0]=>
    object(stdClass)#448 (15) {
      ["attribution"]=>
      NULL
      ["tags"]=>
      array(18) {
        [0]=>
        string(8) "bonnadal"
        [1]=>
        string(4) "star"
        [2]=>
        string(7) "festive"
        [3]=>
        string(15) "christmaslights"
        [4]=>
        string(8) "igtravel"
        [5]=>
        string(15) "passionpassport"
        [6]=>
        string(10) "travelista"
        [7]=>
        string(8) "lighting"
        [8]=>
        string(11) "instatravel"
        [9]=>
        string(12) "feliznavidad"
        [10]=>
        string(10) "wanderlust"
        [11]=>
        string(3) "bcn"
        [12]=>
        string(6) "winter"
        [13]=>
        string(13) "travelblogger"
        [14]=>
        string(6) "travel"
        [15]=>
        string(9) "barcelona"
        [16]=>
        string(16) "travelinfluencer"
        [17]=>
        string(14) "merrychristmas"
      }
      ["type"]=>
      string(5) "image"
      ["location"]=>
      object(stdClass)#286 (4) {
        ["latitude"]=>
        float(41.388971609402)
        ["name"]=>
        string(25) "Other Stories - Barcelona"
        ["longitude"]=>
        float(2.1690307442524)
        ["id"]=>
        int(496971656)
      }
      ["comments"]=>
      object(stdClass)#292 (1) {
        ["count"]=>
        int(4)
      }
      ["filter"]=>
      string(6) "Normal"
      ["created_time"]=>
      string(10) "1481308903"
      ["link"]=>
      string(40) "https://www.instagram.com/p/BNzowAbAo8L/"
      ["likes"]=>
      object(stdClass)#298 (1) {
        ["count"]=>
        int(163)
      }
      ["images"]=>
      object(stdClass)#281 (3) {
        ["low_resolution"]=>
        object(stdClass)#297 (3) {
          ["url"]=>
          string(157) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/p320x320/15306061_812163808925946_8842149167703785472_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTQwMTY0MzEyOTg5MDgzNjIzNQ%3D%3D.2"
          ["width"]=>
          int(320)
          ["height"]=>
          int(399)
        }
        ["thumbnail"]=>
        object(stdClass)#285 (3) {
          ["url"]=>
          string(176) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s150x150/e35/c0.134.1080.1080/15306061_812163808925946_8842149167703785472_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTQwMTY0MzEyOTg5MDgzNjIzNQ%3D%3D.2.c"
          ["width"]=>
          int(150)
          ["height"]=>
          int(150)
        }
        ["standard_resolution"]=>
        object(stdClass)#289 (3) {
          ["url"]=>
          string(164) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/p640x640/15306061_812163808925946_8842149167703785472_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTQwMTY0MzEyOTg5MDgzNjIzNQ%3D%3D.2"
          ["width"]=>
          int(640)
          ["height"]=>
          int(799)
        }
      }
      ["users_in_photo"]=>
      array(0) {
      }
      ["caption"]=>
      object(stdClass)#294 (4) {
        ["created_time"]=>
        string(10) "1481308903"
        ["text"]=>
        string(263) "Bon Nadal / Feliz Navidad
-
±
-
we-heart.com
-
±
-
#bonnadal #feliznavidad #merrychristmas #christmaslights #star #festive #winter #lighting #barcelona #bcn #travel #instatravel #travelblogger #travelinfluencer #igtravel #travelista #wanderlust #passionpassport"
        ["from"]=>
        object(stdClass)#296 (4) {
          ["username"]=>
          string(8) "we_heart"
          ["profile_picture"]=>
          string(97) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-19/s150x150/14294982_1849699741925141_1575779772_a.jpg"
          ["id"]=>
          string(7) "4883069"
          ["full_name"]=>
          string(8) "We Heart"
        }
        ["id"]=>
        string(17) "17846589649135489"
      }
      ["user_has_liked"]=>
      bool(false)
      ["id"]=>
      string(27) "1401643129890836235_4883069"
      ["user"]=>
      object(stdClass)#278 (4) {
        ["username"]=>
        string(8) "we_heart"
        ["profile_picture"]=>
        string(97) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-19/s150x150/14294982_1849699741925141_1575779772_a.jpg"
        ["id"]=>
        string(7) "4883069"
        ["full_name"]=>
        string(8) "We Heart"
