Food Trucks Down Under



It’s not about shrimps on the barbie or bloomin’ onions, but taco trucks. There’s even one called “Gumbo Kitchen.”

Sydney, Australia is the latest city to jump on the food truck ban wagon.

Food trucks have become a sensation in U.S. cities like New York, LA and Portland, where some of them have built a cult following with highly-decorated trucks and signature dishes such as tacos, pancakes and Korean BBQs.

In Sydney, mobile kitchens are changing the direction of cheap street eats and Aussies are ultra fascinated by anything hot, spicy and Latin.


The city hosted workshops recently that attracted more than 30 participants keen to trial food truck ideas. Ten of the most interesting and innovative ideas will be picked for the pilot program, which will start next January 2012 and run for a year.