Call us crazy but food truck feeds just tastes better than regular restaurant food. Maybe it’s the fact that you have to work a bit harder to track them down, perhaps it’s the magic of alfresco eating or it could just be the pure passion that Sydney food truck owners infuse into each of their dishes. Either way, we’re definitely fans.
From skewers, schnitzels and sweet treats, here are the best food trucks in Sydney and where you can find them.
We take our ‘meat on a stick’ very seriously and we’re just going to come out and say this is the best skewered meat you’ll find in all of Sydney. This family-run business from dream team, Raymond Hou and Alina Van, is technically a roving food stand rather than a truck but, to be honest, they’re so good they just had to be included. The truck is known for churning out skewers or ‘pops’ as they call them and, whether it’s their signature OG lamb skewers lovingly coated in house-made dukkah and secret marinade or ‘The Butter’, made with MBS 9+ Australian Wagyu, everything is juicy, perfectly seasoned and cooked over their custom built charcoal grill. At Firepop, everything is home made from their seasoning to the marinade even the butter (that’s right, it’s 2021 and these legends are still churning their own butter!). While the meat is the main drawcard here, they also have great supporting dishes including their corn ribs, which tastes far better than any vegetable has a right to in our opinion!
Firepop moves around regularly popping up at some of the coolest venues and events in Sydney. You can often find them at One Drop Brewing Co. or attending a range of super cool events. To track them down you can check out their calendar.
Two chefs traded in the hatted Sydney restaurant scene for a food truck of their own, so the menu is as you’d expect; exceptional. The menu is packed with old school American classics like The Philly Cheesesteak, Mac ‘n’ Cheeseburger and Cuban Sandwich. The duo opened a brick-and-mortar diner in Chippendale but, as of 2021, they have recently decided to return to their main love - their food trucks – and only open the diner twice a week.
To find the silver retro American-trailer you can check out their socials – they’ll be moving all around the Sydney spreading the love and their to-die-for-food.
Toby Wilson has made a name for himself as the creative genius behind some of Sydney’s best Mexican food. Having mastered the cuisine at Ghostboy Cantina and Taco King, Wilson is now taking his unique brand of cooking on the road with Rico’s Taco Truck. From their olive green truck, Rico’s churns out three tacos, the chorizo “al pastor” taco, a Jalisco-style braised-beef taco with salsa roja and a cauliflower taco as well as a rotating cast of specials. The tacos will set you back a very reasonable $6 a pop and they each come with an extra tortilla to catch spills which, for messy eaters, is downright genius.
The tacos have gained a reputation as cult faves in Sydney and consequently they have scored some permanent digs. You can find them at Gelato Messina HQ in Roseberry from 5pm-9pm on Thursdays, 12pm-9pm on Fridays and Saturdays and from 12pm-4pm on Sundays. Alternatively, the smaller taco cart is also at Grifter Brewery in Marrickville from 12pm every weekend.
This Western Sydney food truck serves up two things: knafeh and contagious joy! This Sydney food truck is a great example of street food done right, they serve one dish, they serve it well and they celebrate it every single night. There’s guaranteed to be singing, dancing and drumming coming from the bearded brothers behind one of Western Sydney’s favourite sweet treats. What is Knafeh? Basically, it’s a Middle Eastern pastry made with sweet cheese and semolina, soaked in sugar syrup and topped with crushed pistachios and rose water.
Typically you’ll find Knafeh in Western Sydney but they move around quite regularly so check their Instagram to find out exactly where they’ll be popping up next.
Bringing gourmet Japanese dishes to the streets. Helmed by Caitlin Bailey, who helped launch Toko Surry Hills, this food truck venture is all about bridging the gap between high end Japanese cooking and casual-Izakaya style fare. Shiso Fine’s food truck draws a crowd for its handmade gyozas, miso eggplant kushiyaki skewers and chicken yakitori rolls with ginger wasabi mayo.
