So just what is a food truck anyway? Basically a food truck is a specially designed / modified vehicle that is fully equipped to cook and sell food. The first food trucks to hit the road all those years ago commonly sold ice cream, hamburgers, sandwiches, French fries and other processed and fast food items. In this day and age most food trucks are offering gourmet cuisines and numerous varieties of specialty and exotic dishes.
Here in Melbourne, food trucks are rolling around the city offering and serving a fantastic way of dining. Most food trucks have a wide variety of followers that keep updated on their whereabouts via numerous social media channels; like Facebook, Instagram and twitter. With this kind of following, vendors learn to communicate with their customers and are always reaching out to them to find out what they like and what they don’t like. They are open to suggestions, constructive criticism and opinions from their followers.
Modern day food trucks are definitely not just any ordinary food truck anymore. The food trucks have now become a respectable venue for aspiring and new chefs to launch their careers and enter the food industry. Ambitious chefs are creating gourmet foods that they eventually make available in their food trucks. Gourmet oriented food trucks are here to stay in this modern day. Food trucks have a unique menu that offers the customers a distinctive opportunity to try their food or they take the risk to miss it forever. They offer creative dishes at reasonable prices in a priceless setting.
The Best Meals on Wheels in Melbourne
The new generation is very adventurous on the type of food that they like to consume. Today’s generation are lining up and wanting to taste delicious street foods and gourmet foods sold in the convenience of a food truck. Food truck is the newest and most fashionable food trend today. People are now seeking for an inexpensive breakfast, lunch and dinner that can blend well with their available food breaks. Here are the best food trucks found in the streets of Melbourne. These food trucks change location from time to time so be sure to follow them on social media and be aware where they are located; or for that matter headed to.
If seafood and meat is your thing, gumbo kitchen is for you. They offer fluffy bread rolls stuffed with almost everything like deep fried prawns, shredded beef, oysters and loads of spices. It is topped with rich gravy and is considered by some as a perfect hangover remedy. They offer vegetarian meal choices as well and one of the most go- to food truck dining options in the city.
The people behind the Brulee Cart are well known for making a delicious cream brulee using fresh eggs, locally sourced vanilla and cream. Their flavours are seasonal and change accordingly however the classic French vanilla is always available. The folk behind the Brulee Cart are always on the move so be sure to check their social media accounts to know where they are situated.
Pizza is like a feel good meal and it certainly tastes awesome when it’s cooked in a wood fired oven. Soul Kitchen operates a 400 degrees’ wood-fired oven installed at the back of their van. Their gourmet pizza is available for either dinner or lunch and they serve various other food items along with coffees.
If you want to indulge in something healthy and delicious at the same time, Yogurddiction Food Truck is for you. They have frozen yoghurt that is 100% fat free and cholesterol free. Flavours such as peach mango, wild berry, green tea and pistachio will surely excite your taste buds. They have an array of toppings to accompany – such as chocolates, nuts and fruits.
An authentic Mexican taco is offered by the team from Chingon Taco Truck. They have a successful Chingon restaurant in Richmond but they wanted to expand their horizons and take it to the streets. You can expect a rather intriguing dining experience when dining from the Chignon Taco Truck.
Where to Find the Food Trucks
Food trucks roll all over the city of Melbourne. Sometimes you get lucky to catch up with them and sometimes you don’t. For those who are food trucks fanatics, here are the places where your favourite food trucks hang out all-together.
Welcome to Thornbury was the first permanent bar and food truck stop to begin operations in Melbourne. They host different and rotating food trucks each and every week. You can expect various types of food trucks every week that offers different kinds of cuisines and flavours. It’s truly a unique experience. The food truck stop is located at 520 High Street, Northcote and is open from Monday to Thursday at 5:00pm until 9:00pm and on Friday to Saturday at 12:00pm to 10:00pm and at Sunday at 12:00pm to 9:00pm.
The Food Truck Park is managed by the Australian Mobile Food Vendors Group. They offer a rather dynamic support mechanism to the food trucks an industry in general.
The Trailer Park in St Kilda is an outdoor food court that is open every weekend. Food trucks rotate every month; foodies and aspiring foodies can enjoy a meal in comfortable surroundings with family or friends. An extensive array of liquid refreshments is also available. The Trailer Park is located at Village Melbourne; previously known as The Belgian Beer Café.
Chadstone Food Truck Park pretty much has everything you want when it comes to dining in an outdoor environment with your family and friends. It is open from Monday to Wednesday at 11 am to 5:30 pm, Thursday to Friday at 11 am to 9 pm, Saturday at 11 am to 6 pm and on Sunday at 11 am to 5 pm.
Hank Marvin Market is rapidly becoming a destination of choice for food truck lovers across the city. They bring Melbourne’s most famous food trucks and local fresh produce together each and every Saturday. The market has a robust sense of community about it.
Berwick food Truck Festival
Have you got yourself caught up in the food truck craze?