      }
    }
    [1]=>
    object(stdClass)#291 (15) {
      ["attribution"]=>
      NULL
      ["tags"]=>
      array(11) {
        [0]=>
        string(13) "designblogger"
        [1]=>
        string(13) "wrappingpaper"
        [2]=>
        string(11) "photography"
        [3]=>
        string(16) "designinfluencer"
        [4]=>
        string(12) "illustration"
        [5]=>
        string(10) "photobooks"
        [6]=>
        string(15) "hoxtonminipress"
        [7]=>
        string(5) "books"
        [8]=>
        string(6) "design"
        [9]=>
        string(10) "eastlondon"
        [10]=>
        string(9) "christmas"
      }
      ["type"]=>
      string(5) "image"
      ["location"]=>
      NULL
      ["comments"]=>
      object(stdClass)#293 (1) {
        ["count"]=>
        int(1)
      }
      ["filter"]=>
      string(6) "Normal"
      ["created_time"]=>
      string(10) "1481199043"
      ["link"]=>
      string(40) "https://www.instagram.com/p/BNwXNXFAK3c/"
      ["likes"]=>
      object(stdClass)#287 (1) {
        ["count"]=>
        int(141)
      }
      ["images"]=>
      object(stdClass)#279 (3) {
        ["low_resolution"]=>
        object(stdClass)#280 (3) {
          ["url"]=>
          string(158) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s320x320/e35/15251634_1368834043150766_7124980801350926336_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTQwMDcyMTU1NzMxNTE2OTc1Ng%3D%3D.2"
          ["width"]=>
          int(320)
          ["height"]=>
          int(320)
        }
        ["thumbnail"]=>
        object(stdClass)#299 (3) {
          ["url"]=>
          string(158) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s150x150/e35/15251634_1368834043150766_7124980801350926336_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTQwMDcyMTU1NzMxNTE2OTc1Ng%3D%3D.2"
          ["width"]=>
          int(150)
          ["height"]=>
          int(150)
        }
        ["standard_resolution"]=>
        object(stdClass)#300 (3) {
          ["url"]=>
          string(165) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/15251634_1368834043150766_7124980801350926336_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTQwMDcyMTU1NzMxNTE2OTc1Ng%3D%3D.2"
          ["width"]=>
          int(640)
          ["height"]=>
          int(640)
        }
      }
      ["users_in_photo"]=>
      array(0) {
      }
      ["caption"]=>
      object(stdClass)#301 (4) {
        ["created_time"]=>
        string(10) "1481199043"
        ["text"]=>
        string(311) "@hoxtonminipress's East London-inspired wrapping paper is a thing of true beauty; give the gift of designery goodness this Christmas!!
-
-
-
±
-
we-heart.com
-
±
-
-
-
#hoxtonminipress #wrappingpaper #christmas #eastlondon #illustration #design #books #photography #photobooks #designblogger #designinfluencer"
        ["from"]=>
        object(stdClass)#302 (4) {
          ["username"]=>
          string(8) "we_heart"
          ["profile_picture"]=>
          string(97) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-19/s150x150/14294982_1849699741925141_1575779772_a.jpg"
          ["id"]=>
          string(7) "4883069"
          ["full_name"]=>
          string(8) "We Heart"
        }
        ["id"]=>
        string(17) "17861163979065160"
      }
      ["user_has_liked"]=>
      bool(false)
      ["id"]=>
      string(27) "1400721557315169756_4883069"
      ["user"]=>
      object(stdClass)#303 (4) {
        ["username"]=>
        string(8) "we_heart"
        ["profile_picture"]=>
        string(97) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-19/s150x150/14294982_1849699741925141_1575779772_a.jpg"
        ["id"]=>
        string(7) "4883069"
        ["full_name"]=>
        string(8) "We Heart"
      }
    }
    [2]=>
    object(stdClass)#304 (15) {
      ["attribution"]=>
      NULL
      ["tags"]=>
      array(19) {
        [0]=>
        string(9) "liverpool"
        [1]=>
        string(3) "art"
        [2]=>
        string(9) "streetart"
        [3]=>
        string(19) "streetarteverywhere"
        [4]=>
        string(5) "mural"
        [5]=>
        string(8) "igtravel"
        [6]=>
        string(15) "passionpassport"
        [7]=>
        string(10) "travelista"
        [8]=>
