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Carting it Around – Delicious Wedding Food Carts & Trucks

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I love, love love  the idea of portable food at weddings. I love the idea of dancing under the setting sun to see the deliciousness of an ice cream cart arrive (if of course it’s playing Greensleeves). I also love the casual feel of guests being able to head to a van (or Airstream!) select their favourite hot dish off the menu and find a picnic table to eat. It’s such a fun idea for outdoor weddings and something that can also lend itself to formal do’s as well.

What could be a better ice breaker or party ‘fueler’ than a van showing up close to midnight stocked with treats to allow guests to keep dancing until dawn?

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1. MELBOURNE: Fancy the treats of Southern America? Gumbo Kitchen is the truck for you! Featuring Cajun style New Orleans fare, the van dishes up soft fajitas, lemon ice box pie, hush puppies, po’ boys and of course, gumbo!

2. SYDNEY: Liana Raine not only has the sweetest little popsicle cart with blue and white stripes (Such a fun touch for a beach wedding just to get the ideas started..) but the team also create custom flavoured Popsicles complete with custom printed sticks. Winning combination no? (Photo by Matt Reed)

3. MELBOURNE: Dhaba is the curry truck. Can you imagine serving your guests piping hot Butter Chicken or Beef Korma at midnight?

4. SYDNEY: Yummy Dogs Hot Dog Cart is such a picture under it’s yellow and white stripe awning. The cart comes equipped with not only gourmet sausages and freshly baked buns, but also a range of relishes, sauces and accompaniments (Sauerkraut, corn relish and onions among my favourites on the tasty meter).

5. MELBOURNE: The Taco Truck cruises the streets of Melbourne and is available for functions  with what some say is the most delicious Mexican in the city. Available for functions, The Taco Truck caters weddings treating guests to homemade corn chips, guacamole, salsa, tostadas and tacos just to name a few of the treats on the menu! (Photo by Structured Pieces from Emily Green’s wedding)

6. ADELAIDE: Seriously yummy delights from this South Australian van Burger Theory who deliver burritos, burgers and fries to bellies around streets of Adelaide.

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1. GEELONG: Gelato Events provides a portable cart just right for wedding celebrations. With gelato flavours like Apple Pie, Creme Caramel, Espresso & Classic Chocolate this isn’t just a gelato cart- it’s a feast on wheels!

2. BRISBANE & SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND: Dolly Vardens travels the country (namely to fun Elvis festivals and anything requiring retro fun) serving up delicious coffee and sweet treats (including freshly baked French macarons and cupcakes). How fun would Dolly be at your brunch or afternoon tea reception?

3. SYDNEY: Pure Gelato offers a range of different packages (from the traditional gelato cart with stripe awning, to a display freezer!) for your guests to enjoy their favourite flavour at movable convenience.

4. AUSTRALIA WIDE: The healthy burger kings Grill’d have their shiny silver airstream available for event catering. With burgers, (my favourite is the Bird & Brie) chips and dipping sauces, your guests will have plenty to fill their bellies! (Photo by Jonathan Ong)

5. SYDNEY: Ice cream is so sweet especially when it’s by a well known (for their tastiness!) Gelato maker. GelatissiMobile dispenses delicious gelato from brand Gelatissmo (including their ever so sweet bambino cones) and is such a fun addition for a warmer wedding weather wedding (though personally cold weather doesn’t stop me eating ice cream!)

6. SYDNEY: If there is one food cart Sydney does well, it appears ice cream is it! GelatoCart shows this hot pink cart that quite frankly would make me forget the champagne and head straight for the shining beacon that it is.

7. MELBOURNE: Cornutopia offers guests a Mexican feast serving up traditional Mexican street food such as tacos, huevos rancheros and sweet corn.  (They even have vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options!)

8. MELBOURNE: Sentences I never thought I’d type on Polka Dot Bride. Massive Weiners offers delicious hot dogs that make the perfect dinner of midnight snack for wedding guests and and their specialty? Foot long hot dogs with plenty of toppings!

9. BRISBANE: Double Deckerdence lends more than just a food truck to your event, guests can even head inside and enjoy the culinary delights of this cafe on wheels! Imagine guests enjoying sweet pastries and coffee while watching the dancing guests from the second level of the double decker bus.

Dotties, help a blogger out- I know there are a fabulous’ flavour’ (official collective noun for a group of food trucks!!) of food trucks about to launch in Sydney, but what other ones have I missed? Are there any in Perth? What about the other States I’ve not been able to find many in?

