Not only capitalising on simple pleasures but the rising trend of mobile eateries, food trucks have grown thick and fast throughout Sydney. From margherita pizzas and Reuben sandwiches to pulled pork rolls and handmade gyozas, we have rounded up the city’s finest moveable restaurants and their most frequented locations. We’ll leave you to track them down. Tip: download the Sydney Food Trucks app to track your favourites.
Dairy-free ice cream that’s full of flavour, impossible right? Over the Moo serves up nine different flavours of coconut milk-based deliciousness. Wanting to introduce more exciting dairy-free dessert options to the market, Over the Moo is available in supermarkets nationwide, and for Sydneysiders, from their converted 1981 Ford Transit food truck. Sign up to the mailing list to find out where they will be next!
There’s nothing better than a roll to hold you over while on the move. Serving up slow cooked meats and homemade sauces in fresh baguettes, the truck is pleasing passers-by from St Leonards to Surry Hills. Often at ANZ Stadium and festivals around the city, Monster Rolls also cater to events.
You really will be as Happy as Larry after a feed from this eatery - that is, if you like pizza. Once a lone truck roaming around Sydney, it’s booming popularity has blossomed into a restaurant in the CBD this year. Fortunately, the truck is still running for private functions and parties so you can still enjoy their Neapolitan classics amongst friends at home.
The Met Centre, 23 Jamison Street, Wynyard
New York Pastrami Deli, aka NYPDeli, has brought the concrete jungle to the harbourside city – in sandwich form, at least. With quality at its heart, the food truck has a multitude of Reuben sandwiches, hot dogs and burgers. Found anywhere from Pyrmont to Millers Point, you can keep an eye on the truck on their Twitter account.
In need of a greasy feed? Forget your local burger joint and locate the Dirty Bird Food Truck. Originating from Western Sydney and inspired by Japanese flavours, Dirty Bird does fried chicken and burgers right. Arrive with an appetite and order the ‘crack burger’, the wings, and fries. Find them at Paddy’s Night Food Markets on Saturdays.
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 silver retro American-trailer can be found in the city, often in Martin Place, and on Sydney Food Trucks. Stay tuned for their new permanent digs opening in Chippendale mid Jan.
69 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale, NSW
Those looking for Vietnamese street food should go no further than Mama Linh’s. A modern take on Vietnamese favourites, the Banh mi menu dominates here. Often found in the inner-west on weekends, the food truck is often at Willie the Boatman and Young Henry’s but check their Facebook page or Sydney Food Trucks. First timers, order the ‘beef pho’ roll, or forever regret it.
Bringing gourmet Japanese dishes to the streets, Shiso Fine’s food truck draws a crowd for its handmade gyozas, miso eggplant kushiyaki skewers and chicken yakitori rolls with ginger wasabi mayo. The truck frequents Paddy’s Night Food Markets in Flemington but you can track their latest location on Sydney Food Trucks.
Those craving Mexican fare shouldn’t look past the flashing arrow lightbox of Cantina Movil. From Millers Point to Alexandria to Narrabeen, the moveable Mexican snack bar frequents private parties and functions as well as Sydney festivals. So, if you desire a menu filled with burritos, guac and soft-shell tacos book them for your next fiesta. Guests won’t be disappointed. Track their whereabouts here.
Eat Art Truck is all about American-style food and local street art. Most often found around the city and at any major festival in Sydney, but you can keep track of them on their Facebook page. They cater events too, and with crowd pleasers like the eight hour hot smoked pulled pork burger your guests will be more than satisfied.