Sydney’s amazing food trucks

In Sydney – Australia there are some amazing food trucks moving around offering delicious organic and/or vegetarian food. Some of the trucks are very well decorated and vintage and very well looking. In this article some of the the most attractive and creative are being presented so you can visit them and try their delicious food when you visit Sydney.

A. Jafe Jaffles
The latest contender in the Sydney food truck bonanza – Jafe Jaffles – has an interesting story. Luke Bridgeford and his team are serving your traditional Aussie pressed sambos, both sweet and savory, from the bowels of a rare, Cold War era, VW Kombi van.

The Jafe Jaffles Vintage Food Truck, Sydney - Australia (photo by Jafe Jaffles).

The Jafe Jaffles Vintage Food Truck, Sydney – Australia (photo by Jafe Jaffles).

The Chocolate and Hazelnut Fondant Jafe Jaffle (photo by Jafe Jaffles).

The Chocolate and Hazelnut Fondant Jafe Jaffle (photo by Jafe Jaffles).

One of only a handful left in the world, this innocuous looking vehicle used to coordinate military airstrikes. Fast forward a few decades, replace the shock and awe with ham and cheese and you’ve got Jafe Jaffles.

The Jafe Jaffles Vintage Food Truck, Sydney - Australia (photo by Jafe Jaffles).

The Jafe Jaffles Vintage Food Truck, Sydney – Australia (photo by Jafe Jaffles).

The Reuben and Cornichons Jafe Jaffle (photo by Jafe Jaffles).

The Reuben and Cornichons Jafe Jaffle (photo by Jafe Jaffles).

Jafé Jaffles rolls around Sydney and also tours around Australia and serves innovative twists on the humble jaffle, both savoury and sweet. Now because jaffles are about nothing but nostalgia and gooey good feelings, lets take you back to how this all began.

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The Jafe Jaffles Vintage Food Truck, Sydney – Australia (photo by Jafe Jaffles).

Way back in 1967 the iconic yellow ‘Kombi’ had a more serious job: ‘Telescrambler’ for the RAAF. As time went on and technology outran the van as a military tool, this very VW-van became one of the only two left. Brazen entrepreneur Luke Bridgford saw it’s potential and transformed it in to the state-of-the-art mobile food unit that is loved by many today. But before you start pledging your undying allegiance to Luke – you should know he is part of a trio with Café Lilliputian owner Marc Tucker and concept pioneer Hedge Zeppelin.

The Jafe Jaffles Vintage Food Truck, Sydney - Australia (photo by Jafe Jaffles).

The Jafe Jaffles Vintage Food Truck, Sydney – Australia (photo by Jafe Jaffles).

The three men have come together with this awesome concept offering retro milkshakes and coffee alongside a gourmet selection of sweet and savoury jaffles, including homemade Spaghetti Bolognese & Chees; pulled pork, red cabbage and raisin purée; Butter Chicken; Quiche containing Bacon, Egg, Tomato, Basil & Chutney; Creamed Corn & Cheese; Caramel banana with hazelnuts on brioche, topped with ice cream.

B.  Agapé Organic
Agapé Food Truck is an exciting new chapter in the life of Agapé, Sydney’s largest certified organic restaurant and bar located in nearby Botany. Executive Chef and owner Simon Lawson first started cooking at a very early age in his grandmother’s kitchen where he developed a life long passion for food. Simon worked in Sydney’s top restaurants and after cooking professionally for over fifteen years, realized his dream to open his first restaurant and besides that and an attractive looking food truck.

Chef Simon Lawson from Agape Organics (photo by Jennifer Soo).

Chef Simon Lawson from Agape Organics (photo by Jennifer Soo).

Agapé is breaking down the stigma that organic food is expensive, achieved by producing a food truck menu that uses local ingredients that are in season.

Agape Organic Food Truck spelt pizza (photo by Agaperestaurant.com).

Agape Organic Food Truck spelt pizza (photo by Agaperestaurant.com).

The Agapé Food Truck (photo by wherethetruck.at).

The Agapé Food Truck (photo by wherethetruck.at).