They are mainly focusing on private events these days but still do the occasional public pop-up! Check their Instagram to see where they’re popping up next or hire them to cater your next party!
Brace yourself ladies and gentlemen because the next three words might change your life: mobile schnitzel factory. Built into the back of an old 1994 Isuzu, you’ll find Wholly Schnitt, the Sydney food truck responsible for some of the best schnitzel in Sydney. The schnitzel is all handmade and you can get it on its own or with all the fixins including chips, gravy, mushy peas and jaegar sauce.
Typically, you’ll find the food truck in the south Sydney suburbs but they move around a lot (as food trucks are known to do!). Check out their socials to find out where they’ll be next!
Glorious, glorious food porn. With the perfect amount of grease, cheese and seasoning, this food truck might be one responsible for some of our favourite burgers in Sydney. Whether it’s the daring flavour combinations or just the fact that some food tastes better when it’s coming from a truck, these burgers hit you right in the soul! The ultimate decadent treat has to be the ‘truffle OG’ with a seasoned patty, Havarti cheese, caramelised onions and a hearty helping of truffle mayo. But, if you’re coming to the party with a hangover, you’d be mad to look past the “Stoner’s Revenge”, with double cheese, tangy dill pickles and pickled onions with crunchy salt and vinegar chips, streaky bacon and a generous slathering of ‘stoner sauce’. It’s the perfect indulgence.
Mister Gee has a permanent location in North Strathfield and their truck sets up shop at 315 Parramatta Road, Haberfield. To see if they’re popping up any closer to home, check out their Instagram.
This Sydney food truck operating out of a cute retro caravan is responsible for some of the best scrambled eggs in Sydney. Chef Christina Keily, who once catered Prince Phillips 90th birthday, now makes her living catering to her loyal - if not royal - customers from a food truck in one of the most picturesque spots in Sydney. Her fluffy, parmesan scrambled eggs served on Brickfields bread is one of the best breakfasts you can for $10 or less. She also dishes out gourmet four-cheese toasties, the ultimate comfort feed. Although they’re primarily known as a breakfast truck, they have started serving tacos and nachos on occasional weeknights which is a pleasant surprise. Plus, there are always dogs there, need we say more?
Most days you’ll find the caravan is parked on Waratah Street in Rushcutters Bay, next to Reg Bartley Oval. Sometimes the van is busy catering events so, to avoid disappointment, double check their exact opening hours on their Instagram.
Slowly but ever so surely Superior Burger has been making a name for themselves as one of Sydney’s most beloved retro takeaway joints. Their home base, an old school takeaway shop, in Wakely had been open for a year before they found their beloved “Sullo”, a 1950s school bus which they lovingly converted into a food truck. At first they followed the traditional Sydney food truck route and took Sullo round to local markets and festivals. When 2020 happened and all those lovely things were put on hold, they found an empty warehouse space in Mortlake which they have transformed it into a permanent home for Sullo! The vintage bus takes pride of place out the front of a Miami Vice-esque space where you’ll fine plenty of spots to sit and enjoy a delicious feed. On the food front, we recommend their signature Superior Burger patties, their perfectly cooked fried chicken burger or their delicious sides; think potatoes in all forms fries, mash and even the glorious potato scallop!
Sullo is now parked at 162/1 Bertram St, Mortlake and is open Wednesday 6pm to 9pm and on Thursday – Sunday they open from 12pm – 3pm for lunch and then again for dinner from 6pm – 9pm. You can also check out the original Superior Burger at the Wakeley Shops at 30 Bulls Road, Wakeley.
As you make your way through Sydney, keep an eye out for the iconic red Agape Organic food truck. An outpost of the Botany shopfront, this Sydney food truck which focuses on making organic street food. Don’t think their organic status means they’re too healthy – they’ve got chilli dogs, nachos and loaded fries as well as a couple of great desserts.
They are based in Botany but tend to move around quite a lot. Check out their calendar to see where you’ll find them next.