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  • Roberta - Green and Bloom
    Roberta - Green and Bloom says:
    July 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Hi Dotties! We have fairy floss and popcorn carts available for hire in Brisbane as well as our slushie machines. We can style them to many different themes with our other vintage and retro props and hire items. Here is a link – https://www.facebook.com/greenandbloomflowers#!/photo.phpfbid=10151058956816117&set=a.415221166116.208769.303184921116&type=3&theater

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    • mim
      mim says:
      April 27, 2013 at 3:47 pm

      Hi ladies,

      Does anyone have any good recommendations for an icecream/gelato van, popcorn, fairy floss for a melbourne wedding?
      Any suggestions would be very helpful!! Thank you

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  • Shelley
    Shelley says:
    July 26, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Hi,

    I’m looking for a ice cream / galato van for a perth wedding???

    Any ideas

    Thank you

    Shell

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    • Katie
      Katie says:
      July 27, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      Heya, check out Delishice.com.au and drop me an email if you like :) Katie
      Katie@delishice.com.au

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      • Sugar Lee
        Sugar Lee says:
        October 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm

        Hi Katie,

        I love your pops!

        I was wondering if you need a popsicle display cart to extend your popsicle business?

        thanks and have a good day!

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  • Lynne
    Lynne says:
    July 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Ive been to a function that was catered by a company called VesBar Pizza. It was great for a relaxed feel, and the food tasted AMAZING!

    http://www.vesbarpizza.com/

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  • Lucy
    Lucy says:
    July 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Anyone know of anything like this available on the NSW South Coast?

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    • Sweet Jane's Travelling Teahouse
      Sweet Jane's Travelling Teahouse says:
      August 17, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Hi Lucy,

      I have just launched a vintage inspired Travelling Teahouse. From my cute pink caravan I serve High or Devonshire Tea (depending on your needs). I can also bring along yard games and an old fashioned photobooth with props to keep your guests entertained. I am based in Sydney but can travel. For more details go to http://www.sweetjanes.com.au. Would love to hear from you x

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    • Josh
      Josh says:
      January 17, 2013 at 5:21 am

      Hi Lucy, icecreambar.com.au is a new business that is available in Sydney and can travel to the south coast look at https://www.facebook.com/pages/icecreambarcomau/430700867003061?ref=stream and drop us a message for more information. Thanks

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  • Phil@handmadeicypoles.com
    Phil@handmadeicypoles.com says:
    July 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Check out “delish ice” on Facebook – Katie has a very cool retro Popsicle van…

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    • Phil@handmadeicypoles.com
      Phil@handmadeicypoles.com says:
      July 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      Shell the above reply re delish ice was for you in Perth!

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  • Shelley
    Shelley says:
    July 28, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Hi Phil.

    Just checked out your website….looks really awesome.
    I was after ice cream for our reception which is at Indiana…would this work??

    Thanks

    Shell

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  • Renee | About a Bugg says:
    August 24, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I am desperately seeking a funky gelato cart for a wedding in Melbourne. Any suggestions welcome!

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    • Polka Dot Bride says:
      August 24, 2012 at 6:37 pm

      I have had very little luck on this front! 7 Apples Gelato in St Kilda have a cart available and Trampoline also do them

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    • nar nar
      nar nar says:
      February 9, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      Hi Renee, I’m looking for the same thing did you have any luck last year finding an ice cream van?

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  • scott
    scott says:
    December 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    hey guys if you need gas for your carts lpg or industrial i can help 0416444728 supagas

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  • Belinda
    Belinda says:
    January 3, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Wow anyone know any other vans based in Adelaide that aren’t burger theory? Like icecream vans and other delicious savoury foods?

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  • anika
    anika says:
    January 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    does anyone know of a teahouse or burgers in brisbane?

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  • DH
    DH says:
    January 20, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Does anyone have an alternative suggestion for gelato cart hire around Geelong/Great Ocean Road? Gelato Events has been non-responsive…

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  • Melody says:
    February 7, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Are there any food trucks – not ice cream – available in the Sydney (northern beaches) area? I tried contacting the Veggie Patch van and they’ve promised to get back to me, but almost a month later, nothing :( Love Grill’d but they only cater for 300+ more people and I’ll only have about 100 at my party. Help?

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    • Polka Dot Bride says:
      February 7, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      Hi Melody
      There’s Cantina Mobil
      Tsuru
      Eat Art Truck
      Agape Organic Food Truck

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      • Melody says:
        February 8, 2013 at 11:56 pm

        Thanks! Contacted Cantina – hope they reply!

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    • Kelly
      Kelly says:
      February 8, 2013 at 12:41 am

      Hi Melody, Contact Sweet Jane’s Travelling Teahouse. We’d love to help! http://www.sweetjanes.com.au xxx

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      • Melody says:
        February 8, 2013 at 11:57 pm

        Sweet Jane is gorgeous! Unfortunately, we’re looking for something that provides lunch…

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    • Randa
      Randa says:
      November 7, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      Hi Melody.