Dishes also use plenty of ancient grains such as spelt and amaranth, which are easy for the body to digest, and the delicious quinoa, a gluten free grain with high protein content.

C.  The Veggie Patch
The Veggie Patch is unique collaboration between a design studio, TMOD and a restaurant, Yulli’s, to deliver accessible restaurant quality food with an innovative artistic edge.

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Veggie Patch Van, Sydney – Australia designed by Tmod.

Veggie Patch Van, Sydney - Australia designed by Tmod.

Veggie Patch Van, Sydney – Australia designed by Tmod.

The enterprise’s whole foods philosophy extends on the ‘paddock to plate’ movement ensuring the delivery of minimally processed, full flavored cuisine aimed at reconnecting growers with diners.Determined to keep their environmental impact to an absolute minimum, the truck’s exterior has been made from recycled sustainable wood designed to resemble a farm barn house and cooking is powered by solar panels, while vegetable oil runs the engine. All food waste and packaging is composted.

Zoran Mitrevski, co-owner of Veggie Patch Van. (photo by Jennifer Soo).

Zoran Mitrevski, co-owner of Veggie Patch Van. (photo by Jennifer Soo).

The menu of the day might include veggie burgers made with a zucchini & chickpea fritter topped with roasted tomato, beetroot relish, caramelized onions, dill mayonnaise, coriander and spinach on an ancient grain bun.

Ancient grain zucchini and chickpea burger with beetroot relish, caramilsed onions, mayo and homemade tomato relish.Sweet potato and kale chips with herbed mayo,.

Ancient grain zucchini and chickpea burger with beetroot relish, caramilsed onions, mayo and homemade tomato relish.
Sweet potato and kale chips with herbed mayo,.

Plus delicious quinoa salads, falafels and mixed chips using seasonal vegies & fresh smoothies & juices in the daytime made from fruits sourced from NSW farms.

D.  Eat Art Truck
Eat Art Truck has a strong connection to street art with a huge canvas on the side of the truck designed for street artists to express themselves. At least once a month, a different artist will be invited to explore a theme on the side of the truck and profits from the sale of the artworks will go directly to charity.  Eat Art Truck’s first installation was painted live by Phibs, a renowned artist.

The Eat Art Truck, Sydney - Australia (photo by The Awkward Collective).

The Eat Art Truck, Sydney – Australia (photo by The Awkward Collective).

 

EatArtTruck Beetroot Salad (photo by eatarttruck.com).

EatArtTruck Beetroot Salad (photo by eatarttruck.com).

Eat Art Truck will keep evolving from both a menu and an art perspective and will give diners something new to see and try every time they visit.

The Eat Art Truck, Sydney - Australia (photo by eatarttruck.com).

The Eat Art Truck, Sydney – Australia (photo by eatarttruck.com).

The menu, influenced by Stuart McGill’s time in some of Australia’s best kitchens and living in Japan, is centred around a BBQ theme and recreates some classic dishes from countries with a deep tradition of BBQ.

The Eat Art Truck, Sydney - Australia (photo by eatarttruck.com).

The Eat Art Truck, Sydney – Australia (photo by eatarttruck.com).

Stuart uses the elements that he most likes from Korean, Japanese and American cuisine and serves them in the way he thinks best represents Sydney.

E.  Where can I find the food trucks because they are moving all the time?
There’s a very useful App for your smartphone (for Android phones and iPhones) to find out where the food trucks in Sydney are located with directions, the current menus and updates.

Discover a diverse range of quality late-night meals for when you’re on the go in Sydney.

✔ See where food trucks are serving now
✔ Get directions to each truck
✔ Check out menus, pictures and prices
✔ Check the latest updates and specials
✔ Follow the trucks on Facebook & Twitter

Sydney’s food trucks are now serving. Enjoy a range of dishes, from Modern Australian to yum cha, tacos and veggie burgers.

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  1. Andrew Graeme Gould

    These look just wonderful. Perhaps they’re quite new, as I never saw anything like this when I lived back in Sydney, although I have seen a good variety of interesting food trucks on visits to the US west coast, New York and Vancouver, recently. We need them here in Santiago!

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