The food truck phenomenon has finally made its way onto the Brisbane foodie scene, bringing with it insane flavours, street style cuisine, international aromas, unbeatable atmosphere and an affordable price tag.
Inspired by the successful food truck scene in the US and Asian street markets, the food truck phenomenon has serious potential here in Brisbane, with many customers and budding entrepreneurs keen to support the food truck community and burgeoning food culture of Brisbane.
Naomi, founder and owner of Mexican food truck Juan More Taco said her aim was to introduce Brisbane to the authentic flavours of Mexico after travelling extensively and realising our imitation of traditional dishes is far inferior to the original masterpiece.
“Mexican is one of the oldest cuisines and it’s very misrepresented when taken abroad. Tacos look so simple yet there is a lot of effort and preparation to try and replicate the authentic flavours of Mexico while some key ingredients aren’t readily available here,” she said.
And while that inspired the creation of Juan More Taco, Naomi said her entrepreneurial quest was more about building a community of street style vendors in Brisbane, similar to Adelaide’s Fork on the Road initiative.
“For me personally it’s not about the exclusivity of a single food truck but my real desire is to foster a community of food trucks coming together. It’s the opportunity of bringing people together where they can share some commonality eating on the street.”
So, as the new foodie movement continues to gain momentum in Brisbane, we have uncovered the local food truck scene to create a directory of our city’s fabulous roaming foodies in a two part series. Click through to see their locations and make a local food truck your next dinner date, and be sure to check back here and get to know the other half of the food truck contingent in Brisbane’s Food Trucks – Part Two
About: Juan More Taco is one of the newest food trucks on the Brisbane scene, but don’t let that fool you. Juan is a Mexican fiesta of traditional Mexican tacos and a changing menu of authentic flavours.
Where: Juan More Taco has just started trading at random locations around Brisbane (see locations here), however they are consistently adding more to their events calendar so stay tuned, this newbie is smashing it.
About: Fire ‘N’ Dough is a non-traditional food truck with an extensive pizza menu that is made with freshly rolled dough and quality ingredients, served stemming hot from their mobile wood fire pizza ovens. There is also a number of dessert pizzas thar you MUST try. Fire ‘n’ Dough have been moving around south east Queensland since 2010, turning out 12 pizzas every few minutes. That’s impressive!
Where: You can find Fire ‘N’ Dough at a number of regular market events around Brisbane each month including the Mt Tamborine Country Markets, the Billycart markets at Sandgate and at the Bulimba Golf Club every Sunday. The team is also available for catering needs.
About: The Bun Mobile is arguably Brisbane’s first and best food truck, serving Asian inspired stemmed buns that are handcrafted, healthy and made with local ingredients. The fusion flavours of The Bun Mobile were named as one of Queenslands top 100 dining experiences, and as less than $10 a pop, there’s no wonder why!
About: So many flavours, so little time. ILFY serves up quality frozen yoghurt from the back of their funky van, and they even have a high protein frozen yoghurt and a vegan coconut one that is perfect for anyone who requires dairy and soy free.
Where: ILFY is available for special catering requests and functions, and can be found at random pop-up locations around the city.
See you tomorrow for Part Two of Brisbane’s Food Trucks – you won’t want to miss it!