It’s 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 curry is available for private functions – there’s even an app, Where The Truck At, that helps you track them for a quick, cheeky meal!
So together with the lovely Natasha, we made a list of every single food truck in Australia and emailed them for the details on how they cater weddings. Here’s what we found in Victoria (and other states are coming soon!)
With street style Thai meals, White Guy Cooks Thai function package start at $15-20 per person. The menu ranges from curries, sliders to salads and they work off a main course or two course option for functions.
Mr Burger offers three delicious burgers (including a vegetarian option) that are tasty and juicy and delicious. For weddings, there’s a burger and fries option at $15 per head or burger only option at $12 per head. They have a minimum spend of $1500 for functions but on the plus side require no electricity, power, water or gas – being entirely self sustaining.
Based out of Geelong. Grumble Tumms is Australian bush food cuisine with different Australian meats like like Crocodile, Emu and Kangaroo combining them into burgers, spring rolls and pies. Pricing for functions starts at $13 per person.
A van filled with Mexican tacos, sweet corn and guacamole. They’ll customise a function menu to suit your individual needs and can work the menu to suit vegetarian and gluten free requirements.
Serving up an Argentinian BBQ feast, Senor BBQ can look after all aspects of catering. These guys have a set menu but can be flexible with the options included. Catering starts at $25 per person.
Vietnamese street food cuisine to die for from Banh Mi Boys. For functions, they have three packages available from $35 per person. They’re a little famous for their delicious combination Bahn Mis !
Fancy a BBQ on wheels for your wedding? Smokin Barrys has a fixed function menu starting at $27.50 ex GST per person with a travel fee. They’re specialists in slow cooked bbqs and their menu is full on yum including nachos, taste plates and good old ribs.
Gourmet wood fired pizza from The Pizza Truck is sure to get grumbly tummies happy. The Pizza Truck serves unlimited pizza for the agreed serving time. They will cater for a minimum of 30 people with pricing starting at $14.50 per person.
Just the ticket for a cold night or to keep your guests dancing at 11pm- curry! The Curry Truck has varying packages and customizes their menu to each function.
Gidgets Beach Cantina is decidedly 1920s retro! Serving delicious tacos and South American style food, the cantina can tailor sit down menus for functions starting at $12 per person.
With three kinds of sausages available for functions, hot dog stand Massive Weiners creates custom hot dogs! Function hire includes $800 of product with catering starting at $3.50 per person.
With artisan deliciousness like latkes, spiced chickpeas, Israeli chicken skewers using local produce, fresh ingredients and plenty of dietary options (from vegan to gluten free). Trailer-Made creates individual function packages suited to your needs.
Tom Collins Caravan Bar, from one of my favourite Melbourne caterers is available for hire in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Packed with everything you need – right down to bar stools, the portable bar setup serves delicious cocktails from the van and has three packages starting from the one hour “One Crowded Hour” set for post ceremony drinks to “All Night Long” a night long menu of custom designed cocktails and drinks, and “I Did It My Way”, where you provide your own alcohol and the crew whips it into shape.
Just the choice for Summer weddings, delicious frozen yoghurt from Yogurdiction starts at $5 per cup with a minimum of 20 people for functions with a customisable menu, including toppings and flavours. So. Yummy.
Bianco Latte Ice Cream Cart make the most delicious ice cream and sorbet and have such a sweet cart to boot! Their $748 wedding package includes one and a half hours of service, four flavors, and plenty of icecream and gelato to feed your guests.
A Summer wedding treat, Lucky Pops Ice Delights hand makes icypoles packed with fresh ingredients and plenty of flavour.
Gelato on wheels from Gelato Events. Dairy free, made in the traditional way and utterly delicious! Select up to eight flavours for your wedding, served straight from the cart. They have a function cost of $1150 where they provide everything for three hours (additional hours can be added on) and serves 80-160 guests.
A wedding needs a boutique range of beers don’t you agree? Beer Gypsies have function packages ranging from $25-45 per person and can work within your budget to provide drinks for your function. They serve the best in boutique beers, ciders and wines from breweries and vineyards around Australia.
Early morning start? Maybe an afternoon tea style wedding? A winter treat? Coffeestreet hire starts at $20 per hour with set coffee prices (they even do tea!)
The Brulee Cart is all about live foodie theatre – pick your flavour (including traditional French vanilla to the decadent salted caramel) and the team with blow torch it to get that crisp, toffee top right in front of your eyes. Private function catering starts at $7 per person with a minimum of 80 guests.
Other Food Trucks We Love
We adore these food trucks, but weren’t able to obtain their function information – let us know what we’ve missed!
The Taco Truck - Amazing tacos, guacamole and tortilla chips!
Beatbox Kitchen – Big burgers and fries
Mutter Krause – German style sausages
Chignon Taco Truck - Mexican deliciousness
Round The Way Bagel Burgers – New York style bagel burgers
Dos Diablos Mobile Cantina - Divine tacos with spicy sauce
Soul Kitchen Wood Fired Pizza – Woodfired pizza with delicious simple ingredients and plenty of soul.
Soi 38 – Bangkok style street food.
Lorn Kelvin Ice Cream Van - Mobile ice cream van!
Dhaba Curry Truck- Delicious curry in regional Victoria
Ice Cream Man – Old school style ice cream vans
Jakobs Kitchen – Serving skinless European sausages also known as Chevapi in crunchy bread rolls.