Brisbane’s best food trucks
If gravy trains, rocky road, fairy floss, and the trolleys at yum cha tell us anything, it’s that Brisbane’s favourite foods are always on the move.
However, when it comes to enjoying a mobile meal nothing beats the humble food truck! The staple of markets, festivals, and weddings everywhere, a gourmet food truck is the go-to option for eats on the go.
In the words of Jules Winnfield: god damn, god damn, god damn. For a delicious burg’ served with a side of Pulp Fiction, look no further than the on-theme Mi Casa Burger Truck! Specialising in Tex-Mex cuisine (and Travolta quotes), these guys are loved for their quality Big Kahuna 2.0, which is filled with charred pineapple, grilled bacon bits, and cheddar cheese.
There’s no place like home…and the Ruby Ice Cream Van! While a favourite among students thanks to its regular appearance at The University of Queensland’s St. Lucia campus, Ruby paints the town red and is known all over Brisbane’s for its delicious ice cream. The best scoops? We can’t go past the sherbet and sprinkles or classic pistachio and white chocolate sundae!
New to the food truck game? Brisbane’s number-one food truck (as voted by The Courier-Mail) will take you under their wing… King of the Wings is famous for their delicious range of spicy hot wings and is a regular at StrEAT Easy Diner & Bar, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, and heaps more. A hotspot (literally) for gorgeous buffalo wings, we suggest starting with their signature southern-style flavour before turning up the heat with the Bee Sting (honey sesame with sweet chilli) or Chillogy (three of Australia’s tastiest chillies combined) wings.
Boasting more buns in the boot than any of the other food trucks on this list is The Bun Mobile, who frequents the suburbs of Brisbane from Wednesdays to Saturdays! They say the best things come in threes, which is The Bun Mobile does only three steamed bun flavours (and does them well)!
The sweet treats on offer from the friendly team at Gelato à Go Go have us chasing this little green van around town. With over 100 gelato and sorbet flavours always rotating, we got a take-home pack of their Cherry Ripe special last week and oh, man! You can virtually follow them around town via their Facebook.
Holy macaroni. It turns out Brisbane has a dedicated mac ‘n’ cheese truck, and it’s coming to a market or festival near you soon! Serving up cheesy goodness in the form of burgers, deep dishes and fries, Mac From Way Back is known to habit the south side of Bris-Vegas frequently.
Taking to the streets with their Vietnamese goods is the Rolls Pho Mi food truck, who regularly rolls into festivals and markets across Brisbane. Feel like a baller when nibbling on their grilled Viet pork meatballs, or get slurping with their delicious range of pho, including sliced beef and brisket served with rice noodles, bean sprouts, Thai basil, and 24-hour brewed broth.
Many Brisbane food trucks keep foodies up-to-date on their whereabouts via social media. To see what’s popping up near you, be sure to visit Brisbane City Council’s Brisbane food truck map, here.
Pay attention, Brisbane–y’all should know the best pickup lines are the lines to pick up a tasty treat from these food trucks.