The one-stop-shop for VW Bus Food & Retail Trucks

BellyBus is your end-to-end builder of Classic VW Bus food & retail trucks. Stand out from the crowd of ordinary food and mobile retail trucks and attract new customers to any location.

We source, design, restore and build all of our food trucks and mobile boutiques by ourselves and in our own facilities. We are builders selling directly to business owners. Because there no middlemen, the savings are passed on to you.

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BellyBus is your end-to-end builder of Classic VW Bus food & retail trucks. Stand out from the crowd of ordinary food and mobile retail trucks and attract new customers to any location.

We source, design, restore and build all of our food trucks and mobile boutiques by ourselves and in our own facilities. We are builders selling directly to business owners. Because there no middlemen, the savings are passed on to you.

Contact Us!

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About Us

From classic restorations to building complex mobile businesses, we have over 10 years of expertise in creating unique solutions from classic Volkswagen models tailored to our discerning customer needs.

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1. Select your VW Bus (Air or water-cooled, model & more)

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2. Choose its options and equip as you see fit

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3. Brand & Customize it (paint color & branding)

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4. Start selling at any location!

Models & Rates

Off-the-shelf or custom-built VW Bus food trucks & mobile shops

All our Volkswagen bus food trucks and mobile boutiques are completely customizable based on your unique needs. As base models, we offer 3 options of food trucks that are completely ready to operate. Not only are the buses fully restored and usable, the food trucks are also ready to use as is with all modern kitchen amenities and restaurant-grade equipment. All food trucks are also customizable to individual paint specifications.

Be it a juice store, coffee/bakery shop on wheels or a taco truck, these classic VW food trucks are ready to use.

VW Bus Ice Cream Truck

Model 1: Starter Mobile Boutique

$44,900.00 usd

*Ideal for mobile boutiques & retail stores

  • Fully-restored classic VW Bus
  • Semi or fully retractable roof
  • Built-in and retractable counters
  • Stainless steel interior walls
  • Custom paint job
  • Shelving & counter space
  • Electrical sockets for appliances
  • General storage areas
  • Non-slippery floors
  • Interior LED lighting
  • Manual transmission
  • Customizable based on business's needs
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Coffee shop food truck Belly Bus

Model 2: Beverages, Ice Cream & Mobile Bakery

$54,900.00 usd

*Ideal for coffee, beer or bakery businesses

  • Fully restored classic VW Bus
  • Semi or fully-retractable roof
  • Built-in and retractable counters
  • Stainless steel interior walls
  • Customized paint job
  • Shelving, display and counter space
  • Electrical sockets for appliances
  • General storage areas
  • Diamond cut non-slippery floors
  • Interior LED lighting
  • Manual transmission
  • 3 compartment dishwashing sink
  • 1 hand washing sink
  • 30-gallon freshwater tank
  • 35-gallon grey water tank
  • Soap & paper dispenser
  • 1 commercia refrigerator
  • 1 water heater
  • 1 on-demand water pump
  • --- ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL ITEMS ---
  • Silent generator
  • Alternate power source
  • Retractable rollout awning
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Additional shelving & storage
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Full kitchen food truck Belly Bus

Model 3: Burgers, Tacos & Gourmet Sandwiches

$64,900.00 usd

*Ideal for burgers, sandwiches and tacos

  • Fully restored classic VW Bus
  • Semi or fully-retractable roof
  • Build in and retractable counters
  • Stainless steel interior walls
  • Custom paint job
  • Shelving and counter space
  • Electrical sockets for appliances
  • General storage areas
  • Diamond cut non-slippery floors
  • 1 hot water heater
  • 1 on-demand water pump
  • Soap & paper dispensers
  • 2 commercial refrigerators
  • 3 compartment dishwashing sink
  • 1 hand washing sink
  • Interior LED lighting
  • 30-gallon freshwater tank
  • 35-gallon grey water tank
  • Flat top, grill, burners & broiler
  • 2 power lines
  • --- ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL ITEMS ---
  • Silent generator
  • Alternate power source
  • Retractable rollout awning
  • C & K class fire extinguishers
  • Additional shelving & storage
  • Vinyl stickers & branding
  • Audio system
  • Reverse camera
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Volkswagen Bus Food Trucks For Immediate Sale

Can't wait for a custom job?
These VW food trucks & mobile shops are ready to go!