      I’m looking for a food truck to cater my daughters 1st birthday and loved the Grill’d too but we’re only having 50 guests (at the most).

      Did you have any luck finding a food truck similar to the Grill’d?

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      • Polka Dot Bride says:
        November 8, 2014 at 3:14 pm

        What about Mr Burger? (If you’re in VIC)

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        • Randa
          Randa says:
          November 8, 2014 at 5:05 pm

          No, I’m in Sydney. VIC seems to have it all.

  • Csaba Egri
    Csaba Egri says:
    February 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Dear All,
    We are freshly baking the world famous Hungarian Chimney Cakes in our state-of-the-art brand new food caravan called Chimney Cake Station.
    If you are looking for a very unique and delicious more than 300 years old traditional (wedding) cake then please contact us! We promise you won’t be disappointed!

    Beside the cakes we offering the finest Italian Lucaffé coffees, Teadrop luxury teas and cold drinks for your guests. If quality is what you are looking for contact us: Bodri’s Bakery & Cafe (info@bodris.com.au)

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  • Erin
    Erin says:
    February 24, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    We’ve been looking for groovy mobile food vans in Perth. Does anyone know of any? Not for sweets at the moment. Thanks!

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  • Bridget
    Bridget says:
    March 3, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Hi all!
    Does anyone know of any more food trucks/ice cream/dessert trucks that could hit the Southern Highlands for a function?
    I’m open to all kinds of portable fare!

    Thanks so much!

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    • Sweet Jane's Travelling Teahouse
      Sweet Jane's Travelling Teahouse says:
      March 3, 2013 at 9:35 pm

      hey bridget, we’re in camden (so not far away). our set up is flexible. we can do devonshire tea, cupcakes, gourmet sno cones, gelato, dutch pancakes or a full high tea. please feel free to give me a bell to discuss x

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    • Leigh
      Leigh says:
      March 3, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      hey bridget, i spoke to sweet jane’s travelling teahouse at cobbitty markets on the weekend. they are out in camden. i want them to do our reception. they can provide a full high tea or simpler options like devonshire tea, gourmet sno cones, gelato or dutch pancakes (as a desert option or in between the wedding and reception). the van pretty cute! hope that helps x

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  • Jade
    Jade says:
    March 8, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Do you know of any Food trucks , ice cream and or desert trucks in the south East Queensland area ( Gold Coast) ?

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    • Rachel
      Rachel says:
      May 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      Hi Jade,

      We are a mobile food van, specialising in Poffertjes – Mini Dutch
      Pancakes, we also sell hot dogs, slushies and drinks .
      We are situated on the Gold Coast.

      I’m happy to send through some photo’s.

      Regards
      Rachel

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      • Nic
        Nic says:
        September 24, 2014 at 10:09 am

        Hi Rachel,
        Could you please contact me or post your website/fb page. I am looking for poffertjes on the GC.
        Thanks,
        Nic

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    • Renee
      Renee says:
      July 26, 2013 at 10:40 am

      Hi Jade
      Did you have any luck? I am also looking for some food trucks, ice cream or desert trucks on the Gold Coast

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  • Jade
    Jade says:
    March 8, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Do you know of any Food trucks , ice cream and or desert trucks in the south East Queensland area ( Gold Coast) ?

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    • Katie
      Katie says:
      June 2, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      try dolly vardens.

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  • Maggie Kus
    Maggie Kus says:
    April 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I am looking for an Ice Cream Cart for a wedding in Melbourne. Have already looked at the places suggested above in older post but I am having so success!! If anyone can help that would be awesome x

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    • Mim
      Mim says:
      July 10, 2013 at 11:06 am

      Did you have any luck??

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    • Bec
      Bec says:
      September 20, 2013 at 10:01 am

      So massively delayed reply sorry – we ended up hunting down one of the Mr Whippy company ones and it was way cheaper because they just changed their location for that hour (while we had photos) and we just paid for 100 serves (so was about $350 from memory)

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      • Tiff
        Tiff says:
        October 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm

        Bec! Do you know the name of the van or a contact? I’ve been looking up Mr Whippy vans but they’re quoting around $750.

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  • Chris
    Chris says:
    August 17, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Does anyone know of any mobile Kebab vans that serve near Parramatta, Sydney?

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  • Christina
    Christina says:
    September 4, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Hey all, I’m desperately trying to find a food truck for my rehearsal dinner for about 80 people in the Newcastle, NSW area. Any ideas?
    Thanks!

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    • Lorey
      Lorey says:
      October 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      did u find one in newcastle? I too am looking.