        string(8) "graffiti"
        [9]=>
        string(11) "instatravel"
        [10]=>
        string(3) "hus"
        [11]=>
        string(12) "husliverpool"
        [12]=>
        string(18) "streetartliverpool"
        [13]=>
        string(10) "wanderlust"
        [14]=>
        string(13) "travelblogger"
        [15]=>
        string(6) "travel"
        [16]=>
        string(16) "travelinfluencer"
        [17]=>
        string(6) "urbanx"
        [18]=>
        string(9) "nomadclan"
      }
      ["type"]=>
      string(5) "image"
      ["location"]=>
      NULL
      ["comments"]=>
      object(stdClass)#305 (1) {
        ["count"]=>
        int(0)
      }
      ["filter"]=>
      string(6) "Normal"
      ["created_time"]=>
      string(10) "1481124758"
      ["link"]=>
      string(40) "https://www.instagram.com/p/BNuJhY9gjKJ/"
      ["likes"]=>
      object(stdClass)#306 (1) {
        ["count"]=>
        int(171)
      }
      ["images"]=>
      object(stdClass)#308 (3) {
        ["low_resolution"]=>
        object(stdClass)#307 (3) {
          ["url"]=>
          string(157) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s320x320/e35/15337074_273211039748617_3787833436182413312_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTQwMDA5ODQxMTEyMTg4MTczNw%3D%3D.2"
          ["width"]=>
          int(320)
          ["height"]=>
          int(320)
        }
        ["thumbnail"]=>
        object(stdClass)#309 (3) {
          ["url"]=>
          string(157) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s150x150/e35/15337074_273211039748617_3787833436182413312_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTQwMDA5ODQxMTEyMTg4MTczNw%3D%3D.2"
          ["width"]=>
          int(150)
          ["height"]=>
          int(150)
        }
        ["standard_resolution"]=>
        object(stdClass)#310 (3) {
          ["url"]=>
          string(164) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/15337074_273211039748617_3787833436182413312_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTQwMDA5ODQxMTEyMTg4MTczNw%3D%3D.2"
          ["width"]=>
          int(640)
          ["height"]=>
          int(640)
        }
      }
      ["users_in_photo"]=>
      array(0) {
      }
      ["caption"]=>
      object(stdClass)#311 (4) {
        ["created_time"]=>
        string(10) "1481124758"
        ["text"]=>
        string(450) "Beautiful 21m-high mural by @nomad.clan on the side of Liverpool's Tempest office building; now home to @hus_liverpool, which is featured today on We Heart (link in bio)
-
±
-
we-heart.com
-
±
-
@aylo_nomad @cbloxx_nomad #nomadclan #graffiti #urbanx #art #husliverpool #hus #mural #liverpool #streetartliverpool #streetart #streetarteverywhere #travel #instatravel #travelblogger #travelinfluencer #igtravel #travelista #wanderlust #passionpassport"
        ["from"]=>
        object(stdClass)#312 (4) {
          ["username"]=>
          string(8) "we_heart"
          ["profile_picture"]=>
          string(97) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-19/s150x150/14294982_1849699741925141_1575779772_a.jpg"
          ["id"]=>
          string(7) "4883069"
          ["full_name"]=>
          string(8) "We Heart"
        }
        ["id"]=>
        string(17) "17866895593056883"
      }
      ["user_has_liked"]=>
      bool(false)
      ["id"]=>
      string(27) "1400098411121881737_4883069"
      ["user"]=>
      object(stdClass)#313 (4) {
        ["username"]=>
        string(8) "we_heart"
        ["profile_picture"]=>
        string(97) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-19/s150x150/14294982_1849699741925141_1575779772_a.jpg"
        ["id"]=>
        string(7) "4883069"
        ["full_name"]=>
        string(8) "We Heart"
      }
    }
    [3]=>
    object(stdClass)#314 (15) {
      ["attribution"]=>
      NULL
      ["tags"]=>
      array(23) {
        [0]=>
        string(3) "vic"
        [1]=>
        string(14) "mercatmedieval"
        [2]=>
        string(8) "medieval"
        [3]=>
        string(17) "vicmedievalmarket"
        [4]=>
        string(15) "firamedievalvic"
        [5]=>
        string(9) "catalunya"
        [6]=>
        string(19) "mercatmedievaldevic"
        [7]=>
        string(8) "igtravel"