1985 Vintage VW fully restored food truck for sale

1986 Fully-equipped VW Bus Food Truck [SOLD]

$ 48,900.00 usd

1986 fully-restored and customized VW Bus Food Truck equipped with a full modular kitchen including a flat top, grill, two burners, and broiler. 3 compartment dishwashing sink and one handwashing sink. 30-gallon freshwater tank and 35-gallon grey water tank. Hot and cold water with on-demand water pump. Stainless steel kitchen and customer counter. Electrical installation with 15 amp fuse box and multiple electrical sockets. This VW Bus food truck has been fully-rebuilt with a new paint job, 1600 dual-port engine, new brakes, heavy-duty tires and 120-point safety check (steering, suspension, brakes and more...).

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1981 VW bus Food Truck

1981 VW Bus Lightly Equipped Food Truck [SOLD]

$ 39,900.00 usd

This 1981 VW Bus has been fully restored and equipped for all types of operations (coffee, bakery, juice bar, burgers, paninis or tacos). Fully functional and ready to work, it is equipped with a stainless steel kitchen with 4 burners for heating or light cooking purposes. Freshly painted, it has been equipped with a rebuilt 1600 engine and has undergone a full restoration including; suspension, brakes and steering components.

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Classic VW Bus Ice Cream Truck

1982 Air-cooled VW Bus Ice Cream Truck [SOLD]

$ 44,900.00 usd

1982 air-cooled VW Ice Cream Truck with commercial-grade freezer and fridge. 35-gallon freshwater tank, 3 dishwashing sinks, 1 handwashing sink and on-demand water pump. Bus is equipped with an alternate power source in addition to its generator to power appliances while the vehicle is on the move.

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FOOD TRUCK FAQ's

  • What are the typical uses of a food truck?

    Common uses are as a coffee shop, mobile bakeshop, farmers market produce, burger joint or taco truck. The buses are fully customizable and we can work to make your buses as specific to your needs. Our trucks are also used for non-food businesses such as pet grooming services, nail salons, flower shops, etc. The uses are only limited by your imagination and entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Are the buses drivable?

    Yes, all buses have been fully restored and go through a 120 point check. New suspension, engines, clutch, brakes, and electric components have been added.

  • Are the VW buses replicas?

    No, these are original classic Volkswagen buses that are fully restored and operational.

  • Is Belly Bus a food truck builder or just a middle man / broker?

    Belly Bus is an end-to-end builder. Unlike others, we design and build all our VW Bus food trucks in-house.

  • How do you ensure quality control?

    Because each stage of our VW Bus builds is handled in-house, we are able to ensure the highest quality work.

  • Why are your builds so competitively priced?

    Since we are direct to consumers, we pass on the middle man savings to our customers.

  • How long does the average VW Bus food/retail truck build take?

    Usually our builds take anywhere between 3 and 4 months. We schedule our projects on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Why are your build timelines so short?

    Because we always have on hand a sizable inventory of buses ready to be customized, you will never have to wait for us to source an actual VW Bus.

  • Do I have to design my bus's interior?

    No, we will draft custom plans for you based on your requirements. If you have a specific design in mind, we can incorporate it to the plan.

  • Are the trucks registered?

    No, the trucks have to be registered by the owner at the local DMV. All documentation will be provided to the new owner.

  • Will you help us get licenses to operate a food truck business?

    We do not help with the licenses as they vary by state and location.

  • Are they EPA certified?

