I had gone for the MTV Shuga Tour (expect review soon) which took place in the Indoor Hall of the Unilag Sports Centre. At some point during the program, I was thirsty and just wanted to get a bottle of water. But once I stepped out, I heard some banging Naija jams coming from a food truck, which happened to be Shuttles!
Shuttles is a mobile food business offering both delivery and pick up services. They are perfect for concerts and even huge birthday parties. They have a variety of food offerings including Burgers, Shawarma, Chicken and Chips, etc. and I hear they are famous for their Slush drinks. Shuttles is usually stationed around the Unilag campus, and there’s also a truck around the LASU campus.
I had initially wanted to just try the slushy but I decided to order a chicken and hotdog shawarma as well.
I was attended to by a very polite guy, although he was quite distracted due to the large number of customers. I noticed he paid more attention to the white guys than me but I wasn’t really bothered.
It took less than 2 minutes to get the slushy. He asked me to wait for 7 minutes to get my shawarma and I actually got it in less than 7 minutes (round of applause for awesomeness).
The slushy cost 300 Naira, while the shawarma cost 850 Naira. Shuttles accepts both cash and debit cards and luckily for all of us, their POS was working! I however tendered 2,000 Naira and got back my change!!!
Verdict on the Shawarma and Slushy
The slushy was AMAZING!!! It had the right amount of sugar, in my opinion.
The shawarma, on the other hand, wasn’t that great. In fact, I feel it was an utter waste of my 850 Naira. It didn’t taste good at all and I was actually regretting getting it (and I hardly ever regret anything). I actually wish I had gotten the chicken and chips instead as it looked really good.
I will rate Shuttles 7 over 10. The service was good. The slushy was delish! But the shawarma…I would definitely not try again.
As a side note – I hardly see food trucks in Naija, but they are definitely a welcomed development. Which other food trucks have you tried in Nigeria, and which areas do they typically hang around? Would you recommend? Let us know!