The round-up: food truck fever – where to get your snack on during the week
In the words of Craig David from his smash hit ‘Seven Days’ – “found a food truck on Monday, sought another for some eats on Tuesday, we were snacking down on Wednesday, and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and once more on Sunday.” We’re not 100 percent certain, but we’re fairly sure that’s how the song goes. Brisbane’s street food scene is a veritable melting pot of good eats – so good in fact that locals are often opting for a hearty food truck feast instead of dining out. If you’ve ever craved street eats on a school night and have been unable to find a mobile meal dispensary nearby, take solace in the fact that food trucks do roam the streets on every night of the week. We’ve done the legwork to give you a seven-day rundown of where you can go to find a reliable food truck feed on any given night.
We don’t care if Monday’s blue, life is great when we’ve got food. If the Monday melancholies have got you down, take heart – there is a sublime dinner waiting for you when you knock off. Yes, that’s right – food trucks do operate on Mondays! If you are keen on starting the week on a tasty note, head to Green Beacon Brewing in Newstead and grab a slice from Pizzantica every Monday. If you don’t feel like pizza, King of the Wings also gets into the Monday spirit with an appearance every week at JB HiFi in Kedron from 5:00–7:30 pm.
We’re all for renaming the second day of the work week to Tasty Tuesday thanks to the effort put in by Brisbane’s food truck community. Pizzantica hangs out at Green Beacon Brewing on Tuesdays as well, while over in Annerley Vira Lata Food Truck hawks its goods across the road from Billykart Kitchen. On the north side of town, Mr Burger pulls up at To Die For Espresso Bar & Clothing every week for an evening of street food and milkshakes. The Bun Mobile alternates its location each Tuesday, taking up position at King George Square and at Bob Jane T-Mart on Cavendish Road in Coorparoo, King of the Wings parks its truck at the Chardon’s Corner Hotel on Tuesday evenings, while Rolling Stone Mobile Woodfired Pizza dishes out the slices every Tuesday at Morningside Panthers in Hawthorne.
When a mid-week hunger pang makes you double over, do you know where to go to get your gobble on? Every second Wednesday the Easy Street Eats market sets up shop at the Queensland Hockey Centre in Morningside to host a bevvy of foodie delights. The reliable Green Beacon Brewing welcomes King of the Wings every Wednesday for a night dedicated to the classic pairing of beer and chicken. The Bun Mobile alternates its Wednesday location weekly between dinner at Bob Jane T-Mart in Carina and Souths Rugby Fields in Graceville. Vira Lata Food Truck puts on the parking brake at the Cannon Hill Baptist Church mid week, while the roaming burger van Mr Burger can be found with regularity at Fox Coffee Roasting Co in Geebung. Wild Spice Kitchen also rolls into Wandering Cooks every Wednesday to provide a reliable mid-week dinner option.
Thursday comes around and we are officially over the mid-week hump – that means it’s time to celebrate. Wandering Cooks hosts The Bone Lorry every Thursday, drawing in hungry eaters with the scent of succulent street meat. Bun hunters can catch The Bun Mobile when it flips its weekly spot between dinner at Beaurepairs on Stafford Road in Stafford and at 99 Bikes in Chermside. Food Vans of Yeronga partners with several different food trucks each Thursday for a weekly feast on Hyde Road. Each week a different food truck pops up at the Bardon Bowls Club, the South Graceville Rugby League Club hosts Carolina Kitchen’s food truck often, while Mr Burger makes the trek to Barry Parade in Fortitude Valley for a Thursday pit-stop. Green Beacon Brewing rotates its Thursday night food truck offering, as does All Inn Brewing Co in Brisbane’s north. Vira Lata Food Truck moves to The Single Guys Coffee Co in Kenmore on Thursdays, How We Rolls comes to a stop at To Die For Espresso Bar & Clothing, while the Milton Mini Markets lights up Cribb Street with a bunch of street food delights from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Friday might just be the biggest day of the week for food truck lovers, with a huge amount of spots to get a feed throughout the day and night. Mr Henderson in Sandgate and the Bardon Bowls Club welcome a different food truck each week, while Thirsty Chiefs Brewing in North Lakes, Green Beacon Brewing and All Inn Brewing Co and Brendale Brewing Company pair craft beverages with different bites for some sublime knock offs. Carnivores should flock to Beaurepairs in Mitchelton when The Bone Lorry dispenses hunks of tender meat on Friday nights. The Bun Mobile can be found at either Chardons Corner Hotel in Annerley or at Merlo Coffee on Latrobe Terrace in Paddington. Smoked Garage in Fortitude Valley hosts food trucks every week from 11:30 am for your fun lunch Friday, and the Bardon Bowls Club keeps the good times rolling with a rotating food truck offering. Get Parked on Barry Parade in Fortitude Valley mixes up its offering each week, while the first Friday of the month sees the Twilight Markets at Dunlop Park in Corinda welcome some of Brisbane’s best, followed by another food truck event at Picnic Hill every second Friday. Every third Friday, Shorncliffe locals come in droves to the Food Truck Collective’s gathering from 4:00–8:00 pm. Finally, Eats and Beats in Logan hosts a curated selection of street eats on the fourth Friday of the month. With a selection like this, we’re certain you’ll soon be saying TGIF with a lot more gusto.
The weekend is the perfect time to go hunting for food trucks, and we’ve got the hot tip on where to find some. Mr Henderson, Green Beacon Brewing, Brendale Brewing Co and All Inn Brewing Co regularly host food trucks on Saturdays. The Bardon Bowls Club encourages all comers to curve some bowls and snack on a rotating selection of street food each weekend, while King of the Wings sets up at the Mt Gravatt Marketta to ensure locals on the south side get their weekly dose of wings.
Lazy Sundays are great for kicking back and enjoying some quality time with your favourite foods. If you fancy having a Sunday session, both Mr Henderson in Sandgate and All Inn Brewing Co will pour you a frothy one while you place an order at the food truck outside. The Bardon Bowls Club continues with its weekly selection of bites – perfect for those looking to unwind in the afternoon. Every month some of Brisbane’s biggest food truck gatherings take place, including Downey Park Food Trucks in Windsor and Park Food Trucks in a new location each time. If you want to try the newest and most exciting food trucks, there’s a good chance one of these events will be on for you to seek out.
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