Until recently, eating a greasy kebab at 3 am was synonymous with a night out in Sydney – for the simple reason that not much else existed in the late-night food scene.
However, recent community feedback on how to
make the city’s nightlife more dynamic prompted Lord Mayor Clover Moore (who
also passed the small bars and restaurant bill that supports an alternative culture to
bars with poker machines and televised sports) to bring the growing
international food truck movement to Sydney’s hungry night owls.
instead of flocking to less-than-healthy kebab shops, Sydneysiders will soon
have 10 mobile eateries to choose from each night: Cantina Mobil, Bite Size
Delights, Agape Organic, Tsuru, Taco Truck, Al Carbon, Burger Theory, Eat Art
Truck, Let’s Do Yum Cha and Veggie Patch.
trucks are currently racing to get up and running, having already undergone a
rigorous testing process that included a presentation of their business plan, a
proposed theme and menu, and a cook-off.
with kitchens and chefs, the trucks will pop up at 13 designated spots around
the city in the coming weeks, with possible locations including Belmore Park near
Central Station, the Customs House Forecourt at Circular Quay, and nearby inner
city suburbs like Pyrmont and Annandale. The trucks, which will serve
everything from pastizzi to organic pizza to modern Australian cuisine, will
run both day and evening, with several proposing to operate until 2 or 3 am.
individuals can keep tabs on the food truck progress on Time Out Sydney.
Schoenman is the Sydney Localite for BBC Travel