There’s something appealing and maybe a little bit nostalgic about getting food from a truck. Lucky for us who live in Sydney, there’s now an app to locate food trucks in the city. Here’s a list of food trucks to help you make a choice in your street culinary exploration:
Consistently ranking high in the Fatties Burger Appreciation Society, Mister Gee offers a range of burgers, sides (chips and onion rings) and shakes. Be prepared for the long queue, though!
Urban Pasta (http://www.urbanpasta.com.au/)
The place serves freshly cooked pasta, ranging from fusilli to gnocchi, topped with your choice of sauce, ranging from Napolitano to lamb ragu.
Mama Linh’s (http://www.mamalinhs.com.au/)
Get your Banh Mi fix here! From crispy chicken to shitake mushroom, Mama Linh’s Banh Mi is to die for. If you prefer not to eat bread, they also offer Vermicelli Noodle Salad Bowl that can be served with your choice of toppings. You would find Mama Linh’s truck around CBD.
Eat Art Truck (http://www.eatarttruck.com/)
For an American food truck experience, try out Eat Art Truck’s menu – from pulled pork bun to nachos, all foods are complemented with generous sauce and toppings.
Veggie Patch Van (http://veggiepatchvan.com.au)
Not a meat eater? Veggie Patch Van might be the right choice for you. All of the food choices on the menu, ranging from burgers to fritters and dips, are all veggie-friendly.
There you have it, the top five Sydney food trucks. What’s your food truck pick for this weekend?
As described by local residents, Surry Hills is ‘a melting pot of cultures’ located in the inner city eastern suburb of Sydney. Picture a second cousin of Newtown fused with a few industrial, commercial and residential areas. It’s also a creative hub where hipsters from all around the city gather to Instagram their visits. From the borders of Elizabeth and Chalmer’s Street to the outskirts of Crown, Surry Hills is a thriving destination for food with its many choices of restaurants and cafés and a fantastic place to go shopping. To kickstart your own visit, I’ve crafted a short list as a guide to help you explore the best of Surry Hills:
1. Firedoor, Mary Street (https://www.firedoor.com.au/):
If a community of pyromaniacs were to come together and create a restaurant, that restaurant would be the Firedoor. A place dedicated to cooking premium Australian food in the purest form using, you guessed it, fire.
2.Bishop Sessa, Crown St (http://bishopsessa.com.au/):
For an affordable pseudo-fine dining experience, Bishop Sessa offers a delightful dinner with a choice of an a la carté menu or the degustation course (six dishes for only $77 pp), a recommended place for a romantic date.
3. Porteno, Cleveland St (http://www.porteno.com.au/) Porteno is a popular Argentinian restaurant in the heart of Cleveland St that only produces the finest culinary creations with variations that cater to meat lovers, vegetarians, and seafood lovers.
4. Suzi Q Coffee & Records, Hutchinson St (http://www.suzieqcoffee.com.au/): For the musos of Sydney, Suzi Q is your sanctuary for tune-age and great food. It’s not only an homage to musical artists and jazz players but also a fine place for a cup of coffee.
5. Bills, Crown St (http://www.bills.com.au/): Bills is the ideal place to take your friends for a great brunch on a Saturday morning. I would highly recommend trying their infamous Scrambled Eggs or Ricotta Hotcakes with Honeycomb Butter.
6. Bodega Tapas, Commonwealth St (http://www.bodegatapas.com/): Bodega is Porteno’s trendy little sister – an experimental latino restaurant that is well known for its top-knotch plating and stylish variations of tapas.
7.Blacksmith, Chalmers St (https://www.facebook.com/blacksmithsurryhills/): Blacksmith is a local watering hole for Surry Hill residents – from the workers to the creatives. A great place for coffee, lunch with friends or even a place for a few beers after work.
8. Beresford Hotel, Bourke St (http://merivale.com.au/theberesfordhotel): The Beresford Hotel is more than just your average pub on a Saturday night. It’s a gorgeous venue with a courtyard with food served at the front and a whole lot of partying in the back. A great place to bring your friends for a bite to eat, a few drinks and maybe a post-dinner dancing sesh.
9. Mum’s Table, Elizabeth St (http://www.mumstablesh.com/):For a cheekyVietnamese fix, Mum’s Table on Elizabeth gives you an authentic home-made style lunch filled with an array of Vietnamese staple dishes such as pho and vermicelli. Take your friends there, it’s almost un-PHO-gettable.
10. Shakespeare Hotel, Devonshire St (http://shakespearehotel.com.au/):To eat or not to eat, that isn’t really a question at the Shakespeare Hotel. It’s a quaint little antique space offering a choice of reasonably-priced daily lunch specials and cheap drinks during happy hours.