Earlier this year, the City of Perth announced the trialing of the operation of food trucks in the City of Perth Local Government Area. The news greeted most I know with excitement especially my sister who has now become an avid fan, constantly on the look out for the food truck near her work place in West Perth! She was actually the one who informed me about this, and told me that Langley Park is one of the approved locations for the trial. Beauty, as that is very near my work place. I started my own look out throughout the week!
The nine food truck operators selected from a pool of applicants to participate in the trial include Jumplings, JJ’s Sweet Bliss, Braised Bros, Eat no evil, Soul Provider, Comida do Sul, Smokin BBQ Bus, Guerrilla Foods and Holy Crepes.
So far I have only caught Comida do Sul, the Brazilian food truck at Langley Park. They serve some mean varieties of Hot Dogs and Brazilian sandwiches.
I had the O Mutante sandwich ($12) for lunch that day – salted Picanha rump steak, pineapple chilli jam, farofa, lemon mayo, tomato salsa, garlic kale in a toasted roll. It was so delicious! I was the envy of my colleagues! They are now on the look out for the food trucks as well!
I’m looking forward to try their Egg Prato one day, new on the menu!
There is a website https://www.facebook.com/Perthfoodtrucks which is meant to be the hub to find out information on the locations and time of where the food trucks are operating. However I found the page is normally not updated regularly making it a bit hard to figure out where the food trucks are. You will just have to be on the look out like me!
There are 15 approved locations including:
- Mounts Bay Road
- Bill Garden Reserve
- Havelock Street
- John Oldham Park, Narrows Interchange
- Wellington Square
- Mardelup Park
- Bronte Street
- Queens Gardens (two locations)
- Langley Park (two locations)
- Point Fraser
- Heirisson Island
- Russell Square
- James Street Car Park (Friday and Saturday only, 10pm – 2am)
The trial will run from the 1st of February 2015 to the 31st of May 2015 where a report will be submitted to the Council evaluating its success and the possibility of future food truck operations in the city. Let’s show our support if you want them to stay permanently! Prior to this trial, food trucks were not permitted to operate within the City of Perth unless they were part of an event.
On that front, please don’t forget to check out the Food Truck Rumble on Sunday 12 April at the Perth Cultural Centre as part of Eat Drink Perth 2015. My review from last year’s visit here. This year will be even bigger and better with thirty of the best mobile food vendors brought to the heart of the city for us to enjoy the food truck phenomenon in a single location! There will be street food, pop-up bars and a break dancing competition! Hope to see you there! 🙂