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Del Popolo is a Mobile Neapolitan Pizza Joint in a Recycled Shipping Container!
Posted By Tafline Laylin On July 4, 2012 @ 2:30 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments
We wouldn't mind having one of Del Popolo's hot, fresh Neapolitan pizzas baked in an 800 degree oven right about now, especially since it is delivered from a recycled shipping container on wheels! San Francisco Noe Valley resident Jon Darsky left his job as a Flour + Water pizzaiolo in order to open up his own joint - and he did it in exceptional style. With help from four designers, Darsky gutted a 20-foot shipping container and fitted it on a large truck that he drives around the streets of San Francisco.
Darsky wanted customers to be able to see the authentic 5,000 pound wood-fired oven brought all the way from Naples, so he tore down one whole side of the shipping container  and fitted it with framed glass doors. And we have to say, this combined with the black paint and oven gives the roaming pizzeria incomparable style.
The wood-fired oven  is on the second level and – reaching temperatures of 800 degrees – cooks up delicious pies in 60 seconds flat. These are then delivered to the cashier on the lower level via a special rack. But we have to warn you: all of this goodness doesn’t come cheap. Del Popolo cost a whopping $180,000 to build, so Darksy will be flipping pies for a long time to pay it off!
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all images via Del Popolo’s Facebook page 
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URLs in this post:
 shipping container: http://inhabitat.com/the-vissershok-school-is-a-colorful-shipping-container-classroom-for-kids-in-south-africa/
 wood-fired oven: http://www.pizzanapoletana.org/eng_albo_fornitori_acunto.php
 + Del Popolo: http://delpopolosf.com/about.php
 Del Popolo’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pizzadelpopolo
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