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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has C.M.O.T. Dibbler, who uses a handcart when business is going well (when it isn't, he just has a tray round his neck). In ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', it's suggested that he might want to invest in an actual storefront, but he replies that in his business it pays to keep mobile.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has C.M.O.T. Dibbler, who uses a handcart when business is going well (when it isn't, he just has a tray round his neck). In ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', it's suggested that he might want to invest in an actual storefront, but he replies that in his business [[TorchesAndPitchforks it pays to keep mobile.mobile]] and in fact, he's there to apply for a loan to buy a wheelbarrow.

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** The ''Discworld Almanack'' list of Ankh-Morpork markets includes the Endless Street Fruit, Vegetable and Ferret Market, which is notable in that it ''never stops''; if you want something, you're going to have to keep up with it while it constantly traverses the outer edge of the city. Apparently, this is to take advantage of unspecified [[LoopholeAbuse loopholes]] in trading regulations that were written on the assumption no-one would attempt this.

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* WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball: The Awesome Store where Richard does all his shopping (buying a 'puppy' that turns out to be a homicidal turtle, and a Game Kid that takes over the real world to turn it into a discount Final Fantasy, among others) is a beat up red van with a mysterious lurker in the dark proprietor.

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' there is a Mechanicsburg knife and tool sharpener who runs her business out of a cart. She has been turned into a centaur by a mad scientist so she pulls the thing herself when she wants to move it.
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* In one episode of ''Series/GetSmart'', KAOS uses the old bomb-in-the-snack-truck trick.


* Ignatius J. Reilly spends time pushing around a "Paradise Vendors" hot-dog cart in ''AConfederacyOfDunces.'' He usually [[BigEater eats most of the hot-dogs himself]], only barely selling enough to make up for his own consumption.

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* Ignatius J. Reilly spends time pushing around a "Paradise Vendors" hot-dog cart in ''AConfederacyOfDunces.''Literature/AConfederacyOfDunces.'' He usually [[BigEater eats most of the hot-dogs himself]], only barely selling enough to make up for his own consumption.


* Those Mexican ice cream men, who literally drag their store around behind them.

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* Those [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paletero Mexican ice cream men, men]], who literally drag their store around behind them.


* ''{{Hoodwinked}}'' got the schnitzel truck. It's like the woodland equivalent of the modern ice cream truck.

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* ''{{Hoodwinked}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' got the schnitzel truck. It's like the woodland equivalent of the modern ice cream truck.


%%* Doctor Terminus' "Landship" from ''Film/PetesDragon''

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%%* Doctor Terminus' "Landship" from ''Film/PetesDragon''''Film/PetesDragon1977''


* The U.S. has trucks filled with various types of food and drink that go around to any place with groups of people (construction sites, office buildings, college campuses, etc.) and sell to the people there. Most common are sandwich trucks and taco truck (see CuisinesInAmerica for details).

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* The U.S. has trucks filled with various types of food and drink that go around to any place with groups of people (construction sites, office buildings, college campuses, etc.) and sell to the people there. Most common are sandwich trucks and taco truck (see CuisinesInAmerica UsefulNotes/CuisinesInAmerica for details).


** Dibbler's [[NurseJenny counterparts]] elsewhere on the Disc have similar carts or trays. The [[LandDownUnder Ecksian]] version, Fair Gos Dibbler, calls his tray Dibbler's Cafe de Feet, a parody of the famous Sydney meat-pie van Harry's Cafe de Wheels.

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** Dibbler's [[NurseJenny counterparts]] elsewhere on the Disc have similar carts or trays. The [[LandDownUnder Ecksian]] version, Fair Gos Go Dibbler, calls his tray Dibbler's Cafe de Feet, a parody of the famous Sydney meat-pie van Harry's Cafe de Wheels.Wheels.
* ''Literature/GoodOmens'' (by Creator/TerryPratchett and Creator/NeilGaiman): After a massive highway accident involving multiple vehicles and the FourHorsemenOfTheApocalypse, among the crowd of police and firemen is a man selling hotdogs (presumably yet another Dibbler).


