Got plans for this weekend? Why not take a culinary adventure Food Truck Style!
Last Saturday night the Food Trucks of Sydney parked up on George Street outside the Town Hall for a “Moveable Feast” as part of the Art and About festival. The street was jam packed! A really positive step in expanding this restaurant-on-wheels phenomenon which is operating very successfully all over the United States.
Mobile Gourmets on site on Saturday included:
Eat Art Truck: Signature pulled pork in a bun, confit spatchcock, kingfish ceviche and other progressive dishes from a van that has one side as a canvas for street artists.
Cantina Mobil: Gourmet tacos, burritos and Mexican-themed treats washed down with sparkling, non-alcoholic sangria.
Agape Organic: Gourmet pizzas including wagyu beef meatball, pecorino and basil or scallops with Spencer gulf prawns on a base of the ancient grain spelt, all organic.
Veggie Patch Van: High-end tofu burgers and other vegetarian fare served from a van resembling a barn that is powered by solar and vegetable oil.
Tsuru: Modern Asian fusion including steamed pork belly buns, Japanese onigiri rice balls and Indonesian pancake flavoured with pandan.
Lets Do Yum Cha: Chinese favourites including steamed gow gee, roasted duck buns and fried spring rolls, from a trailer that folds out into an Asian-style dining cart.
Urban Pasta: Italian favourites including Napolitana, Arrabiata, Bosciaola, and Bolognese plus porcini mushroom, crab, and duck and sweet potato ravioli in a takeaway cup.
The super cute yellow combi – Jafe Jaffles.
And a handful of other gourmet small food stalls.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said: “Judging by the crowds we’ve seen so far, food trucks have hit the spot with Sydneysiders. Their food has even impressed the food critics, winning this year’s Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide award for innovation.”
Keep an eye out for the trucks location on the City of Sydney Food Trucks app. Free to download for iPhone and Android.
The “Moveable Feast” was a huge success with one of my favs, Veggie Patch, running out of food before the night was through.