        [8]=>
        string(15) "passionpassport"
        [9]=>
        string(10) "travelista"
        [10]=>
        string(11) "instatravel"
        [11]=>
        string(8) "igersbcn"
        [12]=>
        string(10) "wanderlust"
        [13]=>
        string(3) "bcn"
        [14]=>
        string(13) "travelblogger"
        [15]=>
        string(12) "firamedieval"
        [16]=>
        string(6) "travel"
        [17]=>
        string(9) "barcelona"
        [18]=>
        string(16) "travelinfluencer"
        [19]=>
        string(19) "catalunyaexperience"
        [20]=>
        string(14) "igersbarcelona"
        [21]=>
        string(9) "christmas"
        [22]=>
        string(11) "firestarter"
      }
      ["type"]=>
      string(5) "image"
      ["location"]=>
      object(stdClass)#315 (4) {
        ["latitude"]=>
        float(41.930224002069)
        ["name"]=>
        string(20) "Vic, Cataluna, Spain"
        ["longitude"]=>
        float(2.2565502115152)
        ["id"]=>
        int(214359681)
      }
      ["comments"]=>
      object(stdClass)#316 (1) {
        ["count"]=>
        int(2)
      }
      ["filter"]=>
      string(6) "Normal"
      ["created_time"]=>
      string(10) "1481048359"
      ["link"]=>
      string(40) "https://www.instagram.com/p/BNr3zS8AXKj/"
      ["likes"]=>
      object(stdClass)#317 (1) {
        ["count"]=>
        int(167)
      }
      ["images"]=>
      object(stdClass)#319 (3) {
        ["low_resolution"]=>
        object(stdClass)#318 (3) {
          ["url"]=>
          string(158) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/p320x320/15403362_1283767144978313_2320729155408232448_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTM5OTQ1NzUyNjgxNDE3NTkwNw%3D%3D.2"
          ["width"]=>
          int(320)
          ["height"]=>
          int(399)
        }
        ["thumbnail"]=>
        object(stdClass)#320 (3) {
          ["url"]=>
          string(177) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s150x150/e35/c0.134.1080.1080/15403362_1283767144978313_2320729155408232448_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTM5OTQ1NzUyNjgxNDE3NTkwNw%3D%3D.2.c"
          ["width"]=>
          int(150)
          ["height"]=>
          int(150)
        }
        ["standard_resolution"]=>
        object(stdClass)#321 (3) {
          ["url"]=>
          string(165) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/p640x640/15403362_1283767144978313_2320729155408232448_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTM5OTQ1NzUyNjgxNDE3NTkwNw%3D%3D.2"
          ["width"]=>
          int(640)
          ["height"]=>
          int(799)
        }
      }
      ["users_in_photo"]=>
      array(0) {
      }
      ["caption"]=>
      object(stdClass)#322 (4) {
        ["created_time"]=>
        string(10) "1481048359"
        ["text"]=>
        string(454) "Vic is such a beautiful little Catalan town, certainly the right spot to get into the festive spirit.
-
±
-
we-heart.com
-
±
-
#firamedievalvic #firamedieval #mercatmedieval #mercatmedievaldevic #vicmedievalmarket #medieval #vic #christmas #barcelona #bcn #firestarter #igersbcn #igersbarcelona #catalunya #travel #instatravel #travelblogger #travelinfluencer #igtravel #travelista #wanderlust #passionpassport @catalunyaexperience #catalunyaexperience"
        ["from"]=>
        object(stdClass)#323 (4) {
          ["username"]=>
          string(8) "we_heart"
          ["profile_picture"]=>
          string(97) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-19/s150x150/14294982_1849699741925141_1575779772_a.jpg"
          ["id"]=>
          string(7) "4883069"
          ["full_name"]=>
          string(8) "We Heart"
        }
        ["id"]=>
        string(17) "17845128130164295"
      }
      ["user_has_liked"]=>
      bool(false)
      ["id"]=>
      string(27) "1399457526814175907_4883069"
      ["user"]=>
      object(stdClass)#324 (4) {
        ["username"]=>
        string(8) "we_heart"
        ["profile_picture"]=>
        string(97) "https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-19/s150x150/14294982_1849699741925141_1575779772_a.jpg"
        ["id"]=>
        string(7) "4883069"
        ["full_name"]=>
        string(8) "We Heart"
      }
    }
  }
}