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SO WHO'S ON OUR HIT LIST OF THE BEST BRISBANE NEW FOOD TRUCKS?
Food vendors of the four wheeled variety have been cruising Brisbane en mass lately, popping up right under our noses and spruiking their delicious wares. It’s a magical and convenient time to be eating in Brisbane!
While there will always be the classic Brisbane food trucks we’d happily drive to the sticks for, today we’re celebrating the new additions to Brisbane’s food truck fleet. Well worth the fuel, here are five of our fave new Brisbane food trucks.
The Bone Lorry
New Brisbane food truck, The Bone Lorry, is basically a big hunk’o’meat on wheels. Beef cheek cheeseburgers, ribs, a triple-pig burger (triple, like the bypass you’ll be needing afterwards) and breakfast nosh like corned beef hash are just some of the tasty treats on offer. Naturally, we’d chase this four-wheeled wonder just about anywhere.
Bad news for your arteries, Chip Tease is a temple to golden fried chippies. Frying up both your standard potato fries and their orange cousin, the sweet potato chip, the friendly little ‘Tease crew are more than happy to load your fries with all kind of naughty add-ons, like Mexican nacho fiesta, and pulled pork and gravy. Save room for the real show-stoppers: their dessert fries are sugar-coated, covered in Nutella or maple syrup, and good dose of Chantilly cream.
Red Robin Supper Truck
Parked out the back of hipster paradise—aka the dynamic duo that is Southside Tea Room and Death Valley Bar—you’ll find the resplendent Red Robin Supper Truck. Astro turf and hanging lights set the scene for a changing menu of street food nosh that’s the ideal accompaniment to a brewski—traditional chow like chicken wings and burgers sit side by side Asian-inspired dishes, brunch is a creative cultural mash up, and all of it’s good. Follow Red Robin on Facebook for up to date menu boards, or rock up and try your luck.
Brisbane food truck, Little Back, are masters of the slow-cooked thang. When they pull up, expect pulled-pork nachos, curries, slow-roasted lamb shoulder, and other melting, meaty delights. Feeling lazy? Little Back can cater events (i.e. meat comes to you). Legends.
The sugar craving crushers behind kitschy cute Brisbane food truck, Doughnut Bar saw a hole in the market for doughnuts, minus the holes. Their decadent doughies are topped with chocolate bars, caramel swirls, and crushed nuts, hand-dipped in melted chocolate or a cream glaze. Drool. This is the same crew who create the highly Instagrammable-pastry fodder at Chocolate Komberry Co. so you know you’re in for a memorable dessert experience. Follow them on Instagram (@thedoughnutbar) so you don’t miss a doughnut drop.
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Image credits: Ariana Gillrie, Esteban Rivera