While Melbourne councils decide whether top take their finger out of their arse and decide to let our (lets be honest – mediocre) food trucks have free reign of the city streets, London has taken some massive steps into integrating them with the rest of the city.
I have found that the trucks in Melbourne have only popped up to get involved in the craze. They serve food at prices that you would expect to get in restaurants but at a much lesser standard. So after you wait for 45 mins for your order – you end up kicking yourself for waiting and paying over the odds.
Not so here in London where they fist came up with the idea of Eat Street – where new trucks could find a willing audience to develop their take on things before branching out and heading to pop ups such as #EATMEUP and Feast London (featuring Mark Hix’s food truck dontchaknow) – both of which just took place in London.
Here’s a great video for the pop up that happened this summer – I think Melbourne could learn alot from this:
There are so many food truck and pop up related things going on in London there is a website dedicated to it. http://www.londonpopups.com/search/label/food-truck God Damn I miss London.
And here were some of the highlights we ate during the evening.
This was an amazing night and Melbourne is really missing a beat. Every single one of these food trucks cooked up fresh food that the owner operators specialised in. They didn’t do it to get involved in a food craze and they didn’t skimp on the offerings. Everyone of our choices we were happy to eat and the entire time we were kept uttering the phrase ‘you wouldn’t get this in Melbourne’.