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    • Nic says:
      March 3, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      Did you have any luck would love a food van to cater our wedding

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      • Christina
        Christina says:
        March 3, 2014 at 5:44 pm

        nope :( no luck, sorry

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  • Wedding Food Trucks & Carts In Victoria | Polka Dot Bride
    Wedding Food Trucks & Carts In Victoria | Polka Dot Bride says:
    September 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    […] been a bit over a year since I first posted about food trucks, food carts, portable food and my love of them. Now, the scene has changed (and my love has grown stronger!) – everything from cupcakes to […]

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  • Kerrie
    Kerrie says:
    September 11, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    can anyone recommend pizza food carts in Newcastle Maitland and or Hunter area, NSW?

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    • Amy
      Amy says:
      August 29, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Bonjani pizza in maitland. I used them a few years ago and they were cheap and were happy to groups from 20 people up

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  • Sarsha
    Sarsha says:
    October 1, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Hi,

    I am getting married winter next year in the southern highlands NSW and am looking for a vintage/retro inspired beverage van to come and serve our 80 guest hot drinks for approx 7 hr.

    Does anyone know of anything?

    TIA

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  • Ebony
    Ebony says:
    October 14, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Does anyone know more Food Trucks available to hire in ADELAIDE??

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    • Polka Dot Bride says:
      October 15, 2013 at 8:44 am

      List coming soon, but my comment above has a stack!

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  • Jacob
    Jacob says:
    November 4, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    And we have another one on the roads in QLD :)
    http://facebook.com/ifroyo

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  • Truan says:
    February 27, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Does anyone know of any in Southern Highlands area? Getting married April next year, and was kind of looking for a burgers/pizza/anything type food truck! I’ve contacted Nighthawk Diner (which look awesome!) but they’re a bit pricey for my little wedding :(

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  • Julie
    Julie says:
    March 4, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Hello everyone

    The Barossa Valley Ice Cream Company situated in Australia’s wine heart has a funky little ice cream bike for hire. I have traditional-recipe artisan ice creams and sorbets available. Because I make them regularly, they are very fresh, and we can cater to personal tastes with flavour selections. Using whole natural ingredients, we source local milk and cream from a Barossa Jersey farm, strawberries from the Adelaide Hills, organic vanilla bean from Queensland, and 70% Belgian chocolate from sustainable fair trade farms. We are able to service weddings and parties around Adelaide including the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale. Images, flavours and contact details are on my website http://www.barossavalleyicecream.com.au.

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  • Happy Camper Pizza says:
    March 23, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Hi there,
    If anyone is looking for a Vintage looking food van in Melbourne, we have just launched HAPPY CAMPER PIZZA out of a 1960s Airstream Caravan. Our Airstream Allegra looks incredible and our handcrafted, Italian style pizzas are delicious and all cooked fresh on the spot. We would be perfect for your wedding/engagement as our pizzas are guaranteed not to drip any grease on you! Please check us out: http://happycamperpizza.com.au

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  • The Gypsy Caravan Company
    The Gypsy Caravan Company says:
    April 1, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Hi, We have just launch our magnificient Gypsy Waggon in Brisbane. “Lily” is available for hire as either coffee waggon, wedding drinks hire or even a dessert and coffee waggon. Can you be hired as mystic reading van for hens nights. Webpage still under construction but check her out on facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/TheGypsyCaravanCo

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  • Elise
    Elise says:
    April 9, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Hi,

    Does anybody know of any Ice cream trucks/Mr whippy vans that operate in Far north QLD area (either Cairns or Port douglas)?

    Thanks! Hope somebody can help us! x

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  • Kat Hawkins
    Kat Hawkins says:
    May 2, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Hi, does anyone know of any food vans that service the mid-north coast of NSW? I am looking for a retro/funky/organic food van to serve at my wedding in Nov this year and am struggling to find many options!
    Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

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  • Trudi
    Trudi says:
    May 8, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Hi, I am also looking for a food van for a wedding – street food/ world food/ organic/ local/ funky for a wedding on the mid-north coast of NSW also and struggling- I would love some suggestions.

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  • Renata Salgado
    Renata Salgado says:
    October 24, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Hi,

    I’m looking for a dessert van (NOT ICE CREAM OR GELATO) around sydney to hire for between my ceremony and reception. I was thinking churro’s or crepes as it’s different and yummy. I want something that will kill the time between the ceremony and reception as well as keep my guests from starving but i also don’t want it to cost me an arm and a leg.

    I tried a churro, pancake & coffee truck but they quoted $9-$10 a head and I’ll have 200 guests. I also checked sarazine la creperie but I think they will charge me $15+ per head.

    Can anyone PLEASE help me. I’m desperate!

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