Freelance journalist from Derry, Northern Ireland.
Published May 23rd 2019
Relatively new to the street food scene in Derry/Londonderry, Pyke 'N' Pommes has gone from an unrecognised zero to adored hero in the blink of an eye, and now stands proud as one of the city's favourite spots to eat out.
Not many businesses have gone from starting up in a personalised van to anything extraordinary, and that's exactly what makes this place so special. Pyke 'N' Pommes is a real treat, with a really special view of the deep blue River Foyle flowing through the city.
The hugely popular venue now serves up its delicious dishes from a shipping container, clearly moving up in the world, and is appropriately perched happily on the city's Foyle Marina. It's internationally-acclaimed, it's award-winning, it's local, and it's street food of the highest standard made from scratch, made with all the love in the world.
There's undoubtedly no better place to be on a warm afternoon than munching on the company's famous fish tacos, with fried squid or a jalapeno cheeseburger available for the more adventurous. With vegetarian and vegan options also on offer, it's no wonder Pyke 'N' Pommes fed countless hungry mouths during the world-renowned 2018 Foyle Maritime Festival, where outside seating and a lively atmosphere helped attract plenty of interest.
Oh, and the venue is also fitted-out with a pimped-out double-decker bus, with music, heating and over 50 comfy seats to provide the setting for your brunch, lunch or dinner, because everyone should want to eat out in a slick double-decker bus instead of a fancy restaurant every once in a while!