The Penny Bun is a wild mushroom known as a Cep in France and Porcini in Italy. The nickname ‘penny bun’ comes from its resemblance to a crusty, well-baked bun. It suited our original idea for the company – a food truck specialising in American style sliders and with our passion for foraging wild mushrooms it seemed like the ideal name!

Back in 2009 when we had the idea there was no street food scene in Scotland. We trademarked the name for later and decided to pack up and travel to the other side of the world, settling in NZ then spending a few years back and forth to France.

We have a combined experience of over 25 years working in the hospitality industry, from Michelin starred restaurants to private chefs in the French alps. Then running our multi award-winning street food and events based business, The Crema Caravan. We always knew one day that we would come back to The Penny Bun and in 2019 we purchased a vintage Piaggio Ape for our new venture. Summer 2020 was to be our launch but current circumstances mean we’ve had to put our thinking caps on….

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