* In {{Oklahoma}}, Ali Hakim the peddler has one of these.

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* In {{Oklahoma}}, ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}'', Ali Hakim the peddler has one of these.


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* The elusive "Neko Ramen" stand plays an important role in the first episode of ''TheTatamiGalaxy'' and shows up from time to time later in the series.

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* The elusive "Neko Ramen" stand plays an important role in the first episode of ''TheTatamiGalaxy'' ''Literature/TheTatamiGalaxy'' and shows up from time to time later in the series.


* The Boar Hat bar in ''Manga/NanatsuNoTaizai'' is one as it is actually carried upon a giant pig.

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* The Boar Hat bar in ''Manga/NanatsuNoTaizai'' ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' is one as it is actually carried upon a giant pig.


* The theft of a yatai (Japan's version of the trope) meant as a dowry is the driving impetus in Ukyo's back story in RanmaOneHalf.

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* The theft of a yatai (Japan's version of the trope) meant as a dowry is the driving impetus in Ukyo's back story in RanmaOneHalf.''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''.



* The Vending skiff from ''Film/TheFifthElement''.
* The opening scene of ''GuysAndDolls'' has a pitchman and his female accomplice whose pitch is a box with fixed legs.
* Doctor Terminus' "Landship" from ''PetesDragon''
* ''BedknobsAndBroomsticks'': everything in Portobello Road that isn't nailed down. As well as Professor Browne's nifty suitcase act.
* The vendor in the film ''Film/TopSecret''.
* At one point in ''BrainDonors'', CloudCuckooLander Jacques produces and expands a collapsible office desk, complete with collapsible computer, collapsible printer, and inflatable secretary.
* Luz's taco van in ''Film/{{Machete}}''.

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* The Vending skiff from ''Film/TheFifthElement''.
* The opening scene of ''GuysAndDolls'' has a pitchman and his female accomplice whose pitch is a box with fixed legs.
* Doctor Terminus' "Landship" from ''PetesDragon''
* ''BedknobsAndBroomsticks'':
''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'': everything in Portobello Road that isn't nailed down. As well as Professor Browne's nifty suitcase act.
* The vendor in the film ''Film/TopSecret''.
* At one point in ''BrainDonors'', ''Film/BrainDonors'', CloudCuckooLander Jacques produces and expands a collapsible office desk, complete with collapsible computer, collapsible printer, and inflatable secretary.
* Luz's taco van in ''Film/{{Machete}}''.
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%%* The Vending skiff from ''Film/TheFifthElement''.
* The opening scene of ''Film/GuysAndDolls'' has a pitchman and his female accomplice whose pitch is a box with fixed legs.
%%* Luz's taco van in ''Film/{{Machete}}''.
%%* Doctor Terminus' "Landship" from ''Film/PetesDragon''
%%* The vendor in the film ''Film/TopSecret''.



* Abie Glassman in ''TheGreatBrain''.

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* %%* Abie Glassman in ''TheGreatBrain''.''Literature/TheGreatBrain''.



* ''TheTwilightZone'' TOS episode "One for the Angels". Lew Bookman has a mobile pitch: a suitcase with extensible legs. When he finishes a pitch, he collapses the legs back into the suitcase and moves on.
* In season 3 of ''TheWire'', Bubbles starts selling white t-shirts to the drug dealers and users around Baltimore from a shopping trolley. Later in the season and in season four he starts to expand his operation, offering cans of paint, pirated [=DVDs=] and other such assorted goods from his trolley.

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* ''TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' TOS episode "One for the Angels". Lew Bookman has a mobile pitch: a suitcase with extensible legs. When he finishes a pitch, he collapses the legs back into the suitcase and moves on.
* In season 3 of ''TheWire'', ''Series/TheWire'', Bubbles starts selling white t-shirts to the drug dealers and users around Baltimore from a shopping trolley. Later in the season and in season four he starts to expand his operation, offering cans of paint, pirated [=DVDs=] and other such assorted goods from his trolley.



