Tania Macnabb built her Scandinavian cuisine business from scratch, making and preparing all her own food.
But after just 18 months of business, the 48-year-old from East Sussex was left speechless when her mobile van was towed away on Saturday night.
She said: “I feel really violated. Some things can be replaced through insurance, but not everything can be recovered.
“I think that is what hurts me more.
“There are items in the trailer that meant a lot to me, that I had collected over time, and they may never be returned.”
Ms Macnabb fears the trailer has been stripped of its stickers will now be unidentifiable.
She added: “There are people that are scum out there and this is person is one of them.”