19 Jun Keep on Truckin’: We reveal our favourite Sydney Food Trucks
TNT Magazine tracks the bright van around Sydney for their favourite soft tacos.
By Alex Harmon, Hugh Radojev + Lisa Robinson
We’re rejoicing because Sydney’s food trucks are here to stay!
TNT tracks them down to find the city’s best meals on wheels.
Conventional restaurants are usually pretty good and yet, haven’t you ever wished that one would come to you, instead of the other way around? Well, last year super mayor Clover Moore and the City of Sydney Council answered your prayers and let nine food trucks loose to roam the streets on a one year trial. They were so successful that the Council said they could stay. So, when you’re hungry, jump on Twitter, find out where they are and chase them down. Here are our top picks.
The grub: Mexican
You all know that the best Mexican food is Mexican street food and these guys have taken this concept quite literally as they whizz around the streets of Sydney in their bright orange van.
When the Cantina Mobil light is flashing and their shutters are open there’s usually a long line forming filled with Sydneysiders keen to get their taco or burrito fix. Because, let’s face it, Sydney bars have turned us all into Tex-Mex addicts.
These guys were actually the first company to get on the food truck, er, train in 2011 when they started their engines on the Northern Beaches. The soft shell tacos are your best bet, for $5 they’ll load them up with chipotle beef, chicken or pinto beans and smother them in hot cheese sauce, tomato salsa and chilli corn. The burritos follow much of the same in terms of flavour, but pack more of a punch with their tortilla filled girth.
Our advice? Ask for guac on everything. And BYO hooch for their non-alcoholic Sangria – we’re not sure that Clover will ever allow the trucks to serve booze. Cantina shows up at most Sydney festivals (like Vivid where we caught them) so they’re usually bombarded from the moment they set up shop.
Get there early to avoid missing out on a taco, or one of the four lonely stools they provide for al fresco dining. AH
How to track it down: @CantinaMobil