Street Food & Pepsi
TRUCK POP-UP: Top Chefs, Street Food and Pepsi
Chef Yassi's Spicy Slow-Cooked Beef Tacos with Pico de Gallo and Pineapple Jerk Salsa, Jamdung Conch Fritters, and Glazed Chicken Wings with Pepsi-Tamarind Sauce and Herb Buttered Garlic and Parmesan Rolls (Photo: JOL File Photographs)

What's the latest foodie buzz? The Pepsi Food Truck Pop-Up is on the move, that's what! Serving up a unique street food experience courtesy of four talented chefs. The truck's debut at the Carnival Road March, Sunday, April 16, was a welcome sight for revellers and spectators alike who took advantage of the vibrant and flavourful meals curated by Chef Yassi Brissett, otherwise known as the "Skinny Chef", perfectly complemented with ice-cold Pepsi.

The offerings of Glazed Chicken Wings, Beer Battered Crispy Fish Sticks and Spicy Slow Cooked Beef Tacos were well-received by the crowd – including entrepreneur and music executive Romeich, entertainer and recording artiste Denyque, and content creator Chad Luchey – and were completely sold-out.

According to Pepsi-Cola Jamaica Brand Coordinator Yanique Dawkins, the pop-ups will be different, as the chefs have complete autonomy in creating their menus.

"We are thrilled to introduce this experience that connects Pepsi- Cola to Jamaica's culinary scene, " said Dawkins.

She added that while Pepsi does support the food industry through quick service and fine dining restaurants, this experience is to reiterate that Pepsi is the brand in the streets for the people and with the people.

"Each pop-up will not just be about joining the line and getting your food; instead, we want people to stay and interact with the brand, meet our team and share the experience with others," she emphasised.

The Pepsi Food Truck journey continues in Ochi, on Saturday, April 29 with Aaliyah Terrelonge and foodie influencer Wonga Gyal.

The other pop-ups are slated for May 12 with Haleem Card and May 28 with Andre Sewell.

Full menu:


Glazed Chicken Wings with Pepsi Tamarind Sauce

Beer Battered Crispy Fish Sticks with Herb Lemon Aioli

Spicy Slow Cooked Beef Tacos with Pico de Gallo and Pineapple Jerk Salsa


Jamdung Conch Fritters

Coconut Spiced Bammy Sticks

Herb Buttered Garlic & Parmesan Rolls

From left: Carnival spectators Chantelle Thomas and Tammy Robinson stopped by the Pepsi Food Truck Pop-Up.(Photo: JOL File Photographs)
After getting her meal from the Pepsi Food Truck, Barcode Jamaica waitress Kerry-Ann Halstead spun the Pepsi wheel and won a tumbler.(Photo: JOL File Photographs)
Charmaine Prawl, Sagicor financial advisor, was the first customer of the day.(Photo: JOL File Photographs)
Spicy Slow-Cooked Beef Tacos with Pico de Gallo and Pineapple Jerk Salsa(Photo: JOL File Photographs)
Revellers and Carnival spectators were treated to a delicious experience by Chef Yassi Brissett.(Photo: JOL File Photographs)
Culinary content creator Tiana "Wonga Gal" Chung made time for a cup of Pepsi from Pepsi ambassador Jada Hylton(Photo: JOL File Photographs)
Recording artiste and entertainer Denyque was flanked by content creators (from left) Chad Luchey, Blake Nash and Cole Nash and go-kart racer Tommi Gore.(Photo: JOL File Photographs)
Chef Yassi added his secret sauce to the Spicy Slow Cooked Beef Tacos.(Photo: JOL File Photographs)
It was pure vibes at the Pepsi Food Truck Pop Up with Conroy B Wilson (left), executive director of the Ashe Company; Pepsi Brand Ambassador Kerry-Ann Morrison, and Ifidel Williams, edutainment coordinator at the Ashe Company.(Photo: JOL File Photographs)
After taking a break from jumping, Denyque readied to enjoy her beef tacos from Chef Yassi.(Photo: JOL File Photographs)
Hair Bakery principal Peta-Ann Townsend stopped by the Pepsi Food Truck Pop-Up for Chef Yassi's Beer Battered Crispy Fish Sticks.(Photo: JOL File Photographs)
Amidst the colourful costumes and live entertainment, Pepsi made the day more refreshingly vibrant with the street food experience.(Photo: JOL File Photographs)
The beef tacos were definitely a crowd favourite... Thursday Food reckons Denyque concurs. (Photo: JOL File Photographs)
Enjoying the menu offerings were Pepsi ambassadors (from left) Jada Hylton, ZoAnn Brown, Zoen James and Kerry-Ann Morrison.(Photo: JOL File Photographs)
Beer Battered Crispy Fish Sticks with Herb Lemon Aioli and Coconut Spiced Bammy Sticks(Photo: JOL File Photographs)
Chef Yassi's Jamdung Conch Fritters...(Photo: JOL File Photographs)
Chef Haleem Card stopped by the Pepsi Food Truck Pop-Up to lend support to Chef Yassi.(Photo: JOL File Photographs)
Mix and match combo - Beer battered Crispy Fish Sticks, Jamdung Conch Fritters and Herb Buttered Garlic and Parmesan Rolls(Photo: JOL File Photographs)
Chef Yassi Brissett(Photo: JOL File Photographs)
...and Glazed Chicken Wings with Pepsi-Tamarind Sauce and Herb Buttered Garlic and Parmesan Rolls(Photo: JOL File Photographs)
Pepsi Cola Jamaica Brand Coordinator Yanique Dawkins collected her order of Glazed Chicken Wings.(Photo: JOL File Photographs)

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