* An entire town does this in one episode of ''TheAdventuresOfSuperman'', in order to fleece passerby with phony speeding tickets.
* One of the odder challengers in the Japanese version of IronChef was a chef who was cooking out of one of these who brought it into the arena with him. Did fairly well too.

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* An entire town does this in one episode of ''TheAdventuresOfSuperman'', ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'', in order to fleece passerby with phony speeding tickets.
* One of the odder challengers in the Japanese version of IronChef ''Series/IronChef'' was a chef who was cooking out of one of these who brought it into the arena with him. Did fairly well too.



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* The U.S. has trucks filled with various types of food and drink that go around to any place with groups of people (construction sites, office buildings, college campuses, etc.) and sell to the people there. Most common are sandwich trucks and taco truck (see CuisinesInAmerica for details).
** This practice is also becoming common in Britain, normally as a sideline run by a local cafe. More elaborate setups offering hotdogs, burgers etc cooked while you wait tend to be found in lay-bys, the parking lots of retail parks or dotted around pedestrianised shopping areas. They're also invariably found at markets or county fairs. Food quality ranges from [[SoOkayItsAverage unspectacular but perfectly edible]] to OrgasmicallyDelicious.
** There are also the ever-famous food carts, which typically stay in one place on the sidewalk all day, but can be moved very easily to follow traffic patterns; these are common in cities around the world, but are particularly common on the East Coast of the US, and most especially in [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity New York]], where they are practically a religion.
* Bookmobiles, or mobile libraries as they're known in Britain.
* There are companies out there that will wash your car and/or repair windshields on the spot (well in the parking lot anyway)
* [[BadHumorTruck Ice cream trucks]].
* Also old-time cigarette girls.
* Most of the [[SnakeOilSalesman alleged doctors]] in the WildWest would [[MedicineShow travel by wagon]] from town to town selling a 'miracle elixir' said to cure whatever ailment they could come up with. These show up in Westerns from time to time.
* A close relative of this trope is the concept of the mobile [=MRI=] scanner, which is built into the trailer unit of an 18-wheeler and rotated between multiple small hospitals in rural areas.
* Those Mexican ice cream men, who literally drag their store around behind them.
* Japan has the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yatai_%28retail%29 yatai]]''
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* The U.S. has trucks filled with various types of food and drink that go around to any place with groups of people (construction sites, office buildings, college campuses, etc.) and sell to the people there. Most common are sandwich trucks and taco truck (see CuisinesInAmerica for details).
** This practice is also becoming common in Britain, normally as a sideline run by a local cafe. More elaborate setups offering hotdogs, burgers etc cooked while you wait tend to be found in lay-bys, the parking lots of retail parks or dotted around pedestrianised shopping areas. They're also invariably found at markets or county fairs. Food quality ranges from [[SoOkayItsAverage unspectacular but perfectly edible]] to OrgasmicallyDelicious.
** There are also the ever-famous food carts, which typically stay in one place on the sidewalk all day, but can be moved very easily to follow traffic patterns; these are common in cities around the world, but are particularly common on the East Coast of the US, and most especially in [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity New York]], where they are practically a religion.
* Bookmobiles, or mobile libraries as they're known in Britain.
* There are companies out there that will wash your car and/or repair windshields on the spot (well in the parking lot anyway)
* [[BadHumorTruck Ice cream trucks]].
* Also old-time cigarette girls.
* Most of the [[SnakeOilSalesman alleged doctors]] in the WildWest would [[MedicineShow travel by wagon]] from town to town selling a 'miracle elixir' said to cure whatever ailment they could come up with. These show up in Westerns from time to time.
* A close relative of this trope is the concept of the mobile [=MRI=] scanner, which is built into the trailer unit of an 18-wheeler and rotated between multiple small hospitals in rural areas.
* Those Mexican ice cream men, who literally drag their store around behind them.
* Japan has the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yatai_%28retail%29 yatai]]''
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