    All buses are over 25 years old and meet Federal EPA guidelines. For more information, visit www.epa.gov.

  • How much do your food trucks cost?

    Pricing starts at $39,900.00 for a fully equipped and operational VW food truck. They are all customizable and we can give you more details if you drop us an email on our contact us page.

  • What questions should I ask any food truck builder before getting started?

    Before deciding on the right food truck builder for you, make sure you carry out proper due diligence. Asking the right questions will ensure a stress-free buying experience. Have they built similar trucks before? Do they have client references? Are they builders or brokers? Ask to see pictures and/or videos of prior builds. When possible meet with them on a one-to-one basis or do a live video tour of their working facilities. Make sure you are dealing with a U.S. entity to establish jurisdiction and legal guardrails. Never wire all funds upfront and ensure your wire transfers are U.S. bound (do not wire funds internationally).

  • I can't wait for a custom job. Do you have any off-the-shelf models for sale?

    Yes we do. Please visit the Food Trucks for Sale section where you'll find some of the VW Bus food trucks we can deliver immediately. Many trucks are in the works so you may also want to contact us to find out when the next one will be available.

  • Do you offer any payment facilities?

    For all custom food truck jobs, we require a 30% deposit. The rest will not be due before your vehicle is delivered to you. Off-the-shelf models must be paid in full the day you take possession of your food truck. If you need financing, remember that food trucks qualify for SBA loans.

  • Do you ship your VW Bus food trucks anywhere in the continental U.S.?

    Yes, we will ship your VW Bus right to your doorstep for an additional fee which usually ranges between $350.00 and $950.00 for most U.S. destinations. Contact us to get a quote.

  • Can you add custom logos to your VW buses?

    Yes, vinyl wrapping and stickers are available at an additional cost.

  • Do you restore and adapt vintage VWs for other purposes than food trucks?

    Yes, we work on all sorts of projects provided they involve Volkswagens! In addition to food trucks, we also build and restore special-purpose retail and promotional vehicles.

  • How do you go about designing your VW Bus food trucks?

    All of our VW Bus food trucks are designed based on a specification sheet. The specs of your bus take into account your requirements and those of your local health department. All the information is then compiled into a comprehensive 5-8 page document that describes the build (materials and equipment used) and numerous blueprints of the bus's design, set-up, and different installations (kitchen, electrical, water and gas when installed). The custom spec sheet you will then receive in PDF format can be presented for validation to your local authorities for pre-approval.

  • Do you draft specification sheets free of charge?

    Yes and no. We charge a one-time fee of $500.00 to draft your specification sheet. This amount is then credited toward the final purchase price of the bus. In other words, if you purchase the VW bus, your spec sheet will come at no cost. However, should you choose not to go ahead with the project, the $500.00 spec sheet deposit is non-refundable.

  • Do you build mobile boutiques and shops?

    Yes. We build custom-crafted mobile storefronts for all sorts of businesses ranging from fashion concept stores to farmer market trucks. Whether you wish to launch a nails salon truck, flower truck or any other mobile boutique, Belly Bus will work with you to design and build a unique truck for your business.

  • Who are your typical customers?

    First-time business owners, established businesses looking to expand into new markets, or corporations seeking unique ways to reach out to new customers.

  • Are your buses manual or automatic transmission?

    Most of our buses are equipped with manual transmissions. Should you require an automatic transmission we can upgrade your truck for an additional cost. Please note that because of the scarcity of automatic transmissions, such a modification may result in longer build times.

  • Do you build ice cream trucks?

    Yes, we offer entrepreneurs looking to launch ice cream and other frozen foods businesses, custom-crafted trucks built to meet their needs. Equipped with commercial-grade freezers, external generators, and additional power sources to guarantee the cold chain.

Send a message

158 W 75th Street
Suite 4A
New York, NY 10023

+1 646 400 0069
info@bellybus.com

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